Samsung Galaxy S21: Everything We Know Right Now

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Samsung’s Galaxy S21 flagship event is just a day away now. And, now, we have pretty much everything we need to know about the device. Here’s a roundup of all the rumors, pieces, and bits of information we have about the new device.

Before we move on to the man thing, I would again like to appreciate excellent of our team. We’re the first news website to report Samsung Galaxy S21’s arrival, and launch in India. Click here to read what we revealed way back in December.

Display and Design

Samsung Galaxy S21 5G, S21+ 5G, and S21 Ultra 5G

Samsung, with the Galaxy S21, has fixed some of the flaws previous generation Samsung flagships had. The camera bump looks a lot better on the eyes now, with the metal (I’m presuming) melting into the side of the frame. The bezels look pretty small, at least in the leaked images, and now are on par with Apple iPhone’s chins. Rest, everything from the front and back remains the same.

  • s21 pen
  • s21 cover
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One interesting change Samsung is bringing to the S21 is the ability to use S Pen with it. Though the company isn’t giving up on its Note series just yet, this is the starting of a transition. Samsung will ship a separate case with the phone, not in the box, that will have a ‘cavity’ to store the S Pen. This will make the cover a bit broader than usual, but this comes with added features.

Coming to the display, Samsung has finally enabled the 120Hz refresh rate option for the display on 1440p+ resolution. It seems like that this feature will make it only to S21’s Ultra 5G edition, with it having a larger battery than the Plus and the normal one.

The displays on the three models are expected to be: 6.2-inch for the normal S21, 6.7-inch for S21+, and a huge 6.8-inch display for S21 Ultra. All three expected to be guarded by Gorilla Glass Victus.

Camera

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It looks like Samsung is sticking to the previous generation set up for the cameras on the S21 series. The leaked infographic (shown above) suggests that the normal and Plus edition will have a 12MP main camera, 64MP zoom/8K video camera, and a 12MP ultra-wide snapper. With Samsung not changing the lens on the lower and mid-tier edition, one can only presume that they’ve worked on the ISP of the chip.

Though that’s not all, Samsung will add a folded periscope for 10x optical magnification along with a new 3x telephoto camera to the S21 Ultra 5G. Some even say that the 108MP sensor on the back of the Ultra will be upgraded to HM2 sensor, or may be even to the unannounced HM3 sensor.

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The Ultra will also have a Laser AF module instead of a 3D ToF sensor, while the DepthVision module from the S20+ will not expected to make a comeback for the S21+.

Exynos 2100, A Powerful Competitor to Snapdragon 888

s21 chip s21 exynos 2100 chip

Samsung, yesterday, announced their latest Exynos 2100 chipset, which sounds like a tough competitor to Apple’s A14 Bionic and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888. The chipset is expected to make a debut on Samsung’s latest flagship. And, as usual, Samsung is going to launch the Qualcomm variant of the Samsung Galaxy S21 in regions like the USA and Korea, while the global version, sold in countries like India and the United Kingdom will get the Exynos 2100 variant. Read all about the new chipset here — Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 and Exynos 2100.

Battery

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Finally, moving on to the battery. Samsung Galaxy S21 is expected to ship with a 4000 mAh battery, while the S21+ and S21 Ultra are expected to ship with a 4800 mAh and 5000 mAh respectively. All the models will supports 25W wired charging, with the S21 Ultra supporting a maximum of 45W.

Samsung Did a Samsung, Again

Samsung was one of the first companies to mock Apple when they first removed the charging brick from the iPhone 12’s box. Now, with their next flagship, the company’s looking to mint some more money by it also removing the charging brick from the box. Some leakers believe Samsung Galaxy S21 will ship only with a USB Type-C to Type-C cable, and the customers will have to purchase the charging brick separately. Or Samsung might surprise us by starting something similar to what Xiaomi did with its Mi 11.

Our Take

With Samsung, finally, taking things seriously in the processor department, and everything else top-notch as such, Samsung Galaxy S21 might prove to be a tough competitor for others. Well, we’ll know everything tomorrow.

What Are Your Thoughts?

What do you expect from Samsung’s next flagship? Do you think Samsung’s gonna hit the ball out of the park, or is it going to be the same all over again? Let me know in the comment section below!

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