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Will the Samsung Galaxy S11 look weird?

What aspect ratio would you like to see Samsung use on the Galaxy S11? (Image source: Samsung)
What aspect ratio would you like to see Samsung use on the Galaxy S11? (Image source: Samsung)
GalaxyClub.nl has noticed some information about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S11, courtesy of a new benchmark listing. The information has got people speculating that the Galaxy S10 successor will look odd, and potentially even difficult to hold too.

A new benchmark has possibly revealed that the next Galaxy S series will have taller displays than its predecessors. Samsung tends to use the same aspect ratio for its flagship series, having used 19:9 for this year's Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series, 18.5:9 last year and 2.06:1 the year before that. Hence, the benchmark may have revealed the aspect ratio of the next Galaxy Note series too.

Originally spotted by GalaxyClub.nl, HTML5 test has been run on an SM-G416U, a model code with which all but ardent Samsung fans will be familiar. Samsung uses SM-G4xx to disguise upcoming Galaxy S units, as demonstrated by early Galaxy S10 leaks last year, so it would appear that the SM-G416U is from the Galaxy S11 series.

HTML5 test reports that the SM-G416U has a screen size of 384 x 854 px, which equates to a 20:9 aspect ratio. We are assuming that the benchmark reports in whole numbers, as 20:9 would be 854 x 384.30. Incidentally, Samsung equipped the Galaxy A70 and Galaxy A80 with 20:9 displays.

SM-G416U likely refers to the US version of the Galaxy S11 deducing from current naming conventions and past leaks. Samsung has used SM-G9 as the model code for its Galaxy S series since the Galaxy S5, so it follows it will continue to do so with the Galaxy S11. Likewise, it has increased the second digit of its SM-G9 model code by 1 for subsequent each series since the Galaxy S8 (SM-G95xx), so we currently expect the Galaxy S11 series to carry the model code SM-G98xx. Samsung also uses the U suffix to denote US versions of its Galaxy S handsets, so the U in SM-G416 suggests it is an American model.

While someone may have manipulated the hardware information of their device and then run HTML5 test, other Galaxy S and Galaxy Note handsets have previously appeared on the same website before their release. Hence, we would not rule this one out until more substantial leaks suggest otherwise. Some people seem to think a longer Galaxy S handset would look ugly, anyway.

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Alex Alderson, 2019-10-17 (Update: 2019-10-17)
Alex Alderson
Alex Alderson - News Editor - @aldersonaj
Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.