After releasing a Galaxy A10s in mid-September 2019, Samsung has just announced the Galaxy A11 today in non-ceremonious fashion. Being the most affordable A-series device, it still isn’t the first one to launch though. The Galaxy A51 and Galaxy A71 have the honour of that title. Black, white, blue and red are the four colour editions of the smartphone. Prices have also not been announced yet but the company will be revealing that soon in the coming days.
Coming to the specifications and design part, the Galaxy A11 gets a hole-punch Infinity-O display as compared to a dew-drop notch design on its predecessors. It’s also a wee bit bigger at 6.4-inches. It has an LCD panel with HD+ resolution of 720 x 1560 pixels. Flip it to the back and there’s an extra camera now added to the mix. Interestingly, Samsung doesn’t declare the identity of the SoC used inside the phone. Instead, the spec-sheet calls it “Octa-Core (1.8 GHz)” chip which is surprisingly lower than the base frequency of the CPU on the Galaxy A10s. There’s an option to choose between 2GB/3GB of RAM with a fixed 32GB of onboard expandable storage.
Coming to cameras, the front houses an 8MP f/2.0 aperture selfie snapper while the rear setup consists of a 13MP main shooter, a 5MP ultra-wide lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. The Galaxy A11 is backed by a 4,000mAh battery. It also carries support for 15W fast charging and the back panel of the phone has a fingerprint reader. There are a lot of blanks obviously in the spec-sheet and Samsung hasn’t quite filled them up with its press statement as of now.
In terms of dimensions, the Galaxy A11 measures 161.4 x 76.3 x 8.0mm and weighs 177 grams.
- Chipset Unnamed 8-core, 1.8GHz
- RAM 2/3GB (depending on market and carrier)
- Storage 32GB, microSD expandable
- Display 6.4″ HD+ 720×1560 (TFT) w/”Infinity-O” cutout
- Rear cameras 13MP f/1.8 primary, 5MP f/2.2 wide-angle, 2MP f/2.4 depth camera
- Front camera 8MP f/2
- Battery 4,000mAh, 15W fast charging
- Dimensions 161.4 x 76.3 x 8 mm 177g
- Colors Black, White, Blue, Red
- Misc. Rear fingerprint sensor, face recognition