10 November 2020
UPDATE (October 22nd, 2020)
Just a few days after the leaks featuring high-quality renders, it is now time for a 360-degree video showing the Galaxy S21 Ultra from all angles. The video has been shared by the same leakster OnLeaks who also shared the renders. The video gives a better idea of what the Galaxy S21 Ultra would look like in reality.
Another tipster IceUniverse (@UniverseIce) has corroborated tips related to Galaxy S21 series display panel technologies. He tweeted that while Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21 Plus will have flat display panels, the Galaxy S21 Ultra will arrive with a curved display panel.
The three products in the Samsung Galaxy S21 (S30) series are designed with four sides of equal width. Among them, S21 and S21+ are 2D screens, and S21U is a curved screen.— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) October 21, 2020
Original (October 19th, 2020)
As the majority of the 2020 flagships have been revealed barring the Huawei Mate 40 series, the rumor mill is now focusing on premium devices to arrive next year. Steve Hemmerstoffer aka OnLeaks, a well-known tipster, has shared Samsung Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21 Ultra renders revealing the design language as well as launch timeline.
The standard Galaxy S21 is tipped to sport a 6.2-inch flat display. There is a centered punch-hole which is officially known as the Infinity-O display panel. The unique thing about the phone is its new rear camera housing design featuring three camera sensors. The housing has a bump that stretches to the metallic frames and adds about 1.1mm to the overall thickness. It will measure 151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9mm without the camera bump and 151.7 x 71.2 x 9.0mm with the bump.
Next up, we have the Galaxy S20 Ultra tipped to come with a 6.7-inch to 6.9-inch display but with curves. It will also a punch-hole in the top-center of the panel. The phone will have quad cameras on the back with a similar housing design as the standard model. The camera bump is even bigger and almost twice the size than on Galaxy S20. The phone is reported to measure 165.1 x 75.6 x 8.9mm but when measured with the bump, it will be 165.1 x 75.6 x 10.8mm.
Some previous reports have suggested that Samsung will use two telephoto sensors with the Galaxy S20 Ultra. This will help in higher zoom capabilities without compromising on the image quality. As for the S Pen capabilities, OneLeaks says there is no physical slot for holding the stylus but this does not imply that there will not be a stylus. Samsung can still choose to offer S Pen support without offering any slot for carrying it with the device.
Lastly, the leak claims that Samsung is eyeing a January 2021 launch for the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, and Galaxy S20 Ultra. This will much earlier than the traditional February-March launch timeline for the new Galaxy S-series. We will have to wait and see if this turns out to be true.