While previous rumors have hinted that the Galaxy S11 will feature an advanced camera with 8K video recording, there’s now some proper evidence surfacing to prove this. Well, Qualcomm just announced its flagship 5G smartphone SoC known as the Snapdragon 865, and among its long list of features is 8K video recording.
This chipset is expected to power almost every early 2020 flagship with 5G, including Samsung’s heavily anticipated Galaxy S10 successor. This processor unit reportedly has the ability to capture 8K video at 30 frames-per-second. This should significantly boost the camera credentials of the Galaxy S11.
Samsung is also expected to announce a version of the Galaxy S11 with the Exynos 990 chipset. Fortunately, this chipset also comes with support for 8K video recording, which means both variants will have similar features on board. It is yet to be seen if there will be differences between the two chipsets in other areas.
Samsung announced the 7nm Exynos 990 chip in October, along with a 5G modem that can be used alongside the chipset. Strangely, the Snapdragon 865 doesn’t have an integrated 5G modem either, with Qualcomm reserving that honor for the Snapdragon 765 which is expected to power a handful of mid-range smartphones in 2023.
While there’s no concrete information on when Samsung will announce the Galaxy S11, it can be speculated that the company will announce it in time for the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next February. In addition to features like 8K video recording, the company could also bring a “Bright Night” hardware feature to enhance low-light photos. While manufacturers have resorted to software enhancements to artificially boost light in poorly lit conditions, this could be the first device to offer a proper hardware solution.
Are you excited about the Galaxy S11?