When we start moving in late November, it’s time to think about the next smartphone series to catch our attention. It would be Samsung Galaxy S21 series consisting of Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus and Galaxy S21 Ultra. Twitter Tipster Ice Universe (@UniverseIce) shared photos of three dummy devices. You may notice that the camera modules on the back of the dummies are slightly different from those on the 2020 devices as they are wrapped around the edge of the phone. Galaxy S21 Ultra is believed to be the only model of the three that has a curved screen.
Dummy devices for Samsung Galaxy S21
Ultra, Galaxy S21 + and Galaxy S21 surface
Samsung’s top 2021 flagship could be equipped with a 6.8-inch LPTO screen with a 120Hz refresh rate. Developed by Apple, low-temperature polycrystalline oxide allows a device to dynamically change the screen refresh rate to a lower speed when the technology is not needed. For example, with LTPO, a Galaxy S21 Ultra can have a refresh rate of 120Hz for buttery, smooth scrolling and game animation. At that speed, the screen is updated 120 times per second. But as you might expect, the battery drains fairly quickly by running the monitor at 120Hz. But with LTPO, the screen can reduce the refresh rate when a faster speed is not needed. First used on this year’s Galaxy S20 Ultra, in standby the screen refresh rate can drop to as low as 1Hz.
Dummy devices in Samsung Galaxy S21 series surface
All three phones are powered by 5 nm chips. In the US, Canada and China, we will see the Snapdragon 875 under the hood, while the Samsung Exynos 2100 in most other countries will drive the flagship. Sammy wanders the line’s contrast ratio and screen brightness. The rear camera setup on the Galaxy S21 Ultra is led by the second generation 108MP camera, which delivers sharp 12MP images with pixel binding. The module also has a 12MP ultra-wide camera and a 10MP telephoto camera. The 100x Space Zoom, which debuted on the Galaxy S20 Ultra but was dropped with its poor performance on the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, returns on the Galaxy S21 Ultra. Sammy hopes the 130% larger pixel size and use of dual pixel autofocus on both zoom cameras will enhance the look of Space Zoom images. There will also be a laser autofocus system.
The Galaxy S21 + and Galaxy S21 will retain many of the same specifications used on this year’s Galaxy S20 + and Galaxy S20 models, including 6.7-inch and 6.2-inch screens, respectively. The resolution of both panels is reduced from QHD + to FHD +. In addition, the Galaxy S20 + and Galaxy S20 do not use an LTPO monitor, which means that the 120Hz refresh rate cannot be changed dynamically when enabled. This means that the only way to save battery life on these two flagship models is to disable the 120Hz refresh rate and keep the speed at an old school 60Hz speed. The battery capacity of the three models could start with the largest capacity of 5000mAh for Galaxy S20 Ultra, 4800mAh on Galaxy S21 + and 4000mAh inside Galaxy S21.
The images of dummy models provided by Ice Universe do not give us a glimpse that we can use for comparison purposes. We can say that the notch and side panels, according to tipsters, are of the same size, and that the chin frame is the narrowest in the history of mobile phones. And we must point out that if Samsung is not delivering a Galaxy Note 21 this year, the Galaxy S21 series has much more risk this year than the manufacturer’s lone flagship set series.