iQOO recently launched the iQOO 11 5G series in China. The company launched two premium smartphones, namely the iQOO 11 and 11 Pro. At the time of the global unveiling, the company confirmed that the iQOO 11 series is launching in India in January 2023. The press release stated that the iQOO 11 will debut on January 10 in India. There was no mention of the 11 Pro, which gave rise to multiple rumours and speculations about the phone’s launch in India.
Now, iQOO India CEO Nipun Marya has confirmed that the 11 Pro is not launching alongside the vanilla flagship in January 2023. Marya confirmed the news with 91Mobiles and said that the 11 Pro could arrive at a later date, but there are no concrete plans yet.
The 11 Pro shares some of the hardware with the 11 5G. The key differences lie in the camera, display and battery departments. The 11 Pro has a curved display, a 50MP main camera, a 50MP ultrawide camera and a 13MP portrait-telephoto camera. It also packs a 4700mAh battery and supports 200W fast charging out of the box.
Both phones share the same SoC and display features. The iQOO 11 5G also comes with the same SoC found in the Pro model. Let’s take a look at the iQOO 11 5G specifications, features and other details ahead of its launch in India.
iQOO 11 5G: Expected Price in India, Specifications
The iQOO 11 5G is expected to launch in India with at least two storage options. Its base model could come with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The higher storage option with 256GB memory is likely to be paired with 12GB of RAM. There is no word on whether the 16GB RAM variant will be available in India.
In China, the base model of the iQOO 11 starts at CNY 3799 (roughly Rs 44,900). We can expect the India pricing to be around Rs 50,000. The device is confirmed to go on sale in India on January 13.
The 11 5G is available in three colours — Green, Alpha and Legend. The Indian variant is likely to come in Alpha and Legend shades. The device sports a 6.78-inch E6 AMOLED display with 144Hz refresh rate support and a 2K resolution. It has a hole-punch cutout at the top centre for the 16MP front camera.
The 11 5G also comes with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC. It packs a 5000mAh battery and supports 120W fast charging out of the box. The phone’s triple-camera setup on the back features a 50MP main camera with OIS, an 8MP ultrawide camera and a 13MP telephoto camera sensor with 2x optical zoom. There is a custom Vivo V2 Image Signal Processor (ISP), which is claimed to offer enhanced performance while recording videos in lowlight or shooting portrait shots.
The iQOO 11 series in China boots Android 13-based Origin OS Forest in China. The India variant is likely to come with Funtouch OS 13. What are your thoughts on the 11 Pro 5G not coming to India? Let us know in the comments section below.