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7 Reasons to Wait for the Galaxy S11 & 6 Reasons Not To

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Wait for a More Powerful Galaxy S

Wait for a More Powerful Galaxy S

Samsung makes yearly improvements to the Galaxy S line's hardware and we expect a bunch of improvements on next year's models starting with the processor. 

At MWC 2019 in February, Qualcomm announced that its next Snapdragon processor will feature 5G integration. The company's first two chips were standalone modems that worked alongside the processor. 

The processor doesn't have a name yet (it'll probably be called Snapdragon 865), but it will follow in the footsteps of the Snapdragon 855, the processor inside Samsung's Galaxy S10.

According to Qualcomm, the new combined chip will be more power efficient which means better battery life and performance. It could also lead to a slimmer Galaxy S11 5G. 

The purported Snapdragon 865 has shown up in benchmarks and the early results look promising. A Snapdragon 856 specs leak also reveals some additional details that are worth a look. 

Arm has also announced brand new reference designs for processors that will land in flagship Android phones like the Galaxy S11 next year. 

Samsung's announced a new Exynos 990 processor with support for 5G, a 120Hz refresh-rate display driver, and an "advanced image signal processor (ISP) that supports up to six individual image sensors with concurrent processing of three." The company says this enables pro-grade photography with resolution up to 108-megapixels.

This means we could see this version of the Exynos chip arrive on some Galaxy S11 models. There's also a chance the Galaxy S11 is powered by another Exynos processor. 

The Galaxy S10 Android 10 beta hints at an unannounced Exynos 9830 processor, the probable successor to the Exynos 9825 chip line that powers the Galaxy Note 10 series. 

You can also expect the Galaxy S11 series to feature tons of storage, lots of RAM, fast wireless charging, and improvements to Samsung's AI. 

Samsung is also reportedly planning upgrades to the Galaxy S series' in-display fingerprint sensor. According to Korean publication The Elec, the Galaxy S11's fingerprint sensor will have a larger “Active Area Dimension” or AAD.

The AAD in the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 measures 36 square millimeters wide. The Galaxy S11 "is likely to be fitted with the 64 square millimeters AAD." 

Ice Universe also claims the Galaxy S11's display could come with a 90Hz refresh rate. There's also chatter about 120Hz.

Samsung reportedly tested a waterfall design for the Galaxy S11's display, but it looks like the company has decided not to use it

As for the Galaxy S11's battery, it looks like the smallest Galaxy S11, likely dubbed Galaxy S11e, will have a battery that falls somewhere between 3,800-3,900 mAh. If true, it would be larger than the battery inside the Galaxy S10. 

The regular Galaxy S11 model could reportedly pack a large 4,300 mAh battery. That would put it in line with the Galaxy Note 10+. 

The Galaxy S11+ battery could reportedly come close to 5,000 mAh though the exact size is unknown at this point. 

The Galaxy S10 is powerful enough for most people, but if it's not much of an upgrade over your current phone, think about waiting for Samsung's tweaks. 

7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. Jeda

    05/05/2019 at 10:42 pm

    Qualcomm’s next gen chip will be called the 865G.

  2. VBN

    05/07/2019 at 6:55 pm

    Dropping the jack is a deal breaker for me.

  3. eplipta

    06/27/2019 at 11:27 am

    One of the best features is actually its camera. I love its camera setup. Some of the specs also released on eplipta website.

  4. Tim Neeble

    07/17/2019 at 3:24 am

    Always have been a Samsung fan, gotta get it for sure. But they dropped earphone jack which is a huge disappointment for me. However, despite this, Samsung will be my first choice for sure.

  5. Scott

    07/29/2019 at 5:50 am

    Headphone jack is no issue, wireless is better and there is always alternative of usb c if you really need wired for some reason.

    Definitely getting S11 plus when its released and selling my S10 plus.

    • Michael

      08/21/2019 at 4:55 am

      I unlike you obviously use my note for what its designed for… business. Square readers use the phone jack. And for that i csnt forgive or forget it -.-

      • Sebastian

        09/27/2019 at 11:21 am

        Me too,I skipped note 10 because of no phone Jack

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