A Vivo executive has confirmed that iQOO plans to release a new version of the iQOO 11, six months after the flagship’s launch. The iQOO 11S is expected to arrive later this year with 200 W fast charging and a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 or Dimensity 9300 chipset.
It appears that iQOO is close to releasing a refresh of the iQOO 11, which it announced in December 22. References to the iQOO 11S have been seen before, with Digital Chat Station referring to the device at least twice in recent weeks. While iQOO has not confirmed the existence of the iQOO 11S yet, Jia Jingdong, Vivo’s China VP and GM of Brand and Product Strategy, has shared a picture of the device on Weibo.
For reference, Vivo is the parent company of iQOO, itself a brand of BBK electronics. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the back of the iQOO 11S appears unchanged from the iQOO 11, as is the case with the upcoming Vivo X90s. Thus, it seems likely that the former will retain the latter’s 6.78-inch display, which operates at 1440p, 144 Hz and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. Reportedly, the iQOO 11S will rely on a smaller 4,700 mAh battery, albeit one that it can recharge at 200 W, an 80 W higher peak wattage than its predecessor.
However, it is unclear which chipset will power iQOO’s future flagship. Previously, Digital Chat Station has claimed that iQOO would continue to rely on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, the same chipset it uses in the current iQOO 11. With no ‘Plus’ mid-cycle refresh, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 remains Qualcomm’s most powerful smartphone chipset until later this year. Conversely, GSMArena asserts that the iQOO 11S could be a candidate for the Dimensity 9300, an unreleased chipset that MediaTek is not expected to announce until the autumn.
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Alex Alderson, 2023-06-15 (Update: 2023-06-15)