Apple may be ready to innovate again, and Samsung is trying to win a leak game.
In a previous article, I was pretty critical of Apple
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the latest flagship, the iPhone 11 series. I said that Apple was hardly innovative, while Android competitors were giving consumers a much more attractive value for money. But that may change in 2020.
In its latest report – the information in this article is from mid-October – industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo stresses what can be expected in an iPhone next year (most likely called iPhone 1
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Android operating system.
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organizes a series of its leaks. They all refer to the next in line Samsung Galaxy S11.
First, let's talk about the camera. Samsung's upcoming smartphone may include three of them (ultra-wide, wide-angle, telephony), as well as a significant update to the rear camera sensor. The update was called " a new beginning " for Samsung from Ice Universe, a popular leak.
This comment pays particular attention, especially since both the Samsung Galaxy S10 and Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 have an outdated 2016 primary sensor for their rear cameras. This was one of the reasons Samsung continued to lag behind the kings of mobile photography – Huawei and Google.
According to rumors about the latest iteration, there is a mind-boggling 108-megapixel (MP) resolution as well as a telephoto camera that uses the same lens as Huawei's P30 Pro, which allows for a 5x optical zoom. Not much is known about the camera, but this significant upgrade may be what Samsung needs to increase the attractiveness of its phones in the eyes of mobile photographers around the world.
Samsung has recently applied for a patent involving a spectrometer implemented in a mobile phone. A spectrometer is used for chemical analysis of the sample materials. In short, it can tell what elements are present in a substance as well as their quantity.
A phone armed with a spectrometer can display the nutritional value of a food simply by scanning it. You can also read the moisture levels in the skin, the percentage of body fat and the percentage of alcohol in beverages. Will it become part of the Galaxy S11? We are uncertain at this point, but if it does, it will become an indispensable feature of the health and fitness apps, giving the S11 an edge over other phones in this segment.
Following is the display and it may be another game changer for Samsung. The manufacturer is starting to roll out its signature curved screens with the Galaxy S8. Entitled "Infinity Display," these screens cover nearly the entire front of each phone, extending from one end to the other.
The S11 could go one step further, probably with a four-sided curved screen, as revealed by Samsung's patent (courtesy of LetsGoDigital) and a smaller front camera. Although Samsung is working on a solution that will effectively hide the camera behind the display, this feature is unlikely to be implemented in the S11.
Finally, the S11 may be Samsung's first buttonless device, according to Ice Universe . Button Replacement? A mix of gestures and finger touches that would replace hardware button functions – ie. sliding your finger to the top right of the screen may increase / decrease the volume, double-tap can wake the device, etc.
Battery  Samsung's upcoming flagship may also have a special graphene-based battery, which could greatly improve charging time and overall battery capacity. Laker Evan Blas said recharge time may be less than 30 minutes on graphene batteries, but he also noted that these batteries are likely to be delayed by 2021, as Samsung still has to change its capacity to production ratio costs. This time, the company had to do its homework – no one was glad their phones were breaking out.
Finally, here's the latest rumor – Possible launch date: February 18, 2020 Location: San Francisco. There is much more to learn about the phone, but as the date approaches, more details will emerge. At this time, it will be easier to say whether the S11 will really be a game changer or another Android device that is fighting for attention in a saturated global market.
Jurica Dujmovic is a MarketWatch columnist.