Galaxy S11 "final" camera setup revealed, puts early messy leaks to rest


The Samsung Galaxy S11 will not feature the messy camera arrangement that we saw in early leaks. How do we know? @OnLeaks, the prolific leaker behind the first set of leaked pictures, has just posted a correction with what appears to be the final appearance of the most interesting part of the Galaxy S11, its camera.

What you see above is an alleged close-up of the camera set-up on the Galaxy S11: four cameras, three on the left side, one on the right side, and below it, an LED flash. The main camera sensor, the beastly 108-megapixel one that you might have heard about, is located in the middle of the left side, while the 5X zoom camera that uses a periscope system similar to what we saw on the Huawei P40 Pro, is the square one on the bottom. Up top and last one on the left is the ultra-wide angle shooter, while the lone camera on the right column is expected to be a Time-of-Flight (ToF) depth camera.

The Galaxy S11 series are rumored to not only capture amazingly detailed photos thanks to the new camera, but also use the periscope camera with some software magic to be able to get a very clear image way above the 5X native zoom capabilities of the lens. Also in the cards are crazy features like 8K video recording, a feature supported by the Snapdragon 865 system chip that will power the phone, but not confirmed in rumors yet.


All in all, we are happy to see that the early leaks about the S11 were wrong. The messy setup never quite looked right and @OnLeaks himself admits early renders "were based upon a first stage prototype which had different rear camera layout" and that these latest ones are assumed to be "the final configuration".

Whatever the case may be, the Galaxy S11 series debut is right around the corner: the phones should be unveiled in the beginning of February at a special event and we will be there to cover all the details.


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  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 3200 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 128GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh

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10 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31764; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I see nothing wrong with it. If I like the one one the Pro Max (and I do), I can like this one (and I do).

2. hjl2345

Posts: 105; Member since: Aug 11, 2018

Looks a lot cleaner. I hope it would also look a lot better in real life.

3. User123456789

Posts: 1350; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

No phone will record 8K. Does not matter if CPU has support for 8K, 16K or 32K if the sensor does not support either. Except the isocell 108MP sold to xiaomi (which can do 6K according to Samsung) so far rest are limited to 4K (30,60 ,90 and 120)

9. rmcrys

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 01, 2020

Samsung can perfectly sell to Xiaomi with 6K max video and then make for their own smartphones a small variant with 8K capabilities. The only difference is how fast the sensor can buffer the readout and if it doesn't get too hot doing it. Usually MFT/APS-C/FF cameras have issues with it because the quality needed for those devices is a lot higher and most chips used are several times slower than on smartphones. Since my note 3 or 4 I had 4K and the sensors are not that good. So for me is quite possible that these sensors where engineered for 8K 30fps. Samsung already has 8K TVs, so there is a phone with 8K missing...

4. redmd

Posts: 1963; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I'm fearing this will be more expensive compared to the S10 series.

6. vincelongman

Posts: 5810; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Doesn't matter, the prices will crash in 2-3 months anyways

7. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 727; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

This. The good thing about android phones is that they become cheaper over time. Wait for 3 months after release and you get the phone for 25% off. Wait for 5 months after release and you get the phone for 35% - 40% off.

5. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1864; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

I was going to wait for the Note 11+ but screw it! Getting S11+ for new features then trading it in for Note 11+

8. rsiders

Posts: 2037; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I see why your username is mreveryphone.lol Why not just keep the S11+? But I get it. I'm guilty too. :D

10. rmcrys

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 01, 2020

I always had the Notes since the 3, but afterwards, standard smartphones hit bigger screens and batteries and I noticed that I almost didn't use the pen anymore, most of the time I dictate texts or notes. Now I buy non note versions, I try to skip one generation. I have the S9+, so tube S20+ will be for me. I live in Europe so I always get the Exynos version which is nothing special. I'll wait for reviews about the new (and last) Exynos before I make the buy, else I'll wait for the note 11 with (I hope) a snapdragon.

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