Samsung Galaxy S21 rumors: All the things we all know earlier than in the present day’s Unpacked occasion

Leaked photos of the Galaxy S21 from Twitter tipster Evan Blass

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This story is part of CES, where our editors will bring you the latest news and the hottest gadgets of the entirely virtual CES 2021.

The Galaxy S21 is on the way in which wherein as Samsung’s Unpacked event is at the moment at 7 a.m. PT (10 a.m. ET), following months of rumors and speculation. Here’s how to watch the Galaxy Unpacked event live on the ultimate day of CES 2021. The latest leaks current detailed product specs and information on how the three S21 telephones consider to 1 one other and what’s going to return inside the area, along with what appears to be a preorder present for the Galaxy Buds Pro or Galaxy Buds Live and Galaxy SmartTag. You could really register to preorder the S21 correct now. 

The company launched an entire slew of phones in 2020 to match just about every worth vary, from the $100 Galaxy A01 throughout to the $1,999 Galaxy Z Fold 2. Nevertheless the Galaxy S telephones are seen as the company’s flagship handsets, with 2020 seeing the launch of the Galaxy S20 line and the additional moderately priced Galaxy S20 FE. Leaks stage to the S21 sporting a new design with improved digital digicam choices, along with a 10x optical zoom. Completely different rumors say the S21 Extraordinarily could even trade the Galaxy Note telephones altogether, with leaks displaying a case for the phone that has room for the S Pen.

Be taught further: Samsung Galaxy S21 specs: Battery, price, size and more, according to rumors

Right here is the whole thing everyone knows correct now regarding the Galaxy S21 telephones.

Three Galaxy S21 telephones with the an identical processor

It ought to return as no shock that Samsung is anticipated to launch three utterly totally different fashions of the S21: the 6.2-inch S21, 6.7-inch S21 Plus and 6.8-inch S21 Extraordinarily. Nevertheless an extensive leak from Max Weinbach of Android Police apparently paperwork just about all of the spec sheet, which reveals far more about these three telephones than merely the model names and sizes. The latest Evan Blass leak moreover includes a detailed spec sheet displaying three telephones with these comparable model names and present sizes.

The screens will likely all assist 120Hz like the earlier S20 assortment, with the S21 Extraordinarily sporting the easiest resolution WQHD Plus present. Nevertheless the totally different key reveal is that these telephones will likely use the latest Snapdragon processor inside the US. Beforehand thought to be known as the Snapdragon 875, it’s really been branded as a result of the Snapdragon 888, which was launched at a Qualcomm virtual event in December. A couple of of the important thing claims of the model new chip are sooner 5G effectivity and extended battery life. 

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The other main variations between the S21 telephones look to be the design of the digital digicam modules, coloration selections and naturally the battery functionality. The underside S21 could have a 4,000-mAh battery, the S21 Plus battery shall be 4,800 mAh and the high-end S21 Extraordinarily will get a mammoth 5,000-mAh battery, in accordance with the leaked spec sheets. 

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Renders current a shiny new digital digicam and physique design

Earlier renders published by Steve Hemmerstoffer (@OnLeaks) level out that the Galaxy S21 is not going to look radically utterly totally different from the earlier S20 telephones, nonetheless it’ll have a redesigned digital digicam module. It appears there shall be an in-screen fingerprint reader and a hole-punch selfie digital digicam like sooner than on all three telephones, with the screens on the S21 and S21 Plus sitting flat and the S21 Extraordinarily’s show display screen curving on the perimeters. Further teasers for the Galaxy S21 leaked online in early December displaying a Phantom Violet coloration with a hole-punch digital digicam and small bezel on the doorway of the machine and a three-camera rear setup.

Be taught further: Samsung Galaxy S21 colors: Get ready for pastel pink, if rumors are true

The three-camera array on the S21 and S21 Plus has been moved to the very best left nook and it’s protected to think about there shall be a day by day wide-angle, ultrawide angle and telephoto digital digicam. This render matches the leaked spec sheet from Android Police and Evan Blass, which says these shall be a 12-megapixel ultrawide and broad digital digicam, plus a 64-megapixel telephoto digital digicam. The LED flash has been moved merely to the right of the digital digicam housing.



The Galaxy S21 Extraordinarily is considerably utterly totally different, with a so much higher digital digicam module with 4 rear cameras: a 12-megapixel broad and ultrawide, plus two 10-megapixel telephoto cameras at 3x and 10x optical zoom. It moreover appears as if the 100x space zoom seen on the S20 Extraordinarily could even attribute on the S21 Extraordinarily. Home zoom is Samsung’s time interval for the hybrid digital and optical zoom used to attain 100x.

The S21 Extraordinarily’s main digital digicam seems to have a 108-megapixel sensor dubbed “gen 2 sensor” on the spec sheet. We assume it’ll use an an identical pixel binning method to output 12-megapixel photos, identical to the S20 Extraordinarily and Discover 20 Extraordinarily do with their 108-megapixel sensors. The S21 Extraordinarily moreover seems to keep up the laser autofocus system found on the Discover 20 Extraordinarily, in opposition to the phase-detect autofocus system on the S20 Extraordinarily.

Evan Blass on Twitter shared the subsequent infographic that particulars the resolutions and specs of the cameras on the S21 assortment that appears to corroborate the earlier leaks.

Whereas the @OnLeaks renders moreover current the S21 assortment in every a gray and black finish, totally different colors are anticipated. The S21 seems to return again in a Phantom White, Phantom Grey, Phantom Violet and Phantom Pink; the S21 Plus in Phantom Silver, Phantom Black and Phantom Violet; and the S21 Extraordinarily in Phantom Black and Phantom Silver. The render inside the video beneath from Italian web site Pigtou reveals what the silver finish may look like.

Twitter shopper Ice universe posted an image displaying thought renders of the other S21 colors, then adopted up with an image posted to Instagram that they declare is the doorway of the S21 Extraordinarily.

YouTube shopper Sakitech posted the video beneath, which claims to level out {a photograph} of every the S21 Extraordinarily and S21 Plus. It particulars the digital digicam specs and gives a top level view of what preproduction sample could look like. Dutch web site LetsGoDigital moreover posted detailed 3D renders of the Galaxy S21 assortment that current the SIM tray relocated to the underside of the cellphone.

Will the Galaxy S21 have gear inside the area?

Samsung will just about really adjust to Apple’s lead in eradicating every the charger and corded headphones from the sphere of the Galaxy S21, according to an earlier report, now corroborated by the Blass leaks. This is able to not be the first time that Samsung has eradicated the headphones from the retail area, as a result of the $1,999 Galaxy Z Fold 2 shipped with out headphones inside the US (although you’d request a pair of AKG headphones from Samsung after purchase).

Be taught further: Will Samsung Galaxy S21 have a headphone jack? Here’s why we don’t think so


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Goodbye Galaxy Discover, good day stylus for the S21?

A report from Reuters says that Samsung may discontinue the Galaxy Discover line and the S21 Extraordinarily will take its place as a result of the Samsung cellphone with a stylus. Whereas the renders don’t current a visible location for a stylus, the cellphone could nonetheless assist the S Pen with a software program program substitute. This might indicate that the stylus have to be housed individually from the cellphone when not in use. Images from WinFuture current a case for the S21 Extraordinarily that has a selected slot for the S Pen when it isn’t in use, seeming to confirm the rumors that there shall be no place to retailer the S Pen inside the cellphone itself, like you could on the Galaxy Discover line. The latest spec leak also shows S Pen support inside the S21 Extraordinarily solely, though the stylus shall be supplied individually.


The model new Galaxy S21 Extraordinarily case could have a spot for storing an S Pen. 


In Samsung’s blog post, TM Roh moreover confirms there shall be a synergy between the Discover and totally different Samsung telephones. “We have now moreover been paying attention to of us’s favorite factors of the Galaxy Discover experience and are excited in order so as to add just a few of its most well-loved choices to totally different devices in our lineup.”

Older wearables will not be applicable with the S21

Samsung has launched loads of utterly totally different well being trackers and smartwatches over the previous couple of years, nonetheless a notification inside the Samsung Members app spotted by GalaxyClub suggests the Galaxy S21 is not going to assist older wearables identical to the Galaxy Gear. The whole report of affected devices consists of the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, Gear S and Gear Match. This info will not be notably beautiful, supplied that just a few of those trackers had been launched over 5 years previously.


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One UI 3.1 may debut on the S21

One different video surfaced by Droid Life reveals the model new Samsung One UI 3.1 that may supposedly launch along with the S21. As an substitute to the current One UI that’s on many new Samsung telephones in the meanwhile working Android 11, the model new substitute seems to convey choices like title background motion pictures, the Google uncover feed on the home show display screen, plus tweaks to the digital digicam interface.

The S21 may very well be cheaper than the S20

There’s moreover the prospect that Samsung will drop the base price of the Galaxy S21, possibly in response to the drop in sales of mobile phones across the board as a result of coronavirus pandemic. South Korean leaker Landsk claims that the S21 will start at $899, the S21 Plus at $1,099 and the S21 Extraordinarily $1,250. This might mark a $100 worth drop as compared with the launch worth of the widespread S20 in March 2020.

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