Samsung’s Galaxy S21 range will launch much earlier than expected and while we already know about one radical design change, now we know about another. 

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Thanks to newly leaked CAD files, we know the front of the Galaxy S21 Ultra will be almost 100% display thanks to record breakingly-small bezels. The CADs were obtained by popular Samsung insider Ice Universe: 

“Galaxy S21 Ultra CAD shows that the chin and side bezels are basically the same. It will be the narrowest chin mobile phone in history,” the tipster explained

And the CADs are stunning. Close up images (example below) show the bottom bezel of the Galaxy S21 Ultra is essentially nothing more than a lip to hold the display in place. While some will worry about accidental touches and durability, the upside is it will likely mean that the new Galaxy flagship can retain the same massive 6.9-inch display but within a smaller chassis. 

On the flipside, early leaked renders suggest these advances will not be carried over to the Galaxy S21 and S21 Plus. Which, if true, would be a serious error in my opinion given the plaudits Apple is currently receiving for making the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro Max more compact, while also introducing the new iPhone 12 mini for the many smartphone owners who prefer to be able to use their devices one-handed. 

And this isn’t the only area where the Galaxy S21 Ultra looks set to stand out from its stable mates. New leaks confirm it will support Samsung’s S Pen, something which has put the future of the Galaxy Note series in doubt. Such a move would be risky, but it appears we won’t have to wait long before Samsung reveals its plans


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