We’re reaching the end of 2019, and we can pretty much say that every expected flagship is out in the market. Now, it’s time to start looking at the next year. Thankfully, it’s hard to keep secrets nowadays, and smartphones start to leak several months before the release. Today, we have one of the first rumors about the Galaxy S11. It’s one of the flagships that will set standards in 2020, and now the alleged specifications have been exposed.
Well, it’s not a surprise to see a next year’s flagship coming with a chipset that will reign in the next year. That’s the case of the Galaxy S11, which will ship with the Snapdragon 865 to anyone’s surprise. In the South-Korean firm side of the coin, we’ll have the Exynos 9830. So while some markets will receive the SD powered variant, likely US and China, the rest of the world will have the Exynos counterpart.
The Exynos 9830 exists. In the latest One UI 2.0 beta for the S10, Samsung added support for the Exynos 9830 along with the Snapdragon 865. These will, of course, be used in the S11.
According to @MaxWinebach from XDA-Developers, evidence has been found about the Exynos 9830 in the latest One UI 2.0 beta. This chipset will likely come inside the Galaxy S11. In addition, after digging into the code, the developer also found a face unlock feature. This isn’t a new feature, of course, but confirms that we won’t be getting a pop-up camera in the S11. Samsung will be sticking with the punch-hole display, this time, however, it should be smaller.
The code also reveals LPDDR5 memory, UFS 3.0 storage and 5G support. However, it fails to specify the amount of RAM, although we believe that it will come with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM. Moreover, it’s unclear if Samsung will release a single 5G smartphone or if an LTE-only option is also in development.