iQOO 11 & Neo 7 SE gets an official launch date: Starts reservations

iQOO 11

There have been several reports regarding the iQOO 11 series over the past few weeks. According to an official teaser, the iQOO 11 series new product launch conference will hold at 14:30 on December 2. However, this mobile phone will not be alone at the press conference. The Chinese brand will also officially release the iQOO Neo 7 SE. At the moment, these mobile phones are on reservation on different platforms. Notably, they are on reservation on After the launch event, both mobile phones will start pre-sales. 

iQOO 11

The iQOO 11 series is a flagship series that will come with the latest hardware in the market. This series will adopt a new generation of performance. The most public hardware that the iQOO 11 series will use is the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC. While this chip is nowhere near the A15 Bionic, it is the best-performing chip in the Android camp. In addition to this flagship chip, this device will also come with UFS 4.0 + LPDDR5X. At the same time, the whole series will also be equipped with the world’s first 2K 144Hz E6 full-sensing screen.

iQOO 11

According to reports, the entire iQOO 11 series supports DC-like dimming – 1440Hz high-frequency PWM dimming. In addition, the whole series also adopts Samsung’s E6 material full-sensing screen. The local peak brightness of this display exceeds 1800nit. It also supports XDR Engine high dynamic range display. Furthermore, the display uses a self-developed screen colour accuracy algorithm, JNCD≈0.26. The company claims that this custom display reduces power consumption by 13%.

iQOO 11 series battery, camera and other hardware

This new flagship series also upgrades other areas apart from the screen. The mobile phones will come with a 5000 mAh battery that supports up to 120W fast charge. This phone will probably get a full charge in less than 20 minutes. In the camera department, this device will come with a 50MP (GN5) F / 1.9 main camera. It will also have a 13MP 3L6 ultra-wide-angle lens as well as a 12MP IMX663 macro to complete the triple rear camera setup. On the front, the iQOO 11 will use a 16MP selfie shooter. 

iQOO 11

The chip will also be supplemented by Vivo V2 Self-developed chips. In terms of RAM and storage, this series will have a couple of options. It will have 8GB, 12GB and 16GB of RAM and 256 / 512GB of internal storage. The specific combination is as follows

  • 8GB + 256GB
  • 12GB + 256GB
  • 16GB + 256GB
  • 16GB + 512GB

In other respects, the mobile phone measures 164.8 x 77 x8.5mm and weighs 205g. On the software end, this device will come with OriginOS 3.0 on top of Android 13 out of the box.

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At the moment, the iQOO Neo 7 SE is not getting much attention. This is because everybody is focused on the iQOO 11 series. However, the iQOO 11 will also launch on December 2nd and it will debut the Dimensity 8200 chip.

iQOO 11 – the world’s first 2K 144Hz E6 device

While we wait for the official launch of this device, there are leaks which have revealed almost all the specs of the series. According to recent information from @IshanAgarwal and 91mobiles, the iQOO 11 series will use a 6.78-inch E6 AMOLED screen that supports a 144Hz refresh rate. It is not very common to find regular mobile phones in the market that uses above 120Hz. No doubt, like other iQOO devices, this new flagship series will have gaming capacity. 

A new official teaser of this series this morning calls the new series a “performance iron triangle”. While we don’t exactly know what the phrase implies, we are sure that iQOO is talking about performance upgrades. Perhaps, the company has upgraded the performance of this device in three major aspects thus the “iron triangle”.

Another tech blogger, @DCS claims that Vivo / iQOO will release the 1080p E5 flexible straight screen. The next two mid-range new phones will adopt this design, and the subsequent mid-range phones should be in 1.5. The iQOO 11 series will adopt the self-developed LTPO partition high-refresh technology. This can enable two refresh rates on one screen at the same time. Both the 60Hz and 120Hz refresh rates can be active on the same display at the same time. But it seems that it cannot be enabled in the highest 2K 144Hz mode.

The official poster also shows that compared with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 uses TSMC’s 4nm process, which improves performance by 35%. Compared with iQOO 10, the sequential reading speed of UFS 4.0 has increased by 100%, and the energy consumption ratio has increased by 46%. The speed of LPDDR5X has increased by 33%, and the frequency has reached 8533Mbps.

iQOO 11 launch markets

While the iQOO 11 series will launch in China this year, the iQOO 11 Pro is expected in India by January next year. The iQOO 11 Pro will also feature a BMW M racing-inspired design and be powered by the Vivo V2 chip. This chip has been unveiled alongside the Vivo X90 series which arrived in China on November 22nd. 

At the moment, it is unclear whether the iQOO mobile phone will be launched in Malaysia as the iQOO 11 Pro, but the regular version of the iQOO 11 model may also be equipped with the V2 chip. Also, the iQOO 11 spotted on Geekbench with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip and 12GB of RAM has the model code V2243A. But according to the source, the iQOO 11 in Malaysia has the model code I2212, which means that the iQOO 11 in China and Malaysia will have the model code V2243A. Eventually, these mobile phones may have different configurations in terms of hardware.

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