vivo iQOO U1 Android 11 (iQOO UI 2.0) Update: What we know so far?

iQOO is Vivo’s sub-brand which focuses on flagship products with reasonable pricing. A couple of weeks ago iQOO launched its iQOO U1 smartphone in the Chinese market. It comes with decent specifications like octa-core Snapdragon SoC, memory up to 8 GB, and storage up to 128GB, triple rear camera setup, bezel-less notchless punch-hole selfie camera in the front and much more. In this article, we will update you on whether the vivo iQOO U1 will receive the official Android 11 (iQOO UI 2.0).

Google has finally pushed the Android 11 Beta update, the official public version of the software isn’t likely to land until the end of the year at least. All Pixel devices(except the first-gen pixel) are now eligible to download the update or take the top after opting for the Beta program.

You landed up to this article with a question that what is the status from Vivo to push the Android 11 to the newly launched vivo iQOO U1. Well, then go through this article, and by the end of the article you will be able to clear all the doubts regarding vivo iQOO U1 Android 11 (Android R) Update Status, either it is Android 11  official update or Android 11 Beta update.

vivo iQOO U1 Android 11

What’s on Android 11?

Android 11 is the successor version of the last year’s Android 10 OS. Obviously, the latest version of Android R brings a bundle of improved features and plenty of additional features as well that you will miss on Android 10. It’s the 11th iteration of the Android OS family that will improve the user experience and user security/privacy as well.

The Android 11 brings improved dark mode, one-time app permissions, improved location privacy, chat bubbles, notification history, conversations in notifications, go back gesture, wireless ADB, Bluetooth won’t turn off in Airplane mode, improved call screening, improved camera features, Wi-Fi suggestion, built-in screen recording, improved Digital Wellbeing, visibility of screen refresh rate, improved Developer Options, better screenshot management, pin apps to sharing menu, 5G & foldable display support, improved support for waterfall displays, double-tap gesture, and a lot more.


What’s in iQOO UI 2.0?

As the name suggests, the iQOO UI 2.0 will be a successor version of the latest generation iQOO UI 1.0. The upcoming iQOO UI 2.0 version will be based on Android 11 and comes with a lot of native Android 11 goodies preloaded. While there is one more advantage of having a custom skin that OEMs can include some additional or exclusive features and customizations or visual changes in the system elements so that users can get the ultimate experience.


Once Google will release the stable Android 11 version, Vivo will start pushing the iQOO UI 2.0 early adopters recruitment and beta updates to its compatible devices via batches. The company would also come with an update schedule or roadmap for the devices officially so the users can rely on it. Now, let’s take a quick look at some of the expected features of the upcoming iQOO UI version.

iQOO UI 2.0 Expected Features

  • Improved User Interface with system elements
  • Revamped App Icons
  • Smoother Animation Transitions
  • Enhanced Notification Center
  • Improved Privacy & Security Features
  • Advanced JOVI Smart Assistant
  • One-Time App Permission
  • Improved Location Privacy Features
  • Better Quick Shortcut Toggle
  • Global Dark Theme
  • New Live Wallpapers
  • Better Battery and Gaming Mode
  • In-built Screen Recording
  • Improved Camera UI & Quality
  • Chat Bubbles

Quick vivo iQOO U1 Specs

iQOO U1 comes with a 6.5-inch full HD display with 1080×2340 pixels resolution. The screen gets a 19:5 aspect ratio and carries screen to body ratio of 90.72 percent. The rear of the phone is formed of plastic and on the front, you’ve got a punch hole cut out which houses the camera. It also gets a side-mounted fingerprint sensor the rear cameras placed vertically on the left.

Under the hood, iQOO has used the octa-core Snapdragon 720G processor to power the U1. This chipset features Adreno 618 GPU for graphics processing, paired with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB storage performing on UFS 2.1 technology. The phone runs on Android 10-based iQOO UI.

In the camera department, the iQoo U1 features a triple rear camera setup that has a 48-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.79 lens, a 2-megapixel depth sensor with an f/2.4 lens, and a 2-megapixel sensor with an f/2.4 macro lens. On the front, you get an 8-megapixel sensor with an f/2.05 lens housed within the hole-punch cutout located at the highest left corner of the screen.

Connectivity options include dual-band Wi-Fi, 4G, Bluetooth v5.1, GPS, 3.5mm headphone jack, and a Micro-USB port for charging. there’s a side-mounted fingerprint sensor too. The phone is backed by a 4,500mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging and OTG reverse charging. The sensors onboard include an ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, gravity sensor, and compass.

Will vivo iQOO U1 Receive the Android 11 Update?

Well, Vivo only promised the beta update of Android 11 to Vivo NEX 3S and Vivo iQOO 3 4G/5G. Regarding the official Android 11 Update for vivo iQOO U1, there is nothing to worry about, the device will surely receive the update. According to the CMO of Vivo, almost every Vivo device gets at least 2 major software updates. Since vivo iQOO U1 was launched with Android 10 and it will also receive the next 2 major updates; Android 11 R and Android 12.

Right now there is no official roadmap of iQOO UI 2.0 because Android 10 is still being in the rollout process. We will let you about the official roadmap of the update as soon as Vivo releases any press statement. Till then bookmark this page for further updates.

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