It starts off with the design. The iQOO 11 series bring the triple-color stripe design, which is an amalgamation of iQOO and BMW M Motorsport's brand colors. This finish is called the iQOO 11 Legend edition and it uses both fiberglass and vegan leather, which has then been coated with a stain-resistant finish.
Both have a 6.78-inch 1440x3200px Samsung E6 AMOLED with a maximum refresh rate of 144Hz, 1B colors, and HDR10+ support. The pair of iQOO 11's use the new V2 chip, which leverages the high frame rate handling, and can boost game performance.
Both also share the same computing platform, which is an impressive one - it's all based around a 4nm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset paired to 8GB, 12GB, or 16GB of RAM. The pair also bring a new generation storage - UFS 4.0, which promises to be faster than the current UFS 3.1.
Continuing the thread of performance, the iQOO 11 series can boost RAM further with Extended RAM 3.0 by up to 8GB. Being an iQOO, it means that gaming is high on the list of priorities, so vivo has equipped the phones with a Vapor Chamber cooling system with a 4,013mm2 stamped stainless steel chamber.
The cameras are a bit different between the iQOO 11 and the 11 Pro. The iQOO 11 has a 50MP 23mm 1/1.57-inch type Samsung GN5 main camera, a 13MP 50mm "portrait" camera, and an 8MP 16mm fixed-focus ultrawide. The iQOO 11 Pro brings a 50MP Sony IMX866 1/1.49-inch type sensor for its main cam, a 50MP 150° ultrawide, and the same 13MP 50mm "portrait" camera.
The cameras benefit from Pure Night View and 4K Super Night Video for improved noise reduction in both images and videos, as well as a mode, which brings near-instant photo capture in Zero-Shutter-Lag Motion Snapshot.
Another difference between the iQOO 11 and the 11 Pro is the front glass. The Pro has a curved glass over the 6.78-inch display, while the iQOO 11's display has just the edges in a more conventional 2.5D curve.
The batteries and charging specs are also different. The iQOO 11 has a 5,000mAh battery that can recharge as fast as 120W. The iQOO 11 Pro brings the battery size down to 4,700mAh but the charging goes up to 200W. The Pro also has 50W wireless charging, which is missing from the vanilla model.
The iQOO 11 Pro will be available for pre-order on December 21 in China. It's CNY 4,999 (€689, converted) for the 8/256GB model, CNY 5,499 (€750, converted) for the 12/256GB model, and CNY 5,999 (€820, converted) for the range-topping 16/512GB model.
With the iQOO 11, vivo is branching out of its home market of China and its usual stomping grounds of India. The phone is available today in Indonesia and Malaysia and will come to Thailand on December 15 (16/512GB for THB 29,990). Vivo will hold an event to launch the iQOO 11 in India on January 10 and the phone will go on sale on January 13.