Last week, Samsung announced the Exynos 990 7nm chipset for future premium smartphones. While this was the chipset that appeared to be the perfect fit for the next Galaxy S series flagship, Samsung seems to think otherwise as details of the Galaxy S11 now start appearing online.
According to Max Weinbach, Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S11 will be powered by the yet-to-be-announced Exynos 9830 and Snapdragon 865 chipsets depending on the regions it’s launched in. This means that Samsung is working on the Exynos 9830 as the successor to the Exynos 9825 chipset which was present on the Galaxy Note 10.
The Exynos 9830 exists. In the latest One UI 2.0 beta for the S10, Samsung added support for the Exynos 9830 along with the Snapdragon 865. These will, of course, be used in the S11. pic.twitter.com/v2Bio1Hggf
— Max Weinbach (@MaxWinebach) October 27, 2019
Weinbach said that Exynos 9830 and Snapdragon 865 were mentioned in the One UI 2.0 beta. This also means that the Galaxy S11 could enter test production running One UI 2.0 but could ship with One UI 2.1 during release.
As for which chipsets will power the Galaxy S11 in different regions, the Snapdragon 865-powered edition will be available in China and the US while Exynos 9830-based phone will be available in the rest of the world.
Another (exclusive) S11 leak(?). In the Face Service app, Samsung has started to work on the UX_Picasso. Essentially, the UX for the S11. In reality, it doesn’t say much about anything besides Samsung is actively working on facial recognition. pic.twitter.com/FNFrK158iu
— Max Weinbach (@MaxWinebach) October 28, 2019
Weinbach has also found that there will be a facial recognition system in place for the Galaxy S11.
The codes discovered in Samsung’s One UI 2.0 beta also revealed that the phone will come with LPDDR5 memory and support for UFS 3.0 storage and 5G cellular connectivity.
A recent report from The Elec also reveals that Samsung will employ a ToF camera on the Galaxy S11 for 3D scanning, depth sensing, live focus and more. For the manufacture of this ToF sensor, Samsung is in talks with three suppliers – Sunny Optical, Namuga and Patron.
The appearance and configuration of the Galaxy S11 has been basically determined, and the leak will begin.
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) October 27, 2019
Industry insider Ice Universe has also claimed that the “appearance and configuration of the Galaxy S11” has been determined and leaks will begin to appear soon. What this means is that we’ll soon start seeing more of the Galaxy S11 from here on out.