Samsung will officially announce its new 2021 Galaxy lineup on 14 January. This will include the Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and a more premium S21 Ultra model that will deliver better specs and an even better camera module. Samsung has begun teasing the announcement event. However, like every year, the entire flagship range has already leaked including images of the devices and the camera module.
The teaser video which Samsung uploaded (above) shows off a floating camera module in a translucent cube. This, confirming the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S21 during the unpacked stream. According to three leaked promo reels, the module seems to be merged into the phone’s shell this year instead of it being a massive chunk which just sticks out of the back of the phone.
Samsung calls the flagship colour for the Galaxy S21 and S21+ 5G “Phantom Violet”. The company has opted for a flat display across both models this year. They will include a punch-hole front-facing camera. The gold bezels extend up both sides of the device and merge into the camera module. The S21 and S21 Plus include a triple camera setup with a 12MP main sensor, 12MP ultrawide, and a 64MP telephoto lens. The flash is now situated off of the camera module. The differences between the standard Samsung Galaxy S21 and S21+ 5G will be the screen size and battery capacity.
When it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, the device has seen some drastic changes. The S21 Ultra now has a curved screen instead of the flat display seen on the other two models. The camera module packs a quad-camera system. There’s a periscope camera with a 10MP 10x super-telephoto zoom. Samsung will include the 108MP main sensor, 12MP ultrawide lens and a 10MP 3x telephoto lens. There’s also a laser autofocus system which replaces the time of flight sensor included in the S20 Ultra.
As for the specs of the new Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+ and Ultra, they have yet to leak. Expect the storage to be the same but a bump in battery capacity and of course, the SoC. Samsung will officially announce the range on 14 January 2021. According to reports, they will go on sale on 29 January 2021.
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