The Galaxy S21 is going to be the smallest of the 2021 flagship trio from Samsung. It’s going to take the baton from the Galaxy S20 which was very well received when it came out in 2020. Much like its predecessor, the Galaxy S21 will be the cheapest of the trio.
That won’t mean it’s not going to have respectable specs. As we’ve seen in the past, the Galaxy S21 will most likely share its chipset with the other handsets in its series, in addition to the display technology.
Samsung isn’t expected to make any significant changes to the Galaxy S21’s design. Expect the same metal and glass build for the new flagship with slimmer bezels. It may also retain the 2.5D glass used for the Galaxy S20 which allowed for a more subtle display curve. The handset will most likely be IP68 water and dust resistant but it may not have a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Update: The first leaked renders of the Galaxy S21 have now surfaced, giving us an early glimpse of the device’s design.
Samsung will likely use the same chip in all three models of the Galaxy S21. Recent reports suggest that the company’s own Exynos 1000 chip will be used for all markets expected a select few where the handsets will be shipped with the latest Qualcomm processor, the Snapdragon 875.
The Galaxy S21 may retain the 6.2-inch QHD+ 3200×1440 pixel resolution AMOLED Infinity-O display of its predecessor or Samsung could opt to increase the size marginally. It may also have support for dynamic 120Hz refresh rate and an in-display fingerprint sensor.
Samsung always introduced new camera enhancements with its Galaxy S series so we can expect the Galaxy S21 to have more advanced cameras compared to its predecessor. It’s far too early for specific information about its camera system, though, but we’ll keep an eye out for information.
Software and new features
The Galaxy S21 will likely be among the very first smartphones from Samsung to ship with Android 11 out of the box in addition to One UI 3.0. The new iteration of One UI is bound to bring a lot of new features.
Release date and price
As the Galaxy S20 lineup was unveiled in February 2020, we can expect the Galaxy S21 to be announced around the same time in February 2021. Prices for the Galaxy S20 started at $999 and that may also be the case for its successor.
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