Samsung Galaxy S21 Rumors: What We Know So Far

December 10, 2020

As it happens when the rumors of the new flagship smartphone appear, the news that Samsung company will release its Galaxy S30 series in the near future has taken the Internet by storm!

Many Samsung fans, and other tech aficionados, of course, are eager to hear any info about this event, consequently  "bothering" Google and Alexa every single day!

If you are one of such impatient people, or simply want to know whether this release is worth waiting for, then keep reading, for we have prepared a few leaks that we have heard over the days about the Galaxy S30 series announcement.

Series name

First of all, it is still unknown whether this phone series is going to be named Galaxy S30 as everyone expected, or as some new sources claim – Galaxy S21!

According to some sources recently, the new series will be just a slight improvement of the latest S20 series, and therefore shall be known as the Galaxy S21 series.

Samsung has not yet made a statement so far, and thus all of this will remain speculation, at least for now.

Phones announcement

The new Samsung Galaxy S series arrives on January 14, which is much earlier than everyone expected. Well-informed journalist Jon Prosser claims that Samsung will hold an event on January 14 to present new phones called the Galaxy S21 or Galaxy S30.

Other sources that often have good information from Samsung also state that the new Galaxy devices arrive in January. Steve Hemmerstoffer has even published renderings that indicate a change in the design of the back of the phone, that is, the part that concerns the cameras. Interestingly, Samsung has so far not unveiled new flagship models in January, but this will give them the edge over the competition.

Models

As is usually the case, there will be three phones on offer this time as well: Galaxy S30/S21, Galaxy S30/S21 Plus, and S30/S21 Ultra in several colors. Sales reportedly begin in late January.

 

What to expect from the S30/S21 series?

Cameras

According to South Korean site The Elec, which cites industry sources, the most powerful model from Samsung's Galaxy S30 or Galaxy S21 series will have a system with four cameras on the back, including two telephoto cameras. Specifically, the Galaxy S30/S21 Ultra model could use a 10MP 3x zoom camera and a periscope lens.

It is also believed that the Galaxy S30/S12 series will discard 3D ToF sensors, to make room for an additional telephoto sensor. The rest of the cameras are expected to be the same as the S20 Ultra model, with a 108MP main camera, 12MP ultra-wide, and 40MP selfie camera.

Lately, we have seen an increase in the number of phones with two telephoto cameras, and this trend has been noticeable over the last 12 months. The phones offer zoom options for both short and long-range.

The difference

The Samsung Galaxy S30/S21 Ultra will be the strongest model in the upcoming line and is expected with a glass design on both sides. The phone will have a 6.9-inch display, which is slightly curved on the sides and has a 120Hz refresh rate. The phone will run the Exynos 2100 chipset for the global market and the Snapdragon 888 for Korea, China, and the US. A 5000mAh battery with support for 25W charging is expected. The Galaxy S30/S21 Ultra arrives in Phantom Black and Phantom Silver variants.

The Samsung Galaxy S30/S21 + will retain the metal frame but will have a plastic back. The 6.7-inch display will be of the AMOLED type, with 1080p resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. The battery capacity is 4800mAh with support for 25W charging. Chip support is the same as with the Ultra model. The Galaxy S30/S21 + will be available in Phantom Black, Phantom Silver, and Phantom Violet variants.

The Samsung Galaxy S30/S21 will have the most color options, with Phantom Gray, Phantom White, Phantom Violet, and Phantom Pink variants. It will have the same cameras as the S30/S21 +, as well as the same build quality - plastic back, flat 1080p display, 120Hz refresh rate. Finally, the Galaxy S30/S21 is expected to have 8GB of RAM for the base model.

Package

After some recently released premium phones did not include headphones in their packages, another useful addition will start to be missing from the retail packages of some essential premium phones. Among them is the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S30/S21 series phone.

According to the certificate, published by the Brazilian regulatory agency Anatel, it is pointed out that the Samsung Galaxy S30/S21, Galaxy S30/S21 Plus, and Galaxy S30/S21 Ultra will not be delivered with a charger or headphones in the package.

This means that the three Galaxy S30/S21 phones will follow in the footsteps of the Apple iPhone 12 series, which has also discarded the aforementioned accessories from its retail packaging. Interestingly, Samsung used to make fun of Apple because of this decision, and now it will implement it.

It is suggested that, given that the certificate was applied in Brazil, the decision may not be applied in all regions around the world. It remains to be seen whether, in regions where the Galaxy S21 will not ship with a charger, the company will provide the charger at no charge or users will have to purchase it separately.

What Price to expect?

When it comes to the complete Galaxy S30/S21 series, the Samsung Galaxy S30/S21, Galaxy S30/S21+, and Galaxy S30/S21 Ultra will most likely be available soon after the announcement. The Galaxy S30/S21 Ultra, as the most impressive of the three, is expected to be priced at $1,299. Naturally, the Galaxy S30/S21 and S30/S21+ will be a bit cheaper, but as far as we can see, only a slight difference in performance between the three is expected, therefore only the slight price difference is also to be expected. We expect $1,199 for S30/S21+ and $999 for S30/S21.

Finally, Samsung Galaxy Buds+ headphones are also expected, and they are expected to have longer battery life. A retail price of $149 is mentioned, but it remains to be seen. Are you satisfied so far? Do you think this smartphone is worth waiting for?