Samsung Galaxy S11 and a New Foldable Smartphone Will Be Released on February 18, 2020

The Samsung Galaxy S11 will certainly have a head-turning design and the South Korean company has revealed a new detail about its next flagship device. Two well-known and reliable tipsters, IceUniverse and SamMobile picked up something new about the Galaxy S11. It seems that the Galaxy S11 and Galaxy S11+ will have extra large battery. It could be a massive upgrade compared to the Samsung Galaxy S10 with 3,400mAh battery and Galaxy S10+ with 4,100mAh battery. It’s also interesting to note that the big batteries will be a standard feature for both the 4G and 5G versions of the Galaxy S11 and Galaxy S11+.

For budget users who don’t want overpowered devices for their casual, daily tasks, there will be the Galaxy S11e, an entry-level variant with 3,800mAh battery, which is a good upgrade, compared to the Galaxy S10e with 3,100mAh battery. IceUniverse also revealed that the Galaxy S11 series will be released along with a new foldable smartphone on February 18, 2020 in San Francisco, before the MWC 2020 event. As comparison, Samsung released the Galaxy S10 series and the original Galaxy Fold on February 21, 2019.

Externally, the Galaxy S11 comes with a central punch-hole, just like the Galaxy Note 10. It will have display with 120Hz refresh rate for smoother animation and gaming. The global version will have Samsung’s Exynos 990 and the US version will use Qualcomm Snapdragon 865. Its 12GB LPDDR5 RAM allows for extensive multitasking and the 512GB internal storage is supported by UFS 3.0 standard for much faster data transfer.

Unfortunately, there’s a potential issue with the Exynos-powered Galaxy S11. IceUniverse revealed that the global version of Galaxy S11 with Exynos 990 SoC will be noticeably inferior in terms of performance compared to the US version of Galaxy S11 with Snapdragon 865 SoC. This could have a big repercussion for Samsung, because it will offer two variants of the same model, but with notable difference in performance. There’s no leaked benchmark result for Exynos 990 yet, but on paper, Exynos SoCs are always less powerful compared to their Snapdragon counterparts. If it is proven that the Exynos 990 offers an underwhelming performance level, International users may decide to choose other Android flagships with Snapdragon 865, like OnePlus 7/7T, Sony Xperia 2, LG G9, LG V60 and Asus Zenfone 7.