After the success of the Samsung Galaxy S20, the Samsung Galaxy S21 will be the newest addition to the Galaxy S lineup. When it comes to leaks, things have been ahead of time as well. We already had a glimpse of the Galaxy S21 CAD Renders from OnLeaks. Parallel to that, the announcement date had been leaked as well, which is set to January 14, 2021.
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Samsung Galaxy S21 Series Specs
Even so, an exclusive leak from Android Police reveals the full list of specs for the Galaxy S21 Lineup. The list reveals the complete features and the specifications of the Galaxy S21 series ahead of the launch. The leaks suggest that there will be three variants of the Galaxy S21, just like its predecessor. They will be called Galaxy S21, S21+, and the S21 Ultra. All of them will be running in the upcoming OneUI 3.1 based on Android 11. As expected, they will be powered by the latest, but yet to launch, Snapdragon 875 chipset or the Exynos 2100 (region specific).
Before digging in, here all the specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 Plus, and the S21 Ultra.
|Galaxy S21 (O1)||Galaxy S21+ (T2)||Galaxy S21 Ultra (P3)|
|6.2-inch FHD+ LTPS, 120hz||6.7-inch FHD+ LTPS, 120hz||6.8-inch WQHD+ LTPO, 1-120hz adaptive|
|Snapdragon 875 or Exynos 2100||Snapdragon 875 or Exynos 2100||Snapdragon 875 or Exynos 2100|
|One UI 3.1 based on Android 11||One UI 3.1 based on Android 11||One UI 3.1 based on Android 11|
|Ultra wide: 12MP|
|Ultra wide: 12MP|
|Ultra wide: 12MP|
Main: 108MP, Gen 2 sensor
3X Optical: 10MP
10X Optical: 10MP
|5G, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1||5G, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1||5G, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.1|
|4,000 mAh||4,800 mAh||5,000 mAh|
|Phantom Violet, Phantom Pink,|
Phantom Gray, and Phantom White
|Phantom Silver, Phantom Black,|
and Phantom Violet
|Phantom Black and Phantom Silver|
On the word of leaks, the Samsung Galaxy S21 series aims to bring in a new design on the floor with the camera bump blending into the frame itself. Apart from that, you’ll see a smaller punch hole compared to the Galaxy S20. Under the hood, we will probably see the Exynos 2100 on-par to the Snapdragon 875 when it comes to performance and battery efficiency.
The regular Galaxy S21 (codenamed O1) will feature a 6.2-inches 120Hz FHD+ LTPS Display along with a triple camera setup (12MP Main, 12MP Ultra-Wide, 64MP Telephoto). It’ll posses a 4,000 mAh battery. It’ll be available in four colors – Phantom Violet, Phantom Pink, Phantom Gray, and Phantom White. According to some rumors, the S21 might come with a plastic back panel.
The Galaxy S21+ (codenamed T2) will feature a 6.7-inches 120Hz FHD+ LTPS Display along with a triple camera setup (12MP Main, 12MP Ultra-Wide, 64MP Telephoto), same as the regular Galaxy S21. It’ll posses a 4,800 mAh battery. It’ll be available in three colors – Phantom Violet, Phantom Black, and, Phantom Silver. Unlike S21, we don’t have any information about plastic back panel for the S21+.
The Galaxy S21 Ultra (codenamed P3) will feature a 6.8-inches WQHD+ LTPO 1 to 120hz Adaptive Refresh Rate Display. The display is supposed to reach a peak brightness of 1600 nits and astonishing 3,000,000:1 contrast ratio. It comes with a quad camera setup – 108MP 2nd Gen Main, 12MP Ultra-Wide, 10MP 3x Optical Sensor, and a 10MP 10x Optical Lens. It’ll posses a 5,000 mAh battery. It’ll be available in three colors – Phantom Violet, Phantom Black, and, Phantom Silver. Unlike S21 and S21+, the S21 Ultra is said to posses a glass back panel. The Galaxy S21 will support the S Pen out of the box, which won’t be included in the box, though.
All the three Galaxy S21 versions will support 5G, Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth 5.1 out of the box. Apart from that, all the three are capable of recording at 4K@60fps, and an option for 8K@30fps (an upgrade over 8K@24fps).
As of now, the Samsung Galaxy S21 doesn’t seem to be a big of a leap from the Galaxy S20 or the other competitors. Although, we have to see what Samsung is planning for the Samsung Galaxy S21 series.