Samsung Galaxy S11 renders leak showing new design, five cameras

The Samsung Galaxy S11 series is arguably the most highly anticipated smartphone lineup of next year. Reports have hinted at some pretty major hardware upgrades that’ll arrive alongside big design changes. And today, tipster Steve Hemmerstoffer has detailed these modifications in a new set of CAD-based renders.

A Galaxy Note 10-inspired design that ditches the headphone jack

Suggesting Samsung is aiming to create a unified smartphone lineup in 2020, the Galaxy S11, much like the upcoming Galaxy A71 and Galaxy A51, looks set to adopt a redesigned front panel that's inspired by the current-generation Galaxy Note 10. It uses a huge 6.7-inch Infinity-O display which features a centered punch hole paired with extremely thin side bezels, an impressively small top bezel, and a chin that's been significantly reduced.

Like every Samsung flagship since 2017, next year's Galaxy S11 also features curved edges on either side of the screen. These are accompanied by an updated aluminum frame which retains the typical antenna lines but is thinner than usual, something that has forced Samsung to add a thicker area on the right side to better accommodate the power key and volume rocker. 

Additionally, a microphone has been added to the top of the phone and the bottom features a USB-C port and speaker. Unfortunately, the Galaxy S11 will also mark the end of an era because, as today's renders indicate, it doesn't feature the popular 3.5mm headphone jack.

Five rear cameras sit inside a new rectangular module

After replacing the Galaxy S9's vertical camera setup with a horizontal layout on this year's Galaxy S10 to allow for a larger battery, it seems Samsung is now bored of the design and is actively preparing yet another layout that'll be used across its entire lineup in 2020. Like upcoming Galaxy A-branded models, the Galaxy S11 will adopt a rectangular slab of glass that's positioned in the lop-left corner and home to an incredible five cameras. For reference, this year's model features just three sensors.

The exact functionality of each sensor is yet to leak but rumors have previously mentioned the possibility of a 108-megapixel main camera that'll replace the existing 12-megapixel sensor. This will apparently make use of pixel binning technology to produce more detailed 27-megapixel or 13.5-megapixel photos. It may also benefit night photography and zoom.

Speaking of zoom, Samsung has become known for its 2x telephoto cameras but a massive upgrade is rumored to be in the works. If the leaked information proves to be true, the Galaxy S11 may features a periscope-like lens that's capable of 5x optical zoom and supports optical image stabilizations. This, when combined with software wizardry, may also be capable of reaching 15x hybrid zoom and 50x digital zoom.

The flagship's camera setup should be completed by an upgrade ultra-wide-angle shooter and a dedicated Time-of-Flight sensor for more accurate depth data that can improved portrait photography and AR content. The remaining fifth sensor remains a total mystery at the moment, although it will be accompanied by an LED flash and a microphone.

Samsung Galaxy S11 announcement and release date

Samsung introduced the Galaxy S10 series on the 20th of February but earlier reports claim the company is targeting an unveiling on the 18th of February for the Galaxy S11 and its siblings – the Galaxy S11 5G, Galaxy S11+ 5G, Galaxy S11e, and Galaxy S11e 5G. This information was recently corroborated by a tipster with a relatively good track record.

Presumably, pre-orders will commence within 24 hours of the announcement and precede a release a few weeks later. If history is anything to go by, the Galaxy S11 series will probably hit shelves on Friday, March 6.

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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. Zrtsg

Posts: 12; Member since: May 09, 2019

Who said that iphone 11 is ugly?

4. ijuanp03

Posts: 655; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

This leak just proves that iPhone 11 is still ugly.

5. Pubani88

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 22, 2019

This is what the iPhone 11 should have been. That's why personally id pick the pixel camera design over the iPhone 11

37. audibot

Posts: 678; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

new design what new design its looks like every gs8 and iphone since the gs6 but bigger display, stop this super-thin phone crap, and why cant phone makers just bring the back up to level with the camera setup and use it as cooling space or bigger battery or something else

2. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 711; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

I think Samsung will strike hart next year. Completely new Cameras 120hz oled displays USF 3.0 storage Hardwarewise, the phone will not leave much to be desired.

14. legar123

Posts: 63; Member since: Mar 26, 2019

That's what Samsung fans claimed for the S10 and S9 series

32. highwaysnobbery

Posts: 57; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

I have a Pixel 3, until recently also owned an iPhone Xr, and went back to my S10. I'd say they did strike hard with the S10. I actively tried not to love it. Presently the Pixel 3 is on loan to my little brother and the iPhone went back to whence it came.

16. User123456789

Posts: 1147; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

There is the fact they tons of things running in background that cant be disabled. Few can but come back in seconds. Stuff that makes Galaxy slower than other androids with same cpu. And the excuse of rich feature UI does not work, because Note is faster than S despite having more software features. And phones with android stock are not the fastest. UI does not matter, but lack of competence does. Also Samsung again will deliver photos with too much HDR, which leads to wrong colors. And soft texture from walls and wood.

34. Carlitos

Posts: 682; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

the s10 series has proven to be one of the fastest phones around still, and the note 10

38. audibot

Posts: 678; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

i agree on everything but the hdr and the texture part, Because every human see's differently not 1 person has the same site in the head as another whats good for 1 is not for another, not even your own eyes see the same left or right cover 1 of each and everything is different

3. ijuanp03

Posts: 655; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

I like the new design! A fusion between the Note 10 and Galaxy S9!

6. adecvat

Posts: 658; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Between Note 10 and i11 :)

7. ahmadkun

Posts: 662; Member since: May 02, 2016

I think this is one of the A series 2020 .. the S11 is the one leaked before , anyway if this is the S11 then Samsung clearly has lost their design language !

8. User123456789

Posts: 1147; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Pixel 4 is much prettier. By far.

19. sleepypandaeyes

Posts: 386; Member since: Apr 12, 2015


21. joshuaswingle

Posts: 653; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Pixel 4 also has just two cameras instead of five.

9. saif2711

Posts: 107; Member since: Feb 22, 2016

Remove this s**tty notch..make it full screen with pop up or under display front camera.

17. User123456789

Posts: 1147; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Transparent oled wont be ready before 2022.

10. Epicness1o1

Posts: 312; Member since: May 30, 2013

Am I wrong or I see 6 cameras?

12. joshuaswingle

Posts: 653; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

I believe the small hole in the bottom-right corner is a microphone.

44. Epicness1o1

Posts: 312; Member since: May 30, 2013

I just now realized it is a microphone, thank you !ž 5 cameras is good !

40. audibot

Posts: 678; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

3 and i think the others are all ar sensors like void leap so as to see your own hands in ar and vr maps your surroundings

11. Epicness1o1

Posts: 312; Member since: May 30, 2013

That camera arrangement is so ugly, the front is beautiful though.

13. Astalavista

Posts: 5; Member since: Jan 12, 2019

That's the A71 not the S11. They already reported that the S71 will have an L shaped camera, they showed a case as well.

15. legar123

Posts: 63; Member since: Mar 26, 2019

The leak is by reliable OnLeak and they clearly stated its S1..

18. User123456789

Posts: 1147; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

A71 has flat screen.

20. joshuaswingle

Posts: 653; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

The Galaxy A71 has four cameras, not five. It also has a flat display, thicker bezels, and a headphone jack.

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 31598; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lovely. Now on to the Note 11 AKA, The King.

23. Georgio

Posts: 293; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

The galaxy s11 will have only 5 cameras? I want at least 40-50 cameras. This is one ugly phone with that hole in the middle, not nice... It looks like a chinese phone.

24. Georgio

Posts: 293; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

This is ugly ;really samsung? You had such a good looking designs in the past ; now this phone looks like a chinese phone.

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