New Galaxy S11 leak details larger displays, five models, 5G support, more

New Galaxy S11 leak details larger displays, five models, 5G support, more
Samsung Galaxy S11 concept render

A constant stream of leaks is inevitable now that Samsung has finalized the design of next year’s Galaxy S11 series. This week alone, the battery capacity of each model has been revealed and the rear camera setups have been detailed. Today, tipster Evan Blass has provided some preliminary information about the lineup.

Samsung's Galaxy S11+ will be absolutely huge and support 5G

Samsung decided to release three mainstream Galaxy S10 models with support for 4G LTE networks earlier this year alongside a fourth 5G-ready device. But for 2020, the South Korean giant is reportedly planning three flagships that’ll be available in a few different variants. 

Leading the way looks set to be a large model that’s presumably going to replace both the Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10 5G. It’s expected to be marketed as the Galaxy S11+ and, per the preliminary information, is going to support 5G networks as standard. The number of cameras planned for this phone is yet to be confirmed but they will allegedly be paired with a humongous 6.9-inch curved-edge display. The Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10 5G, for comparison, feature 6.4-inch and 6.75-inch panels respectively. 

Fortunately, Samsung’s next-generation device is expected to adopt a taller aspect ratio which means it should be roughly the same size as the Galaxy S10 5G. As for the new display’s resolution, not much is known at this stage, but rumors are swirling about a potential 90Hz or 120Hz refresh rate to rival the recent 90Hz implementation seen by Google and the upcoming 120Hz one by OnePlus.

The Galaxy S11 will be available with or without 5G

The second flagship, which will probably be marketed as the Galaxy S11, is on track to replace the current-generation Galaxy S10. But much like its larger sibling, an even bigger display is to be expected. 

Evan Blass says the 6.1-inch panel featured on this year’s device is being replaced by a massive 6.7-inch screen. It’ll feature curved edges on either side and, thanks to the taller aspect ratio, means the phone will likely sit somewhere between the Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10 5G when it comes to size.

Like the Galaxy S11+, Samsung’s standard model will be available to purchase with 5G support. However, because these next-gen networks aren’t yet up and running in many global markets, a cheaper version with just 4G LTE support is reportedly in the works.

Say goodbye to the compact, flat display with the Galaxy S11e

If Samsung retains its ‘e’ branding next year, the cheapest and smallest Galaxy S11 model should ship with the Galaxy S11e moniker attached. It’ll replace the 2019 Galaxy S10e and will be positioned as a direct competitor to Apple’s iPhone 11 in terms of both price and size.

According to the preliminary information that Evan Blass posted, Samsung’s going to ditch the 5.8-inch Infinity-O display used on this year’s model in favor of an alternative that measures in at either 6.2-inches or 6.4-inches. Additionally, to further differentiate its device from others, the chosen display will feature curved edges.

Due to the limited availability of 5G networks, Samsung is also preparing two variants of the Galaxy S11e. One will support 5G as standard while the other will settle for 4G LTE compatibility. 

Samsung Galaxy S11 series announcement and availability

The Samsung Galaxy S11 series will debut in mid-to-late February, according to Blass. This corroborates rumors of an introduction on Tuesday, February 18, ahead of MWC 2020.

Availability will ultimately vary by market although early rumors suggest the US will only receive three of the five Galaxy S11 models. This likely means Samsung is planning to release only the 5G-ready models in the market. It also suggests the South Korean giant may ditch 4G LTE flagships in markets where 5G networks are already up and running.



1. jacrispybits

Posts: 3; Member since: May 11, 2019

noo sammy we need a compact phone

15. Fred3

Posts: 582; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

The S11e will still be compact but with a bigger screen

16. Fred3

Posts: 582; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

i hope

18. RocketDoc

Posts: 21; Member since: Jul 24, 2018

So it will be like a Tardis? A 6.2" or 6.4" screen with zero bezels is still too large for me, and curved edges is unfortunate too, so I'm bummed. Maybe they won't screw up the A40 successor, and also make a model with the North American frequency bands the current one lacks. Otherwise, I think I'll be looking at refurbished iPhone Pros, or hoping the iPhone 8s/9/SE2 is real, or that the price of RAZR-type folders becomes feasible.

23. Fred3

Posts: 582; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

I agree

31. Cat97

Posts: 1976; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Actually, since Apple will launch the iPhone SE 2 which will have the size of iPhone 8, Samsung will surely have a compact phone in its lineup. I don't buy the rumor that the S11e will be bigger. Or if it will, there will be an S11 Compact in the lineup.

35. TadTrickle

Posts: 107; Member since: Apr 08, 2019

I'm looking forward to the S series and the note series combining. That's this year correct

2. johnh3

Posts: 147; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Seems like Sony Xperia 5 is the way to go if Samsung go larger with a curved display. To bad I think Samsung Galaxy S10e was a nice phone. They should stick to that concept with a new model also.

3. User123456789

Posts: 1141; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

I saw a video with Xperia 1 and 5 side by side. Too small difference to choose 5 over 1, especially now that with price cut both cost same.

24. torr310

Posts: 1696; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I would take OnePlus 7T instead.

4. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1849; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

This means that the Note 11+ is going to be an absolute monster!

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31594; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yes indeed.

13. User123456789

Posts: 1141; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

My guess for note are : 6,7" and 7"

5. yalokiy

Posts: 1101; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Not buying a curved screen phone ever again. Bad decision to stop flat screen s10e.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31594; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Just imagine the Note 11+

9. yalokiy

Posts: 1101; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Same as note 10+ but with better cameras and internals.

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31594; Member since: Feb 05, 2011


17. yalokiy

Posts: 1101; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Prediction :D

8. Guseinguliev

Posts: 129; Member since: Mar 04, 2019

I really hope that Samsung will not abandon the compact smartphone. c10e smart phone competitor iPhone xs and 11 pro in size.

10. A_A_A

Posts: 229; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

Such an idiots... What else can I say...

11. ZEUS.the.thunder.god

Posts: 1172; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Damnnn...!!! Note 11+ can't come soon enough.

14. cogito

Posts: 72; Member since: Aug 18, 2015

Hearing about these upcoming screen monstrosities and the lack of a flat screen option makes me very happy that I did not wait for the S11 and had gone ahead and purchased an S10e earlier this year. Very happy with it.

19. Locked-n-Loaded

Posts: 61; Member since: Sep 13, 2019

"probably, but rumors, yet to be confirmed, expected, likely" .. so essentially it's Samsung nonsense as usual.

20. Rocket

Posts: 703; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Putting a bigger and curved screen on the S11e will be a huge mistake.

21. eggelton

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 09, 2019

Frickin why?! What idiot is out there thinking "man, the problem with this stupidly oversized phone is that it's not frikken big enough! I want it so excessively oversized that it can't reasonably be used for ANYTHING except streaming the new season of Soulless Narcissistic Housewives of Bullshyt County." There hasn't been a good Android phone since the Droid Mini. Are there any designers working at Samsung that aren't completely brain-damaged?

30. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 762; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

"There hasn't been a good Android phone since the Droid Mini." That's where you lost all credibility.

32. eggelton

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 09, 2019

Name a phone of similar size that isn't or wasn't garbage.

22. kevv2288

Posts: 309; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

I like the flat screen on S10e, I hope they still offer flat screen option on S11.

25. wilky

Posts: 38; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

S11e screen should stay flat it was the reason i purchased the S10e over the S10 , Samsung did a brilliant job with the S10e now it looks like they going to spoil it next year.

26. carlito666

Posts: 10; Member since: Jul 17, 2017

Samsung, please, what's so special about curved edges? Can we get one flagship phone with flat screen?
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