28 December 2020
UPDATE (December 11th, 2020):
A new Android Authority report has surfaced that confirms all the claims mentioned in yesterday's report but also adds a few more details. It says that the Galaxy S21 series will go on sale in India starting January 29th, a couple of weeks after the global launch event. The flagship lineup will debut in India with an announced Exynos 2100 processor and not the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset. It should be a 5G processor as well.
Here are the reported color options:
- Galaxy S21: White, Pink, Purple, and Gray
- Galaxy S21 Plus: Black, Pink, Purple, and Silver
- Galaxy S21 Ultra: Black and Silver
Original (December 10th, 2020)
It seems like Samsung's next-gen Galaxy S-series is set to arrive earlier than the usual schedule. As per an exclusive report by TechQuila, the Galaxy S21 series will debut internationally on January 14th. The report cites anonymous sources to make the claim and adds that the Indian release will happen a few weeks later.
Samsung will release three models in the lineup: Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus, and Galaxy S21 Ultra. The aforementioned reported launch date of January 14th is in line with a previous leak. Jon Prosser tweeted last month that Samsung's next-gen flagship will arrive in the middle of January with sales set towards the end of the month.
The report further mentions that Galaxy S21 blind pre-orders are already live in India. These pre-orders are being taken at the Samsung Opera House store in Bangalore. It is the brand's biggest offline store in the world. Anyone can pre-book their next-gen Galaxy flagship by paying INR 2,000 (about $27) as a booking fee. Once the series gets official, customers will be able to get their units by paying the remaining amount.
The best part is that select customers will be provided with the Galaxy S21 series unit on the day of the launch itself. There are also expected to be certain launch day offers but nothing is confirmed yet. Lastly, Samsung is said to be planning to show an exclusive live stream of the India launch event where select customers will be invited to attend.