Samsung is Unveiling the Galaxy S11 on 11th February

By Gavin Whenman on at

It's been almost a year since Samsung launched the S10 range of their flagship Galaxy smartphone, meaning it's about time for the Korean tech behemoth to unveil the next generation of handheld, big-screened eye candy we'll all be buying/coveting (delete according to bank statement). And the company has obliged by setting 11th February as the date for Samsung Unpacked, where it will showcase what might be called the Galaxy S11 to the world.

Of course, as per in the smartphone world, we'll know plenty about the device by the time the big day comes, thanks to the inevitable leaks. We've already seen renders of its chunky rectangular four-camera module and there are rumours there'll be three Samsung Galaxy S11s: the bog-standard S11, the S11 Plus and the S11 Ultra, offering screen sizes from 6.2 inches to 6.9. Hopes are high the devices will be powered by the recently announced Snapdragon 865 chipset and Samsung, in keeping with the tech world's refusal to stick to linear sequences, might also opt to dump the S11 name altogether and skip straight to S20.

Unpacked could also be where we'll catch a glimpse of Samsung's next run at a foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Fold 2. It looks like the company might be about to switch from a book-like form factor to a Razr-esque clamshell design, going by a video they showed at a developers' conference last year. Hopefully this latest iteration won't be dogged by the same embarrassing cock-ups as the first Fold and earn the dubious honour of appearing on our worst tech of the year list, as its predecessor did in 2019.

We don't have long to wait to find out if all the rumours are true, but in the meantime Samsung will be showing off plenty of new tech at CES in Las Vegas this week and Gizmodo will be there with our CES 2020 coverage.