The iQOO 11 and iQOO 11 Pro are official and almost identical in the most important ways.
It starts with design. The iQOO 11 series comes with a tri-color stripe design, which is a combination of the iQOO and BMW M Motorsport brand colors. This paint is called iQOO 11 Legend Edition It uses both fiberglass and vegan leather, which is then coated with a stain-resistant finish.
Both feature a 6.78-inch 1440 x 3200 pixels Samsung E6 AMOLED display with a maximum refresh rate of 144Hz, 1B colors and HDR10+ support. iQOO Pair 11 uses the new V2 chip, which improves high frame rate processing and can enhance game performance.
They both share the same computing platform, and it’s an impressive system – it’s all based on the 4nm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, paired with 8GB, 12GB or 16GB of RAM. The pair also brings a new generation of storage – UFC 4.0, which promises to be faster than the current UFS 3.1.
Continuing the thread of performance, the iQOO 11 series can increase the RAM with RAM Boost 3.0 up to 8GB. Being an iQOO means that gaming is high on the priority list, so vivo has outfitted the phones with a 4013mm2 stainless steel chamber with a vapor chamber cooling system.
The cameras are slightly different between iQOO 11 and 11 Pro. iQOO 11 features a 50MP Samsung GN5 1/1.57″ main camera, a 13MP 3x “portrait” camera, and an 8MP fixed focus 16mm wide camera. The iQOO 11 Pro offers a 1/1.49-inch Sony IMX866 50MP sensor as the main camera, a 50MP 150-degree ultra-wide camera and the same 13MP 3x camera.
The cameras benefit from improved noise reduction in both photos and videos with Pure Night View, 4K Super Night Video, and Zero-Shutter-Lag Motion Snapshot mode providing instant photo capture.
Another difference between iQOO 11 and 11 Pro is the front glass. The Pro’s display features curved glass that measures over 6.78 inches, while the iQOO 11’s display has traditional 2.5D curved edges.
Batteries and charging specifications are different. iQOO 11 packs a 5,000mAh battery that can charge up to 120W fast. iQOO 11 Pro keeps the battery size down to 4,700mAh, but charging goes up to 200W. The Pro has 50W wireless charging, which the vanilla model lacks.
iQOO 11 Pro will be available for pre-order in China on December 21st. It costs CNY4,999 (€689, rate) for the 8/256GB model, CNY5,499 (€750, rate) for the 12/256GB model, and CNY5,999 (€820, rate) for the range-topping 16 model. / 512 GB.
With the iQOO 11, vivo is breaking away from its home market of China and its usual grounds. The phone is available in Indonesia and Malaysia today and will arrive in Thailand on December 15 (16/512GB THB 29,990). Vivo will hold an iQOO 11 launch event in India on January 10, and the phone will go on sale on January 13.