So, the countdown has begun as Samsung has confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy S21 is launching on January 14, 2021. The company has confirmed the launch date on its official web page for its next Unpacked event and has also hinted at the S21 launch through a teaser image. Here’s what we know about the Samsung Galaxy S21 right now, along with a few things we’d expect Samsung to include when the phones see the spotlight. We are also expecting to see the Galaxy Buds Pro launch alongside the S21 trio on the same day.
The image does not clearly mention the Galaxy S21 or anyone from the lineup launching with it, but from the previous leaks and rumors, it’s quite obvious to see what Samsung is teasing about. In the image from Samsung’s official webpage, the Galaxy S21’s camera array is blurred and held inside a glass cube, but it is surely to be the Galaxy S21’s module given how many times we’ve seen it in leaks/news. Speaking of Galaxy S21’s camera arrays, the cameras are shaping up to be largely similar to previously-released Galaxy S20, but with some vital upgrades to the finest model.
Samsung Galaxy S21 processor
Samsung Galaxy S21’s lineup is also expected to include the Galaxy S21+ and the S21 Ultra. The complete lineup will be powered by the latest 5nm Exynos 2100 SoC or the Snapdragon 888 depending on the region. If we talk about performance, the Adreno GPU in the Snapdragon 888 will deliver up to 35% boost in graphics performance along with 25% better power efficiency. South Korea and the US typically get Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 888 versions, which is the company’s first 5nm chip, while the rest get 5nm Exynos 2100 SoC models.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Display and Cameras
Samsung Galaxy S21’s complete lineup will have FHD+ displays with dynamic AMOLED panels and a 120Hz refresh rate for smooth usability. These Galaxy phones are expected to provide one of the best quality displays in the market. The S21 Ultra will be the only phone in the trio with a 108MP main camera sensor and S Pen support. The other two will have 12MP main and 64MP telephoto cameras.
Samsung Galaxy S21 battery
Rumors says that the Galaxy S21 is expected to have a 4,000 mAh battery same as Galaxy S20. Similarly, the Galaxy S21 Ultra would retain the same 5,000 mAh battery as found in the S20 Ultra. Only the Galaxy S21 Plus is getting a battery boost, up to 4,800 mAh compared to the 4,500 mAh in the Galaxy S20 Plus.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Price
A new leak from Ishan Agarwal has suggested that the basic Galaxy S21 to start at €849 or PKR168,142, while the Galaxy S21 Plus will cost €1,049 or PKR207000(with a 256GB model for €1,099 or PKR217000) and the Galaxy S21 Ultra will cost €1,399 or PKR277000. In dollars$, the prices range from $1,040 to $1,715,
Here’s a look at what to expect from the trio:
Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+ and S21 Ultra specifications
|Specifications||Galaxy S21||Galaxy S21 Plus||Galaxy S21 Ultra|
|Display||6.2-inch FHD+ LTPS, 120Hz||6.7-inch FHD+ LTPS, 120Hz||6.8-inch WQHD+ LTPO, 1-120Hz adaptive|
|Android 11 OS One UI 3.1 based on||Android 11 OS One UI 3.1 based on||Android 11 OS One UI 3.1 based on|
|CPU||Snapdragon 888 or Exynos 2100||Snapdragon 888 or Exynos 2100||Snapdragon 888 or Exynos 2100|
|Memory Built-in||128GB, 256GB||128GB, 256GB||128GB, 256GB, 512GB|
|Rear Camera||Ultra-wide: 12MP Main: 12MP Telephoto: 64MP||Ultra-wide: 12MP Main: 12MP Telephoto: 64MP||Ultra-wide: 12MP Main: 108MP, Gen 2 sensor 3X Optical: 10MP 10X Optical: 10MP|
|Front Camera||10 MP, F/2.2 26mm wide||10 MP, F/2.2 26mm wide||40 MP, F/2.2 26mm wide|
|Connectivity||5G, Wi-Fi direct, Bluetooth 5.1 NFC||5G, Wi-Fi direct, Bluetooth 5.1 NFC||5G, Wi-Fi direct, Bluetooth 5.1 NFC|
|Colors||Phantom Violet, Phantom Pink, Phantom Gray, and Phantom White||Phantom Silver, Phantom Black, and Phantom Violet||Phantom Black and Phantom Silver|
|Battery||4,000 mAh (Li-Po)||4,800 mAh (Li-Po)||5,000 mAh (Li-Po)|
|S Pen support?||No||No||Yes|
|USB||Type-C 3.2 USB On-the-go||Type-C 3.2 USB On-the-go||Type-C 3.2 USB On-the-go|
|Weight||6 ounces or 171g||7.2 ounces||8 ounces|