10 December 2019
Over the last weekend, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S11 and Galaxy S11e flagships appeared in a bunch of leaked renders and 360-degree videos. These leaks offered a good look at the product design and gave an idea of what to expect in terms of appearance. Interestingly, both smartphones feature almost identical design with only minor differences here and there.
Starting with the Galaxy S11, it is shown with a bezel-less display but with a punch-hole in the center for housing the front-facing camera. It is a curved display panel that we have started to see in more and more premium phones. It is a design similar to the Galaxy Note 10 which is a current-generation phablet. The display size is rumored to be between 6.63- and 6.7-inch.
The back panel has a redesigned camera module that has also been repositioned. It is shown on the top left corner instead of the center and with a total of five cameras. It is reported that three of these are regular camera sensors, one is a ToF camera sensor, and the identity of the last one is currently unknown. The connectivity options are said to include a 3.5mm headphone jack and a USB Type-C port at the bottom.
As for the Galaxy S11e, it has a design pretty much similar to the standard Galaxy S11. The display panel design is exactly the same with the only difference being the size. It is said to sport a smaller 6.2- to 6.3-inch display size which is not surprising as it will be released as an affordable Android flagship.
The next major difference is in the camera department. It has the same camera module design and placement but there are only three camera sensors. It is an L-shaped arrangement like what we saw with Galaxy A71 renders. The renders do show the USB Type-C port but we could not see 3.5mm headphone jack anywhere.