Samsung has just announced its full-screen foldable smartphone that will change the future of foldable display devices. Yes, Samsung launched the Galaxy Z Flip, a successor to Galaxy fold and a competitor Motorola Razr 2019. The best part is that it’s a quite bigger display device that folds so nicely and fits on your palm or pocket very easily. The revolutionary folding hinge technology offers a stable and reliable folding experience that was missing on the Galaxy Fold handset. Additionally, due to the folding parts, you can easily do multitasking as well. In this topic, we will share the official Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Android 11 R release date and feature guidelines.
Google has recently rolled out Android 11 Developer Preview update for the developers. It is now made available to the Google Pixel series. With that said, Samsung launched the Galaxy Z Flip in February 2020 with Android 10 out of the box. In this article, we will give you a quick glance at all when the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip will get with Android 11.
Nothing is confirmed as of yet! As soon as the Android 11 is made available to the OEMs, it is likely that Samsung will start rolling out beta updates for the Galaxy Z Flip. In fact, the Korean smartphone manufacturer will roll out the Galaxy Android 11 update roadmap once it is available.
Galaxy Z Flip Specifications:
The Galaxy Z Flip comes with a 6.7-inches foldable dynamic AMOLED display that has more than 82% screen-to-body ratio, 1080×2636 pixels resolution, HDR10+, 425 ppi pixel density, etc. While folded, the screen turns into a cover display having a 1.1-inches Super AMOLED with 112×300 pixels resolution. It runs on One UI 2.0 on the top of Android 10 out-of-the-box.
The device is powered by Snapdragon 855+ SoC, paired with Adreno 640 GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB internal storage. It packs a dual rear camera of 12MP (wide, f/1.8) + 12MP (ultrawide, f/2.2) lens with an LED flash, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS, HDR, Panorama, and more. On the front side, the device has a 10MP (wide) selfie camera with an f/2.4 aperture lens, PDAF, HDR, etc.
It sports a 3,300mAh battery with 15W fast charging support and wireless charging as well. The handset includes dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, NFC, USB Type-C port, etc. It also features a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, an ambient light, an accelerometer, a gyroscope, compass, proximity, barometer, etc.
Android 11 – Overview
The Android 11 Developer Preview 1 is here and Google is planning to roll out in total, 6 updates before the stable Android 11 update is pushed out for the public. You can check out the image below which depicts the time frame of when the updates will be pushed.
Going by the timeline as mentioned above, the developer previews will be rolled out till April 2020 and starting from May 2020, the compatible devices will be served with the Android 11 beta update and finally is Q3 2020, the final and stable build of Android 11 will be made available for the OEMs.
Google I/O event is going to take place at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California between May 12 and 14, 2020. It is that time, when Google will unveil it’s latest OS i.e. the Android 11 and then in September, probably will roll out the stable update. Talking about the features of the Android 11, you can check out the list of new features and enhancements it brings:
- Scheduled Dark Theme
- ‘Conversations’ Section in Notification Shade
- Built-in Screen Recorder
- Pin Apps in the Share Menu
- Send Images in Notification Replies
- New APIs for 5G
- Reverse Wireless Charging Support (Google Pixel 4a or 5)
- Use Bluetooth Headphones in Airplane Mode
- Scrolling screenshots
- Bubble Notifications on by Default
- New Back Cover Gestures (Likely Pixel-Exclusive)
- Show Refresh Rate
- Power Menu Toggles
- Quick Access Wallet
- New Permissions Options
- Background Location Access Must Be Granted Manually
- Auto-Block Spammy Permission Prompts
- New Scoped Storage Permission
- New Motion Sense Gesture (Pixel 4)
- New Notification History UI
- Increase Touch Sensitivity
- Better Back Sensitivity
- Mobile Drivers License Support
- Changes to BiometricPrompt API
- Improved Call Screening
- Support for Punch Hole & Waterfall Displays
- Disable Vibrations While Using the Camera
- HDMI Low-Latency Mode
- Low Latency Video Decoding
- New Bluetooth Stack
- Separated Quick Settings & Notification Tray
- Music Player in Quick Settings
- Unsupported Bluetooth Codecs Are Now Grayed Out
- Suggested Apps in Home Screen Dock
Android 11 for Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
Since Samsung is quite busy in rolling out the One UI 2.0 (Android 10) update for the devices and there are quite a few devices waiting in line. So, it seems unlikely that the Android 11 update announcement will be made anytime soon. It is expected that the update will be made available for the Galaxy Z Flip users only the next year after the stable Android 11 update comes out for the masses. We will keep you in the loop once we have more information in this regard.