Best buy guide: Galaxy Watch 6 or Galaxy S24+. Woo-hoo join SamMobile on WhatsApp or Telegram!

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

Notifications
    News for you

    Surprise: Galaxy S21 pre-orders live in India, launch date confirmed

    Phone
    By 

    Last updated: December 10th, 2020 at 13:53 UTC+01:00

    In an unexpected turn of events, a regional branch of Samsung revealed the launch date for the Galaxy S21 series before any announcement from its global offices. More specifically, Samsung India confirmed the company's next-gen flagship series will be debuting on January 14th. It did so in quite a casual statement issued to Android Authority earlier today.

    We followed up with Samsung's local offices and had a company official confirm the development. Not only that, but they actually said Samsung Experience Stores in India are already accepting Galaxy S21 pre-orders in exchange for a token advance fee of Rs. 2,000 (just over $27).

    Is Samsung India jumping the gun with these Galaxy S21 pre-bookings?

    If that sounds a bit premature, that's probably because it is. Because it seems these early pre-bookings are completely blind, i.e. they are not accompanied by any concrete pricing or availability details. Yet with Samsung now confirming our October scoop by announcing a definitive Galaxy S21 launch date that falls in the first half of January, those who pre-book them today might already have their new Android flagships by the end of the same month.

    Anyone who pays the aforementioned fee will be able to choose from any of the available models once the actual pre-orders open on January 14th before everyone else. Finally, Samsung India also revealed the color options for the entire flagship series, stating that the Galaxy S21 will be available in white, gray, pink, and purple, whereas the Galaxy S21+ will also be offered in purple and pink, in addition to black and silver. Those last two hues will be the only options presented to prospective Galaxy S21 Ultra buyers.

    And there you have it, a surprise official Galaxy S21 info dump. While we're waiting for some word from Samsung's global offices, we've got you covered in case you need a refresher on what else to expect from the Galaxy S21 family.

    Phone Galaxy S21Galaxy S21 PlusGalaxy S21 UltraIndia

    You might also like

    One UI 6.1 coming in early May with Galaxy AI for 2022 and 2021 flagships!

    One UI 6.1 coming in early May with Galaxy AI for 2022 and 2021 flagships!

    Samsung has finally confirmed that Galaxy AI features are coming to flagship Galaxy smartphones launched in 2022 and 2021. It has also been confirmed that these devices will get One UI 6.1 starting in May. However, there is a catch: devices launched in 2021 will get just two AI features. One will be Google Circle […]

    • By Abhijeet Mishra
    • 1 day ago
    Samsung launches 2024 lineup of Crystal 4K TVs in India

    Samsung launches 2024 lineup of Crystal 4K TVs in India

    Samsung has launched its new Crystal 4K TV lineup in India. This lineup has three models: Crystal 4K Vision Pro, Crystal 4K Vivid, and Crystal 4K Vivid Pro. The launch of these TVs occurred just a few days before the launch of the company's new Neo QLED 4K, Neo QLED 8K, and OLED 4K TVs in […]

    • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
    • 1 day ago
    Galaxy A34 gets a price drop in India

    Galaxy A34 gets a price drop in India

    Samsung has dropped the price of the Galaxy A34 in India. This price drop decision comes a few weeks after the Galaxy A35 and the Galaxy A55 launch. The mid-range phone, launched last year, now costs just INR 24,499 ($293). The price of the Galaxy A54 could also be dropped in the next few weeks. […]

    • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
    • 1 day ago
    Samsung India announces Solve For Tomorrow 2024 innovation program for students

    Samsung India announces Solve For Tomorrow 2024 innovation program for students

    Samsung has announced the launch of the third edition of the Solve for Tomorrow program in India. The program aims to foster a culture of innovation among students. This year, the program has two tracks: School Track and Youth Track. This program is held in 63 countries globally. Over 2.3 million young people have participated […]

    • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
    • 3 days ago
    Galaxy S21 series gets April security update as users wait for One UI 6.1

    Galaxy S21 series gets April security update as users wait for One UI 6.1

    Eagerly anticipating the release of the One UI 6.1 update for your Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, or Galaxy S21 Ultra? Well, bad news: that update is nowhere in sight. Instead, Samsung has released a standard security update for its 2021 flagship lineup. One UI 6.1 is currently available only for Samsung's flagship devices launched in […]

    • By Abhijeet Mishra
    • 4 days ago
    Samsung launches Galaxy M15 in India with Dimensity 6100+

    Samsung launches Galaxy M15 in India with Dimensity 6100+

    Alongside the Galaxy M55, Samsung has also launched the Galaxy M15 in India, a slightly modified version of the Galaxy A15 5G and a successor to last year’s Galaxy M14. Here’s how much the new M-series phone costs in India, details about when and where you can purchase it in the country, and the phone’s […]

    • By Abid Iqbal Shaik
    • 5 days ago