Next month, Samsung will launch a new Galaxy S21 series flagship, rumored to be unveiled on January 14, 2021. The latest detail to leak is that the brand-new Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset will indeed feature the handset, at least in some markets. The S21 bears the model number SM-G991U and the FCC’s filing confirms a few notable details about the next Galaxy S flagship. “This equipment contains the Qualcomm SM8350 modem supporting 2G/3G/4G WWAN and Sub6/mmW 5G NR bands,” the FCC says.
The first is that a large range of cellular bands will be enabled by the Samsung Galaxy S21. For the main U.S. carriers, which includes 4G LTE and 5G, and also older technologies such as 2G and CDMA/EVDO. So, like other recent Galaxy flagships, most of the carrier you want to use it on should fit on the S21.
With the range-topping Qualcomm chip, Samsung is launching its new flagships, but the FCC now confirms that. It is still likely that the Exynos 2100 will pilot the new devices in your area for those in traditional Exynos regions hoping to obtain the Snapdragon version.
9W reverse wireless charging support is also mentioned. FCC certification information also reveals that Galaxy S21 supports 25W wired charging and 9W reverse wireless charging, which is twice the rate of Galaxy S20.
Previous leaks say that the phone would have a 120Hz refresh rate Snapdragon 888 chipset, 8GB of RAM and a flat 6.3-inch screen.