S11 Samsung: It’s a Phone Camera Arms Race!

Cameras, cameras and more cameras: renders reportedly portraying the S11 show a huge array of them on the back of the new Samsung flagship smartphone. The Korean giant seems bent on challenging Apple and the iPhone 11 on this front.


We’re talking about a possible giant 108-megapixel camera sensor in the Galaxy S11, as well as three larger screen sizes and possibly a camera that’s hidden underneath the display for a true full-screen look. Another expected feature is 8K video recording.

Holiday time is approaching and carries a lot of expectations of novelties of all sorts. Consumers think in terms of Christmas presents and entertainment opportunities. The aficionados of betting in the US are waiting for more PA Online Casinos to finally become available, while lovers of Samsung mobile phones so far have to be satisfied with leaks when it comes to the new S11 that will only become available in 2020.

One authoritative source, Bloomberg, has quoted “people familiar with the company’s plans (…) asking not to be identified discussing specifications that haven’t been made public”. Among those features, besides the 108MP, three more cameras should enrich the back of the S11, ant this array would include an ultrawide-angle lens and 5x optical zoom.

According to the same source, a time-of-flight sensor would provide depth detection similar to one already in the Note 10+. This is an addition meant to support portrait photos and augmented-reality applications.

Samsung had sort of been dozing on mobile photography innovation for quite a while. The realization of how important camera specs are to consumers brought about a change of strategy. The 5x zoom module was developed by Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co. and started production in May 2019.

The move was quite clearly stimulated by competitors Huawei’s P30 Pro and Oppo’s Reno 10X Zoom Edition, which inaugurated the trend for optical zoom features in smartphones.

As far as the possible processor is concerned, the most probable choice is the 5G Snapdragon 865. Again, only rumors for now, but certainly both the 108MP camera and  8K video recording require a particularly powerful processor. Some Samsung techies maintain that the Exynos 990 fall short of the mark.

What seems to be sure of is that the fans of the waterfall screen design will have to wait: the S11 is not going to be a zero-bezel model. Tough bezels will be even smaller than the already small ones of the Note 10, they will still be there. The larger SAMOLED 120Hz displays should be enough to counter customers’ disappointment.

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Apparently, a powerful 5,000 mAh battery to support the 120Hz feature is part of the package. A picture of the battery has been spotted on the Korean government’s product safety portal and taken of evidence of its imminent confirmation as part of the S11 features.


The 2020 flagship smartphone is expected to be launched next February, during Mobile World Congress. It could then hit the market in March. The price is still in the realm of pure speculation, for the time being. Some sources are hinting at a possible Lite, cheaper, edition for the European market.