A few weeks ago, the Vivo sub-brand iQOO began hinting at its upcoming launch in Malaysia. Last week, as we correctly predicted, the business confirmed that it will make its debut in Malaysia with the iQOO 11 5G, a smartphone in the number series that is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC. The iQOO 11 5G will make its Malaysian premiere on December 2 at the iQOO 11 5G Experience Day event, according to a recent announcement from iQOO.
The four-hour event will start at 6 PM local time when iQOO will unveil the iQOO 11 5G, the country’s first smartphone powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor. However, the Vivo X90 Pro+, which will go on sale in China later today, will be the first Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 smartphone globally. If no other company has a surprise announcement for us, the iQOO 11 5G may end up becoming the first Snapdragon 8 Gen 2-powered smartphone outside of China.
The iQOO 11 5G’s specifications haven’t been released yet, but in the media invite that was sent to us, iQOO referred to it as the “king of gaming smartphones.” The iQOO 11 5G’s gaming capabilities are unknown. But it’s likely that the In-Display Monster Touch, which was previously seen on the iQOO 7 Legend, iQOO 9, and iQOO 9T, will be present.
However, iQOO has already advertised the iQOO 11 5G on social media as a smartphone with the “fastest refresh rate” and “strong battery life.” According to leaked information, the iQOO 11 5G would have a 6.78-inch “5,000 mAh battery with 120W charging, and a 144Hz 1,440p screen. Additionally, it might be equipped with the Vivo V2 chip, which will initially appear in the Vivo X90 series.
The iQOO 11 5G’s design has also yet to be made public by iQOO. However, the business has officially announced BMW M Motorsport as its premium partner, so you can anticipate an edition of the iQOO 11 5G with a white rear panel and red, black, and blue stripes to symbolise BMW Motorsport.
You can anticipate additional information about the iQOO 11 5G from iQOO Malaysia as the launch is still over a week away. It’s unclear, though, whether the iQOO 11 will be the only smartphone unveiled in Malaysia the following week or if it will be accompanied by the iQOO 11 Pro, about which we exclusively reported last week and which will feature the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, 6.78 GB of RAM, and more “Android 13, the Vivo V2 chip, and the E6 AMOLED display. In India, it might debut in January.