The first is Samsung, which was good enough to confirm the Galaxy S21 for the first time after the company submitted the phone for certification through China’s 3C public certification program. The certification confirms that its model number is “SM-G9910”, the model number of Galaxy S20 is “SM-G981.
Next comes the juicy part. Famous smartphone leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer (aka @OnLeaks) spilled the thread on his profile on the new social network Voice. Through four separate articles, Hemmerstoffer revealed Samsung’s new designs for the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Ultra as well as 360-degree videos of both phones. And there is a lot to like.
The most eye-catching change is that Samsung will equip the line with drastically revised camera cases that subtly mold into the side of each phone. It is unlike anything I have seen in smartphone design and looks stunning. That said, the Galaxy S21 Ultra camera body is massive, occupying almost half the width of the phone, and it fits no less than four cameras plus flash.
Interestingly, Hemmerstoffer notes that Samsung can install dual zoom cameras and doesn’t rule out support for the S-Pen (which has been sharply tilted), although neither the Galaxy S21 nor the S21 Ultra have a slot. dedicated for an S-Pen in their leaked designs. .
On top of that, Hemmerstoffer’s designs show steps forward and backward. The Galaxy S21 Ultra is a big step forward with virtually no bezel, but the Galaxy S21 appears to have thicker (albeit more symmetrical) bezels than its predecessor. This could mean that Samsung is continuing the unpopular policy introduced with the Galaxy Note 20 line of downgrading the entry-level model to sell its stable partner at a higher price. I hope not.
In terms of dimensions, Hemmerstoffer reveals that the Galaxy S21 Ultra will have a screen between 6.7 and 6.9 inches (the S20 Ultra uses a 6.9 inch panel) and measures 165.1 x 75.6 x 8.9mm (10.8mm with camera bump) – which makes it slightly smaller than its predecessor. While the Galaxy S21 matches the S20 with a 6.2-inch screen and virtually identical measurements of 151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9mm (9.0mm with camera bump).
And Hemmerstoffer closes by confirming the big news leaked earlier this week: Samsung will indeed accelerate the launch of these phones by several months. That said, he believes it will be early January rather than December. Either way, Apple’s new iPhone 12 lineup will face competition from next-gen smartphones much sooner than usual, and given that this lineup has several telling limitations, it’s the right time for Samsung to be more aggressive.
Disclosure: I am a paid consultant to Voice, supported by Block.one, a source for this article. The information in this article was publicly available before it was posted on Forbes.
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