Samsung Galaxy S11 release around February 2020

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Samsung Galaxy S11 release
Samsung Galaxy S11 release

We saw the Samsung Galaxy S10 release alongside the Samsung Galaxy S10e and Galaxy S10 Plus in late February 2019. Since Samsung tends to release its phones in yearly cycles, we expect to see the Samsung Galaxy S11 release in February or March 2020.

Samsung Galaxy S11 release

That may mean we hear about it at MWC 2020, or it may be a touch earlier as one rumor suggests we might see it on February 18. It’s quite early to hear about an actual launch date though, so we’d take that news with a big pinch of salt.

The Galaxy S10 cost $899 / £799 / AU$1,349 for its cheapest storage size, and went all the way up to $1,149 / £999 / AU$1,699, when it released.

We would expect the Samsung Galaxy S11 price to be a small increase on this, as the Galaxy S10 was pricier than the Galaxy S9. 

Taking into consideration the usual price increases on Galaxy S handsets between generations, we’d expect to see it cost around $1,000 / £900 / AU$1,500 for the cheapest version, and even more for more memory.

Having said that, we’re talking about the standard Galaxy S11 here, but a rumor suggests there might be a Samsung Galaxy S11 Lite (if it doesn’t launch earlier as the S10 Lite), in which case there might be a cheaper option for buyers who don’t have a grand to spend on a smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy S11 specs and features

On the topic of ‘tech Samsung has announced’: we know the company has created a 12GB Mobile DRAM, which lets the phone read memory at a quicker rate, so that’s an obvious candidate for the Galaxy S11.

The Galaxy S11 might also be the first phone to have a tiny 5nm chipset, according to Sina, which could see it outperform other handsets.Advertisement

Samsung Galaxy S11 release

Speaking of the chipset, one believed to be the Snapdragon 865 has been bench marked with scores that beat any other phone. It’s likely that US versions of the Galaxy S11 will use this chip, so that’s promising.

A more unlikely feature that the S11 could pack is a spectrometer, which could be used to determine the chemical composition of objects. Samsung has patented a phone-like device with just such a feature, so it’s possible, but it sounds a bit far-fetched and niche.

In other news, it may be worth keeping an eye out for rumors and leaks regarding the ‘Picasso’ as that, according to leaker Ice Universe, is the code-name Samsung is currently using internally for the Galaxy S11.