Vivo has unveiled its new flagship smartphone under the iQOO label in China. The Vivo iQOO 11 Pro is technically based on the 10 Pro unveiled in July 2022 and also relies on an incredible charging power of 200 watts that fully charges the battery in just 10 minutes. The model has been confirmed for the Chinese market so far, but the chances of a launch in Germany are surprisingly good.
Vivo iQOO 11 Pro in detail
Meanwhile, there are quite a few special smartphones that are exclusively for the Chinese market and unfortunately never make it to Europe. The new Vivo iQOO 11 Pro, which the manufacturer has just unveiled, is one of them. Whereby Vivo looks beyond its own nose for the first time and offers the iQOO device in other countries as well. Maybe also in Germany?
The IQOO 11 Pro only differs in design in nuances from its predecessor iQOO 10 Pro, which was introduced in July 2022, but it has some exciting innovations to offer from a technical perspective.
The 11 Pro already uses the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip, which promises outstanding performance. It is supported by 8 GB, 12 GB or 16 gigabytes of fast LPDDR5X working memory. The system memory can be either 256 GB or 512 GB and is particularly fast thanks to UFS 4.0.
Vivo also equips the 164.8 mm x 75.3 mm x 8.9 mm smartphone, which weighs around 211 grams, with a 6.78-inch AMOLED display that has a high resolution of 3,200 x 1,440 pixels and a refresh rate of 144 hertz.
The display also supports LTPO4, HDR10+ and reaches a peak brightness of 1,800 nits. This almost reaches the level of the iPhone 14 Pro (our review), which brings it to 2,000 nits at its peak.
High-speed charging with up to 200 watts
However, the Apple smartphone, as well as all other currently available devices, can be clearly outperformed in terms of charging power. The Vivo iQOO 11 Pro can be pressure-charged with up to 200 watts, which enabled a charging time from 1 percent to 100 percent in only about 10 minutes in the predecessor.
The 4,700 mAh battery can be charged wirelessly with a maximum of 50 watts and even reverse wireless charging is supported with 10 watts. In contrast, the normal Vivo iQOO 11, without the Pro name addition, uses a 5,000 mAh battery with a maximum charging power of 120 watts.
An ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, which is directly integrated into the display, is also offered. Android 13 with Origin OS 3 is already used as the operating system ex-works.
Strong cameras with new co-processor
The Vivo iQOO 11 Pro is also very well positioned when it comes to the camera setup and relies, for example, on the Vivo V2 image processor, a further development of the V1+ that was used in the camera flagship Vivo X80 Pro. It is supposed to improve portrait shots and pictures in difficult lighting conditions in particular.
At the back, the smartphone relies on three cameras, consisting of a 50-megapixel main camera (f/1.8, with OIS) based on the Sony IMX866, a 13-MP telephoto camera (f/2.5, 50-mm equivalent), and a 50-MP ultra-wide-angle lens (f/2.3, 15-mm equivalent). Videos are possible in 8K resolution at 30 FPS or in 4K at up to 60 FPS. Slow and fast motion recordings are only available in Full HD.
The front camera has a resolution of 16 megapixels, an aperture of f/2.5 and allows videos in 1080p with 30 frames per second.
Price and Availability
The Vivo iQOO 11 Pro will be offered in three colors and, typical for the manufacturer, once again in a special BMW edition, which also features a tempered glass back and a vegan leather cover.
The iQOO 11 Pro with 8 GB RAM and 256 GB flash memory starts at 4,999 yuan, which is about 679 euros. The top model with double memory on both the RAM and ROM sides starts at 5,999 yuan (around 815 euros).
The sales launch in China will be on December 21, 2022. According to rumors, the smartphone might even make it to Europe for the first time this time, since a release in India, Indonesia and Thailand has already been confirmed – for the first time in the history of iQOO models. However, details about a potential German launch are still pending.