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Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 Ultra renders appear; January 2021 launch expected

On: October 19, 2020

So far, Samsung has unveiled all the major flagship phones for this year. It is now reportedly working on the Galaxy S21 series that is expected to arrive in early next year. Like the Galaxy S20 lineup, the Galaxy S21 series is rumoured to include three handsets including the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra.

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Well-ahead of the announcement, tipster Steve Hemmerstoffer who is popularly known as OnLeaks on Twitter has shared the CAD renders of the forthcoming Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21 Ultra smartphones. Samsung has been launching the S-series flagship phones in February for several years, but the company may adopt a different strategy next year. According to Sammobile, the South Korean firm may announce the Galaxy S21 series in January next year.

Samsung Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21 Ultra renders

Samsung Galaxy S21 CAD renders

Samsung Galaxy S21 CAD renders

The CAD renders of the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21 Ultra show that they are both equipped with Infinity-O AMOLED displays. The S21 has a flat display, whereas the S21 Ultra’s screen has curved edges.

The Galaxy S21 and S21 Ultra smartphones are equipped with redesigned rear camera modules that extend out from the sides of the frame. The S21 has three rear-facing cameras and its LED flash is placed outside the camera housing. The S21 Ultra has a huge camera module that serves as home for four cameras and an LED flash. Recent reports have revealed that the S21 Ultra could be featuring a 108-megapixel main camera along with two telephoto/periscope sensors.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra CAD renders

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra CAD renders

The Galaxy S21 measures 151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9mm roughly and its thickness increases to 9.0mm at the camera bump. On the other hand, the Galaxy S21 Ultra has 165.1 x 75.6 x 8.9mm dimensions and it measures 10.8mm at the camera bump.

In line with other reports, the tipster also states that the S21 series will arrive with S-Pen stylus support. The renders do not show a dedicated compartment for the S-Pen like the Note series. There is a possibility that the S21 series will have software support for the S-Pen.

Samsung Galaxy S21 series may debut in early January

Sammobile claims that there could be multiple reasons for the early arrival of the Galaxy S21 series. Since the past few years, Huawei has turned out to be a major rival for Samsung in the flagship segment. However, due to the US sanctions, Huawei may not be able to launch the Huawei P50 series of flagship phones in Q1 2021.

Samsung may have planned to capitalise on Huawei’s absence by announcing its flagship phones earlier. The other reason could be that Samsung wants enough of a gap between the Galaxy S21 and its eventual Fan Edition model that may arrive a few months later.

The publication claims that suppliers have started mass production of the components that are required for assembling the S21 phones. It is now speculated that the S21 series may get an early January announcement and may release in the market by January-end or early February. The South Korean company is yet to confirm the name of its next S-series phones. While the rumor mill is now referring it to as the Galaxy S21, there is a possibility that it may break cover as the Galaxy S30.

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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.