Samsung Galaxy S11 – Will be EPIC! It’s not even 2020, and we’ve already gotsome very solid leaks and rumors of the Samsung Galaxy S11.
Now, the biggest leak, I would say, has come from reputable leaker, OnLeaks in partnership with 91 Mobiles, and he’s released lots
of renders of the S11.
Now, there’s a few key things that stand out from these.
Initially if we look towards the front, we can see that the design is similar to what we’ve got on the
S10, as well as the Note 10.
Kind of looks like a love child between the two,
and that’s because although the shape looks a lot like the S10
with the curved edges,
we do have the center punch-out that we’ve seen on the Note 10.
It looks like the bezels are going to be slightly smaller compared to what we had last year.
It is rumored that this year, we should be getting a higher refresh rate up to 120 hertz.
I would say this was the biggest criticism that we had on the Samsung flagship devices last year, that they didn’t have a high refresh rate like some of the other competitors, such as the OnePlus devices, but it looks like this year, Samsung is going to be either catching up or maybe even exceeding
with a higher refresh rate, and I’m all for that.
Now, if you look towards the back, this is where we’ve got
quite a big design change.
So although we’re still
likely to have a metal
and glass sandwich, with
those curved glass panels both in the front and back like we always see from Samsung, this time it looks like
we’re going to be getting a rectangular camera module.
Now, I’m not sure how I
feel about this as yet
from the renders, but this does seem to be a trend
that we’ve seen on smartphone designs.
If we look at the Pixel
as well as the iPhone.
We’ve got a square camera module.
With the S11s, it looks like we’re going to be getting a rectangular camera module.
Now, this is looking very likely because OnLeaks is usually very accurate, and although these renders might not be exactly there, I would say they are 90% of the way there, and this is further confirmed with the recent releases
of the Samsung Galaxy
851, as well as the 871,
which both have this
rectangular camera module.
So it does look like
Samsung is adopting this
across the board.
Now, whether you like the rectangular camera module or not, the good news is that we’re going to have some big improvements in the way of cameras.
Some rumors are saying
that we’re going to have
up to five cameras here in this rectangular module.
What are these cameras going to be?
Well, traditionally Samsung has gone for a primary camera, a telephoto camera, an ultra wide.
We also have a time-of-flight sensor on the Note 10+,
which is depth information.
So it’s likely that we’re going to have some form of a combination of this.
The fifth camera is still a bit of a question mark.
Now, one of the biggest
improvements that we’re going to see with the cameras is
with the primary camera,
which is likely to have a 108 megapixel resolution.
That is insane.
Now, Samsung has recently launched a sensor,
and we’ve seen it on
the Xiaomi Mi Note 10.
That has 108 megapixels,
and it looks like Samsung is going to be improving this sensor for the S11s, and what does that mean?
Well, it’s going to mean lots of resolution, of course, which is going to mean sharper images, but I’m sure there’s also going to be some sort
of pixel binning going on, which is going to give you a lower resolution, not
the full 108 megapixels,
but that’s going to be
able to capture more pixels on that sensor and give
you much better images.
I’m super, super excited for this.
Now, for the ultra wide camera, currently my favorite ultra wide camera is on the Note 10, as well as on the S10.
So it’s great that we’re
also going to be seeing this on the S11s, but this year, it’s also looking like we’re going to get more zoom,
up to five times optical zoom with periscope technology.
So this is not new.
We’ve seen this on some
of the Huawei devices,
as well as some of the Apple devices, and this is basically going to allow you to get in much closer to your subjects.
It’s going to be much
more advanced compared
to the two time optical zoom that we’ve currently got
on many Samsung devices.
So those are the cameras.
What about the internals?
Well, we do know that the new Samsung Galaxy S11 are going to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipsets.
We’re potentially also going to be having Exynos variants.
Although, there are some rumors that we might just be getting Qualcomm across the board, which I would definitely be for.
And I was recently at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit where they did announce
lots of details of the 865 and as well as the general improvements, such as 25% improvements
over GPU performance,
as well as 25% improvements over power efficiency.
We did have some very interesting things which might make their way to the S11s, such as 8K video recording.
Now, a long with that very high resolution sensor,
it looks like this would be very possible, as well as 960 frames per second continuous recording.
So currently on the Samsung devices, we do have a 960 frames per second burst.
So it’s very, very short, but it looks like now we’ll be able to have continuous slow motion recording at 960 frames a second, which will be absolutely dope.
But in addition to that,
we’ve also heard some rumors that we will be seeing a return of the Pro Video mode on the S11s.
This is something that a lot of people have been asking for, so the ability to control lots of different settings when you’re recording video.
Now, also at the Snapdragon Summit, Qualcomm did announce the 3D Sonic Max.
Now, this is their next generation ultrasonic fingerprint scanner, and this gives you a 17 times larger area for your fingerprints, which will make it much easier
to unlock, but not only that, it also allows two fingers to be used at the same time simultaneously.
So this should make
things a lot more secure.
So for certain apps, if you do want to use both fingers, not just the one, you’re
going to be able to do that, and this is very, very
likely to come with the Samsung Galaxy S11.
You’re also going to be able to measure your heart rate with this very big 3D Sonic Max fingerprint sensor.
Now, it’s not all good news.
If we do look around the renders, then you’ll notice that there is no longer a 3.5 mm jack.
Now, honestly speaking,
this was kind of expected.
We didn’t see it on the
Samsung Galaxy Note devices, and it looks like it is definitely goodbye to the 3.5 mm jack, and this is no longer going to be there on the Galaxy S11 .
The good news is, however, that Samsung should be releasing their new Galaxy buds along with the S11s, so the Galaxy buds version two.
I had really enjoyed using the current Galaxy buds,
and the next generation are going to be an improvement.
They should also have
active noise cancellation.
So I’m definitely
looking forward to those.
Now, what about the
announcement and release dates?
Well, current rumors are pointing towards February the 18th for the announcement date, which does seem pretty likely considering Samsung’s track record with the Samsung Galaxy S devices.
They usually go for a week before MWC, and the 18th of Feb would make it a week before MWC.
Samsung doesn’t tend to have a big announcement at MWC along with everything else.
They kind of go before that on their own exclusive event.
So that is the date that you need to put in your diaries, and, of course, the
device should be coming
a couple of weeks afterwards.
They’re likely to be
three devices once again, the S11, the S11+, as well as the S11E, but that is currently all of the details that we have around the
new Samsung Galaxy S11s.
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What do you guys think of the S11s based on these current leaks and rumors?
Are you excited as much as I am?
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