Vivo’s sub-brand, iQOO, has just announced its latest flagship smartphone in China. The new iQOO 11 Pro packs the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, among other high-end hardware. In this article, we will discuss the specs, features, expected price, and availability of the iQOO 11 Pro in Nepal.
iQOO 11 Pro Overview:
Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip
As expected, iQOO 11 Pro is powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. The chip went official at the recent Qualcomm’s annual Snapdragon Summit and is based on TSMC’s new 4nm architecture.
It brings a new 1+4+3 CPU core structure with the Cortex X3 leading the line. Accompanying it are four Performance cores (2.8GHz) and three Efficiency cores (@2.0GHz). Likewise, the new Adreno 740 GPU on Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is the first in the lineup to offer hardware-accelerated ray tracing.
The chip has been paired with up to 16GB of LPDDR5X RAM and 512GB of UFS 4.0 internal storage.
Vivo V2 ISP
In addition to Qualcomm’s flagship chip, iQOO 11 Pro rocks the latest v2 isp engine from its parent company. Vivo unveiled the new NPU last month, and it first debuted on the Vivo X90 series.
Vivo V2 follows up the maiden V1 and the V1+ chip that came after it. It brings a dedicated SRAM which Vivo says reduces power consumption by 200% compared to traditional external DDR memory design.
The new ISP enhances the imaging capability of iQOO 11 Pro’s triple camera setup that is housed inside the rectangular bump. iQOO has joined hands with Sony in developing the new custom VCS IMX866. It is being used as the primary camera on the 11 Pro. iQOO is hyping the new Bionic spectrum technology which it claims unlocks more vivid closer-to-life colors, 4K Super Night videos, and Zero-Shutter-Lag Motion Snapshot.
There is another 50MP sensor which is paired with a 150-degree ultrawide lens. It even doubles as a macro camera. Finally, we have a 2x telephoto lens with 50mm focal length for portraits.
Design and Display
Over on the front, iQOO 11 Pro sports a 6.78-inch curved E6 AMOLED screen. It boasts a QHD resolution as well as LTPO 4.0-facilitated 144Hz refresh rate. The screen has a peak brightness of 1800 nits and 1400Hz high-frequency PWM dimming to nullify flickers. You can even enjoy HDR content on the phone, courtesy of the HDR10+ certification.
The new V2 chip has a job here as well working as an independent graphics chip. As per iQOO, the chip boosts fps and reduces power consumption, while also enhancing other visual elements of the games.
iQOO is continuing its partnership with BMW with the 11 series as well. The iQOO Pro is available in a Legendary Edition with tri-color stripes on the back. New to this year is an Isle of Man Special Edition. The phone is also available in a matte black “Track” color option.
200W Ultra Flash Charging
While last year’s iQOO 10 Pro capped at 120W charging, the company has improved it significantly up to 200W on its successor. For this ultra-fast charging, iQOO has adopted a 10C battery of 4,700mAh battery composed of two distinct cells. Moreover, iQOO has implemented a 3-pump charging scheme. The phone ships with a compatible GaN charger as well as a 1.5m charging cable.
iQOO 11 Pro Specifications:
- Dimensions: 164.76×75.30×8.89/9.10mm; 210.5/213g
- Display: 6.78-inch curved E6 AMOLED, 144Hz, 10-bit, 1300 nits, HDR 10+, 2160Hz high-frequency dimming
- Resolution: 2K (3200 x 1440 pixels)
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (4nm)
- Memory: up to 16GBGB LPDDR5X RAM with 256GB/512GB UFS 4.0 storage
- OS: Android 13-based OriginOS 3.0
- Rear Camera: Triple;
– 50MP VCS IMX866, OIS
– 50MP ultrawide lensMP ultra-wide
– 13MP telephoto portrait, 2x
- Front Camera: 16MP (punch-hole)
- Biometrics: In-display fingerprint sensor
- Battery: 4700mAh, 200W wired, 10W reverse, 50W wireless charging
- Audio: Stereo Speakers
- Colors: Track, Legendary Edition, Isle of Man Edition
iQOO 11 Pro Price in Nepal and Availability (Expected)
The price of the new iQOO 11 Pro starts at CNY 4,999 for the base 8/256GB and goes all the way up to CNY 5,999 for the high-end 16/512GB variant. It is set to be available for pre-order from December 21. Likewise, iQOO will also be launching this phone outside of China in regions like India. If it launches in Nepal, we expect the price of iQOO 11 Pro to start at NPR 124,999.
|iQOO 11 Pro||Price in China (Official)||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|8/256GB||CNY 4,999||NPR 124,999|
|12/256GB||CNY 5,499||NPR 134,999|
|16/512GB||CNY 5,999||NPR 144,999|
- Meanwhile, check out our review of the iQOO 9.