Galaxy S11 Potential Features Include LPDDR5 RAM, 10x Zoom
The launch of Google's Pixel 4 lineup officially marked the end of 2019's flagship smartphone cycle. This naturally makes us look forward to next year. As is the case every time, Samsung will once again take the lead in 2020 by launching Android's first flagship smartphones tentatively dubbed as the Galaxies S11. These will compete with Apple's iPhone 11 lineup due to the Cupertino tech giant's schedule.
Details for the Galaxy S11 lineup haven't started to leak as extensively as we'd like them to. However, given the nature of progression in the smartphone world, one can make guesses. And that's what tipster Ice_Unvierse has done today. He's known to possess accurate information for Samsung's smartphones and gadgets prior to their launch, so if you're interested to know what might make it on the Galaxy S11 next year, take a look below for more details.
Galaxy S11 Feature Speculation Hints At Cortex A77 CPU, 90Hz/120Hz Display Refresh & 5x/10x Lossless Zoom
Given that ARM's Cortex A77 reference designs are already out, it's an open secret that the upcoming Galaxy S11 will utilize these. Samsung launches its high-end smartphones with two different processors each year. The gadgets destined for American and Chinese market are powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon chipsets, while the international and South Korean variants of the devices feature the Korean tech giant's Exynos chipsets.
So, the Galaxy S11 lineup will be powered by the Snapdragon 865 and Exynos 9830 depending on its region. Leaked benchmarks for the Snapdragon 865 paint a modest picture, and a report for the Exynos 9830 suggests that Samsung will solely rely on the Cortex A77 for the SoC's high-performance cores. So Ice_Universe is justified in speculating that the S11 will be powered by A77 cores. Additionally, he also believes that the Exynos variants will feature ARM's Mali G77 GPU cores.
Moving towards the RAM and storage, Ice speculates that the Galaxy S11 lineup will feature LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.0 storage. Samsung commenced mass production of 8GB LPDDR5 smartphone RAM modules in July this year. The RAM will support 6400MB/s bandwidth at 1.1V and 5500MB/s at 1.05V. It doubles the memory bank on the chip to 16 from eight, and through a new 'deep sleep' mode will cut down power consumption as well. As far as UFS 3.0 goes, Samsung will be late to the party with the storage since several devices following the Galaxy s10 already feature the modules.
Concluding with display and camera, the tipster believes that Samsung fans might finally be treated to 90Hz display refresh with the Galaxy S11. One of the biggest disappointments of the Galaxy Note 10 is that it doesn't feature the rate. Finally, Ice_Universe reiterates claims that the S11 smartphones will feature 5x optical zoom and 10x lossless zoom. 10x lossless zoom was shown-off by Oppo at this year's Mobile World Congress, and the Galaxy S10 is limited to 5x optical zoom despite other gadgets having the feature.
By the looks of it, the Galaxy S11 is set to be as feature-heavy as possible. Let's see if new reports surface to back this speculation. Thoughts? Let us know what you think in the comments section below and stay tuned. We'll keep you updated on the latest.