New Galaxy S11 leak details larger displays, five models, 5G support, more
Samsung's Galaxy S11+ will be absolutely huge and support 5G
Samsung decided to release three mainstream Galaxy S10 models with support for 4G LTE networks earlier this year alongside a fourth 5G-ready device. But for 2020, the South Korean giant is reportedly planning three flagships that’ll be available in a few different variants.
Leading the way looks set to be a large model that’s presumably going to replace both the Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10 5G. It’s expected to be marketed as the Galaxy S11+ and, per the preliminary information, is going to support 5G networks as standard. The number of cameras planned for this phone is yet to be confirmed but they will allegedly be paired with a humongous 6.9-inch curved-edge display. The Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10 5G, for comparison, feature 6.4-inch and 6.75-inch panels respectively.
The Galaxy S11 will be available with or without 5G
The second flagship, which will probably be marketed as the Galaxy S11, is on track to replace the current-generation Galaxy S10. But much like its larger sibling, an even bigger display is to be expected.
Evan Blass says the 6.1-inch panel featured on this year’s device is being replaced by a massive 6.7-inch screen. It’ll feature curved edges on either side and, thanks to the taller aspect ratio, means the phone will likely sit somewhere between the Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10 5G when it comes to size.
Say goodbye to the compact, flat display with the Galaxy S11e
If Samsung retains its ‘e’ branding next year, the cheapest and smallest Galaxy S11 model should ship with the Galaxy S11e moniker attached. It’ll replace the 2019 Galaxy S10e and will be positioned as a direct competitor to Apple’s iPhone 11 in terms of both price and size.
According to the preliminary information that Evan Blass posted, Samsung’s going to ditch the 5.8-inch Infinity-O display used on this year’s model in favor of an alternative that measures in at either 6.2-inches or 6.4-inches. Additionally, to further differentiate its device from others, the chosen display will feature curved edges.
Samsung Galaxy S11 series announcement and availability
The Samsung Galaxy S11 series will debut in mid-to-late February, according to Blass. This corroborates rumors of an introduction on Tuesday, February 18, ahead of MWC 2020.