Samsung Galaxy S series is a high-end smartphone lineup that represents Samsung’s prowess in camera and hardware abilities in the smartphone market.
Earlier this year, Samsung unveiled Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra. This is the first time, Samsung used a 108MP super-resolution camera in its top model, 100X space zoom, 8K video recording, 5G, 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10 recording, and more.
In October, Samsung unveiled a new smartphone in the Galaxy S20 series, Galaxy S20 Fan Edition which offers 5G connectivity, AMOLED display, 120Hz refresh rate, Wi-Fi 6, and more.
Samsung Galaxy S20 series is quite successful and users loved the innovation that the South Korean tech giant has brought at the start of 2020.
Now, we’re moving toward 2021 and Samsung has started preparing for the next “Unpacked” event but unlike past years, this time, Samsung is rushing the launch of the new S series devices.
According to a report, Samsung has already placed component orders for the next S series smartphones – Galaxy S21/S30 series (tentative name). While it has finalized the mass production of the Galaxy S21 series starting November 2020.
The date of mass production is almost 45 days early compared to the Galaxy S20 series. Sources related to the matter says that Samsung wants to overcome the current smartphone conditions and want to complete the gap in shipment, which was created after the ban of second top smartphone maker Huawei.
Therefore, Samsung is not only rushing the supply chain for smartphones but it also has rescheduled the launch of Galaxy S21 for as early as January 2021.
In the meantime, leaks and reports have already confirmed the design, some key specs of the Galaxy S21 series, and claimed that the launch is actually happening in January instead of February or March.
Ahead of the launch, we’ll be going to see a lot of new information regarding the upcoming Samsung Galaxy flagship and this dedicated article will keep you posted about every single development happening regarding the Samsung Galaxy S21.
The name of this upcoming flagship is not confirmed at the moment but given the fact that Samsung jumped from the Galaxy S10 series to S20, the tradition favors the lineup to be called the Samsung Galaxy S30 series.
However, these phones will be launched in 2021, and if only somehow Samsung may want to try the number “21” to match the year and name it the Samsung Galaxy S21 series. Well, 21/21 will also make a good launch date.
Samsung Galaxy S21/Galaxy S30 series Variants:
- Samsung Galaxy S21/Samsung Galaxy S30
- Samsung Galaxy S21+/Samsung Galaxy S30+
- Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra/Samsung Galaxy S30 Ultra
These smartphones will be packed with Dynamic AMOLED displays with a center hole-punch design and 120Hz refresh rate for better UI animation and graphics performance.
Galaxy S21: 6.2-inch display with flat panel
Galaxy S21+: 6.7-inch display with flat panel
Galaxy S21 Ultra: 6.8-inch with a curved edge
Due to the difference in screen size and hardware, these phones will come with different widths, height, thickness, and of course the weight.
Galaxy S21: 71.2 (width) x 151.7 (height) x 7.9mm (depth)
Galaxy S21+: 75.6 (width) x 161.5 (height) x 7.85 mm (depth)
Galaxy S21 Ultra: 75.6 (width) x 165.1 (height) x 8.9mm (depth)
According to the render, the Samsung Galaxy S21 series will come with new material and the camera bump is also designed in a new way.
The bottom side of these phones includes a primary mic, USB Type-C port, and speakers. The right side contains a volume rocker and a power button. The topside has a SIM-card tray and two more holes. While the left side remains plane.
Similar to its predecessor, Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra will come with a huge camera bump and S21 will also retain its camera in an identical manner. However, the bump design now has a new finishing, which extends the phone’s left and topside to the bumps respective areas.
According to the leaks, the Galaxy S21 series will equip with:
Galaxy S21: Triple Camera + LED
Galaxy S21+: Triple Camera + LED
Galaxy S21 Ultra: Quad Camera + LED
The camera specs are currently unconfirmed but these devices likely to retain their main camera and ultra-wide cameras megapixels from their predecessors respective but with added new improvements in quality and features.
This also includes a possibility that Samsung may go one step further and introduce, 108MP camera on both S21+ and S21 Ultra models.
Battery and Charging
Samsung Galaxy S21 series has allegedly passed the 3C certificate, revealing the Galaxy S21 will pack with a 4000mAh battery, 4800mAh battery in S21 Plus, and 5000mAh battery in the Ultra version.
These phones will come with 25W fast charging and an increase in charging capacity for the Ultra version is still confirmed momentarily.
Processor and memory
Galaxy S20 series was powered by Exynos 990 processor and Qualcomm Snapdragon 865. Both of these processors are based on the 7nm process node. However, with the Galaxy S21 lineup, the company will introduce a new chipset made with a 5nm process.
Samsung Galaxy S21 series will come with pre-equipped One UI 3.1 based on Android 11 and later it’ll be upgraded to One UI 3.5 as well as the first to test One UI 4 (Android 12) later in 2021. The phone will be able to grab three major upgrades.
Samsung will maintain its pricing for Galaxy S21 series and will introduce this new lineup in the same price range, starting at $999 or maybe lower $899.
The leak has claimed that the Samsung Galaxy S21 series will launch in January 2021 but an official confirmation is awaited.
- The information above is based on leaks and may vary from the actual launch
- Samsung is yet to confirm the launch date