Galaxy S11's refined Premium Hole Infinity design leaks

Galaxy S11's refined Premium Hole Infinity design leaks
By now, we can make an educated guess what will the Galaxy S11 specs entail, on the back of several leakster tips. A Snapdragon 865 chipset or the new Exynos 990, both made with a 7nm EUV method. 

A 108MP main camera and 48MP telephoto ones, to which an ultrawide and ToF cameras will be added, at least. At least 8GB RAM/256GB storage, for starters. and up to 6.9" display size on the S11+, complete with 120Hz refresh rate. 

How will Samsung fit that huge display in a body not much larger than, say, the current S10+ or Note 10+? Well, ultrathin bezels, that's how, when you look at the first leaked screen protector, allegedly for the S11. 

While we've had the S11 series rendered already, having a tangible screen cover that tips how the S11 will look like at the front, is a more tangible affirmation of the "tock" design year for Samsung. 

Previously, while we could guess the specs, the big unknown was the design concept that Samsung will succumb to for the S11. 2020 will be a "tock" year for it, as it already introduced a brand new, Infinity-O hole-in-display design this year with the S10 family. 

The "tick-tock" design cycle that Apple introduced with its bi-annual "s" marks after the iPhone number is still going strong, and next year will be a "tick" one there, so it will introduce a brand new design paradigm for the iPhone 12.

On one hand, Samsung can't afford to sit still with an already-seen design which, punch-hole innovation aside, as it's still a derivative of the Infinity display line that debuted way back. On the other, Samsung is ahead of the notch-y iPhone in the "all-screen" handset design department already, so it can afford to issue a refined Infinity variation and still look svelte and modern next to the purported 2020 iPhones.

Thus, the Premium Hole Display of the Note 10/10+, is a nice design paradigm compromise for the Galaxy S11, both modern-looking, and not that outlandish that Samsung can't focus on the big upgrades in camera and battery life that are expected. What do you think?

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Galaxy S11
  • Display 6.7"
  • Camera 108 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Octa-core
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 4300 mAh



1. briankeithmays

Posts: 36; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Why the hell is the mention of any iPhone even in this article. It just goes to show you the bias that phonearena has for the iphone. Time to unsubscribe from this site!

2. bucky

Posts: 3795; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Do it.

6. DolmioMan

Posts: 346; Member since: Jan 08, 2018

Maybe because it’s year on year the most popular phone model in the world and thus the bar of which all phones are compared.

7. Alcyone

Posts: 568; Member since: May 10, 2018

*Opinion* Gotta be careful on PA now. I got a warning for posting an opinion. Who modded at the time must have not agreed. Although, people liked my post it was flagged. I respect their opinion posts, even if I don't agree. Just wish more of them had the decency to reply when called out.

16. extraterestial

Posts: 11; Member since: Nov 08, 2019

I can confirm this. I have been thrown out (you know what I mean, but I can´t write the word) a few times because of my anti-Apple opinions. Lame.

8. cmdacos

Posts: 4321; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Because PA wants everyone to use antiquated design like Apple does.

18. limporgyuk

Posts: 376; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

You're absolutely correct, there is no need to mention the iPhones 'tick-tock' lifecycle (whatever that means). PA are wrong anyway, Apple don't update their iPhone design every other year. The iPhone X design will go from Sep 2017 to Sep 2020

3. Locked-n-Loaded

Posts: 62; Member since: Sep 13, 2019

What do I think? I think you spent 95% of the article rehashing rehashed S11 rumors. You should skip writing a few of these stories. You don't HAVE to write a story when amy little peep is heard.

4. ahmadkun

Posts: 663; Member since: May 02, 2016

do you remember when Samsung seemed soo proud when they introduced the S7 ? with 0.7mm camera hump and they even leveled it up with the S8 / S9 with just 0.2 mm !

5. cogito

Posts: 73; Member since: Aug 18, 2015

I don’t like the center hole design. The side placement seemed less obtrusive.

9. RoryBreaker

Posts: 251; Member since: Oct 11, 2015

This seems like the best solution for the current screen tech.

10. dimas

Posts: 3419; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

The back looks like their galaxy m30s with 6,000mah battery. Hey, if the back design is for more battery, I don't care if it's the ugliest phone for 2020. People who always cry on back design will slap it with thick tpu case anyway.

11. user001

Posts: 24; Member since: Sep 16, 2015

Are you really calling it a "premium" hole? Granted more viewable area than say iPhone method, but any "hole" in the screen is NOT premium.

12. bloodless

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 06, 2017

SO true. I am tired of holes and notches INTRUDING onto the screen. Like a bug on your windshield or a smear in your sunglasses, it is a visual obstruction.

13. RoarLions

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 04, 2014

Until the selfie camera is embedded underneath the screen, the hole punch is the least obtrusive and nicest looking design. Notches are hideous and pop up cameras break.

14. Georgio

Posts: 294; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Premium hole hahahahahaha This phone is ugly ; samsung used to make quite good looking phones ;its not the case with this one.

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