Samsung’s Galaxy S21 series of smartphones is expected to turn up any day now — not this year but very early in 2021 — which means it’s time for use to get a closer look at the phone. As luck would have it, a series of short promotional clips for the Galaxy S21, the S21 Plus and the S21 Ultra have leaked.
And, while they don’t spill too many beans, they do give us a decent idea what the new smartphones will look like. Samsung’s taken some pains to make the camera bump a little more… manageable for next year.
The Galaxy S21 is pretty on the outside
There are a few things we can immediately tell from these videos. Both the S21 and the S21 Plus will feature three cameras — which now have a reduced (but apparently reinforced) profile. The S21 Ultra seems to be packing five cameras and a curved display, rather than the flat one that’ll be present in the two ‘lesser’ phones.
What isn’t visible is a potential S Pen, which would signal that rumours of the Galaxy Note’s demise are indeed true. Unfortunately, the clips don’t show that particular part of the phone so we’ll have to see what happens next month.
Just a few weeks left
Samsung’s newest handsets are expected to make their debut on 14 January next year, according to various online sources — which is nice and early in the year, before any competitors can come along and muck things up.
The S21 range will supposedly comprise 6.2in (S21), 6.7in (S21 Plus) and 6.8in (S21 Ultra) options, with all of the phones featuring 120Hz screens (this is a given) and, here in SA, Exynos 2100 processors. In the States, the range will get Snapdragon 888 chips. The three handsets are supposed to be getting 4,000mAh, 4,800mAh and 5,000mAh batteries respectively — because it’s going to take a lot of juice to power what Samsung has in store.
And then there is the camera tech. The smaller phones are expected to have two 12MP sensors, as well as a 64MP effort, while the Ultra will feature a new 108MP sensor, two telephoto options (for 3x and 10x optical zoom) and, likely, two 12MP sensors for a total of five cameras on the rear.
Source: Android Police