The Galaxy S11 could feature noticeably slimmer bezels than Galaxy S10
Taller display than the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10
Spotted first by the people over at GalaxyClub, an upcoming Samsung device referred to as SM-G416U recently made an appearance on popular browser benchmark HTML5Test with a tall, 20:9 display. This particular model number doesn’t line up with any existing ones but it turns out Samsung often tries to disguise its devices by modifying the first two digits.
Therefore, it can be determined this device is actually the SM-G986U, a product that you’ll probably know as the Samsung Galaxy S11+ when it arrives in early 2020. In this particular case, information suggests it’s a US-bound model that supports 5G networks as standard, which means Qualcomm’s next-generation Snapdragon 865 probably powers it.
What else will the Galaxy S11, Galaxy S11+, and Galaxy S11e offer?
In addition to reducing the thickness of bezels, the Galaxy S11 series is expected to decrease the overall size of the punch hole that’s included as part of the Infinity-O panel. This should allow Samsung to move it closer to the upper bezel and make the notification bar slightly smaller. Little is known about what else the Galaxy S11 series displays will have to offer but it’s possible Samsung may choose to adopt a 90Hz refresh rate on the premium models like the newly announced Google Pixel 4 series.
This, in the case of the Galaxy S11 and Galaxy S11+, is expected to be paired with a quadruple-camera setup on the rear which reportedly includes a periscope camera that supports 5x optical zoom. Also part of the package on the Plus-branded model might be a triple-camera selfie setup, as indicated by a recent patent. The regular smartphone, on the other hand, will probably opt for a single or dual-sensor layout.
The rear of the smartphone is a strong candidate for a more noticeably redesign that involves introducing a telephoto zoom camera to the setup and possibly ditching the color-matching module in favor of a slab of black glass as seen on the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10. Other changes to the compact model are expected to include an upgraded processor that matches the one found in its larger siblings. This means Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 will probably power the device in the US while Europe and other international markets are expected to receive an Exynos 9830-powered variant.