Each year, Samsung launches new models in its range of smartphones premium Galaxy S. These come with design updates, camera improvements and even more innovative technology than last year.
The latest to arrive in the family were the S20 range mobiles: Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, Galaxy S20 Ultra and, more recently, the Galaxy S20 FE. This is the second time that Samsung has launched so many phones at the same time, and we’ll have to see if it decides to do the same in 2021.
At first we thought it would be called Galaxy S30, but it has now been confirmed that the next generation will be known as Galaxy S21.
Last August, Samsung introduced the Note 20 Ultra, which significantly improves on the S20 Ultra. What will you decide to integrate into the new Galaxy S mobiles? At the moment we don’t have a lot of information, but you can find it below.
Release Date: When will the Samsung Galaxy S21 go on sale?
If we look at how the launches of the latest Galaxy S were produced, everything would point to the S21 series arriving in February 2021. But it looks like it won’t.
After many rumors and leaks, Samsung sent out the invitations for its upcoming Galaxy Unpacked virtual event on January 3, which will take place on January 14.
This would be in line with what Jon Prosser predicted a few weeks ago, when he assured that its launch would take place on January 14, that it could be pre-purchased the same day and that it would officially go on sale two weeks. later on January 29.
Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 +, S21 Ultra 👀
Announcement: January 14, 2021
Pre-order: January 14, 2021
Launch: January 29, 2021
Black, white, gray, silver, purple and pink
– Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser)
November 3, 2020
This is not the first time that a possible launch has been mentioned earlier than usual, as one of the first leaks from a reputable source OnLeaks (i.e. Steve Hemmerstoffer) has already announced that it would be in January 2021.
Hemmerstoffer shared several S21 related articles that corroborated his information, and furthermore, he called the next generation the Galaxy S21 (and S21 + and S21 Ultra).
In fact, this information was corroborated by the Korean publication Maeil company, whose sources suggest the new mobiles will be announced in the first half of January and will hit stores at the end of the month or early February.
Such a change would be due to Samsung’s intention to win 2021 and steal the attention of Apple’s iPhone 12 when Huawei is still unable to compete with restrictions imposed by the United States.
Price: How much will the Samsung Galaxy S21 cost?
The latest rumors about the Galaxy S21 price come from the Landsk leaker, via the Korean blog Naver.
The pricing breakdown includes what each of the expected models of the Galaxy S21 would cost (in dollars): the S21 would cost between $ 850 and $ 899; 21 and over, between $ 1,050 and $ 1,099; and the S21 Ultra, between $ 1,250 and $ 1,299.
In Europe, the standard S20 (4G) had a starting price of $ 909 at launch, while the 5G model went on sale from $ 1,009.
The S20 Plus also cost a minimum of $ 1,009, while the S20 Ultra started at $ 1,359. We believe the S30 phones will have a starting price of $ 1,009, as Samsung is unlikely to offer a 4G version.
Now it is true that the company likes to raise prices every now and then, and it might decide to do so when introducing the new S generation. In any case, it can be said that the Galaxy usually has discounts. quickly.
Specifications: what news will the Samsung Galaxy S21 bring?
It’s more than likely that in some markets the S21 lineup will feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 processor, if that’s what it ends up calling the company’s next high-end mobile chip.
In Europe, on the other hand, it is more likely that it will continue to rely on its own Exynos chipsets (the latest model). If so, we hope Samsung will improve them, as the battery of the S20 and Note 20 models with Qualcomm was significantly better.
We believe the S30 is likely to be more of an evolution and not a design revolution. The S20 looks like the S10, with only the front camera moving to the center of the screen. The S20s also incorporated 120Hz refresh rates.
There aren’t too many rumors about the S21’s cameras in circulation yet. This tweet from the Samsung Ice Universe leaker suggests that the S21 Ultra (or S30 Ultra) will have a 108 MP camera like the S20 Ultra, but with an updated sensor.
Galaxy S21 Ultra ， Still 108MP, the sensor is the successor to the HM1
– Ice universe (@UniverseIce)
August 19, 2020
The S20 Ultra is a good phone except for its disappointing cameras, which have autofocus issues, among other flaws. And that they have a great list of specs.
There are rumors that Samsung may be removing the time-of-flight sensor from the S21, as it did with the Note 20 phones. Equipment It can help in portrait mode photos, but Samsung is still behind Apple and Google.
Wish List: What do we want to see in the Samsung Galaxy S21?
This is everything we would like Samsung to include in the new generation of Galaxy S for the S21 mobiles to improve on the S20:
120 Hz at highest resolution
How could Samsung improve the S20? There is no longer a bezel to detach. Plus, it managed to make the S20’s screens even flatter, which we prefer over curved panels because they don’t give as many errors.
For the new generation, we would like to see the ability to use the 120Hz refresh rate with QHD + resolution. On the S20, you have to choose between QHD + at 60Hz or 1080p at 120Hz. On the other hand, other manufacturers offer the highest setting.
We hope that Samsung decides to add the excellent x5 optical zoom of the Note 20 Ultra in the new smartphones
Overall, the Note 20 Ultra is a better phone, and indeed the S20 Ultra has one of the most disappointing cameras of 2020. Note that Samsung’s saturated images still don’t outperform Apple and its iPhone 11 Pro.
Camera under the screen
ZTE has already launched the first mobile with a camera under the screen. Will Samsung dare to integrate this short-haul technology into its Galaxy S range? We will have to wait, but it would certainly be a pleasant surprise.
We would have the first Galaxy without notch, no hole in the screen and completely waterproof. So far all models with a full screen have a camera appear, and that’s always a problem if you want to submerge yourself in water.
A system similar to Face ID
If you can’t integrate an underscreen camera, you wouldn’t want Samsung to include an Apple-like 3D facial recognition system. Manufacturers don’t bet on doing it because it requires a physical notch.
But until Samsung’s ultrasonic fingerprint sensors are more reliable, it would be nice to have a secure facial biometric system. The S20 and Note 20 use 2D recognition to unlock the mobile.
Snapdragon for everyone
Unless Samsung manages to make Exynos chips that are at Qualcomm’s 8-series level, we would like it to include the Snapdragon 875 directly in all S30 phones in 2021.
In doing so, the company would significantly improve the performance of mobile phones for European customers. They have been buying for years a mobile with worse battery life and performance than those who have a Galaxy S with Snadpragon.