OnLeaks showed off renders of the Galaxy S11 a few days ago, and now he has teamed up with CashKaro to show off renders of Samsung’s bigger phone, the Galaxy S11+. As usual, these are unofficial renders, but they’re based on CAD drawings, and in the past they’ve been very accurate.
You’d normally expect the Galaxy S11+ to look just like the Galaxy S11 that was shown off earlier, but Samsung is doing something, uh, special, for the camera bump on this bigger model. Not only is it one of the biggest camera bumps of all time, housing a whopping five camera lenses, it also has a totally wild, disorganized design: nothing is horizontally or vertically aligned with anything else. The camera lenses, flash, and sensors are just kind of randomly distributed around the camera bump area. It certainly looks unique, but I’m not sure that’s “unique” in a good way.
The only caveat with these renders is that the report says the placement of the LED flash is “still not confirmed,” but it sounds like the cameras are going in their random positions.
So far, we know Samsung has plans to use a 108MP sensor for the main camera, and rumors also point to a 5X optical zoom and laser autofocus. That only nails down two of the five cameras. A wide-angle camera seems likely. After that, maybe there’s a depth camera? A macro camera? We’re not sure.
Last year, Samsung released four major sizes of the Galaxy S10: the 5.8-inch Galaxy S10e, 6.1-inch Galaxy S10, 6.4-inch Galaxy S10+, and 6.7-inch Galaxy S10 5G. This year, it sounds like the 5.8-inch size tier is going away, and the S11e, S11, and S11+ are all getting bumped up a size tier and getting bigger screens. There will be no “5G” version, since all the phones will support 5G, and the larger body sizes will allow for the larger batteries needed by Qualcomm’s early 5G hardware. Rumors put the S11e at around 6.2 inches and the S11 at 6.7 inches, while this new S11+ render has the phone at a whopping 6.9-inch display with dimensions of 166.9×76×8.8mm. It’s big.
Other than that, expect a super-fast 120Hz display and the newest SoCs from Samsung and Qualcomm, depending on your region. We expect a release sometime in February, just like last year.
Listing image by OnLeaks x CashKaro