Finally, the big wait for the Galaxy S11 (Galaxy S20) is nearly over, as Samsung has made official about the launch date for its next iteration flagship phone.
Samsung’s Unpacked launch event for its Galaxy S11 will take place in San Francisco at 11:00 A.M PT on February 11th according to the official press invites. This echoes the Galaxy S10 launch last year.
There are a minute differences this year though: we’re expecting at least three (3) Galaxy S11 smartphones instead of four, with all getting a 5G modem. That said, there’s no need for a special edition Galaxy S11 5G variant. While many still believe that the new series to be called with S11 moniker, there have been recent rumors of Samsung will advance and instead use the Galaxy S20 numbering course.
Apart from the Galaxy S11, the Galaxy Fold 2 might also make an appearance at the Samsung Unpacked event. And, if the South Korean tech giant has resolved the matter in questions that held up the original Galaxy Fold, the second-generation could manage to launch on its planned time.
The Galaxy Fold 2 may also look a completely different form factor and design, as the foldable flip smartphone we saw in a Samsung promotional video dating back in October 2019.
As of writing, Samsung fans are expecting the Galaxy S11 series to include a base model, a S11 Plus variant, and an Ultra edition, per a latest rumor mill. The S11 series is also expected to offer different screen display sizes from 6.2-in up to 6.9-in.
All three Galaxy S11 models will be powered by either a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset for US market and a new Samsung Exynos SoC chipset for the rest of the world.
Given the verity that the launch event align with last year’s announcement date, we expect to the new Galaxy S11 smartphones to hit the market toward the very end of February or early March, right around Mobile Word Congress 2020.
The Galaxy Fold 2 is less of a sureness. While we believe Samsung will also unveil a new foldable device at its Unpacked event in February, there’s no solid proofs of an instantaneous release date.
The Samsung Unpacked next month isn’t the only event to see new electronic products though. Keep an eye on our Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020 coverage for more details.