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Samsung Galaxy S11 phones tipped to get bigger screens and 108MP cameras

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We're starting to hear more and more about what we can expect from the Samsung Galaxy S11 flagship phones, supposedly launching in February, and over the weekend a couple of new details have come to light.

First up, @evleaks (opens in new tab) aka Evan Blass – perhaps the most consistently well-informed tipster out there – says Samsung (opens in new tab) will once again launch three Galaxy S phones, with screen sizes of 6.4 inches, 6.7 inches, and 6.9 inches.

Quite a bump over the 5.8-inch Galaxy S10e, the 6.1-inch Galaxy S10, and the 6.4-inch Galaxy S10 Plus then. These phones are going to take up a serious amount of room in your pocket or bag.

A direct comparison might not be fair though – Blass says all three handsets are getting the curved edge displays, so the flat panel of the Galaxy S10e is going away, apparently.

5G and 108MP cameras

According to Blass, who is usually correct in his predictions, the smaller two phones will come with 5G and LTE/4G variations. The biggest Plus model (if that's what Samsung calls it) will only offer a 5G version.

Again the mid-to-late February launch window is mentioned – some tipsters have said February 18 is going to be the big day, though we wouldn't take that as confirmed just yet.

Also this weekend, XDA Developers (opens in new tab) has found mention of a 108MP resolution mode in the Samsung Galaxy camera app, suggesting that a sensor of this size is going to find its way into future Galaxy phones – and probably the Galaxy S11 range.

As it happens, Samsung has already announced a camera sensor of that size, though up until now it's only appeared in Xiaomi phones. The consensus is that it'll show up in the Galaxy S11 handsets too, though perhaps in an upgraded form.

David Nield
David Nield

Dave is a freelance tech journalist who has been writing about gadgets, apps and the web for more than two decades. Based out of Stockport, England, on TechRadar you'll find him covering news, features and reviews, particularly for phones, tablets and wearables. Working to ensure our breaking news coverage is the best in the business over weekends, David also has bylines at Gizmodo, T3, PopSci and a few other places besides, as well as being many years editing the likes of PC Explorer and The Hardware Handbook.