Samsung Galaxy S11 / Galaxy S20 launch date, leaks and every thing we all know to date

The Samsung Galaxy S11 launch occasion can be on February 11, a truth we all know is official as a result of Samsung itself despatched out official invitations to its subsequent massive Unpacked keynote.

That might develop into the Galaxy S20 launch as we have heard a number of rumors suggesting Samsung will skip S11-S19 and go straight to S20 to line up with the yr 2020.

Rumors recommend we’ll see three totally different Galaxy S11 or S20 telephones, and it could be that every one of them are set to be 5G telephones. We all know that as a result of the next-in-line chipset, the Snapdragon 865, makes together with a 5G modem necessary.

Different telephones we count on to see in 2020:

There are additionally options we are able to work out may come to the Galaxy S11 or S20, from perks we anticipated however did not see within the Samsung Galaxy S10 to facets of the Samsung Galaxy Be aware 10, Samsung Galaxy A80, Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy Fold that might work nicely in a brand new Galaxy S flagship.

Impressed by all these telephones, we have additionally drawn up an inventory of the issues we would wish to see within the Samsung Galaxy S11, or regardless of the subsequent Galaxy S telephone finally ends up being referred to as. It could be launched alongside the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2, or Galaxy Bloom, or Galaxy Z Flip, as numerous totally different leaks have advised Samsung’s new foldable telephone can be referred to as.

Here is every thing that we have heard in regards to the Samsung Galaxy S11 to date, together with the loads of leaks we have seen.

Lower to the chase

What’s it? The following Galaxy S smartphone from SamsungWhen is it out? Tuesday, February 11What is going to it price? Possible greater than $899 / £799 / AU$1,349 

Samsung Galaxy S11 launch date and value

The Samsung Galaxy S11 launch date is locked in for Tuesday, February 11 in San Francisco. That is the identical month and metropolis venue as 2019’s trio of Galaxy telephones.

Which means we may see the Galaxy S11 telephones in shops the primary week of March. For context, the Galaxy S10 launch date was March 8, although this yr’s launch occasion is a 9 days earlier than final yr’s, so issues might shift a bit.

Samsung’s Galaxy launch invite that was despatched to TechRadar (Picture credit score: Samsung)

The Galaxy S11 value might be the identical because the S10 at $899 / £799 / AU$1,349 for its least expensive storage measurement, and all the best way as much as $1,149 / £999 / AU$1,699.

There’s at all times an opportunity Samsung may value the Galaxy S11 to be costlier, relying on the price of the tech contained in the telephone however we can’t know for sure till Samsung formally unveils the telephone.

Accompanying the launch of the Galaxy S11 may be new premium wi-fi earbuds to rival the Apple AirPods Professional referred to as the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus. Given the unique Galaxy Buds have been launched alongside the Galaxy S10, it is smart that the brand new ones would come out with the subsequent Samsung flagship.

Samsung Galaxy S11 title

Whereas the Samsung Galaxy S11 is the obvious title for Samsung’s subsequent flagship, coming because it does after the Samsung Galaxy S10, it is not the one potential one, with Samsung Galaxy S20 having additionally been rumored. That is reportedly performed as a result of the handset will come out in 2020, and Samsung needs the telephone names to match with the years.

Particularly, based on few sources together with a dependable leaker and presumably the Samsung CEO himself, we may get a Samsung Galaxy S20, Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus, and Samsung Galaxy S20 Extremely, as an alternative of the S11e, S11 and S11 Plus as we have been reporting on.

For the imply time, we’re nonetheless referring to the gadget because the Galaxy S11, however which may change if we get affirmation from Samsung that the brand new units would be the S20s.

There’s additionally no point out of a 5G mannequin, although that is no shock, because it’s probably Samsung would come with 5G in the usual fashions, a lot because it did with the 5G model of the Galaxy Be aware 10 Plus, relatively than making a singular 5G handset, because it did with the Galaxy S10 5G.

How about this for a rumor although: may the Galaxy S line be discontinued, and the Galaxy S11 by no means see the sunshine of day? That is what one supply suggests, that the S11 and Galaxy Be aware 11 will merge to create the Galaxy One, a brand new sequence that mixes all Samsung’s premium options into one smartphone.

Certain, we have heard that earlier than about Samsung telephones and it turned out to be fallacious, however given the similarities between each ranges, it is not one thing we are able to completely rule out.

Samsung Galaxy S11 design and show

We’ve seen loads of leaked renders of the Samsung Galaxy S11 or S20 sequence, and whereas there are variations between a number of them, all of them are clearly variations on the identical concept. You may see some right here, others right here, and much more right here.

[Exclusive] Samsung Galaxy S11 renders reveal superior digital camera setup and repositioned hole-punch 22, 2019

Most renders level to the rear cameras being housed in a big bump within the high left of the again of the telephone. The precise structure of them is unclear although, with some renders displaying them in an organised row and others pointing to a extra messy splattering.

Fingers-on photographs of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus, because it’s referred to as within the leak, make us assume that the lenses and flash can be organized in two rows within the digital camera bump, as that is what the photographs present. The chin beneath the show seems worryingly thick although.

We have additionally seen renders of circumstances and pictures of a display protector that again up these concepts.

A later leak with one other display cowl reference mannequin suggests the gadget could have skinny bezels, although the leaker famous that the ‘S11’s “brow” and “chin” are very optimistic’, suggesting they might be thicker than the reference expects.

We have additionally heard that the Samsung Galaxy S11 may transfer the punch-hole digital camera to the highest middle of the display, much like the Galaxy Be aware 10 vary, as we have since seen in leaked photographs. The supply provides that the digital camera could be smaller than on the Be aware 10 vary although. You may see how this may look within the photographs above and the one beneath.

(Picture credit score: @OnLeaks / Pricebaba)

Essentially the most enduring measurement rumor means that the Samsung Galaxy S20 (which may launch as an alternative of the S11e) could have a 6.2-inch display, the S20 Plus (or S11) could have a 6.7-inch one, and the S20 Extremely (S11 Plus) could have a 6.9-inch one. That’s a reasonably measurement improve on the earlier technology.

As for the remainder of the design, one factor we have heard is that the usual Galaxy S11 may are available in blue, gray and black shades, whereas the Samsung Galaxy S11e may are available in blue, gray and pink. The supply would not say what colours to count on the Samsung Galaxy S11 Plus in although.

These shows might need a 120Hz refresh charge, providing smoother interactions than the 60Hz discovered on the S10 vary. That concept is usually primarily based on a 120Hz mode being noticed in a beta for Samsung’s smartphone software program. There is not any assure the characteristic will arrive on the Galaxy S11 vary, nevertheless it appears a possible candidate, particularly as a supply has now mentioned as a lot.

The S11 may additionally use a brand new display tech, as Samsung has trademarked the title SAMOLED, which seems like a brand new tackle the AMOLED screens utilized by its telephones, although we do not know the way SAMOLED would differ.

Samsung Galaxy S11 digital camera

We’re anticipating the Samsung Galaxy S11 (or S20 Plus, however perhaps not the ‘Lite’ S20 mannequin) to return with a model new 108MP sensor, as we’ve heard not one however two leaks suggesting that. This 108MP sensor used will apparently mix 9 pixels into one, for 12MP pictures that may absorb plenty of gentle.

One supply has pointed to a 5x optical zoom lens on the smartphone too, which we’ve heard might be 48MP, probably the most high-res sensor we’ve seen paired with a zoom lens to date.

We haven’t heard a lot about different lenses however we’d count on an ultra-wide angle lens in addition to presumably a depth sensor and perhaps even a macro lens, because the latest Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite launched the sequence’ first.

We have seen how the digital camera association on the Galaxy S11 Plus (or Galaxy S20 Extremely) may look, and you may see this beneath. A newer rumor from the identical supply suggests there can be a four-camera array on the rear of the Samsung Galaxy S11 and Galaxy S11 Plus (or S20 Plus and S20 Extremely)

That is the actual Galaxy S11+ digital camera. On the left is the ultra-wide-angle, fundamental digital camera, and periscope zoom lens. I do not know the precise distribution on the best. It’s anticipated to incorporate flash and ToF. 16, 2019

Esteemed leaker IceUniverse beforehand claimed it could be a 5 digital camera setup, however says this new data is from a newer prototype so that they imagine this to be the correct particulars. That matches up with one of the vital latest renders we have seen leaked, however so many alternative renders have leaked that we’ve no concrete concept at what the rear array will seem like.

We’ve heard an extremely detailed spec dump, when three sources concurrently revealed data on the cameras, and it offers us an enormous take a look at what to anticipate (if true). We’ll element it beneath.

CameraSamsung Galaxy S20Samsung Galaxy S20 PlusSamsung Galaxy S20 UltraMain12MP12MP 108MPTelephoto64MP64MP 48MPWide-angle12MP12MP12MPExtrasToFToF

These are some fairly spectacular specs if true, though it is curious the telephoto lenses are higher on the smaller units. We have heard a spread of zooms cited for the telephoto lenses, nevertheless it appears to be 3x optical / 30x digital for the Galaxy S20 and S20 Plus, and a whopping 10x optical / 100x digital for the S20 Extremely, though that appears too good to be true.

That latter spec might be fallacious although, as we have additionally heard that every one the units could have 5x optical zoom. This comes from information that an organization has been supplying one of these zoom lens to Samsung for the units, and it is a barely extra believable spec than 10x zoom.

We’ve heard a great deal of cool options trademarked by Samsung that would find yourself within the handset, from ‘House Zoom’ astrophotography mode to the ‘Shiny Evening Sensor’, which sounds quite a bit like a low gentle mode however with devoted {hardware}.

Samsung can also be rumored to be placing the very best optical picture stabilization (OIS) of any telephone within the Galaxy S10 Lite – and if it does, it is prone to additionally embrace the tech within the S11. That will make sense, as low gentle and particularly evening sky pictures may benefit from longer exposures, which often want both a tripod or first rate OIS to stop blur.

Elsewhere, point out of a number of new digital camera options has been present in official Samsung software program. There is a Director’s View mode for monitoring a topic, Single Take Photograph, which may use AI to robotically take pictures on the optimum second, the return of Samsung’s Professional Video mode, permitting you to regulate the ISO, publicity and the like when taking pictures video, and a few new Reside Focus bokeh results.

With reference to video recording, a rumor has advised that the Samsung Galaxy S11 will assist 8K video recording.

Samsung Galaxy S11 battery life

We have heard that the Samsung Galaxy S11 (or Galaxy S20 Plus, primarily based on the brand new naming rumors) will include a 4,500mAh battery – that is primarily based on a photograph shared by a certification web site in Korea, so it appears official, however you’ll be able to by no means be completely sure. If that is true, the Galaxy S11 could have the identical capability because the Galaxy Be aware 10 Plus, which ought to compensate for the brand new tech we’re anticipating to see within the gadget. 

We have heard from one other supply that the Samsung Galaxy S11 Plus (or Galaxy S20 Extremely) will use a 5,000mAh battery, which might be the largest utilized in a Galaxy S gadget. One other supply has since backed up that 5,000mAh declare. This rumor is smart, as a result of it could be an anticipated step up between the S11 and S11 Plus, however we do not know for positive.

Plus, one rumor suggests the Galaxy S11e could have a bigger battery than the Galaxy S10e, although once more this might confer with the bottom Galaxy S20 within the advised new naming conventions. We’d count on this, as new generations of handsets typically carry upgrades like this.

An trade insider has advised the rationale the smartphones can use such massive batteries is because of shrinking one a part of the internals, a method which the iPhone 12 may use too.

It additionally seems like Samsung is engaged on a battery well being characteristic, which may inform you how worn out your S11’s battery is.

Samsung Galaxy S10 with its reverse wi-fi charging (Picture credit score: Future)

Samsung Galaxy S11 specs and options

We’re fairly sure the Samsung Galaxy S11 will include the Snapdragon 865 chipset unveiled in late 2019, which has been benchmarked with scores that beat another telephone. Properly, it’ll have this processor within the US, however most different areas will probably get an upgraded Exynos processor, in all probability the 9830.

We have heard that the Samsung Galaxy S20 units (because the leak suggests) will all include a base 12GB RAM, though that would go as much as 16GB or presumably even past. Who would wish this RAM in a smartphone is past us, nevertheless it’s indicative of the premium nature of the gadget.

A rumor additionally suggests the Galaxy S20 Extremely, the top-end gadget, could have 128GB / 256GB / 512GB storage choices, with a slot for a microSD card that’ll add one other 1TB area. We do not know the choices for the opposite units, although.

A extra unlikely characteristic that the S11 may pack is a spectrometer, which might be used to find out the chemical composition of objects. Samsung has patented a phone-like gadget with simply such a characteristic, so it is potential, nevertheless it sounds a bit far-fetched and area of interest.

We are able to additionally look to the Samsung Galaxy Be aware 10 for some potential specs and options. The Galaxy S11 for instance in all probability will not have a headphone port, since Samsung has ditched it for the most recent Be aware. Equally, it probably will not have a Bixby button.

Nevertheless, by releasing up area that might have been used for a headphone port, Samsung may doubtlessly make the battery greater and/or the physique thinner.

We may see the Galaxy S11 vary launch with out an in-screen fingerprint sensor, judging by the information that the upcoming Galaxy telephone may use facial recognition unlocking tech as an alternative. The iPhone 11 and Google Pixel Four have related programs, the place as an alternative of utilizing in-screen fingerprint sensors, they use facial recognition, and it is a relatively safe type of unlocking (in comparison with Samsung’s present photo-based facial recognition) nevertheless it’s slower than utilizing a fingerprint.

Samsung Galaxy 11: what we need to see

Whereas early rumors have began to swirl, in actuality there’s nonetheless a protracted option to go earlier than we see the Samsung Galaxy S11, which is nice information because it offers Samsung loads of time to take our solutions on board.

So, hear up Samsung, here is what we need to see from the Galaxy S11. Please do not allow us to down.

1. Higher digital camera specs 

The Samsung Galaxy S10 has three rear cameras: the 12MP fundamental sensor with an everyday lens, the 12MP second sensor with a telephoto lens for distance pictures, and the 16MP third sensor with an ultra-wide lens.

The three lenses are usually what we would count on in a smartphone digital camera, however the decision of every is quite a bit decrease than in lots of different telephones.

Handsets just like the Honor 20 Professional have a 48MP fundamental snapper, which is a giant step up from 12MP, and even inexpensive handsets generally now include 4 lenses (the additional is often a time-of-flight or macro sensor for close-up pictures), so to remain aggressive within the smartphone digital camera sport Samsung must up its sport with the Galaxy S11.

The Honor 20 Professional’s 4 cameras. Picture credit score: TechRadar

We have heard that Samsung is engaged on a 64MP smartphone digital camera that might be put within the Samsung Galaxy S11 – if that is true, the brand new telephone would blow its rivals out of the water.

2. A 3.5mm headphone jack

If you happen to’re scratching your head considering “the Samsung Galaxy S10 does have a 3.5mm headphone jack”, then you definitely’re proper – however it could be the final of its type.

Newer Galaxy smartphones just like the Samsung Galaxy Be aware 10 and Galaxy A80 have ditched the headphone jack, so it appears Samsung is following go well with behind many different smartphone corporations in eliminating the bodily headphone port.

However since many, many individuals nonetheless use non-Bluetooth earphones, it is a characteristic that we would like to see return in future Samsung smartphones, particularly given it is one of many solely high-end smartphone producers to nonetheless be utilizing them.

3. Completely different front-facing digital camera association

The Galaxy S10 was one of many first telephones to have a ‘punch-hole’ front-facing digital camera, which implies the entrance snapper was in a cut-out part contained in the display, within the nook.

The Galaxy S10 Plus’ punch-hole digital camera. Picture credit score: TechRadar

In concept it is a helpful characteristic that replaces the highest notch, so that you get extra display actual property – however in apply the punch-hole takes simply as a lot area, as there is a sliver of display between the digital camera and the sting that simply is not used.

Going ahead, we would wish to see the Samsung Galaxy S11 take a special tack – Samsung itself has mentioned it is planning to drop the punch-hole in favor of a digital camera beneath the display, however that would nonetheless be a number of Galaxy S telephones down the road.

4. Larger battery capability

The Galaxy S10 had a 3,400mAh battery – that is superb, however you have acquired no hope of that lasting greater than a second day of use, particularly in the event you use your telephone quite a bit.

We might hope the Samsung Galaxy S11 battery life would surpass that – it would undoubtedly need to have an even bigger capability to cater for all the brand new tech the telephone makes use of, however we would wish to see a critical enchancment on the capability, maybe 4,000mAh or above.

5. Extra launch colours

The Galaxy S10 is available in a number of colours, mostly prism white and black – however we at all times love a vibrant design in a telephone, and to date Samsung handsets have typically appeared a bit of uninteresting.

The colourful Samsung Galaxy S10e. Picture credit score: TechRadar

We’re not asking for the loopy again patterns of a Huawei or Honor telephone, however it could be good for the Samsung Galaxy S11 to launch in a number of totally different colours.

The Galaxy S10 has a number of colours which are solely out there in sure areas, like yellow, inexperienced or crimson, but when Samsung made these designs out there from the get-go in all areas, we would respect the design much more.

6. Inexpensive 5G

We’re anticipating there to be a Samsung Galaxy S11 5G – there was a Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, in spite of everything, and by the point the S11 launches 5G can be out there in lots of nations.

Nevertheless, the Galaxy S10 5G is even greater than the Galaxy S10 Plus, and so is very large and costly. Presently there aren’t any inexpensive 5G smartphones on the horizon, however Samsung may actually get forward of the curve if the Galaxy S11, or Galaxy S11e, had a low value and ran on 5G networks.

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