16 February 2021
UPDATE (December 23rd, 2020):
It is now time for the Samsung Galaxy S21 series pricing leak. The report is coming from WinFuture.de and talks only about the European pricing of the 5G variants. The pricing starts at EUR 849 and goes all the way up to EUR 1,529. The 4G LTE variants will surely cost relatively cheaper but we will have to wait to know their pricing.
- Galaxy S21 with 128GB storage for EUR 849
- Galaxy S21 with 256GB storage for EUR 899
- Galaxy S21 Plus with 128GB storage for EUR 1,049
- Galaxy S21 Plus with 256GB storage for EUR 1,099
- Galaxy S21 Ultra with 128GB storage for EUR 1,349
- Galaxy S21 Ultra with 256GB storage for EUR 1,399
- Galaxy S21 Ultra with 512GB storage for EUR 1,529
UPDATE (December 21st, 2020):
A YouTube video has emerged that shows a review of an unreleased Galaxy S21 Plus unit. The flagship has an all-glass front panel with a centered punch-hole and minimal bezels. There is an in-display fingerprint scanner but the phone also offers facial recognition support. The triple camera module on the back looks the same as we have seen in previous leaks. There is a 4,800mAh battery claimed to last through a day easily.
The main highlight of this early review is the Galaxy S21 Plus and iPhone 12 Pro Max camera comparison. Even though it is a pre-release unit and Samsung is still in the process of applying finishing touches, the camera is capable of shooting some good photos and videos. You can certainly notice the phone struggling with exposure control but we can expect Samsung to fix that via software updates in time for the release.
UPDATE (December 18th, 2020):
It is time for alleged Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21 Plus official photo renders. The leak has been shared by Roland Quandt of WinFuture.de who has a reliable track record in leaking product renders. The flagship can be seen in different pleasant color options that you can check out below. The camera module on the phone is unique but does look appealing.
Update: December 9, 2020
With the Samsung Galaxy S21 lineup rumored launch is just a month away, more and more leaks are surfacing and trying to educate us more. Now, promo videos of the series have surfaced, courtesy of AndroidPolice. The tech publication managed to obtain the promotional reels of the Galaxy S21 series ahead of the said launch.
There are three videos for the Galaxy S21, S21 Plus, and the S21 Ultra. One of the promotional reels shows Galaxy S21 5G in Phantom Violet. The video highlights a flat display with the centered hole-punch camera. It also shows off the cameras with a protruding bump.
The Galaxy S21 Plus 5G in other video looks pretty exactly the same as the Galaxy S21 5G. The overall design, color, and even the camera setup match. It is believed the main difference lies in terms of screen size and battery capacity.
The video on the Galaxy S21 Ultra shows the design starts to change here. There is a curved screen and quad-camera setup. There is also a laser autofocus system at the tip, replacing the ToF sensor of the S20 Ultra.
UPDATE (December 2nd, 2020):
The rumored Galaxy S21 Plus has surfaced in a new set of renders showing it in a new color variant. It is a flashy silver color variant that makes the phone appear luxurious. The renders have been designed by @Xleaks7, a Twitter tipster, and shared by an Italian publication Pigtou. You can refer to these renders below and see the unique appearance for yourself.
Original (November 16th, 2020)
It is time for the biggest Samsung Galaxy S21 series leak to date as it reveals detailed specifications and color variants. The leak is coming from Android Police folks who also claims to have seen official press renders. They refrained from making them public to ensure that their sources' identity is not compromised.
The leak that there will be three models named Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra which are codenamed O1, T2, and P3 respectively. All of these will be powered by either Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 or Exynos 2100 processor depending on the particular region. The performance quality of both chipsets is said to be at par as compared to the gap we saw between the Galaxy S20 variants.
The Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21+ will have a 6.2-inch and 6.7-inch Full HD+ LTPS display with a 120Hz refresh rate respectively. These will also have a triple camera setup including a 12-megapixel primary sensor, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor, and a 64-megapixel telephoto sensor. The battery capacity available with the two phones is tipped to be 4,000mAh and 4,800mAh respectively. The standard model will be available in Phantom White, Phantom Pink, Phantom Gray, and Phantom Violet color options. The Plus model will only have three colors: Phantom Black, Phantom Silver, and Phantom Violet.
As for the Galaxy S21 Ultra, there will be a 6.8-inch WQHD+ LTPO panel with 120Hz adaptive refresh rate support. The camera module will have a 108-megapixel Gen 2 primary sensor, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor, a 10-megapixel telephoto sensor with 3x optical zoom, and a 10-megapixel telephoto sensor with 10x optical zoom. It will be powered by a 5,000mAh battery and just two color options: Phantom Black and Phantom Silver.
Samsung will offer all three Galaxy S21 models with 5G network support but it is unknown whether there will be 4G LTE-only variants as well. The Galaxy S21 Ultra will be the only model to come with WiFi 6E support, a new protocol claimed to be twice as fast as WiFi 6. An exact fast charging speed is also missing but there will be at least 25W support on all models. Lastly, all three models will boot One UI 3.1 based on Android 11 out of the box.