Samsung Galaxy S21 rumors: Everything we know before today’s Unpack event


Leaked photos of Galaxy S21 from Twitter tipster Evan Blass

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Galaxy S21 is on the way to Samsung Unpack Event Today is 7 pm PT (10 pm ET) after months of rumors and speculation. Here’s how to watch the Galaxy Unpacked event live Last day of CES 2021. Latest leak Show detailed product specs and information on how the three S21 phones compare to each other and what will come in the box, as well as what it appears to be an offer Galaxy buds pro or Galaxy buds live And Galaxy smarttag. You really can Register on preorder Right now is S21.

The company released a full range of phones from the $ 100 Galaxy A01 to the $ 1,999 Galaxy Z fold to match almost every budget in 2020, but the Galaxy S phone as the company’s flagship handset Is seen, with 2020. launch of Galaxy s20 Line more affordable Galaxy s20fe. Leaks point S21 sports a redesigned With improved camera features including 10x optical zoom. Other rumors say that the S21 Ultra may also completely replace the Galaxy Note phone, which will feature leaks. Phone case It has space for an S Pen.

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We know everything about the Galaxy S21 phone right now.

3 galaxy s21 phone with same processor

It is no surprise that Samsung hopes to launch three different models of the S21: the 6.2-inch S21, the 6.7-inch S21 Plus and the 6.8-inch S21 Ultra. But a widespread leak from Android Police’s Max Weinbach apparently documents almost the entire sheet, revealing even more about these three phones, just the model name and size. The latest Evan Blass leak also included a detailed spec sheet showing three phones with these same model names and display sizes.

The screens will likely support 120Hz like the first S20 series with the highest S20 WQHD Plus display, like the S21 Ultra. But the other main reveal is that these phones will likely use the latest Snapdragon processor in the US. What was previously called the Snapdragon 875 was actually branded as the Snapdragon 888, which was announced at a Qualcomm virtual event in December. Some of the major claims of the new chip are faster 5G performance and extended battery life.

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The other main difference between the S21 phones is the design of the camera module, the color options and of course the battery capacity. The base S21 will have a 4,000-mAh battery, the S21 Plus will have a 4,800 mAh battery and the high-end S21 Ultra will get a 5,000 mAh battery according to the leaked spec sheet.


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Renders create a new camera and frame design

Earlier renders published by Steve Heimerstofer (@OnLeaks) suggest that the Galaxy S21 will not look completely different from the earlier S20 phones, but will feature a redesigned module. It appears that the in-screen fingerprint reader and all three phones will have a hole-punch selfie camera as before, with the screen in the flat on the S21 and S21 Plus and the screen curving of the S21 Ultra on the edges. more Galaxy S21 teaser leaked online In early December, the front of the device featured a hole-punch camera and a phantom violet color with small bezels and a three-camera rear setup.

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The three-camera array on the S21 and S21 Plus has been moved to the upper left corner and it is safe to assume that there will be a regular wide-angle, ultraviolet angle and telephoto camera. This render matches a spec sheet leaked from Android Police and Ivan Blass, which states that it will be a 12-megapixel ultravide and wide camera, as well as a 64-megapixel telephoto camera. The LED flash is moved just to the right of the camera housing.

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The Galaxy S21 Ultra is slightly different, with a much larger camera module with four rear cameras: one 12-megapixel wide and two 10-megapixel telephoto cameras in ultraviolet, plus 3x and 10x optical zoom. It also appears that the 100x space zoom seen on the S20 Ultra will also work on the S21 Ultra. Space zoom is Samsung’s term for hybrid digital and optical zoom that is used to reach 100x.

The S21 Ultra’s main camera features a 108-megapixel sensor that has been dubbed the “Gene 2 sensor” on the spec sheet. We believe it will use a uniform Pixel binding Methods for outputting 12-megapixel shots, such as the S20 Ultra and Note 20 Ultra with their 108-megapixel sensor. The S20 Ultra, unlike the phase-detection autofocus system on the S20 Ultra, also looks to keep the laser autofocus system found on the Note 20 Ultra.

Evan Blass on Twitter shared the following infographic detailing the resolutions and specs of the S21 series cameras that corrected earlier leaks.

While @OnLeaks renders show the S21 series in both a gray and black finish, other colors are expected. The S21 comes in a Phantom White, Phantom Gray, Phantom Violet and Phantom Pink; S21 Plus in Phantom Silver, Phantom Black and Phantom Violet; And S21 Ultra in Phantom Black and Phantom Silver. The video below from the Italian site Pigtou presents what a silver finish might look like.

Twitter user Ice Universe Posted an image Others show concept renderings of S21 colors, then say with an image posted on Instagram that they claim it is the front end of the S21 Ultra.

YouTube user Sakitech posted the video below, claiming to show photos of both the S21 Ultra and the S21 Plus. This camera details the specs and gives an overview of what the preproduction sample looks like. Dutch site LetsGoDigital has also posted detailed 3D renders of the Galaxy S21 series that transfer SIM trays based on the phone.

Will the galaxy s21 have box accessories?

Samsung will almost certainly follow Apple lead According to a report before removing both the charger and cord headphones from the Galaxy S21 box, the Blass leak has now been confirmed. This will not be the first time that Samsung has removed the headphones from the retail box, as the $ 1,999 Galaxy Z Fold 2 was shipped without headphones in the US (although you can request a pair of AKG headphones from Samsung after purchase Were).

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Goodbye Galaxy Note, Hello Stylus for S21?

A Reuters report stated that Samsung may discontinue the Galaxy Note line and the S21 Ultra will take its place as a Samsung phone with a stylus. While renders do not show a visible location for the stylus, the phone can still support the S Pen with software updates. This would mean that the stylus would have to be kept separate from the phone when not in use. Images from WinFuture Show a case for the S21 Ultra that has a specific slot for the S Pen when it is not in use, confirming rumors that the phone will have no room to store the S Pen, such as you Galaxy. Can note on line. The latest spec leak also shows S Pen support. Only in the S21 Ultra, though the stylus will be sold separately.

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The new Galaxy S21 Ultra Case will have a spot to store the S Pen.

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In Samsung’s blog post, TM Roh also confirms that there will be a synergy between the Note and other Samsung phones. “We’re also looking at people’s favorite aspects of the Galaxy Note experience and are excited to add its best features to other devices in our lineup.”

Older wearables may not be compatible with S21

Samsung has released a lot of different fitness trackers and smartwatches over the past few years, but a notification in the Samsung Members app, spotted by GalaxyClub, suggests that the Galaxy S21 will not support older wearables like the Galaxy Gear. The complete list of affected equipment includes the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, Gear S and Gear Fit. This news is not particularly surprising, given that some of these trackers were released five years ago.

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Can a UI 3.1 debut on S21

Another video surfaced by Droid Life shows the Samsung One UI 3.1 which will launch alongside the S21. Currently in the form of an update to UI 3.0 that is on many new Samsung phones running Android 11, the new update looks to bring features such as call background video, Google search feeds to the home screen, tweaks to the camera interface.

S21 may be less expensive than S20

It is also likely that Samsung will drop base price of Galaxy S21, Probably in response to the decline in mobile phone sales across the board due to the coronovirus epidemic. South Korean leaker Landsk claims that the S21 will start at $ 899, the S21 Plus at $ 1,099 and the S21 Ultra at $ 1,250. This would signal a $ 100 price drop compared to the launch price of the regular S20 in March 2020.

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