Samsung’s Galaxy S21 is coming surprisingly soon, and not only has Samsung now confirmed the new models, we now also know that they will have amazing new designs.
First up is Samsung, which was good enough to confirm the Galaxy S21 for the first time after the company sent the phone for certification through China’s public 3C certification program. The certification confirms that its model number is’ SM-G9910 ‘, Galaxy S20’s model number is’ SM-G981.
Next comes the juicy part. The famous smartphone-delicious Steve Hemmerstoffer (aka @OnLeaks) has spilled the mother lot on his profile on the new social network Voice. Across four separate posts, Hemmerstoffer has unveiled Samsung’s new design for the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Ultra as well as 360-degree videos of both phones. And there is a lot to suffer.
The most noticeable change is that Samsung will equip the range with radically overhauled camera housings that subtly mold into the side of every phone. It does not look like anything I have seen in smartphone design and looks great. That said, the Galaxy S21 Ultra camera body is massive and takes up almost half the width of the phone, and it fits no less than four cameras plus the flash.
Interestingly, Hemmerstoffer notes that Samsung may fit two zoom cameras and does not rule out S-Pen support (which has been tipped hot), although neither the Galaxy S21 nor S21 Ultra has a dedicated space for an S-Pen in their sleek design.
In addition, Hemmerstoffer design shows steps forward and backward. The Galaxy S21 Ultra is a big step forward with almost no frames, but the Galaxy S21 seems to have thicker (though more symmetrical) frames than its predecessor. This could mean that Samsung continues the unpopular policy introduced with the Galaxy Note 20 lineup of downgrading the entry-level model to sell its more expensive stack mat. I do not hope.
In terms of dimensions, Hemmerstoffer reveals that the Galaxy S21 Ultra has a screen of between 6.7 and 6.9 inches (S20 Ultra uses a 6.9 inch panel) and measures 165.1 x 75.6 x 8.9 mm ( 10.8mm with camera bump) – making it slightly smaller than its predecessor. While the Galaxy S21 matches the S20 with a 6.2-inch screen and almost identical measurements of 151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9 mm (9.0 mm with camera bump).
And Hemmerstoffer closes by confirming the big news leaked earlier this week: Samsung will actually increase the launch of these phones by several months. That said, he thinks it will be early January rather than December. Either way, Apple’s new iPhone 12 series will face next-generation smartphone competition much faster than usual, and given that the range has several eye-opening limitations, this is a good time for Samsung to be more aggressive.
Publication: I am a paid consultant to Voice, backed by Block.one, a source for this post. The information in this post was publicly available prior to publication on Forbes
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