Samsung Galaxy S10 has been around for a while now, with the company exceeding consumer’s expectations. Earlier this year, the Note 10 launched with a revamped camera, design and much more and as we’re approaching 2020, it’s time for the rumors of the successor to come in. One of those is a recent Galaxy S11 rumor which suggests Samsung’s new flagship phone will launch with a taller screen and 20:9 aspect ratio.
A Dutch blog, GalaxyClub, noticed a disguised benchmark of Galaxy S11+ nicknamed SM-G416U. They found it in the HTML 5 benchmark database and saw that the phone could well be larger than the currently-active S10 phone. That said, the next Galaxy phone may launch with a 20:9 aspect ratio.
The HTML5 Test also revealed an interesting change Samsung used to disguise its phone. According to the blog (As translated by Google Translate), Samsung has been hiding its flagship Galaxy phones using the model number SM-G4XX. Interestingly, this time, the first two numbers are replaced, but the numbers and other letters in the benchmark aren’t. According to the site, this is enough to presume that this phone is the upcoming Galaxy S11.
Both the Galaxy S10 and Note 10 came out with an aspect ratio of 19:9, which is different than most Android phones that came out this year. The Galaxy S11 rumor suggests that the new phone will be taller and narrower compared to its predecessor, in efforts to shorten bezels even more than last year’s phone.
Despite the Galaxy S11 rumor, it’s worth noting that Samsung did add the 20:9 aspect ratio to its other phones, just not the flagship ones. The mid-range Galaxy A70, Galaxy A70s, Galaxy A90 5G and Galaxy A80 are equipped with the 20:9 ratio.
The report in the blog also reveals that the benchmark is doing tests using Android 10, and is expected to ship with it if it comes to existence. This isn’t surprising considering that Samsung’s flagship phones, like the S series, have always been shipped with the new Android version out of the box. That said, the Galaxy S11 line is also expected to come with Android 10. Perhaps, Samsung will add its own touch to the UI skins like it did with the S10 series.
This is not the first Galaxy S11 rumor to surface. Last month, a report from The Elec predicted that the Samsung Galaxy S11 would boast a quad-camera system, while the camera in charge of zoom would boast a 5X optical zoom module. The main camera system could also be equipped with a 108MP camera, which is the boldest step the Korean tech giant has taken over the past years. Hopefully, we’ll know which of these potential features are true when the phone is announced.