The Samsung launch event for the Galaxy S21 series is expected on January 14. Leaks and rumors of this specification come from WinFuture, a source that has shared the most information about the Galaxy S21 series to far. Technically and optically, the Samsung Galaxy S21 and Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus may also be impressive.
The two smartphones are European models, so they are powered by the Exynos 2100 SoC. On both phones, Android 11 will come pre-installed, along with One UI 3.1. There is a great deal in common between the two devices. The chip has a “super core” of 2.9 gigahertz, while three high-end additional cores of up to 2.8 gigahertz maintain high performance. At up to 2.4 gigahertz, there are also four energy-saving cores. Initial benchmarks show that with the Snapdragon 888 used in the USA, the new chip can apparently easily keep up.
Samsung has given 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage each for the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21 plus. With 256GB of internal flash memory, both models are optionally available, although the data sheets available to us do not contain any references to an integrated microSD card slot.
A lot has improved in the Galaxy S21 series: both the standard S21 and the Plus model have a fully flat panel that is flush with the metal frame. With this, Samsung says goodbye to a tradition that has never had any real use – you do without the display’s curved sides and try to achieve the narrowest possible edge around the screen. The screens of the latest S21 smartphones are 6.2 and 6.7 inches each, and the resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels is still identical.
Corning’s seventh-gen Gorilla Glass Victus, which was previously used on the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, protects the panels. On both the S21 and S21 Plus, there is also an in-display fingerprint sensor.
Samsung also promises a maximum brightness of up to 1300 candela, so it should also be easy to read the screens outdoors. Only on the Ultra model is the optional S-Pen support available. Samsung is also adding fingerprint readers under the display based on ultrasound.
The new leak shows that the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21 Plus imaging setup are similar.
The cameras are the focus of Samsung’s latest Galaxy S models once again. Samsung uses a main sensor with a resolution of 12 megapixels and a size of 1 / 1.76′ sensor that provides an aperture of f / 1.8 and a field of view of 79 degree. The equivalent focal length is specified as 26 millimeters, with an optical image stabilizer implemented in hardware to ensure that shake-free recordings are as possible
Support for 8K video capture at 30fps, 4K at 60fps, and FHD videos at up to 240fps are other leaked camera features from the S21 and S21 Plus.
The comparatively large sensor pixels are a special feature of the main sensor: the chip has a pixel edge length of 1.8 micrometers. The Galaxy S20 and S20 + main camera, which both used a Sony IMX55 sensor for the main camera, both provided similar values.
Connectivity and other features
Two stereo speakers, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi 6 and an IP68-certified, waterproof and dustproof housing are more features. The two devices also have a USB Type-C power supply port and are generally offered in Germany with two NanoSIM slots. They have Samsung’s 5G modem on board, of course, too.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 5G and Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G batteries can be charged easily via wireless charging and with a power supply of up to 25W from a range of Samsung accessories.
The Galaxy S21’s battery is 4000 mAh, while the Galaxy S21 Plus has a 4800 mAh battery.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 5G is likely to cost 849 euros in Germany (base model), the source says. We are looking at a price tag of €1.049 for the Galaxy S21+.