As excitement builds up in the marketplace on what to expect from the South Korean major’s next set of flagships to be released in the first quarter of 2020, there are new leaks and rumors about them. The key take away from them is that the Samsung Galaxy S11 series will have three models, the S11, S11e and S11 Plus. One leak highlights the internal codes being used for the models to be launched. This means the company will stick to the same format as this year’s S10 series. The other important rumor is that all three phones will be capable of being connected to the 5G network.
Code Numbers of the Three Phones Leaked
Quoting some Chinese sources, a report has emerged claiming that Samsung has assigned the code SM-G9810 for the S11e 5G; SM-G9860 for the S11 5G and SM-G9880 for the S11+ 5G. This itself is a clear giveaway that all the three models are going to be 5G enabled. One explanation offered for this is that South Korea is one of the countries where 5G service was launched first and has expanded quite a bit. Eventually, Samsung itself has a huge role to play in this by manufacturing and operating the 5G infrastructure in the country. Making the lower end devices also5G capable, the company will indirectly help expand the user base in the country.
Under-Display Front Camera Not to be Included
There have been strong rumors earlier of Samsung launching its full-screen display, eliminating the notch on the front screen. The Twitter handle Ice Universe that invariably gets things right has put out its latest message saying Samsung will launch an under the display camera next year but this won’t happen with either the Samsung Galaxy S11 or the Galaxy Fold 2. If this assertion is correct, then the Samsung Galaxy S11 series models will continue to sport the snapper housed inside the notch on the front display.
Samsung will launch an under display camera phone next year！
not S11, not Fold 2
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) October 17, 2019
There is also the rumor that the Samsung Galaxy S11’s camera will have a 5x optical zoom and 10x lossless zoom.
These are leaks and rumors and need to be treated with some caution. The company itself is yet to issue any statement confirming these developments. It may still be early days and more leaks can be expected to be out in the weeks and months ahead.