Samsung Galaxy S21 series specifications and features have been leaked. The South Korean tech giant is expected to launch three new Galaxy S-series smartphones at the Galaxy Unpacked 2021 event in January. Ahead of the rumoured launch date, Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, S21+, and S21 specifications have been tipped by Android Police. The spec-sheet reveals that Galaxy S21 Ultra is getting an improved 108MP quad-camera setup and a 120HZ LPTO adaptive refresh rate display. The other two Galaxy S21 series smartphones, too, will come with upgraded specs over the predecessors. Let’s take a look at the Galaxy S21 series specifications, features, and other details.
Samsung Galaxy S21 series specifications leaked ahead of Galaxy Unpacked 2021
According to the report, all three devices will come with two processor variants – Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 SoC and Exynos 2100. Samsung is likely to bring the Galaxy S21 series with an Exynos 2100 chip in India.
Galaxy S21 will come with a plastic back in Phantom Violet, Phantom Gray, Phantom White, and Phantom Pink colour options. The Plus model will be available in Phantom Silver, Phantom Black, and Phantom Violet. Lastly, Galaxy S21 Ultra will come with a glass back in Phantom Silver and Phantom Black colours.
At the front, Galaxy S21 and S21+ will sport 6.2-inch and 6.7-inch displays, respectively. Both smartphones will come with a Full HD+, 120Hz refresh rate display.
The Galaxy S21 Ultra is said to get significant improvements and is touted as one of the best smartphone displays. According to the report, the Ultra model will come with a 6.8-inch WQHD+ display with an adaptive refresh rate of 1Hz to 120Hz. Samsung will also bump the peak brightness to 1,600 nits on its most-premium Galaxy S-series offering. The display’s contrast ratio is also said to improve from 2,000,000:1 to 3,000,000:1.
The Ultra will get support for S Pen, although it would not have a dedicated slot. Samsung is planning to sell cases that will store the S Pen outside the body of the phone.
In terms of camera, Samsung Galaxy S21 and S21+ are fairly similar to the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20+. They are likely to house a 12MP wide, a 12MP ultrawide, and a 64MP telephoto lens.
The Galaxy S21 Ultra will get significant improvements in the camera department. There will be an improved 108MP sensor, a 12MP ultrawide, and two telephoto lenses with 3x optical telephoto and a 10x optical “super” telephoto.
Samsung has added 130 percent larger pixels and dual pixel autofocus on both the 3x and 10x optical lens. The company will also bring back its “100x Space Zoom” feature that was skipped on the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.
All three camera sensors will support 4K60fps video recording. Samsung is also adding 8k30fps recording and a dual recording mode, where you can record out of the front and rear camera at the same time.
Battery-wise, the Galaxy S21 series will pack similar-sized cells as the S20 series. Galaxy S21 will pack a 4,000 mAh battery, and the Galaxy S21+ will have a 4,800 mAh cell. The Ultra model will come with a 5,000 mAh battery. All three smartphones will come with a minimum 25W fast charging support.
Samsung is also said to be lowering the prices of the upcoming flagship series to be more competitive and match the recession. The exact pricing details are currently unknown.
|Specifications||Samsung Galaxy S21||Samsung Galaxy S21+||Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra|
|Display||6.2-inch FHD+ LTPS, 120hz||6.7-inch FHD+ LTPS, 120hz||6.8-inch WQHD+ LTPO, 1-120hz adaptive|
|CPU||Snapdragon 875 or Exynos 2100||Snapdragon 875 or Exynos 2100||Snapdragon 875 or Exynos 2100|
|Rear Camera||Ultra-wide: 12MP
Main: 108MP, Gen 2 sensor
3X Optical: 10MP
10X Optical: 10MP
|Battery||4,000 mAh||4,800 mAh||5,000 mAh|
|Software||One UI 3.1 based on Android 11||One UI 3.1 based on Android 11||One UI 3.1 based on Android 11|
|Connectivity||5G, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1||5G, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1||5G, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.1|
|Colour options||Phantom Violet, Phantom Pink,
Phantom Gray, and Phantom White
|Phantom Silver, Phantom Black,
and Phantom Violet
|Phantom Black and Phantom Silver|
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