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Exclusive: Samsung Galaxy S11e renders reveal centre-aligned punch-hole and triple rear cameras

Just a day after an early look at renders of the Samsung Galaxy S11, Pricebaba has joined hands with popular tipster @Onleaks to bring to you your first look at the most affordable offering in the lineup, the Galaxy S11e. The successor to the Samsung Galaxy S10e brings forth quite a few changes, and also seems to level up with its pricier siblings. With the launch of the S11 series less than three months away, the rumour mill has been working overtime to bring us all the details about Samsung’s next-gen flagships, and with these renders, we now know what the S11e will look like.

Samsung Galaxy S11e renders

The first thing that you’ll notice is that just like the Galaxy S11, the S11e will sport a centre-aligned punch-hole to house the selfie camera. Unlike this year’s S10e that featured a flat display, Samsung will be offering a curved panel on the S11e – bringing it on par with the S11 duo. This is in line with previous reports, and also means that there are barely any bezels around the three sides, with slim bezels around the bottom.

Per Onleaks, the Samsung Galaxy S11e’s display will measure between 6.2-inches and 6.3-inches diagonally. Considering the S10e also presented itself as a capable-yet-compact flagship, it seems that the South Korean brand wants to continue with the same proposition for its successor too.

Coming to the sides, you wouldn’t find anything surprising or unusual. The bottom is home to the USB Type-C socket, a primary microphone and a speaker grill, whereas the right spine houses the power switch and volume rocker. The left side is completely barren, while the top edge features a noise-cancelling mic. As expected, there is no 3.5mm headphone jack on the device.

The Samsung Galaxy S11e’s rear also shows significant changes from its predecessor… instead of a horizontally-placed camera module, you’ll find a vertical camera array which is quite similar to the Galaxy M30s. The setup comprises of three sensors – which is an upgrade over the dual-camera system of the S10e – accompanied by an LED flash. Towards the middle, you’ll find the Samsung logo. As far as the dimensions are concerned, the device is said to roughly measure 151.7 x 69.1mm. The S11e is quite sleek too at 7.9mm, though it increases to 9.1mm if you include the camera bump.

One thing that’s missing from the back panel is the fingerprint sensor, which was available on the S10e. This makes us believe that the S11e would also feature an ultrasonic fingerprint reader for authentication purposes.

Samsung Galaxy S11e specifications and features (rumoured)

Similar to the Galaxy S10e, the S11e will share quite a few features with the more expensive S11 and S11+ smartphones. These include the hardware under the hood, which is expected to be Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 or the brand’s in-house Exynos 990 chipset, depending upon the region. The RAM capacity is pegged at 6GB, though we might see a higher-end variant too. Depending upon the RAM version, the phone could offer 128GB and 256GB UFS 3.0 storage. Of course, it’s safe to assume that you can pop in a microSD card to extend this further.

Rumours also suggest that the Samsung Galaxy S11e battery capacity would be higher than its previous iteration. To recall, the S10e comes with a 3,100mAh battery, and its successor might house a cell as large as 4,000mAh. On the software side of things, we can expect the new OneUI 2, which will be using Android 10 as the base.

While we don’t know the camera configuration of the S11e, it’s unlikely that the affordable handset in the S11 range will feature the 108MP camera. We can, however, expect the triple cameras to offer both capabilities – going wider with a wide-angle lens and getting closer to the subject with a telephoto snapper.

The Samsung Galaxy S11e launch is reportedly scheduled for February 18th. Considering that the company releases its handset quickly after unveils them, we can expect the S11 series to go on sale as soon as March.

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