24 December 2020
When Apple announced at the iPhone 12 launch event that new iPhones will not ship with chargers and earphones, Samsung was one of the OEMs to take a shot at the decision. It did the same when iPhones ditched the 3.5mm headphone jack but eventually followed the path. It is now reported that we are likely to see a repeat of the behavior with the next-gen flagships.
As spotted by Tecnoblog, a Brazilian publication, Samsung's application with ANATEL suggests that there will not be any chargers and earphones bundled with the Galaxy S21 series. It should be noted that ANATEL is essentially the FCC equivalent of Brazil. This will become available on Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra.
One thing to keep in mind is that Samsung's listing was spotted only in Brazil. It means it does not confirm whether in-box accessories will be ditched all around the globe or specific regions. There is also a possibility that it might allow users to request chargers for free wherever it will not be bundled with the box.
In another leak, the alleged Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21+ real-life images have surfaced online. It shows a triple rear camera setup on the base model and quad-cameras on the high-end one. The Ultra model is said to have a 108-megapixel primary sensor, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor, and dual 10-megapixel sensors. The last two sensors are claimed to offer 10x and 3x zoom respectively.
The triple rear camera is tipped to feature a 64-megapixel telephoto zoom, a 12-megapixel primary sensor, and a 12-megapixel wide-angle sensor. This is the setup that is rumored to be available on both Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21 Plus. While technical details could still get wrong, one thing is for sure that there will be camera improvements.