Whilst debate rages around how ugly the Galaxy S11’s rear-camera setup will be, there’s still a question about what Samsung will do with the S11 Plus.
By Jay McGregor
Earlier this month noted Samsung leaker, Ice Universe, hinted that the S11 Plus will be different to the S11, and that it could be “Samsung’s real nuclear weapon”.
Does that mean Samsung is going to pack out the S11 Plus with wildly more impressive specs than the S11, including with an entirely different camera setup? It’s certainly possible – but that doesn’t sound particularly radical. It might be more likely that Samsung uses the S11 Plus to launch its next foldable phone under the official flagship brand.
Samsung has form here. When it released the Note Edge in 2014, it did two things: test the market for its receptiveness to a new display technology and let Samsung know if it was financially worth manufacturing an awkward technology en masse.
The results were good and that curved edge technology made it into the main flagship Note and Galaxy lines.
Despite the initial problems of the Fold, Samsung is reportedly looking to sell six million foldable phones next year (which is 12 times more than it expects to ship of the Galaxy Fold Foldable Phone by the end of this year).
Clearly foldable technology is a core part of the Korean company’s strategy, which is unsurprising since Samsung has flirted with foldable phones for the best part of a decade. More