Here's when the Samsung Galaxy S11 could be announced

Here's when the Samsung Galaxy S11 could be announced
Samsung Galaxy S11 concept render

The Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ are only two months old but in the world of smartphones that pretty much means they’re old news. Recently, most of the attention has turned to Samsung’s Galaxy S11 series and thanks to SamMobile we now know when it’ll probably 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.

Other devices not introduced at MWC include the Galaxy S3 which was announced 15 months after the Galaxy S2 debuted due to a longer development cycle and the Galaxy S8 which was delayed by one month to help ensure quality and ultimately avoid any Galaxy Note 7-like scenarios.

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. 

A list of external refinements including slimmed down bezels and a smaller punch hole on the Infinity-O display are to be expected. The rear camera setup may also be modified to include a third sensor on the Galaxy S11e and a fourth one on the Galaxy S11 and Galaxy S11+. Rumors suggest the Galaxy S11 series will feature a 108-megapixel primary camera accompanied by an unspecified ultra-wide-angle shooter and an upgraded zoom alternative that incorporates a periscope lens capable of producing shots at 5x zoom. 

Completing the setup on the Galaxy S11 and Galaxy S11+ might be a miniaturized spectrometer. This would allow you to point your phone at a piece of fruit and instantly receive its nutritional values or scan your own skin for moisture and oil levels. Another use case involves alcohol. Specifically, the sensor could be used to determine the type of drink and the amount of alcohol it has. 

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.

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9 Comments

1. OneLove123

Posts: 1189; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Enjoying my S10.

9. DBozz

Posts: 66; Member since: Sep 19, 2019

Me with exynos, no...!

2. AlienKiss

Posts: 199; Member since: May 21, 2019

Let's pray they'll still have the SD card slot. Only the most expensive version of the Note still has it.. Since when is the SD card slot a luxury feature??

12. gazmatic

Posts: 818; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

It's not luxury. It's defunct Like the headphone jack. We like it but... They're going away

13. AlienKiss

Posts: 199; Member since: May 21, 2019

Where do you people get the idea that the SD card is obsolete? From those cheap brands that fool you to buy a phone without the SD slot? Better go on SanDisk's website and check out the new lineup. Those SD cards are amazing! Now there are UHS-II SD cards available. Hopefully in 2-3 years smartphones will support them. I'm planning on buying the 400GB one in the near future, so no phone without the SD card slot is scratched off the list. I buy what I want, not what others want me to..

15. Gazmaticc

Posts: 11; Member since: May 05, 2018

no ones stopping you from buying what you want. people still sell walkmans, cd drives, headphones, etc. those are still obsolete. i currently own five phones; iphone 8+ 256gb, oneplus 5t 128gb, lumia 950xl DS 32gb, galaxy note 8 64gb, and and mi max 3 64gb. how many of those still have sd cards and headphone jacks? the only phone ive actually used an sd card for is the lumia. ive stopped using wired headphones since i bought bluetooth headphones that last more than 20hours. wired headphones (on phones) and sd cards (on phones with more than 64gb internal) are obsolete. especially since ufs is becoming more common.

6. sunnyfpy

Posts: 288; Member since: May 12, 2013

Wait for 875!

7. notfair

Posts: 755; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

wait for 885! I heard it will much better!!

8. Sealblaighter

Posts: 429; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

notfair you are funny :D

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