Samsung is yet to announce the official date for their upcoming flagship GALAXY S21 but thanks to some recent leaks we now know that the company will be releasing its flagship smartphone on January 14th. We also have some detailed specs from WinFuture and an assortment of previous leaks, there won’t be much to speculate about until then.
This leak confirms some details that have surfaced previously, like the new devices will now have a flat-screen rather than the curved slightly around the device edges, and a redesigned camera bump that melds into the edges of the phone. WinFuture manages to identify a few new details though, including a slightly lower 2400 x 1080 screen resolution for both the S21 and S21 Plus, compared to the 3200 x 1440 resolution used by their predecessors.
We also have some detailed camera specifications for the S21 and S21 Plus camera hardware. On paper, the main camera module for the new models looks to be the same as the one used by the S20 and S20 Plus: a 12-megapixel 1/1.76-inch sensor and an f/1.8 26mm equivalent lens with optical stabilization. A 12-megapixel ultrawide and 10-megapixel selfie camera appears to be unchanged.
The telephoto camera appears to be different. It’s slightly smaller than the sensor used by the S20 devices: 1/1.76-inch compared to 1/1.72-inch. Resolution and pixel size are the same at 64 megapixels and 0.8 microns, respectively. The telephoto camera is optically stabilized and looks to again offer 3x optical zoom thanks to folded optics, with hybrid optical/digital zoom available beyond that.
The basics Outside of camera specs, the S21 looks like it will stick with a 4,000 mAh capacity battery while the S21 Plus gets a bigger 4,800 mAh battery. WinFuture’s specs confirm Samsung’s 2100 processor for the European version, with the Snapdragon 888 likely to be in US devices. The S21 and S21 Plus will offer 8GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of internal storage. The two models will include 5G modems.
Although these are all rumors nothing has been officially announced by Samsung.