11 November 2019
Even though we are still a good few months away from the Galaxy S11 launch, the rumor mill is already buzzing with speculations about upgraded camera performance. A previous report has claimed that Samsung is working on a new periscope-styled camera module that will offer up to 5x optical zoom. And now, a new leak has surfaced that suggests the claim is actually true.
Galaxy Club, a Dutch publication, has obtained Galaxy S11 camera codename information through one of its sources. The internal codename is said to be Hubble which as you might have guessed is a reference to the Hubble Space Telescope. Since it is one of the biggest telescopes in space and is capable of seeing its deepest ends, it is safe to assume that the Galaxy S11 camera module will also have high zooming-in capabilities.
Another reason to believe the same is that Samsung is reported to be working on a second-generation 108-megapixel camera sensor for the upcoming flagship. This makes sense as the currently available 108MP sensor has already made its debut on Xiaomi smartphones including Mi MIX Alpha, Mi CC9 Pro, and Mi Note 10. Samsung would want Galaxy S11 to have a camera sensor that is more capable and has not been used anywhere else.
There is one more new leak but this one is about Galaxy S11 battery capacity. It shows a battery with model number EB-BG980ABY that has received its mandatory safety certification from South Korea's SafetyKorea regulation authority. It is meant for a phone with model number G980 and considering that the Galaxy S10e bears G970 model number, this new number should be for the Galaxy S11e.
The alleged battery has 14.36 Wh rating and 3.85V operational voltage. Now, the basic Mathematics calculation tells us that the battery should be around 3,730mAh in capacity. It is a significant upgrade over 3,100mAh battery available with the current-generation Galaxy S10e. But if Samsung is planning to offer 5G connectivity on all models, it will be worth testing whether the increased juice would be enough to catch up with the increased load.