It does not seem so long ago but the mainstream Samsung flagship the Galaxy S10 was released on March 2019. Galaxy S11 leaks indicate it is about 90 ‘sleeps’ away.
We would typically investigate the Galaxy S11 leaks after Christmas but there is a tsunami of leaks that makes this the Android phone to salivate over – to wait for.
Galaxy S11 leaks state there will be at least three versions followed by the nifty Note11 and a slew of A-series phones that should cement Samsung’s supremacy in 2020.
Here are the main Galaxy S11 leaks. We will update this article as we learn more.
Technically, it is a Galaxy S11 but there are indications that Samsung will start from S20 to commemorate the second decade.
Pundits say 18 February but we think the first week of March.
Pretty much the same but I know Samsung would desperately like to have the S11e (economy) version at A$999. The weak Aussie dollar cruels that.
Size does count. The S11e looks like 6.5-inch (flat); the S11 at 6.7-inch (3D curved edges; and the S11+ at 6.9-inches. All are 21:9 (or even 21.5:9) Dynamic AMOLED to accommodate the extra height without the extra width. More importantly, these will be the next-gen screens at 120Hz refresh, HDR10+, 100% DCI-P3.
In the centre top, although some suggest that Samsung’s behind the glass camera may be ready. This looks like a full OLED screen that magically turns transparent when you need it – fantasy at this time.
Where to put all those lenses? An update of the Note10 tri-camera specs – probably 64MP but Samsung may surprise with its new 108MP ISOCELL Bright HMX (with pixel binning) married to a tri-aperture shutter.
But pixel binning could be interesting. Google Pixel et al., use a four-to-one binning – functionally a 27MP image. According to the XDA Developers, the code supports nine-to-one or 12MP. Whatever the binning, that means foolproof shots in even very low light.
It is likely to be a 32 or 64MP with pixel binning. But the renders show one ‘hole’, so it is unlikely it will have an IR send and receive sensor – ‘motion sense’ like Pixel 4.
The Qualcomm has a standalone (separate) X55 5G (and 3/4G/CDMA) modem and supports mmWave 5G found in the US. That may be reserved for the S11+.
The Exynos has an integrated 5123 modem that supports sub<6GHZ (4GX on steroids and called 5G here) capable of up to 5.1Gbps in sub<6GHz and 3Gbps in 4GX (but no Australian carrier offers that level of carrier aggregation so expect 1-2Gbps).