Samsung Galaxy S11 Rumors: Camera, Pricing, Release, Battery, And Sizes

By Amit Chowdhry ● December 27, 2019

Looking for Samsung Galaxy S11 rumors? You have come to the right place.

The Samsung Galaxy S11 is expected to be released in March 2020, but rumors about the device have been surfacing for a while now. Samsung may also release another version of the Galaxy Fold and Galaxy Note in 2020 as well.

The rumors about the Galaxy S11 includes details about the camera, the battery, and the price. Some of the rumors are also based on Samsung’s historical patterns.

Without further ado, here are the Galaxy S11 rumors you should know about:

5G Speeds

The Galaxy S11 devices are all expected to support 5G data speeds. Samsung already got a head start by adding 5G compatibility in its S10 5G, Note 10 Plus 5G, Galaxy A90 5G, and Fold (the UK and South Korea).

But the problem is that 5G is still rolling out gradually so you may not be able to access the faster data connections right away.

Three Models And Sizes

The Galaxy S11, S11 Plus, and S11 Pro are expected to come in three models. The names are expected to be called the Galaxy S11, the Galaxy S11e, and the Galaxy S11 Plus. Or the devices could be called the Galaxy S11, S11 Plus, and S11 Pro.

In terms of the sizes, here is what’s expected:
Galaxy S11: 6.2-inch or 6.4-inch
Galaxy S11 Plus: 6.7-inch
Galaxy S11 Pro: 6.9-inch

Design

According to Evan Blass (@evleaks), the Galaxy S11 devices are expected to have curved sides rather than the flat display design used last year. And the Galaxy S11 is supposed to have a slim body.

It is unknown whether Samsung is planning to integrate an in-screen fingerprint reader or a facial recognition tool into the Galaxy S11.

Camera

The Galaxy S11 Plus is expected to have three cameras, including a wide-angle, the main camera, and a periscope zoom lens. Plus the camera is expected to have flash and time-of-flight features. The periscope lens will have a 5x zoom and at least 48-megapixels.

 

As you will notice in the photo above, the camera array may be square and the cameras are off to the left. This is similar to the way that camera arrays look in the iPhone 11 and Google Pixel 4.

It appears in the photo that the cameras slightly protrude. This could be problematic for consumers who have a tendency to drop their devices often. Either way, you should get a case.

More importantly, the Galaxy S11 camera is expected to be 108-megapixel. While this sounds very ambitious, the Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi integrated a 108-megapixel camera into the Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro.

The Samsung Camera app may also support 8K video recording. And it is reportedly going to support new modes like Director’s View, Single Take Photo, and Night Hyperlapse.

Display

The Galaxy S11 will likely have a 120Hz AMOLED display. This will make animations much more smooth. To help conserve battery life, the Galaxy S11 will be able to support the ability to switch between 60Hz to preserve battery life and 120Hz.

The size of the Galaxy S11 display is likely going to have a 20:9 aspect ratio, according to a report on HTML5test spotted via Galaxy Club.

Battery

Each of the Galaxy S11 devices will have different sized batteries. But rumor has it that the Galaxy S11 Plus battery will be at 5,000 mAh, which is a big deal.

As a comparison, the Galaxy Note 10 Plus battery is 4,300 mAh and its battery life is all-day with active use. And the ASUS Rog Phone 2 has a 6,000 mAh battery with two days of use.

Processor

It seems like that the Galaxy S11 line of devices will have the Snapdragon 865 processor. And Samsung will likely integrate its Exynos 990 5G processor in Asia.

Ports/Jacks

Rumor has it that the Galaxy S11 will be shipping with a USB-C port, but no headphone jack. So those of you who are still holding on to headphones with a 3.5mm headphone jack might be out of luck.

Colors

What about the Galaxy S11 colors? According to Ishan Agarwal — a credible device expert — the Samsung Galaxy S11e will be available in blue, grey and pink and the Galaxy S11 will have at least blue, grey, and black options.

Branding

There is another rumor that Samsung may change the branding of the Galaxy “S” devices starting with the Galaxy S11.

For example, the name could end up being the Galaxy One. There is another rumor that Samsung may call it the Galaxy S20 to match the year of the release:

Release Date

The launch date of the Samsung Galaxy S11 is expected to happen on February 11 or February 18, 2020. Samsung tends to unveil its Galaxy “S” lines of devices in February or early March. Generally, the launch coincides with the Mobile World Congress (MWC) event. But sometimes it is shortly before or shortly after MWC.

The devices should be available for preorder shortly after the unveiling. And then the units will ship a week or two after that.

Pricing

In terms of pricing, the best way to guess is by looking at previous models. The Galaxy S10e is $749, the Galaxy S10 is $899, the Galaxy S10 Plus is $999, and the Galaxy S10 5G is $1,300. The reason why the 5G is priced higher is due to the higher component costs. The 512GB version of the Galaxy S11 Plus (or Pro) model will likely start somewhere at about $1,000-$1,100.