Galaxy S11's release date, PRO video mode tipped

Galaxy S11's release date, PRO video mode tipped
Samsung's supposedly amazing Galaxy S11 camera kit keeps adding features to the already impressive rumored hardware via trademarks. It is expected that the S11 will sport a quad-camera setup with a 108MP main sensor and at least 5x zoom abilities, and those will be put to good use, apparently.

The company already trademarked a massive amount of new terminology around the up to 8K video recording abilities, such as the Director's View, Single Take and Video Spin camera features that added to the Space Zoom one before them. 

Director’s View will be recording from all cameras at once, similar to what Huawei does with the P30 Pro, while the other trademarks are anyone's guess at this point, save for the Space Zoom feature that may mean at least 50x hybrid magnification, potentially up to 100x shenanigans.

To those, we now have to add a Pro video mode, as found in a software string that evidently will allow you to "take control of your videos" and "set the exposure, shutter speed, color tone, and ISO sensitivity manually." 

Something similar is present on high-end LG and Sony phones, so we are curious to compare those with Samsung's implementation. The moral of the story? With great camera and a much better battery life, the S11 series is shaping up to be a hit whenever it lands in the spring. 

Galaxy S11 release date

Samsung has been scheduling its Unpacked events around the Galaxy S and Note families like clockwork lately, so we can reasonably assume when the S11 will launch in earnest. If we follow this year's Friday release schedule, the S11 family should be announced between February 11-18, depending on whose tip you want to believe, and unleashed on our unsuspecting heads on Friday, March 6, or earlier.

The February 18th mark, however, just got a second mention by tipster Ice Universe, so we'd wager to guess that Samsung will be sending out invitations for its Unpacked event on this date early in the new year. 

Since a drastic design rework is not expected, starting prices should be ranging from $799-$1199 depending on the model and the 5G connectivity situation. If we add the "Bright Night" to the "Space Zoom" and "PRO Video" camera features, then tack on huge batteries and a refined Note 10-style design, it may all be worth it, what do you think?

Related phones

Galaxy S20 (S11e)
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 3200 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 128GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh



2. User123456789

Posts: 1360; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

I think Pro Video Mode will be within the cam app, like LG does.

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 31765; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Note 11+ is the one.

4. aegislash

Posts: 1537; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Note10+ is the best device I've ever owned. I can't wait to see what they bring to the table with the Note11+. A 7 inch display would be the sweet spot for a phone that also functions as a tablet, so I am 100% okay with those rumors.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31765; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I’d jump right on it.

17. Papa_Ji

Posts: 912; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

No no no, a 7" phone can't handle you.... For that you should choose some old Nokia's

11. Orion78

Posts: 230; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

Being that the s11+ is rumored to have the same screen size as the Note 10+.....I wouldn't be surprised if Note 11+ goes up to 7. It would be a first day but for me if that's the case....and I have the Note10+ lol

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31765; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Same here. A full 7, in a slightly bigger body...yes sirrr.

5. aegislash

Posts: 1537; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

I'm really intrigued to know more about this camera system, especially the one on the S11+. I want to know what the fifth camera is all about. It's sounding like an amazing system so far.

6. User123456789

Posts: 1360; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Ultra Wide 13mm Wide 26mm Portrait 52mm Periscope 130mm ToF 0.2MP

7. RoryBreaker

Posts: 306; Member since: Oct 11, 2015

Shaping up to be a beast! Sammy seems to focus on one main improvement each year & the camera is clearly the one for the S11

8. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1382; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Sounds like Sammy is really serious about their camera this go round. Well I hope it is worth the wait. They have always pushed the camera boundary and are consistently rated among the top OEM mobile cameras manufactures.

13. User123456789

Posts: 1360; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

No. It has many same flaws since s7. - excess of noise reduction with plastic texture - foreground brighter than reality - warm colours with yellowish greens and grays. Since no one wants to lose publicity from them also not readers/viewers because Samsung is the most popular, so no one points the issues.

9. rsiders

Posts: 2038; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Yes! I hope this is real. I was planning to go back to LG with the V60 but if this land out I'll be getting the S11. Filmic Pro does an admirable job but there's nothing like native manual video controls from the manufacturer. I miss that from the V series.

14. matistight

Posts: 1054; Member since: May 13, 2009

I hate Samsung. They killed Pro Video Mode on Android Pie, and will be bringing it back as a selling point for the S11, even though the S8, S9, Note8 and Note9 could do it before Android Pie??? What a joke

15. JCASS889 unregistered

What are you talking about? I have a s9+ with pie installed and I do not see any pro video mode in my camera app....try again.

16. peschiera

Posts: 65; Member since: Sep 17, 2017

He is right. He said before "Pie". Search in youtube for this video "_FZVwxGCzsI" (Video Recording on Pro Mode with Note 8). I hated that move from Samsung, too. It was basically because of the change of camera's user interface which was just perfect before they changed it to the current one.

18. GrosseFatigue

Posts: 211; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

I would wait for a review of the S10Lite and the Glasstic one. I am intrigued. The glassticky one why not making it accessible to the battery if it is not going to be waterproof?

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