For no matter cause, this week has been rife with Samsung Galaxy S21 rumors and leaks, previewing what we will count on from Samsung’s subsequent flagship smartphone in February 2021.
From radical design departures to digicam overhauls, this flurry of Galaxy S21 information is surprisingly sudden – and hints at options that would distinguish the telephone from the pack. Rumors have been dripping out on a a lot slower scale, after all, however given the fast improve, we is likely to be coming into a extra intense section of the pre-launch cycle.
Given the final Samsung flagship, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition, launched in September and the now-seven-month previous S20 sequence is on sale forward of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it’s not too shocking to see information flare up for the following set of top-tier telephones.
Without additional ado, right here’s all we’ve heard about the Samsung S21 within the final week.
Samsung Galaxy S21 may get an iPhone 12-like boxy design
Samsung Display, the aptly-named display subsidiary of Samsung, has patented a brand new bezel design that could be headed for the Galaxy S21 – and convey a brand new design that would seem like the flat-sided metallic frames seen on the brand new iPhone 12 vary of telephones. While we don’t have extra data than the design’s identify – ‘Blade Bezel’ – that would imply the S21’s body may very well be minimized and even flattened.
‘Blade Bezel’ may find yourself being a really totally different look, after all, nevertheless it does recommend we’ll see a unique design than the rounded edges we’ve come to count on on the S-series of flagship telephones. The Note sequence, together with the latest Note 20 Ultra, has adopted flat tops and bottoms within the final couple, and even the recently-launched Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 has a a lot boxier-edged look, so we may see extra abrupt design modifications within the S21 telephones.
The Samsung S21 may get an under-the-screen digicam
The ‘Bezel Blade’ patent apparently described a ‘digital camera display,’ in line with LetsGoDigital, which interpreted that as which means the S21 might get an under-display digicam. We’ve seen only a few examples of this characteristic in mainstream telephones – notably within the ZTE Axon 20 5G, as seen within the photograph above – however Samsung’s S-series telephones have debuted new options earlier than.
This is fairly skinny proof, although, and extra conjecture primarily based on business traits mixed with the imprecise patent trace. But it may very well be a perk that distinguishes the S21 line of telephones from the pack.
The Samsung S21 may pack 5 rear cameras
A rumor has prompt that the S21 telephones may pack a penta-camera system on the again with the 108MP ISOCELL HM2 picture sensor. Just what the fifth sensor could be – assuming the primary 4 are major, ultra-wide, telephoto, and depth cameras – is unclear.
A penta-camera system can be rumored to come back to the Samsung Galaxy A72, which can be a extra doubtless candidate for the primary telephone to get a five-rear-camera system. Samsung does experiment with its A-series telephones, just like the flip-up digicam on the Samsung Galaxy A80.
The Samsung S21 Ultra may pack a colossal digicam block
A set of leaked renders suggests the Samsung S21 Ultra could have a big rear digicam block that appears like it can take up a complete nook of the again of the telephone. Notable leaker OnLeaks launched the renders, and the picture speaks for itself:
Last yr’s Samsung S20 Ultra had its personal impressively massive digicam block, however this S21 Ultra render suggests an much more huge space with commensurately bigger lenses. These are nonetheless early renders, nevertheless it’s attention-grabbing – stylistically, anyway – that Samsung may simply throw up its palms and lengthen the shiny digicam block to the telephone’s edges.
That wrap-around design might not simply be on the S21 Ultra – OnLeaks launched a render for the usual Samsung S21 and it, too, has a digicam block that extends to the perimeters.
The Samsung S21 may launch means sooner than ordinary – in January
The Samsung Galaxy S-series has been launched in late February for years, however we may see the Samsung S21 line formally revealed a month earlier than in January – and it is likely to be quickly after New Year’s Day, in line with one other rumor.
The telephones may launch in ‘early January,’ sources instructed SamMobile and 9to5Google, however there wasn’t any indicator for why the telephones would come out earlier. There are a number of the explanation why Samsung may velocity up their reveal, like being free from the standard February launch window given the low chance that Mobile World Congress 2021 occurs.
Samsung may merely be attempting to get forward of the competitors. Of course, so are all of the people who find themselves desirous to leak the Galaxy S21 earlier than the official announcement.