After the postponed December 1 release date, the iQOO 11 was rescheduled for today. This time nothing happened, and the series of flagship smartphones was announced according to plan.
The vanilla variant of the iQOO 11 has several storage variants, such as 8GB+128GB priced at 3799 yuan ($545), 8GB+256GB priced at 4099 yuan ($588), 12GB+256GB priced at 4399 yuan ($631), 16GB+256GB priced at 4699 yuan ($674), and 16GB+512GB priced at 4999 yuan ($717).
The iQOO 11 sports a 6.78-inch 2K 144Hz E6 full-sensing screen. It has a local peak brightness of 1800 nits, supports XDR Engine high dynamic range display, and also incorporates iQOO’s self-developed screen color accuracy algorithm. In effect, JNCD≈0.26 and the power consumption was reduced by 13%. Also, this display supports LTPO 4.0 and 1440Hz high-frequency PWM dimming.
There is Qualcomm’s second-generation Snapdragon 8 mobile platform under the hood. Moreover, the machine comes with UFS 4.0 flash storage and LPDDR5X memory, of which the reading speed of UFS 4.0 has been increased by 200%; the running speed of LPDDR5X has been increased by 1/3; the benchmark score of AnTuTu has exceeded 1.3 million.
In addition, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 comes with a 45% improved energy efficiency and 25% improved graphics rendering performance. In the GFX Manhattan 3.1 test, Qualcomm’s new chip ran 225FPS, ahead of the Apple A16, which scored 194FPS.
More importantly, the iQOO 11 is equipped with a self-developed chip, V2. The company’s spokesperson said that more than 300 people have been working on it for 18 months. This chip breaks through the native frame rate to achieve 144FPS.
The self-developed imaging chip V2 will adopt the AI-ISP architecture, which further brings the characteristics of low latency and high energy efficiency of traditional ISPs into the AI real-time processing and computing architecture.
Its innovative, customized 10-bit MAC circuit can efficiently execute 10-bit operations. Plus, the reasoning delay is reduced by up to 96% compared with traditional NPU. Lastly, the energy efficiency ratio is increased by up to 200%.
In terms of heat dissipation, the iQOO 11 comes with an integrated VC soaking plate. The new process reduces the edge banding area of ineffective heat dissipation, and the heat dissipation efficiency of the same area is higher.
Moreover, our protagonist has a low-temperature-sensitive aviation aluminum middle frame. It adopts a special structure and metal material design, and the temperature rise of the upper frame is effectively improved, making it more comfortable to play horizontally for a long time.
Of course, the smart temperature sensor is not absent on iQOO 11. It has independent high precision, high sensitivity, more timely performance scheduling, and supports OTA iterative heat dissipation strategy.
iQOO 11 other features
On the back, the phone carries a 50MP Samsung GN5 main camera, a 13MP portrait lens, and an 8MP super wide-angle lens.
The 5000mAh capacity battery supports 120W wired flash charging. In addition, the iQOO 11 supports NFC, infrared remote control, optical fingerprint, dual X-axis linear motors, dual pressure-sensitive controls under the screen, and closed stereo dual speakers.
The entire series runs OriginOS 3. There is also a new smart computing center that brings visual and tactile smoothness as well as unfair scheduling and in-situ resurrection mechanisms, etc.
To sum up, this is a 2K straight-screen flagship with the most robust performance and the best screen at present. Also, it is very competitive at the price of 3799 yuan.