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Samsung will officially announce the Galaxy S21 flagship series on January 14th

Its official! Samsung has finally announced that the company will be launching the next-generation’s Galaxy S21 flagship series on January 14th later this month.

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked Jan 2021

As usual, Samsung is expected to unveil three different models during the upcoming launch event including the vanilla Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, as well as the Galaxy S21 Ultra.

For the benefits of those who’d missed out, here’s a quick recap of what we’d learned so far about these devices:

Samsung Galaxy S21 & S21+ 

The upcoming Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21+ duo are expected to be arriving with a FHD+ Infinity-O Dynamic AMOLED display with 120Hz screen refresh rate. They will be maintain the same 6.2-inches and 6.7-inches display size respectively as the current Galaxy S20 and S20+ devices.

Samsung Galaxy S21 5G Render -1
Samsung Galaxy S21 5G | Image: Evan Blass

In the camera department, there isn’t much changes in this aspect with both devices expecting to arrive with a familiar triple camera setup consisting of a 12 megapixels primary shooter, 12 megapixels ultra-wide lens, as well as a 64 megapixels telephoto lens. For video recording however, both the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21+ are coming with 8K/30fps and 4K/60fps video recording options this time round.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Render -1
Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G | Image: Evan Blass

Under the hood, the pair will be powered by the either the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset and Samsung’s Exynos 2100 chipset depending on the region you’re residing. As usual, those residing in the U.S., North American regions, China, South Korea and Japan will be the ones that are receiving the Snapdragon 888 variants, while the rest of the world is expected to receive the Exynos 2100 variant.

Coming to its battery, the Galaxy S21 is tipped to be coming with a 4,000mAh battery, while its Galaxy S21+ counterpart has a slightly larger 4,800mAh battery. Both devices will come with 25W wired fast-charging, as well as support for Qi wireless charging and reverse charging.

For the vanilla Galaxy S21, it will be offered in four different colorways including Phantom Violet, Phantom Pink, Phantom Gray, and Phantom White. The Galaxy S21+ on the other hand, is available in Phantom Silver, Phantom Black, and Phantom Violet.

In the European market, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is expected to be priced at 849 Euro (US$1,039) for its 128GB model. The Galaxy S21+ on the other hand, is priced slightly higher at 1,049 Euros (US$1,284) and 1,099 Euros (US$1,345) respectively for the 128GB and 256GB models.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Coming to the higher-end Galaxy S21 Ultra, the device will be touting 6.8-inches front display which is slightly smaller than the current 6.9-inches display on the Galaxy S20 Ultra. Compared to its Galaxy S21 and S21+ counterparts, the Galaxy S21 Ultra comes with an upgraded LTPO panel with WQHD+ screen resolution as well as an adaptatively 120Hz screen refresh rate.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Leaked Render -3
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra | Image: Evan Blass

In the camera department, the Galaxy S21 Ultra has a total of four cameras at the back consisting of a 108 megapixels primary shooter, 12 megapixels ultra-wide lens, 10 megapixels 3x optical lens, as well as a 10 megapixels 10x optical lens. This will be rounded out by a 40 megapixels selfie camera at the front.

Needless to say, the Galaxy S21 Ultra will also be powered by either the Snapdragon 888 or Exynos 2100 chipsets just like any other devices in the Galaxy S21 family. Likewise, it will also sport a slightly larger 5,000mAh battery as well.

In terms of color options, it will be offered in only two color options including Phantom Black and Phantom Silver. As for pricing, the Galaxy S21 Ultra  is expected to set you back by 1,399 Euro (US$1,715) for its 128GB variant. Although the pricing was revealed for the 128GB variant, but there’s likely to be other memory options available as well.

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