Without a button with a spectrometer to start-these are just some of the reasons why people are buzzing with the Samsung Galaxy S11, which is scheduled for release in February 2020. The S11 family itself has bragging rights amid the hype surrounding the Galaxy Fold 2, which will be launched two months after.
Phone Without Buttons
The “keyless” design, which replaces body buttons with pressure-sensitive keys, was supposed to be included in the Galaxy Note 10 and Note Plus. However, the prototypes were scrapped after the handsets failed rigorous tests, according to insiders. This puts Vivo ahead of the race for now. The button-free frame of the NEX 3 phone has a touch detection function that delineates pressure-sensitive areas to turn the device on and off and adjust the volume of the sound.
The European media first became aware of Samsung’s patent application for a smartphone with a spectrometer and reported it in September 2019. The spectrometer emits infrared light on an object to detect its chemical composition, then analyzes the electromagnetic waves that bounce back to the phone’s sensor. In 2017, the Chinese phone manufacturer Changhong and Consumer Physics presented a prototype called Changhong 2 with a similar sensor. It had to work with a subscription-based app. However, the phone was never mass-produced. If the S11 works like this, it should be able to measure the moisture of the skin, the chemical composition of the drug, the alcohol content of drinks and the sugar content of food.
Samsung is facing fierce competition with Apple’s recent iPhone camera. But reports from South Korea indicate that S11 will not disappoint. The S11 series has a quad rear camera with a 108-megapixel wide-angle lens and a 5x optical zoom. It will also feature a 3D-sensing time-of-flight camera, which improves background blur in photos and videos, according to the Elec. The rear camera would be equipped with a 1/1. 33-inch sensor, larger than the sensors of currently available smartphone cameras, which will allow it to handle night shots and other low-light environments.
The famous Samsung leaker Evan Blass predicts that there will be three phones in the S11 family with the following sizes: 6.4 inches, 6.7 inches and 6.9 inches.
Another trusted tipster, who goes by the name Ice Universe on Twitter, said that the S11 sports a larger screen with a screen ratio of 20:9. This indicates that the new phones will be narrower than the S10 series and will have thinner edges. This size is similar to that of the Galaxy A70 and A80 phones, but larger than Samsung’s flagship phones in 2019 with an aspect ratio of 19:9.
Reports indicate that the S11 series phones will have 4G, 5G and LTE variants.
Prices And Storage
If the Galaxy S10 phones were more expensive than the S9 family units, we could expect the S11 series to be a little more expensive than its predecessors. The S10 ranges depending on storage and 5G capabilities. Meanwhile, Samsung’s rumored 128GB offers up to 1TB of storage for their S11 phones. Although spectrometry may be far-fetched for some, others believe that its recording is quite possible. There is even another rumor that an S11 accessory allows users to project “aerial photos” or holograms. Whatever happens, Samsung followers are sure to stay tuned until the mobile phone outlets are ready to offer the recent Galaxy phone family.