Apple may be ready to innovate again and Samsung is trying to win a “feature leak” game.
In an earlier article, I criticized AAPL Apple, the latest + 1.00% star product, the iPhone 11 series. I said that Apple did not innovate, while its Android competitors offered consumers a much better value for money. But that could change in 2020.
In his latest report (the information in this article in mid-October), industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo highlights what could be expected from next year’s iPhone line (probably called iPhone 12), and this time, some Really excited features with ProMotion screens, 3D cameras, USB-C support (good!) and 5G support for all models.
Naturally, this has phone manufacturers for Google (a unit of Alphabet GOOG, + 1.97% GOOGL, + 1.95% of the altered Android operating system.
Therefore, Samsung SSNLF, + 0.00% organized its own series of leaks. All belong to the next Samsung Galaxy S11.
Let’s talk first about the camera. The future Samsung smartphone could include three (ultra-large, wide-angle, telephoto), as well as a significant update of the rear camera sensor. This update has been described as a “new beginning” for Samsung by Ice Universe, a popular leakage outlet.
This comment requires special attention, especially since the Galaxy 2 and 3 of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 have an obsolete primary sensor that dates back to 2016 for their rear cameras. This is one of the reasons why Samsung lags behind the kings of mobile photography: Huawei and Google.
The last iteration would have a disconcerting resolution of 108 megapixels (MP), as well as a telephoto lens that uses the same lens as the Huawei P30 Pro, which allows five times the optical zoom. We don’t know much about the camera, but this important update may be the solution Samsung needs to increase the appeal of its phones in the eyes of mobile photographers around the world.
Recently, Samsung filed a patent for a spectrometer implemented in a mobile phone. A spectrometer is used for the chemical analysis of material samples. In summary, you can indicate which elements are present in a substance, as well as their quantity.
A phone equipped with a spectrometer could show the nutritional value of food by simply sweeping it. You can also read the skin’s moisture content, percentage of body fat and percentage of alcohol in drinks. Will this be part of the Galaxy S11? For the moment, we’re not sure, but if that’s the case, it will become an indispensable part of health and fitness apps, giving S11 the edge over other phones in this segment.
Then comes the screen, and this could be another game change for Samsung. The manufacturer started using its exclusive curved screens with the Galaxy S8. Nicknamed “Infinity Display”, these screens cover almost the entire front of each phone, from one end to the other.
The S11 could go even further, possibly with a four-sided curved screen, as revealed by Samsung’s patent (courtesy of LetsGoDigital), and a smaller front-facing camera. Although Samsung is working on a solution that effectively hides the camera behind the screen, this particular feature will likely not be implemented in the S11.
Finally, the S11 could be Samsung’s first device without a button, according to Ice Universe. The replacement of buttons? A combination of gestures and finger keys replacing the functions of the hardware buttons, ie a swipe of the finger in the upper right corner of the screen could increase / decrease the volume, a double tapping could activate the device, etc. .
Samsung’s next flagship product could also include a special graphene-based battery, which could dramatically improve charge times and total battery capacity. Leaker Evan Blass said that with a graphene battery, recharge time could be less than 30 minutes, but he also pointed out that it is possible that these batteries are delayed until 2021, because Samsung has yet to adjust the capacity / cost of production ratio This time it is better for the company to do its homework: no one expects the phones to explode.
Finally, here’s a last rumor: a possible release date: February 18, 2020. Location: San Francisco. There is still a lot to learn on the phone, but as the date approaches, new details appear. At this point, it will be easier to know if the S11 will really change the game or another Android device competing in a saturated global market.
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