Now that we're done with this year's flagship smartphone cycle, it's time to start looking at the future. Korean tech giant Samsung started the year on a high note this year after it launched the Galaxy S10 lineup. The three smartphones completely overhauled the lineup's design, and feature new camera and biometric sensors. However, just as we're about to exit 2019, a critical security flaw in the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus' ultrasonic fingerprint sensor rendered it useless. Now, we've got the first report on what to expect from Samsung's Galaxy S11e next year, and if the details are accurate, then the device will prove sufficient for a lot of users. Take a look below for the details.
Samsung Galaxy S11e Might Resemble iPhone Formwise, Feature 90Hz - 120Hz Display Refresh Rate
This year, both Apple and Samsung chose to wait out on the display refresh rate race and launched all their flagships without 90Hz panels. These displays were initially popularized by gaming smartphones. Then, OnePlus' decision to equip its smartphones with 90Hz refresh displays, when followed by Google's choice to introduce a similar feature on the Pixels 4 put Apple and Samsung in the limelight.
Soon after, we were treated to supply chain reports suggesting that Apple is interested in 120Hz display panels for the iPhone 12; panels that utilize ProMotion tech already present on the iPad Pro. Then, Samsung went ahead and made a big move with the Exynos 990. The Korean tech giant's latest 7nm EUV SoC is capable of supporting display refresh rates of up to 120Hz.
In this vein, tipster Ice_Universe is out with some fresh Galaxy S11 lineup predictions on Weibo. This time, the details are for the Galaxy S11e, and if they materialize then Samsung will have brought a big feature to its least priciest Galaxy S smartphone next year. Ice believes that the Samsung Galaxy S11e will come in a form factor similar to the iPhone due to a thinner chin that its predecessor and a punch-hole front camera sensor cutout.
The tipster goes on to mention that the S11e will also feature a 120Hz or a 90Hz display panel. This is big news, especially if Samsung manages to cost-effectively equip the device with the former. By doing so, the company will have undercut smartphones from Google and OnePlus by offering users a premium feature in a compact form factor. The upgrade will entice users who use their smartphones for gaming but aren't bothered with photography.
What we believe that Samsung needs to do with the S11 lineup is to improve the smartphones' biometric recognition. It's embarrassing to have your best smartphones' security is bypassed through a simply gel screen protector. Thoughts> let us know what you think in the comments section below and stay tuned. We'll keep you updated on the latest.