We already think that Samsung is prepping to announce its Galaxy S21 series earlier than any Galaxy S flagship has launched before, with a likely date being the end of January, and we’ve seen snippets of news on the specifications and features we can expect to see. Well, prepare to have your mind blown in by the absolute treasure trove of leaked hardware and features that came to light, in mid-November no less.
According to a post by Android Police, the Galaxy S21 series will consist of the usual three models – the Galaxy S21, the S21 Plus, and the S21 Ultra, all of which will be powered by either the soon to be announced Snapdragon 875 or Samsung’s Exynos 2100.
|Specifications||Galaxy S21||Galaxy S21+||Galaxy S21 Ultra|
|Display||6.2-inch FHD+ LTPS, 120hz||6.7-inch FHD+ LTPS, 120hz||6.8-inch WQHD+ LTPO, 1-120hz adaptive|
|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|
|CPU||Snapdragon 875 or Exynos 2100||Snapdragon 875 or Exynos 2100||Snapdragon 875 or Exynos 2100|
|Battery||4,000 mAh||4,800 mAh||5,000 mAh|
|Rear Camera||Ultra wide: 12MP
|Ultra wide: 12MP;
|Ultra wide: 12MP
Main: 108MP, Gen 2 sensor
3X Optical: 10MP
10X Optical: 10MP
|Connectivity||5G, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1||5G, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1||5G, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.1|
|Colors||Phantom Violet, Phantom Pink,
Phantom Gray, Phantom White
|Phantom Silver, Phantom Black, Phantom Violet||Phantom Black, Phantom Silver|
Just like the Galaxy Note 20, it seems that the base Galaxy S21 model will sport a plastic rear panel, with the top of the line S21 Ultra having a glass construction. Samsung is apparently still deciding on the finish of the Galaxy S21+ because consumers were surprisingly more receptive to the plastic finish than the company predicted. All three models are said to support at least 25W fast charging, and you can probably expect at least 45W charging on the Ultra.
With the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra less than 4 months old, these leaked specifications aren’t looking to be huge upgrades over the last flagship that Samsung launched, but we’ve got a lot of time to go between now and the rumored January launch for more details to become known.