iQOO 11S Certified by China’s MIIT Ahead of Rumoured Launch in July

The upcoming smartphone from iQOO has been certified by China's MIIT. IQOO 11S has been tipped to launch in China in July 2023.

  • iQOO 11S has been certified by China’s MIIT.
  • The device is rumoured to launch in July 2023.
  • The upcoming smartphone will be an upgraded version of the vanilla iQOO 11.

iQOO is gearing up to launch another smartphone in the iQOO 11 series ahead of the launch of the iQOO 12 series in China. A tipster recently revealed that iQOO would launch the device in China in early July. We can expect iQOO to officially announce and start teasing the features of the upcoming smartphone in the coming weeks. Popular tipster Digital Chat Station has tipped the specifications of the upcoming iQOO 11S smartphone. The smartphone is listed on China’s MIIT (Ministry of Industry and Information Technology) website, indicating the launch is nearing.

iQOO 11S Tipped Specifications

The MIIT listing reveals that the model number of the upcoming iQOO device would be V2304A. Tipster Paras Guglani shared the same model number in April 2023, citing his sources. However, the MIIT listing doesn’t confirm the moniker of the device. Apart from the model number, the website reveals that the handset supports 5G.

According to Digital Chat Station iQOO would ship the new smartphone with an upgraded Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC. There are rumours that the device is expected to pack a large 5000mAh battery that supports 200W fast charging tech. The primary difference between vanilla iQOO 11 and 11S would remain in only chipset and fast charging.

iQOO is expected to retain the same Samsung E6 AMOLED 6.78 inches display with a 2K resolution. The display will sport a refresh rate of 144Hz and will be equipped with features similar to the vanilla model. The company will also equip the device with a 50MP primary sensor which will be equipped with Vivo’s V2 imaging sensor.

There are reports that the sale of the device would start by July 8 in China. The device is also expected to launch in the international markets in the upcoming months. iQOO will launch the iQOO 11S smartphone in two variants with LPDDR5X RAM and UFS 3.0 storage. The chipset is expected to pair with 8, 12GB of RAM and 256, 512GB of storage.

In contrast, iQOO 11 features a 6.78-inch E6 AMOLED display with a 2K resolution and 144Hz refresh rate. The display equips a centred punch-hole and gets protection from Coring Gorilla Glass Victus. The device is equipped with a standard Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC. The chipset is paired with up to 16GB of RAM and up to 512GB of storage. iQOO uses UFS 4.0 for 256 and 512GB variants.

The smartphone runs on Funtouch OS based on Android 13 out of the box. The device has a triple rear camera setup comprising a primary 50MP sensor with OIS. The sensor is paired with 13MP telephoto sensor with 2x optical zoom and an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture. iQOO uses OnePlus’s favourite 16MP selfie camera with f/2.5 aperture. iQOO ships the device with a 5000mAh battery which supports 120W fast charging tech.