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Here’s what the Samsung Galaxy S21 looks like
The marketing materials, which can be viewed in full below, show off the new Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21+
in all official colors and corroborate virtually every leak about Samsung’s new design language.
When it comes to the front, the South Korean brand has chosen a flat display for the standard model. It’s coupled with a small punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera and slim bezels. But despite earlier rumors, it turns out the 6.2
-inch Galaxy S21 won’t offer uniform bezels, which could come as a disappointment to loyal fans.
The same front panel design is making its way over to the Samsung
Galaxy S21+ too. The latter is virtually identical in every way, save for the bigger 6.7-inch display and a few internal specs such as the battery and RAM.
Official press renders of the Galaxy S21 Ultra
, on the other hand, show the device is expected to use a modified version of the design seen above that involves a longer 6.8-inch diagonal and curved edges on either side, although it’s unclear if the thickness of bezels will be any different.
The Galaxy S21+ looks virtually identical to its smaller sibling
The new set of Galaxy S21 & S21+ renders
reveal an aluminum frame that houses a volume rocker and power button on the right side. There is an in-ear speaker that presumably doubles as one half of the stereo speaker system sandwiched between the display and frame too.
As for the rear of the phone, the images confirm Samsung’s plans for a revised camera design involving a bump that blends into the frame and a bunch of sensors. In the case of the Galaxy S21 & S21+, the camera bump will include a 12-megapixel main camera, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle shooter, and a 64-megapixel telephoto shooter capable of 3x hybrid zoom.
Samsung has a much more impressive camera setup planned for the S21 Ultra. The zoom system is perhaps the highlight thanks to a 10-megapixel 3x telephoto zoom camera and a 10-megapixel 10x periscope zoom sensor.
There is a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera and upgraded 108-megapixel main camera too, as well as laser autofocus for improved autofocus and an upgraded Night Mode for low-light shots.
Samsung Galaxy S21 series announcement, release date, price, colors
Samsung confirmed earlier today that it has some announcements scheduled for January
. One of those is reportedly the Galaxy S21 lineup, which should make an appearance at the next Unpacked event on Thursday, January 14.
Pre-orders will kick off the same day, per reports, and the upcoming Galaxy Buds Pro
will likely be offered as a pre-order gift in the US and Europe. As for the actual release date, that is Friday, January 29.
If you’re wondering about the Galaxy S21 colors
and prices, here’s what’s expected based on recent leaks:
- Samsung Galaxy S21 — $849-899 — Phantom Violet, Phantom Pink, Phantom White, and Phantom Gray
- Samsung Galaxy S21+ — $1,049-1,099 — Phantom Violet, Phantom Silver, and Phantom Black
- Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra — $1,249-1,299 — Phantom Silver and Phantom Black