If everything goes as before, for the month of February or March, coinciding with the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung should show its new high-end for 2020 which, if they maintain the current nomenclature, should be the Samsung Galaxy S11. And this is precisely the one that concerns us today, since OnLeaks, one of the most reputed filtering devices on the Internet known for its high hit rate, has just published what, apparently, are the first renderings of the Samsung Galaxy S11.
As the images show, the Samsung Galaxy S11 would pick up the baton from the Samsung Galaxy S10 in terms of form factor (see the rounded corners), but I would drink from some elements the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and the new Samsung Galaxy M30s. The first is obvious: the hole in the screen; of the second, the photographic module.
A mix of various Galaxy
Before starting to review what we see in the renders, it should be noted that we are facing a leak and that, therefore, it is advisable to take the images with tweezers. While it is true that OnLeaks has a proven track record in terms of leaks (it showed the design of the iPhone 11 many months before its presentation), there are still about three or four months for the Galaxy S11 to see the light and there is the possibility that there will be changes.
That said, according to the Onleaks renders, the Samsung Galaxy S11 would have dimensions of 161.9 x 73.7 x 7.8 mm, although the thickness would grow to 8.9 mm if we take into account the camera module, from which it is clear that the module is 1.1 mm thick. The filter says that the back is made of glass and that the side frames would be finished in metal. On the sides we see the classic “Power” and volume buttons, but nothing about a button dedicated to Bixby, while at the bottom the device would mount a USB type C.
As for the screen, the renders show a 6.7 inch panel curved on the sides that would stretch to the corners thanks, in part, to the hole located in the upper central area. This is something that we have already seen in other mobile phones of the brand, such as the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+. Also in the Galaxy S10 and S10 +, although in these two cases the perforation was located in the upper right corner.
Samsung would continue to flee from the notch by betting on a perforated screen
Nothing is known about its resolution, although the possibility that the panel has a refresh rate of 120 Hz is being considered. In the last year we have seen some brands bet on this technology, such as Razer with the Razer Phone 2 (120 Hz) or OnePlus with the OnePlus 7 Pro and its two “T” brothers, and Samsung, according to the Ice Universe leaker, would also do it in its new high-end. This follows from a screenshot of the One UI 2 beta, in which you can see an option to toggle between 60 and 120 Hz.
Someone found 120Hz in Note9’s One UI 2 Beta! (hidden settings) pic.twitter.com/ii1fNic1YE
– Ice universe (@UniverseIce) November 20, 2019
Two things stand out from the rear. The first is the module for camera, where we see four lenses next to the LED flash. It is very similar to the Samsung Galaxy M30s and, in a way, reminds us of the modules of the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro or Google Pixel 4 XL. Thus, it can be anticipated that the Samsung Galaxy S11, and if the renders are correct, it would have five cameras in total.
Nothing is known for sure about technology and resolution, although recent leaks suggest that it will have a 108 megapixel sensor, Samsung’s ISOCELL HMX, which is the same as the Xiaomi Mi Note 10. The second thing is the fingerprint reader, which is not there and that it is possible that, as in the Galaxy S10, it has been taken under the screen.
The hole is imposed, the module begins to become popular
If the renders of the Samsung Galaxy S11 show something, it is that the perforated screen, together with the drop notch, is being configured as the short-term alternative to the notch that Apple introduced in its iPhone X. Not a few phones have chosen for pierce the panel to scratch inches of screen, and not only from Samsung, but Huawei and Honor have also done it in terminals such as the Honor View20 or the Huawei Nova 5T. Some brands like OPPO are already working on introducing the front camera under the screen, and although the little we know about it is that they work, they seem to be still far from being a reality.
On the other hand, the inclusion of the photographic module. It is not something that we have seen only in the Pixels or the new iPhones, but Huawei has already done it with the Mate 20 Pro, Motorola with the One Zoom or Nokia with the Nokia 9 PureView. The reasons for doing it this way are not entirely clear, but it seems that if a few years ago it was normal to put the lenses vertically one by one in the corner, the next step will be to take them to a module and group them.