Samsung Galaxy S21 series launch date confirmed, pre-orders begin in India

Samsung has been announcing its Galaxy S series of flagship phones in February each year. However, multiple reports have claimed that the South Korean company will be announcing the Galaxy S21 series earlier in January next year. A recent leak had even claimed that the S21 lineup will be unveiled on January 14th. A fresh report by Android Authority states that Samsung’s Opera House retail store in Bengaluru, which happens to be the company’s biggest experience store has confirmed that the Galaxy S21 series will globally launch on January 14th.

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The aforementioned store has already started receiving the pre-orders for the Galaxy S21 smartphones. The sales of the next-generation S-series flagships are slated to commence on January 29th in India.

Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+ and S21 Ultra pre-orders

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra CAD renders

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra CAD renders

The Samsung store in Bengaluru is now receiving blind orders for the Galaxy S21 series. One can pre-book by spending Rs 2,000 and the company will keep the customers informed about the availability details through WhatsApp. The S21 series has three phones namely, the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus, and Galaxy S21 Ultra. Since it is a blind order offer, customers who participate in the pre-orders will be able to select their desired S20 model only after the official announcement.

The executives at the Samsung store also revealed that the Galaxy S21 will be available in four colours such as gray, pink, purple, and white. The Galaxy S21+ will come in options like pink, purple, silver, and black. The Galaxy S21 Ultra will be available in two colours such as black and white. While markets like the US and South Korea are expected to receive the Snapdragon 888 powered version of the Galaxy S21 trio, it is now confirmed that Indian units will be fuelled by the upcoming Exynos 2100 chipset.

Samsung Galaxy S21 series specifications (Rumoured)

The Galaxy S21 5G is expected to house a 6.2-inch AMOLED FHD+ 120Hz flat display, a 4,000mAh battery, and a triple camera system featuring a 12-megapixel main camera, a 12-megapixel ultrawide lens, and a 64-megapixel telephoto lens. The Galaxy S21 Plus 5G may come with a larger 6.7-inch AMOLED FHD+ screen and a bigger 4,800mAh battery. The other specs of the Plus model could be identical to the S21 5G.

The Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G is tipped to arrive with a 6.8-inch AMOLED QHD+ 120Hz curved screen, and a 5,000mAh battery. Android Authority reported that it has learnt through the Samsung store that the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G’s quad-camera setup will have a 108-megapixel main snapper, a 10-megapixel camera with 10x optical zoom, another 10-megapixel lens, and laser autofocus. While it did not confirm about the fourth camera, it is known through recent leaks that it will be a 12-megapixel ultrawide lens. Previous reports have claimed that the S21 Ultra 5G will be the first S-series phone to arrive with S Pen support.


Anvinraj Valiyathara

Anvin is a self-proclaimed geek who has been writing about smartphones for nearly 10 years. After using phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note, Sony Xperia Mini, Lumia 730, Lumia 950, Honor 7, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Honor 8 Pro to name a few, he is now a happy user of the POCO F1. In his free time, he participates in church activities and likes to travel.