The Galaxy S11 will reportedly introduce a huge video recording upgrade

The Galaxy S11 will reportedly introduce a huge video recording upgrade
Samsung Galaxy S11+ concept render based on CAD files

Samsung’s Galaxy S11 series is shaping up to be pretty outstanding in several areas, although the cameras could be the highlight of the package. Today’s leak revolves around them and it certainly doesn’t disappoint.

Incredible video recording enabled by amazing cameras


After references were found during an APK teardown of the One UI 2.0 Samsung Camera app and support was confirmed to be coming to the new Exynos 990 chipset, SamMobile has been able to “confirm” with its industry sources that support for 8K video recording is indeed coming to the Galaxy S11 series.

The upgraded video is probably going to be filmed at 30fps and will likely be made possible by the new 108-megapixel camera that Samsung’s reportedly developing for its next flagships. It’s believed the sensor will be almost twice the size of the Galaxy S10’s equivalent and default to 27-megapixel photos thanks to pixel binning technology.

If reports are to be believed, the sensor will also be accompanied by up to four other cameras on the premium Galaxy S11+. Leading the way looks set to be an upgraded ultra-wide-angle shooter and a dedicated Time-of-flight sensor for improved portrait photography. Also expected are two independent zoom cameras. The first will probably feature a telephoto lens that enables 2x optical zoom while the second should help Samsung compete with Huawei by incorporating a periscope-like lens capable of 5x optical zoom.

These two cameras will work alongside the Galaxy S11’s main one to produce even more impressive levels of zoom. Specifically, Samsung could enable up to 50x hybrid zoom and an astonishing 100x digital zoom as part of an upcoming feature that may be marketed as ‘Space Zoom.’ To compare, the industry benchmark currently stands at 10x hybrid zoom and 50x digital zoom thanks to the Huawei P30 Pro. These results are still incredibly but would ultimately pale in comparison to the rumored Galaxy S11+ levels.

Fast processors, big batteries, massive displays, and Android 10


For those of you that are more interested in the remaining specifications or the design, Samsung is expected to fit the Galaxy S11 series with the newly announced Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 in the United States. This means all versions of the phone will ship with 5G support as standard in the region. Internationally, the trio of phones will benefit from Samsung’s own Exynos 990. It’ll be coupled with a 5G modem inside the Galaxy S11+ but is likely to settle for the standard 4G LTE chip when placed in the Galaxy S11 and Galaxy S11e.

A minimum of 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage should make their way into the Galaxy S11 and Galaxy S11+, but the smaller and cheaper Galaxy S11e may have to settle for 8GB of RAM with 128GB of storage. Whether microSD card support will be available on any of the devices is yet to be confirmed.

Before highlighting the different display sizes, it’s worth noting that the three smartphones are expected to ship with Android 10 and One UI 2.1 straight out of the box. This software will run on a 6.4-inch panel on the Galaxy S11e, a 6.7-inch screen on the Galaxy S11, and a massive 6.9-inch display on the Galaxy S11+.

Helping you stay away from the annoying power bricks and cables will reportedly be a 4,000mAh inside the e-branded smartphone. The standard version and the Plus-sized option should include 4,500mAh and 4,800mAh cells respectively.

Related phones

Galaxy S11
  • Display 6.7"
  • Camera 108 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Octa-core
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 4300 mAh
Galaxy S11e
  • Display 6.3"
  • Camera 108 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Octa-core
  • Storage 128 GB

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16 Comments

1. User123456789

Posts: 1169; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Will Apple bring 4K30 HDR ?

10. QuantumRazer

Posts: 169; Member since: Apr 27, 2019

Apple prioritises compatibility and practicality over the absolute quality, so most likely they won't(at least in the stock camera app, but they might make it work in Filmic Pro app in future, honestly idk).

2. Guseinguliev

Posts: 132; Member since: Mar 04, 2019

All Android smartphones need to learn how to shoot video like an iPhone.

3. User123456789

Posts: 1169; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Like using 8-bit ? Oooops, few android use 10-bit. And no edition to improve quality to be on tv ad

4. matistight

Posts: 1027; Member since: May 13, 2009

8K is ~34MP. We can do it now, we just need the processors to support it, which SD865 will help with (you've seen 8k15FPS on the SD855, so it's possible to do)

13. sgodsell

Posts: 7585; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The processors and the cameras. The current cameras on the Galaxy S10s, Note 10s, iPhone 11s, Pixels, and lots of others can't do 8k unless they get new cameras that can shoot 8k.

5. Locked-n-Loaded

Posts: 66; Member since: Sep 13, 2019

8k video? 120 refresh rates? Camera backside layouts? 100mp cameras? All pointless.. BIG batteries? Screens that don't crack when dropped? Actual real h2oproof? Not pointless - but not on their radar as things that matter.

6. Joosty

Posts: 491; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

They have to, or they will be left by Apple. Currently Apple looks to be holding the lead for the next few years...

7. Vokilam

Posts: 1378; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

Catching up to Apple. Good.

8. JCASS889

Posts: 613; Member since: May 18, 2018

Pretty sure it's going to pass apple, apple iPhones can take 8k video? Or 4k at 120fps? Diddnt know that.

11. QuantumRazer

Posts: 169; Member since: Apr 27, 2019

Extra details from 8K video won't matter if the stabilisation is jittery and highlights are badly blown out, especially on small displays of smartphones or even laptop displays.

12. iushnt

Posts: 3154; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

But it got to start somewhere. If companies like Samsung don’t start and perfect the tech, Apple will never implement them. OLED displays for example.

9. legar123

Posts: 64; Member since: Mar 26, 2019

Waiting for Samsung fanboys to call it "beast". LOL

14. vgking9699

Posts: 217; Member since: Mar 01, 2019

What the point on an android anyway? Lol You can’t actually share that quality through texting or online with an android due to its texting just being normal texting and not like iMessage on iOS You already get every single 10sec video clip you text to someone being downscaled to like 320x480 resolution lol cuz of file size limits on what’s sent through texting But on iMessage you can actually send long videos to other iOS and macOS devices that come out looking just as good as they were when taken in the first place And just before the current galaxy 10 phones, all galaxies and other androids had time limits for recording 4K, it was just 10mins recording of 4k30fps or 5mins of 4k60fps So expect this 8k to be like only 30-45sec of video recording lol Remember too now that 8k will basically about 1GB per min of video recording lol

15. Knownhost

Posts: 113; Member since: Nov 13, 2017

If you do not see the "point on android," then you will always be a joyful fruitphone user. Good for you.

16. RoryBreaker

Posts: 255; Member since: Oct 11, 2015

Ever heard of WhatsApp? imessage is totally overrated!

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