IQOO has officially launched their latest device, the IQOO 11, in India. A month ago, the machine had already been established in China. To begin with, this is the first smartphone to come to India with the latest Snapdragon 820 Gen 2 SoC. As a highlight of the device, it features 8th Gen 2, UFS 4.0, LPDDR5X, 144Hz LTPO AMOLED, and 120W fast charging.

IQOO smartphones are known for their fast performance.

In this article, we will talk about the latest IQOO 11. Without further ado, let’s get into this guide. There are two different variants available: one is the Alpha variant, which has a matte black finish, and the other is the Legend Edition, which has a BMW sports stripe. Unlike the Alpha variant’s matte finish, this one has a leather finish that looks and feels premium and is also grippy.

There is a big camera module with a metal and glass finish and some really impressive cameras. Everything about this device is premium. The frame is metal, and there is no headphone jack or MicroSD card slot, and there is no IP rating or wireless charging, but it does have stereo speakers. One speaker is on the bottom, and the other is on the earpiece. You will also love how sleek the device is, as it measures 8.4 mm and has a curved black design. The display also has minimal bezels.

The display is fantastic. It’s flagship grade as it is an E6 6.78-inch AMOLED display with 2K resolution (3200x1440p) and a 144 Hz LTPO panel, which is 25% more power efficient than the E4 panel. It also has 10-bit colour support, 1800 nits of peak brightness, and HDR10+. The colours are fantastic and well-supported across apps like Netflix, as the device display is very sharp with high resolution. This device has Gorilla Glass VI protection and a flat display, which depends on personal preferences.

This is the first device in India to come with a Snapdragon 820 Gen 2 chip. It is paired with 8 or 16 GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 256 GB of UFS 4.0 storage. TSMC’s 4nm process is used, which should help prevent throttling and improve performance, battery performance, and other factors. Previous chipsets experienced throttling and battery drain issues and had heating problems, so it’s anticipated that this chipset shouldn’t have these problems. There is a big jump from 8th Gen. 1 to 8th Gen. 2.

Combining all these things can make a big difference in the device’s performance, and you won’t notice any heating issues. Some games, like Genshin Impact, use the V3 Ship, which helps boost the game, making day-to-day performance smooth. The device runs on an Android 13-based custom skin, Funtouch OS 13. IQOO claims they will support this device with three years of major Android updates and four years of security. There is some bloatware, but you can uninstall it from your device.

In terms of cameras, there is a 50MP Samsung GN5, a 13MP telephoto lens, and an 8MP ultra-wide lens. Shots on this device look sharp, and it does pack all the camera modes. The device packs 8K video capability at 30 fps. It looks very detailed, but it is recommended to use 4K video at 30 fps for the most reliable quality and stability.

This is because OIS is also enabled for this. To power the device, there is a 5000 mAh battery that uses a 120W fast charging solution, which is bundled in the box. It can charge the device from 0–50% in 9 minutes and 100% in 25 minutes. Apart from this, the device has Wi-Fi 7, it does have all the 5G bands you need in India, and there is also carrier aggregation.

A lot of people also have some doubts about IQOO service centres. As IQOO is a sub-brand of Vivo, they use Vivo Service Centers, and there are 650+ Service Centers across India, along with some services like free pickup and drop and more. The IQOO 11 is a proper flagship device. It packs all the best specs you can get for an Android smartphone. Some flagship features, such as an IP rating or wireless charging, need to be included, but this device is priced under Rs. 60,000, so it makes sense for people who want the most cutting-edge specs.