17 November 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.