Here's when the Samsung Galaxy S11 could be announced
The Galaxy S11 probably won't be announced at MWC
Samsung has a long history of introducing flagships at MWC in February – the Galaxy S2, Galaxy S5, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S7, and Galaxy S9 were all introduced at the Barcelona-based congress – but the company also isn’t afraid of holding standalone events when necessary and it seems as though 2020 will be an example of this.
Per the preliminary information received by SamMobile, Samsung is currently planning an Unpacked event for the Galaxy S11 series on Tuesday, February 18. This should give the company around five days of almost uninterrupted press coverage before the first MWC 2020 announcements kick off on Sunday, February 23. The strategy largely mimics that of the Galaxy S10 announcement earlier this year whereby the Seoul-based giant announced the flagship lineup at a standalone event just four days before the first MWC 2019 press conferences started.
What to expect from Samsung's Galaxy S11 next year
Samsung is reportedly developing four Galaxy S11 models at the moment. Three of these support 5G networks as standard and will presumably launch as the Galaxy S11, Galaxy S11+, and Galaxy S11e while the fourth model apparently limits connectivity to 4G LTE and may represent a cheaper Galaxy S11e variant that targets customers on tighter budgets. If this is the case, it could also be limited to certain markets.
Regardless of connectivity, all Galaxy S11 models are expected to arrive powered by Qualcomm’s next-generation Snapdragon 865 in North America and Samsung’s yet-to-be-announced Exynos 9830 elsewhere. Accompanying this should be an 8/128GB base storage configuration across the entire range although the premium models could up this to 12/256GB.
Other Galaxy S11 features should include Android 10 and One UI 2.1 straight out of the box, support for 45W fast charging in addition to wireless charging and reverse wireless charging, and a new iPhone 11 Deep Fusion-like feature for the camera that’ll combine multiple shots into one to help produce the best possible shot with a higher amount of detail.