samsung-galaxy-s21-rumor-round-up:-what-to-anticipate

Samsung has modified up is launch schedule for this 12 months – the brand new S-series will arrive in January (this Thursday, in truth) as a substitute of the standard February reveal. With focus shifting in the direction of foldables as the brand new prime tier of machine, the corporate is shaking issues up and never simply the timing.

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra will help an S Pen. A Samsung exec hinted at this transfer formally in December and we’ve seen loads of leaks that painted a extra detailed image. It’s precisely the rumors that we wish to speak about – right here’s what to anticipate from Samsung’s upcoming flagships.

Samsung Galaxy S21 rumor round-up: what to expect

Going again to the S Pen, that shall be an choice. You must purchase one individually (for €40) in addition to a case to carry it because the cellphone itself has no compartment for the stylus. Cases just like the S View Flip Cover do have a compartment for the stylus.

The challenge of the place to maintain it apart, it seems to be just like the Ultra can have full-fledged help for S Pen performance. This video of One UI 3.1 exhibits Screen off memo, Air view, Air command and different Note options shall be out there.

S View Flip Cover for the Galaxy S21 with a place to stash the S Pen
The S Pen in question
The S Pen in question


S View Flip Cover for the Galaxy S21 with a spot to stash the S Pen • The S Pen in query

The Galaxy S21 Ultra display shall be distinctive within the S21 collection in one other approach – it is going to be the one panel to have 1440p+ decision. Samsung has lastly overcome the decision limitation and the Ultra display will have the ability to run at 120Hz at full decision. The Galaxy S21 and S21+ should not so fortunate. They will get the 120Hz refresh price, however evidently Samsung has determined to downgrade them to 1080p+ screens.

A screenshot from the Galaxy S21 Ultra's settings menu


A screenshot from the Galaxy S21 Ultra’s settings menu

The S21 Ultra show is anticipated to have a 6.8” diagonal, a tenth smaller than the S20 Ultra. And it is going to be curved too whereas the S21 and S21+ can have flat shows with 6.2” and 6.7” diagonals, respectively. All three shall be guarded by Gorilla Glass Victus.

It appears that the Ultra is the one one getting upgrades. Even with the digital camera division it’s like taking a look at two completely different courses of telephones. The following leaked infographics present that the S21 and S21+ are sticking with the triple digital camera setup of their S20 predecessors.

This means a 12MP predominant digital camera, 64MP zoom/8K video digital camera and a 12MP ultrawide snapper. Perhaps there are new sensors hiding behind these lenses and the brand new chipsets (extra on them in a second) can have extra quantity crunching energy for picture processing, but it surely’s not instantly apparent why you’d get an S21 over an S20.

Leaked infographics with camera details: for the Galaxy S21 Ultra
Leaked infographics with camera details: for the Galaxy S21 and S21+


Leaked infographics with digital camera particulars: for the Galaxy S21 Ultra • for the Galaxy S21 and S21+

In distinction, the S21 Ultra is getting a folded periscope for 10x optical magnification together with a brand new 3x telephoto digital camera. Rumor has it that the primary 108MP sensor shall be upgraded to an HM2 and even the but to be introduced HM3. Improvements to the ISOCELL expertise will allow higher gentle sensitivity on the identical pixel measurement.

A closer look at the four camera setup (+ Laser AF in the bottom right)


A more in-depth have a look at the 4 digital camera setup (+ Laser AF within the backside proper)

The Ultra can have a Laser AF module as a substitute of a 3D ToF sensor whereas DepthVision module from the S20+ won’t make a comeback for the S21+. If you watched the One UI 3.1 video you’ll have seen a brand new characteristic within the digital camera app – Focus enhancer. It’s clear that Samsung has been working to resolve the focusing points that some complained about with the 2020 technology.

Now, the chipsets. The geographic cut up stays with some areas anticipating Snapdragon 888 and others the Exynos 2100. This 12 months the Samsung-designed chip might show to be sooner than the Qualcomm one. We’ll hear extra about it tomorrow on the first devoted Exynos occasion.

Snapdragon 888: 5 nm chipset with Cortex-X1 prime core and Adreno 660 GPU
Snapdragon 888: 5 nm chipset with Cortex-X1 prime core and Adreno 660 GPU
Snapdragon 888: 5 nm chipset with Cortex-X1 prime core and Adreno 660 GPU


Snapdragon 888: 5 nm chipset with Cortex-X1 prime core and Adreno 660 GPU

The totally kitted out Ultra can have 16GB of RAM paired with 512GB storage, the bottom model will most likely include 12/128 GB. The Galaxy S21 and S21+ consumers will get 8GB of RAM as customary and can have 128GB and 256GB to select from. And they’ll have to decide on rigorously as solely the Ultra can have a microSD slot.

The battery capacities shall be 4,000 mAh for the S21 and 4,800 mAh for the S21+. Both telephones will help 25W wired charging. The Galaxy S21 Ultra is getting a 5,000 mAh battery that would go as much as 45W. Samsung will comply with in Apple’s footsteps and ship the telephones with out chargers or headphones, in line with rumors.

Galaxy S21
Galaxy S21+
Galaxy S21 Ultra


Samsung Galaxy S21 • Galaxy S21+ • Galaxy S21 Ultra (Source: WinFuture)

The vanilla S21 is anticipated to have a plastic again whereas the opposite two will doubtless keep on with glass. There shall be a complete of 11 colorways ultimately, although just some shall be out there at launch. Phantom Violet appears to be the brand new hero colour, it and among the different choices go for a two-tone look. The digital camera bump (with its attribute design) will pop in opposition to the in a different way coloured again.

Samsung Galaxy S21 color options


Samsung Galaxy S21 colour choices

Finally, costs and pre-orders. The Samsung Galaxy S21 trio shall be up on pre-order both on Thursday or Friday this week, in-store gross sales will begin on January 29. The Ultra pre-orders will reportedly web you a pair of the brand new Galaxy Buds Pro (now with ANC), €230 of worth. The different two will get the brand new SmartTag Bluetooth tracker as a substitute. The costs of the three telephones are under (primarily based on rumors and a leak by a Belgian service).

128 GB 256 GB 512 GB
Samsung Galaxy S21 €850 €900
Samsung Galaxy S21+ €1,050 €1,100
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra €1,350 €1,400 €1,530

Come again tomorrow to look at Exynos 2100’s unveiling and once more on Thursday for the S21 reveal – the Unpacked occasion shall be dwell streamed, beginning at 15: 00 UTC.