iQOO 11S Will Launch as a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2-Powered Flagship Phone

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iQOO is preparing to once again pump up its muscles and prove that it’s still possible to impress the smartphone market. The famous Chinese company will soon release the iQOO 11S device, and all hints indicate that we’re talking about a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2-powered flagship.

The processing engine of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 system-on-a-chip (SoC) boasts a Cortex-X2 powerhouse CPU core, operating at an elevated frequency of 3GHz. Additionally, it is accompanied by two substantial Cortex-A710 cores running at 2.5GHz, as well as four power-efficient Cortex-A510 cores operating at a more conservative 1.8GHz.

Therefore, if you think that Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is impressive enough, you should bear in mind that its successor is even more powerful.

iQOO 11S will likely carry the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2

Notebookcheck has spotted the news that the upcoming iQOO 11S will likely be a flagship phone powered by the high-end Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor built by Qualcomm.

The emergence of rumors surrounding the iQOO “11S” has ignited anticipation for an upcoming Android flagship refresh coming this year. Speculations suggest that the “11S” will amalgamate the best elements from its predecessors, blending a flat, high-quality AMOLED display and an even faster version of the processor.

Additionally, Qualcomm’s unexpected announcement regarding the Snapdragon Summit event indicates a possible deviation from the usual release pattern, potentially skipping the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Plus and moving directly to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 in 2024. To address the gap, iQOO is rumored to secure exclusive access to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for their Galaxy series, ensuring a fresh wave of high-end mobile devices for 2023. The purported “iQOO 11S” is anticipated to cater to fans of the flattened display seen in the regular 11 model, featuring a 2K resolution, E6 AMOLED panel, and a 144Hz refresh rate.

According to leaks, the “11S” will inherit the advanced rear camera system and industry-leading 200W charging technology that the 11 Pro has.

Cristian Antonescu
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