Samsung has scheduled an Unpacked event for February 11, which has almost confirmed that it is focused on the Galaxy S11. This means that Android fans have less than a month to wait until CEO Samsung Koh DJ takes the device out of his pocket and shows it to the world.
Having said that, we already have a good idea of what to expect from Android’s new flagship range thanks to a number of rumors and losses. Without further ado, here is Express.co.uk’s list of the best Galaxy S11 features we expect.
So how many Samsung phones should it sport on February 11th? Well, based on leaks and rumors, we expect three models of the Galaxy S11 but five devices overall. We explain …
The Galaxy S11 is expected to arrive in three main models, which should be the successors of the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 + respectively. At the moment it is not clear which Samsung is planning to name its next series of smartphones – some have said that it will abandon S11 completely in favor of S20, and the names of the individual models are also uncertain.
The successor to the Galaxy S10e should be equipped with a 6.2-inch display, while the next Galaxy S10 and S10 + are meant to boast 6.7-inch and 6.9-inch panels respectively.
The more premium S11 phone is said to be offered only in a 5G model. This makes sense given that Samsung was one of the leading smartphone manufacturers to push the new technology.
In the meantime, the successors of the S10e and the normal S10 will be made available in the 4G and 5G variants. If you kept track, there are five S11 models in total.
A super fluid display
Samsung is expected to be preparing stunning new AMOLED panels for its S11 series that sport a massive 120Hz refresh rate. This means that the moment you pick up an S11 you may be treated with the smoothest performance available on an Android phone right now.
What is a high refresh rate screen you ask for? Good question. In short, the higher the refresh rate on a phone, the smoother everything will be. The difference between a traditional 60Hz display and one at 90Hz or 120Hz is night and day: everything from scrolling through the Instagram feed to playing the latest and greatest games on the Play Store (assuming they obviously support high refresh rates) is very faster and more responsive. Trust us, once you use a screen with a high refresh rate, you will never want to go back.
Of course, other phones like the Razer Phone 2 and the Asus ROG Phone II already boast 120Hz screens. But given that Samsung is famous for its gorgeous smartphone screens (and supplies them to a variety of other vendors), we expect it will save its best technology for its flagship S11 series.
A brand new camera system
The main act of the Galaxy S11 should be its camera. Although it is unclear whether all models will be treated with the same lenses, the more premium version of the laptop has a 108 megapixel main camera. If true, this could allow the S11 to take incredibly detailed photos that are perfect for cropping.
The accompaniment of the main mega sensor should be a P30 Pro periscope zoom lens with a 5x optical zoom. Obviously, Samsung is expected to integrate a lot of software tricks to help further extend the reach of the S11. Huawei and Oppo both use computational photography to smooth the uneven edges of photos taken at a 5x zoom on their respective periscope lenses.
Of course, we also expect the S11 to be equipped with an ultra wide angle camera and a flight time sensor (ToF).
The South Korean tech giant is expected to insert all of this new camera technology into a new rectangular housing that could occupy a significant amount of space on the back of the device. In fact, the famous OnLeaks tipster shared the alleged renderings for each S11 model expected late last year to give Android fans an idea of what to expect.
The other things
Of course, the Galaxy S11 series is expected to arrive with the newest and largest interiors around. Samsung is expected to vary the processor of the S11 devices depending on the market in which they are sold. US customers are expected to receive Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 865 while the rest of the world could be treated with Samsung’s internal Exynos 990.
It is also possible that the battery size of each respective S10 model will increase along with the supported wired and wireless charging speeds.
Although there are many rumors about the S11 series, nothing is official until Samsung does it. This means that all of the above should probably be taken with a pinch of salt.
That said, we are only a month away from the revelation of the S11. So stay tuned to Express.co.uk for the latest Samsung news.