14 October 2019
It has been about two months since the launch of the Galaxy Note 10, Samsung's second and last flagship release of the year. It means all eyes are now set on the next-generation Galaxy S flagship. This new phone is likely to be called the Galaxy S11 and we have even started to hear rumors about what to expect. And now, a new SamMobile report has mentioned a possible launch date for the next Samsung flagship.
The report mentions that the Samsung Galaxy S11 will be unveiled at the dedicated Galaxy Unpacked event in San Francisco, just like the current-generation Galaxy S10 series. Samsung usually chooses the MWC event in Barcelona as the launch venue for new Galaxy S launches but in recent times, it has started to go for separate launch events. One of the reasons behind this shift in strategy is that it helps new phones get dedicated press coverage which is not possible otherwise with so many new products getting unveiled at MWC.
It is further reported that the launch event will happen sometime in the third week of February next year. Even though SamMobile is not convinced about the legitimacy of the source behind this leaked information, it suggests that Galaxy S11 could become official on February 18th, 2020. But we would suggest you take this leak with a pinch of salt until more details surface.
As for what other things we know so far, Samsung should release Galaxy S11 in multiple models like the Galaxy S10 series. There should also be 5G variants as the 5G network is the next big thing in smartphone connectivity. The flagship should be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 and Samsung's own next-gen Exynos flagship processor. There will be various configuration variants that could go as high as 12GB of RAM and 1TB of internal storage. It is expected to run Samsung's One UI 2.1 based on Android 10 out of the box.