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iQOO "11S" with 'full-speed' Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC tipped to launch in new leak

The 11 Pro. (Source: iQOO)
The 11 Pro. (Source: iQOO)
iQOO is now thought to launch an updated version of its 11 Pro premium Android smartphone in mid-2023 - however, this one might have the 'overclocked' version of the top-end Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset heretofore exclusive to the Galaxy S23 Ultra. The "11S" is also backed to outdo that Samsung flagship in terms of display quality and charging speed.

iQOO is now tipped to transcend the increasingly predictable pattern of Android flagship refresh releases by launching something that combines the better qualities of the Vivo X90 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra with its own current 11 Pro flagship.

Accordingly, the supposed 11S might emerge looking a lot like the latter, but performing more like the S23-series flagship from within with a version of the 8 Gen 2 with that SoC's top speed of 3.36GHz in a non-Samsung device for the first time.

The "full-blooded" silicon stands to drive the same cutting-edge display as the 11 Pro, which has a 144Hz refresh rate at the same resolution as the 120Hz S23 Ultra - and, furthermore, is rated to get a slightly higher peak brightness of 1,800 nits out of the class-leading LTPO4 E6 display tech.

Then again, the "11S" might stick with the Vivo V2 ISP-enhanced 50MP main rear camera of its Pro forebear. Nevertheless, should it really move beyond the prototype stage soon, as knowledgeable tipster Digital Chat Station suggests, it might well also launch with iQOO's class-leading 200W wired charging tech, which flies ahead compared to the 45W top speed Samsung stubbornly sticks with in the S23 Ultra.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2023-05-27 (Update: 2023-05-27)