SamMobile has affiliate and sponsored partnerships. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Confirmed: Galaxy S21 to feature Snapdragon 888 in some markets!

Phone
By 

Last updated: December 9th, 2020 at 08:47 UTC+02:00

Ever since Qualcomm unveiled the Snapdragon 888 processor, there have been rumors and speculations about Samsung going full Exynos with the Galaxy S21 series. However, that doesn’t appear to be the case. The Galaxy S21 series will indeed come equipped with the Snapdragon 888 chipset, at least in some markets.

The Galaxy S21 (SM-G991U) received the FCC certification yesterday, and the supporting documents reveal that the phone will use the SM8350 chipset. This is the codename for the Snapdragon 888 processor from Qualcomm. It means that the Galaxy S21 (and other smartphones in the series) will use the newest Snapdragon chipset in the US. It is rumored that Samsung will release the Snapdragon 888 variants of its upcoming flagship smartphones in South Korea and the US, while other markets will get the Exynos 2100 variants.

The FCC certification also reveals that the Galaxy S21 will feature mmWave 5G, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and 9W reverse wireless charging. The Galaxy S21’s battery (EB-BG991ABY) was also mentioned in the document, but its capacity wasn’t revealed. However, the battery’s 3C listing had earlier revealed its capacity to be 4,000mAh.

While the FCC certification also mentions a charger with model number EP-TA800, we can’t be sure if Samsung will bundle it with the Galaxy S21. It is a 25W USB Type-C fast charger that comes with the company’s current-generation mid-range and flagship smartphones. It is being reported that the Galaxy S21 series might not come with a charger and earphones in the box.

Phone Galaxy S21Galaxy S21 PlusGalaxy S21 UltraQualcommSnapdragon 888
Load 12 comments

You might also like

SamMobile Podcast Episode 10: Let’s talk Samsung and ARM, OLED l …

Some interesting reports and official news in the world of Samsung began emerging over the past week. And sinc …

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 2 weeks ago

Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 rumored specs reveal unusual CPU core layout

It hasn’t been that long since Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset, which is supposed to …

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 2 weeks ago

Get the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra for $125 less this Father’s Day

If you were looking for a gift for your old man this Father’s Day, then you should check out the great d …

  • By Sagar Naresh
  • 2 weeks ago

Galaxy S21 gets support for Vo5G calls on T-Mobile’s network in …

Last week, the Galaxy S22 became the first phone in the world to receive support for Vo5G (Voice Over 5G) cal …

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 2 weeks ago

Galaxy S21 vs. Galaxy S22 camera battle: Is the newer camera better?

While the Ultra variants of Galaxy S series phones have been getting the latest and greatest camera innovation …

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 2 weeks ago

Qualcomm wants to buy ARM and it may need Samsung’s help

In 2020, rumors claimed that Samsung was one of the many companies interested in acquiring British chipmaker A …

  • By Adnan Farooqui
  • 3 weeks ago