Samsung Galaxy S11 Plus Release Date & Specifications – So the Galaxy S10 lineup provided pretty meaningful upgrades both in design as well as in internals. And a lot of us were expecting Samsung just to refine what they did with the Galaxy S10. And offer minimal upgrades to the Galaxy S11.
But it looks like it isn’t really the case. The Galaxy S11 will have meaningful and significant upgrades. In the past few days, we have talked about a lot of Galaxy S11 features, and all of them are related to its camera. Such as 5 times optical zoom, 108MP camera and more.
Today, however, we are getting some specifications of the Galaxy S11 series which will surely give the potential buyers a good enough reason to upgrade. This comes courtesy of Evan Blass who’s one of the top smartphone tipsters out there. According to him, here are the display sizes of the Galaxy S11 series.
The S11e will either have a 6.2″ or 6.4″ display. The regular S11 will have a 6.7″ screen similar to the Note 10 Plus and the most significant variant in the S11 series. The Samsung Galaxy S11 Plus will have a mammoth 6.9″ display. This is by far the most prominent smartphone display that Samsung has ever put in their phones if we don’t consider the Galaxy Fold because the foldable genre is a different thing.
Remember a few days ago I said the reason I thought the Galaxy S10e didn’t sell as well as tell the iPhone XR was because of its 5.8″ display size? Well, it looks like that was on point. Samsung has increased the display size of the S11e to 6.4″. Like I’ve said there’s not enough market for small phones these days and yes, 5.8″ is small in today’s standards.
Glad Samsung corrected the mistake they did with the S10e. This screen size also explains the battery capacity of almost 4000mAh that was leaked a couple of days ago. 6.4″ display will need more power and hence, the increase in the battery capacity. Moving on to other specifications, Evan Blass says the Galaxy S11 Plus will only come with 5G, while the rest of the S11 models which are S11 and S11e will have both 4G and 5G.
Now, this is weird! Does that mean they are not launching the Samsung Galaxy S11 Plus in countries that still have no 5G infrastructure? I hope not. I hope Samsung doesn’t pull the dumb card as Google did with the Pixel 4 and the motion sense. I’m positive that’s not going to happen. There should be a 4G variant of the S11 Plus too.
Moving on, and this is good news and bad news! It depends on whether or not you like curved displays. All the S11 variants, including the S11e, will have curved screens. That’s right, there’s no flat variant this time. I know there are a lot of you out there who like flat displays. But the majority prefer the curved ones. It’s premium, it looks good, and I’m glad they are going all-in with curved screens for the S11. Because it helps the S11e to look more like its expensive brothers.
Finally, the unpacked launch event. He says they’ll launch it as usual in mid-to-late February in line with their annual Galaxy S launch. That being said, an exciting turn of events. I didn’t expect Samsung would increase the screen size to this degree. In comparison, the S10+ has 6.4″ display, so that’s half an inch increase year over year. Heck, it’s even bigger than the Galaxy Note 10+ which has 6.8″ display. I’m a sucker for big screens so no complaints here. To make sure it doesn’t feel too big in hand. Samsung will make the device a little taller and will also reduce the bezels to almost nonexistent.