File image: Samsung Galaxy S20 FE
Samsung Galaxy S21 series launch teaser has been released. The South Korean tech giant is expected to launch the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Ultra soon. Samsung has not formally announced the Galaxy S21 series launch date, but speculation is rife that the 'Unpacked 2021' event will be held on January 14.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 official teaser begins by diving into the history of all Galaxy S series smartphones to date. The 30-second video shows off major design changes made to each Galaxy S smartphone, right from the original Galaxy S to the Galaxy S20. The video does not give much detail about the Galaxy S21 series. Very little is unknown about the upcoming Galaxy S21 flagship smartphones.
Samsung Galaxy S21 series price
According to rumours, the Samsung Galaxy S21 price will start at €879 (roughly Rs 79,000) for the 128GB model. There is likely a 256GB storage variant as well.
The Galaxy S21+ price in Europe is said to start at €1049 (roughly Rs 94,500) for the 128GB storage option. The 256GB storage option will be priced at €1099 (roughly Rs 98,500)
The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra price will start at €1399 (roughly Rs 1,26,000) for the 128GB model. Samsung is expected to launch the device in 256GB and 512GB storage options as well.
Prices in Europe are generally higher due to the high taxes on smartphones and electronics there. The Samsung Galaxy S21 price in India is expected to be relatively lesser than the European pricing.
Samsung Galaxy S21 series specifications
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 specifications have been leaked multiple times.
Samsung Galaxy S21 series display
The Galaxy S21 will have a 6.2-inch Full HD+ display, whereas the Galaxy S21+ will come with a 6.7-inch Full HD+ panel. Both the models will come with a flat-screen and support up to 120Hz refresh rate support.
Among the three smartphones, the Galaxy S21 Ultra will come with an adaptive 120Hz LPTO panel, which will adjust the refresh rate between 1Hz and 120Hz depending on the task. The screen is said to be 6.8-inch tall with a WQHD+ resolution.
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Samsung Galaxy S21 series camera
Out of the three smartphones, the Galaxy S21 Ultra is said to get major improvements in the camera department. The premium smartphone will feature an improved 108MP sensor, a 12MP ultrawide lens, a 3x optical telephoto and a 10x optical "super" telephoto lens.
Samsung is said to have added 130 percent larger pixels and dual pixel autofocus on both the 3x and 10x optical lens. The Ultra model is also likely to feature 100x Space Zoom and come with laser autofocus.
The Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21+ will come with a triple-camera setup. As per the Galaxy S21 leaked images, the camera module blends in with the aesthetics of the phone with the flash shifted to the side. The two smartphones will feature a 12MP primary lens, a 12MP ultrawide lens and a 64MP telephoto camera at the back.
Samsung Galaxy S21 series processor and software
Under the hood, the devices will run on Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 or Exynos 2100. The India variant is likely to get the latter.
As expected, the three smartphones will run on Android 11-based One UI 3.1 out-of-the-box. Galaxy S21 Ultra is tipped to come with S Pen support. However, unlike the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, there will not be a dedicated slot for S Pen on Galaxy S21 Ultra.
Samsung Galaxy S21 will come in Phantom Violet, Phantom Gray, Phantom White and Phantom Pink. The Galaxy S21+ will be available in Phantom Silver, Phantom Black and Phantom Violet. The Galaxy S21 Ultra will only come in Phantom Silver and Phantom Black.