Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 10 devices only a few weeks ago, and they have been flying off the shelves. The Aura Glow color variant has received an overwhelming response from consumers. The next-gen Galaxy S11 is still several months away, but a new leak may just have revealed its color options.
Will Galaxy S11 launch in Aura Glow color?
Folks at SamMobile have learned from reliable sources that the Galaxy S11 would be available in familiar color options: Blue, Pink, Black, and White. However, it’s too soon to say what branding Samsung would use.
The Galaxy S10 line comes in Prism White, Prism Green, Prism Blue, Prism Black, Flamingo Pink, and Canary Yellow colors, depending on the market. The latest Galaxy Note 10 series is available in Aura Black, Aura Pink, Aura Blue, Aura Red, and a stunning Aura Glow finish.
The Korean electronics giant could use the “Aura” branding with the Galaxy S11, the same as the Note 10 line. If Samsung uses the “Aura” branding instead of “Prism,” it could bring the Aura Glow to the S11 next year. The Aura Glow color has been incredibly popular among the Galaxy Note 10 customers.
It’s worth pointing out that the Galaxy S11 series is still in the early stages of development. It won’t enter mass production until later this year or early next year. So, a lot could change between now and then. Reliable Twitter tipster Ice Universe has shared that the Galaxy S11 is internally code-named “Picasso.” The latest Galaxy Note 10 was called “Da Vinci.”
Galaxy S11 R & D code: Picasso pic.twitter.com/AOtMq61Rou
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) May 19, 2019
Rumored features and specs
According to the rumor mill, Samsung would launch at least three variants of S11 with 5G connectivity. A report from MySmartPrice states the upcoming devices would carry model numbers SM-G981, SM-G986, and SM-G988. The phones would feature a new processor and a smaller punch-hole to house the selfie camera. Samsung is still a few years away from placing the selfie camera under the display to get rid of the punch-hole.
Recent reports suggest Samsung is also going to increase RAM on the Galaxy S11 models. The affordable Galaxy S11E could ship with 8GB RAM instead of 6GB. The premium Galaxy S11 and S11 Plus could pack up to 12GB RAM.
SamMobile reported recently that the S11 could launch in a wide range of storage options. The base storage would be 128GB for all three variants. The device would also be available in 256GB, 512GB, and even 1TB storage option. However, the 1TB capacity could be exclusive to the Galaxy S11 Plus.
The latest Galaxy Note 10 series comes only in two storage options of 256GB and 512GB. It lacks the 128GB and 1TB options. The Note 10 has also ditched the microSD card slot, meaning you can’t expand the storage on the device. The Galaxy S11 is also expected to lack support for external storage. It makes sense to give consumers the choice of 1TB storage.
In a recent tweet, Ice Universe indicated that the Galaxy S11 would bring major camera upgrades. It would offer “something that has never been seen before.” It’s not yet known what the new camera features would be. Samsung could introduce a multi-step variable aperture, an upgrade from the dual aperture on the current flagship models.
The S11 camera will bring something that has never been seen before. Samsung fans, if you care about the camera, please skip Note10
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) August 26, 2019
Other camera upgrades could include extra time-of-flight sensors and better optical zoom. Samsung has announced new 64MP and 108MP sensors that use pixel-binning technology to capture 16MP and 27MP photos with incredible details. The pixel-binning technology merges four pixels into one to deliver superior images. But a higher megapixel count is not enough to take excellent photos.
When will it launch?
We expect to hear more about the Galaxy S11 series as it gets closer to the official unveiling. The Korean electronics behemoth traditionally unveils new Galaxy S models in late February or early March. Pre-orders tend to go live immediately after the unveiling. The device is expected to go on sale in March next year.
It would be interesting to see how the Galaxy S11 devices would be priced. Apple has taken an aggressive pricing approach this year with its iPhone 11 series to boost sales. The Galaxy S10E was priced at $750, the S10 at $900 and the S10 Plus at $1,000 at the time of launch. The Korean company could retain the same price points for the upcoming models.