Galaxy S11 to launch on Feb 11, Samsung confirms


The Galaxy S11 has officially been announced to launch as early as February 11, which is a week earlier than the timeline of the launch of its predecessor, the Galaxy S10, last year.

Samsung has tweeted a post that says, “Say hello to a whole new Galaxy. Unpacked on February 11, 2020. The smartphone will be unpacked at an event in San Francisco, United States.

Samsung didn’t mention the name of the handset, but considering it is going to be the first unpacking event of the year from the company, it is sure to be the next Galaxy S-series phone, the Galaxy S11.

Nevertheless, recent reports have also suggested that the Galaxy S11 will, in fact, be christened as the Galaxy S20. Samsung is yet to clear the air on this matter, however.

If rumors are to be believed, the Samsung Galaxy S11 or the S20 will launch in three size variants having 6.2-inch, 6.7-inch, and 6.9-inch displays. Also, the screens are likely to boast 120Hz refresh rates.

This time, the in-display fingerprint scanner will be bigger than before as the devices are said to feature Qualcomm’s new 3D Sonic Max fingerprint scanner.

The latest Snapdragon 865 SoC will underpin the Galaxy S11 or S20 series while the battery will charge faster with the support of 25W fast charging technology.

The biggest highlight of the smartphone will, however, be the 108MP primary sensor that will churn out pixel binned images combining 9 adjacent pixels into 1 instead of 4 into 1 in the current crop of devices.

While the two variants of Galaxy S11 or S20 will come with 5G as well as LTE support, it is rumored that the 6.7-inch model will have only 5G compatibility.

There is also a strong buzz that a foldable smartphone will also tag along with the Galaxy S11 or S20. The foldable phone will, however, likely to be of clamshell-style that will acquire a square shape in the folded state.

The clamshell foldable phone, if launched, will take on the recently launched Motorola RAZR 2019. The real successor to the original Galaxy Fold is expected to launch later this year, however.

As February 11 is still a few weeks away in the coming days, there will undoubtedly be a plethora of leaks and teasers that will hit the web, revealing prior details of the Galaxy S11 or S20.

Along with that, it is expected that the confirmation about the simultaneous launch of the rumored Galaxy foldable smartphone will also pop up. So, stay tuned for more timely updates on this matter.

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