Xiaomi 13 and iQOO 11 launch events postponed, here’s why

iQOO 11 and Xiaomi 13 launch events have been postponed, both companies have announced.

Highlights
  • Xiaomi 13 and iQOO 11 launches have been postponed.
  • The flagships were scheduled to launch in China this week.
  • The brands haven’t mentioned any reason, it could come as a mark of respect for the sudden death of former Chinese President Jiang Zemin.

Xiaomi 13, iQOO 11, and iQOO Neo 7 launches have been delayed. The phones were scheduled to debut in China on December 1st and December 2nd, respectively. The brands have been pretty openly teasing the flagships and their features. Now, while we were waiting for the announcements, both Xiaomi and iQOO have released statements that the launch events are postponed and that the new dates will be communicated soon. The news comes just a day before the Xiaomi 13 launch event.

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iQOO and Xiaomi have not mentioned why their launch events have been postponed but we believe it could come as a mark of respect for the sudden death of former Chinese President Jiang Zemin, who was 96 years old.

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Xiaomi and iQOO flagship launch events postponed

We believe the new launch dates for the Xiaomi 13 and iQOO 11 could be announced soon and should happen before the end of this year. iQOO is also scheduled to launch the iQOO 11 and iQOO Neo 7 in Malaysia on December 2nd, which is also likely to be postponed now. The delay in the China launch also means the India announcement could also be delayed further and this will come as a disappointment to fans who were waiting for the flagships.

The Xiaomi 13 and iQOO 11 phones are confirmed to come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen2 SoC, which was announced recently and is claimed to offer superior performance. They are slated to feature an AMOLED display with up to 144Hz refresh rate, Android 13 OS, and a 50MP primary camera. Xiaomi is also set to unveil MIUI 14 custom skin, Buds 4 TWS, and Watch S2 smartwatch on the same stage but even that is postponed. 

The iQOO 11 Pro will be the first to come with 200W fast charging support similar to the iQOO 10 Pro which also has the same charging speed. On the other hand, the iQOO Neo 7 will arrive with the MediaTek Dimensity 8200 SoC and 120W fast charging support.