Galaxy S11 rumours and leaks: Feb. release date, Enormous battery, 108 megapixels
Galaxy S11 rumours: Samsung’s next flagship mobile is shaping up to be a powerhouse if all these features and specs are.
New year, a new category of phones, such as the Samsung Galaxy S11. Samsung’s apparatus made waves in 2019, from the Editor’s Choice award-winning Galaxy Notice 10 Plus into the unforgettable Galaxy Twist. 2020 is just destined to get better. (And that goes for Samsung’s next foldable telephone, also .)
The business is already buzzing with escapes and forecasts as we approach 2020, about everything in the Galaxy S11’s official lineup and cost, to the camera installation and battery (hint: it might be massive). I toss in my own educated guesses too, because Samsung frequently follows historical patterns and topical tendencies, so certain things make sense.
By way of instance, the Galaxy S11 are the first of Samsung’s four 5G telephones to provide on the 5G guarantee in a meaningful manner. Samsung got a start with 5G this season, with the S10 5G, Note 10 Plus 5G, Galaxy A90 5G and Fold (in the UK and South Korea), but a lot of them are versions of 4G devices that currently exist. The Galaxy S11 family of mobiles is a mainstream handset which has the capability to help bring 5G’s faster data speeds to the masses.
There are a good deal more supposed specs to consume, so here they are — the Galaxy S11’s most important rumored features up to now, plus what we do not understand and what we think we could get.
Three versions, three dimensions: Galaxy S11, S11 Plus, S11 Guru
First things first. The Galaxy S11 is not likely to be one telephone, that we understand. It is rumored to be three, just like last year’s S10 family of 4G models.
Some rumors name the mobiles as the S11E, S11 and S11 Plus, but more recent whispers, such as that from regular Twitter leaker Evan Blass, imply S11, S11 Plus and S11 Pro, which is a great deal closer to Apple’s strategy with the iPhone 11, that’s the base model for this line.
Here are the rumored display sizes:
1.Galaxy S11: 6.2-inch or 6.4-inch
2.Galaxy S11 Plus: 6.7-inch
3.Galaxy S11 Guru: 6.9-inch
Blass also stated that the Galaxy S11 phones might have curved sides, unlike 2019’s Galaxy S10E, which had a horizontal screen that I sometimes preferred.
February 11 or 18 launching, later release dates
The all-important question: When do we get to see this thing for the first time? February is a given. Samsung has unveiled its own Galaxy S series in late February or early March for decades, sometimes at the Mobile World Congress tech series (a.k.a MWC), sometimes before, and a few times, even after.
If Samsung follows last year’s version, we will see the Galaxy S11 and its kin appear soon before MWC. If we allow the rumors direct us, Samsung will show its hand on each Tues, Feb. 11 (that is in Greek) or Tues, Feb. 18. So yeah, February appears solid.
Start looking for the phone to go on preorder shortly afterwards, with components sending a week or 2 after the show. I will continue to update this story with new rumors, so come back for more.
Would like a cross between the Note 10 and Galaxy S10
The Galaxy S11 leaves are outside, and so will be the concept layouts, which I love because they can bring the rumors .
What would we get with Samsung’s S11 phone? Rounded shoulders, which have been the Galaxy S signature, however using a more squared-off look reminiscent of the Galaxy Notice 10. A slim body. Curved sides for all versions, unlike the Galaxy S10E’s flat screen, which I really really liked.
The camera array could become squareoff to the left, and stick out from the outside, much like the iPhone 11 and Google Pixel 4. I truly hope that’s not true. Cameras that stick out are more vulnerable to breaking when you drop your cell phone. A situation is an absolute must.
5G guaranteed, but there is a catch
I said 5G earlier. This is a rumored feature, but also a given. The Galaxy S11 is 99.9% likely to use the strong Snapdragon 865 chip inside , which chipmaker Qualcomm will not make available to telephone brands with no 5G modem it matches with. Ipso facto, you get a phone with the Snapdragon 865, you receive a 5G-ready phone.
The same is true for any areas that will package the Galaxy S11 with Samsung’s in-house Exynos 990 5G chip , which frequently happens in Asia, notably Samsung’s home country of South Korea. (Ice Universe states Samsung is”decided” to use Snapdragon 865 for South Korean versions.)
I promised a grab and here it is. While the Galaxy S11 will be 5G-ready, not every phone might be able to get 5G. Cities and countries which are 4G-only will only have the ability to use 4G networks, so the 5G Galaxy S11 might well act as a 4G phone.
We’ll see how everything shakes out, but I would be amazed if Samsung used any processor aside from Snapdragon 865. The Galaxy S series is its mainstream flagship and Samsung is the world’s biggest phone-maker. It will want to put its best foot forward by delivering the telephone with the”best” processor .
108-megapixel camera, periscope lens, 5X optical zoom
Now for the fun stuff, the camera. We already talked about how rumors, leaks and leaves predict a square camera selection overflowing with cameras. It gets wilder.
Samsung is thought to be outfitting the Galaxy S11 (or at least one version ) using a 108-megapixel principal camera sensor. Is that madness? It sounds like insanity. But Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi already beat Samsung to it using the Mi CC9 Guru , which already employs a 108-megapixel camera.
Additionally, the Snapdragon 865 chip we spoke about over can support a 200-megapixel camera. You might not be using all 108 pixels all of the time, but having that extra resolution can be helpful for zooming in and cropping. If you like the sound of that, thank the chipmaker for making it happen.
Here’s what else you can get together with the S11 camera (at least on some versions ), based on Ice Universe and 91Mobiles:
108-megapixel principal camera
Ultra-wide angle camera
Telephoto”periscope” lens with 5X zoom and at least 48-megapixels
Galaxy S11 Guru: Time-of-flight detector
Single punch-hole front-facing camera (Thank goodness. I don’t overlook the S10’s side-selfie camera whatsoever .)
Display: 120Hz AMOLED display
We spoke about mobile screens earlier, but here is what else we are going to get: the ability to turn on a 120Hz display refresh speed . That will make animations and scrolling a good deal smoother than the standard 60Hz refresh rate w\we have now.
Even though a 120Hz refresh rate is wonderful for gambling and other rapid alterations (even 90Hz like on the OnePlus 7T), it is a battery hog. The Galaxy S11 could place the power in your hands with configurations to change between 60Hz to preserve battery life and 120Hz if you wish to rev up cartoons.
This is pretty much a done deal because both the Snapdragon 865 and Exynos 990 5G support 210Hz displays.
A whopping 5,000mAh battery?
Different size mobiles get different size batteries, and yet another rumor in the prolific Ice Universe dials from the Galaxy S11″Plus” battery in 5,000mAh, which is ridonculous.
Bear in mind that the”Plus” could also be the”Guru” (e.g., the highest-end version of the trio), making a lot more sense to me than the center phone getting a battery that dimension. For reference, the Galaxy Notice 10 Plus battery is 4,300mAh and battery life is outstanding.
There have been some mobiles with ultra-large batteries so 5,000mAh matches my expectations. As an example, the Asus ROG Phone II includes a 6,000mAh battery, making it a gaming monster.
In-screen fingerprint reader
I loved the notion of an in-screen fingerprint reader, until I used it at the Galaxy S10. The accuracy, speed and convenience never really lived up to the promise for me.
My best-case scenario is to the Galaxy S11 return to a kind of face unlock, together with the in-screen reader. Samsung already knows the way to do this nicely. Bear in mind, the series got iris scanning at the S7, but dropped it to the S10. Google has done it with the Pixel 4’s gesture monitoring lending a hand.
We could at least see a stronger kind of in-screen biometric scanner, if Samsung decides to make the most of the Snapdragon 865’s support for two-finger scanning, which is supposed to enhance the technologies on all fronts. I sure hope it does.
Android 10 and Samsung One UI two
There is little doubt that each Samsung phone in 2020 will operate on Android 10 and the business’s own One UI 2, which was announced in October and is currently available in beta.
I’m far more excited about Android 10, which brings systemwide dark mode to telephones, gesture navigation, some seriously impressive live captioning and new privacy settings. 1 UI two aims to push icons and display controls toward the base of the phone so they are easier to reach one-handed.
Galaxy S11 series: Price will break $1,000
Now for the question on everyone’s mind: How much is the Galaxy S11 going to cost me? As always, it is going to depend on which version you purchase.
Let us begin with the Galaxy S10 costs for the bottom storage configuration:
1.Galaxy S10E: $749, #669, AU$1,199
2.Galaxy S10: $899, #799, AU$1,349
4.Galaxy S10 Plus: $999, #899, AU$1,499
5.Galaxy S10 5G: $1,300, #1,099, AU$2,950
5G prices the phone-makers more to purchase and integrate, so we could see a price bump right off the bat. You will also spend more if you decide on a model with increased storage, state 512GB, supposing Samsung offers it and starts storage at 128GB.
If the greatest version (“Pro” or”Plus”, based on the remuros) lines up with the S10 Plus pricing, then it is going to begin at $1,000. With the 5G part and much more camera technology, I would not be surprised to find that rise to $1,100, a cost that matches the Galaxy Note 10 Plus now.
Originally published earlier this week. cnet.com