Samsung Galaxy S21 Release Date, Price, Specification and Leaks

The Samsung Galaxy S21 could look like the Galaxy S20 Plus

The Samsung Galaxy S21 is set to be revealed on January 14 as the corporate hosts its personal Unpacked occasion then, and we count on the discharge date for the brand new handset to come back towards the top of the month.

Samsung’s flagship 2021 phones are arriving greater than a month earlier within the yr than we would usually count on, and that’s good news for anybody who desires a cutting-edge telephone to start out off the brand new yr. It additionally means leaks are coming in quick for the S21 series so we all know loads concerning the Samsung Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus and Galaxy S21 Extremely.

Here is why this is large information: our present finest smartphones rating names the Samsung Galaxy S20 and S20 Plus as the most effective telephones on the planet proper now.

The Galaxy S21 series – rumored to price the identical as final yr’s models – could change the year-old telephones in that prime spot. And if the S21 Ultra comes with an S Pen like rumors more and more recommend, we may see one other top-tier super-premium smartphone.

Each essential Samsung S21 leak is right here, plus we have included in-depth particulars on the doubtless Samsung Galaxy S21 launch date and value. If you happen to nonetheless want extra after that, head by way of this text for a transparent image of all three new handsets together with digicam, battery and what equipment might be included.

A report suggests that each mannequin within the Samsung Galaxy S21 vary will price lower than its predecessor.

Plus, a brand new report suggests the Galaxy S21 might be on sale earlier than the top of January with a wide range of freebies accessible to those that pre-order. You may see more within the launch date part beneath.


Cut to the chase

  • What is it? Samsung’s subsequent large flagship telephone, successor to Galaxy S20
  • When is it out? Anticipated January 29 launch date, revealed January 14
  • What will it price? It’s going to doubtless be around $999 / £899 / AU$1,499


Samsung Galaxy S21 release date

The Samsung Galaxy S21 household is set to be introduced on Thursday, January 14. That is when the semi-annual Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2021 press convention occurs and the place we’ll see the brand new telephones in addition to the Galaxy SmartTag Bluetooth trackers and presumably Galaxy Buds Professional.

Following that, the Samsung Galaxy S21 launch date is rumored to be January 22 or January 29, a change from the same old late February announcement and early March launch dates that we have seen from the previous a number of Galaxy S smartphones.

The present pondering is it’s going to be touchdown on January 29 as a wide range of leakers have recommended so, together with Roland Quandt that you possibly can see beneath:

This is not the primary time we have heard these dates, with a Galaxy S21 leaker beforehand saying that the telephone might be introduced on January 14, and that they count on pre-orders to open the identical day and for the telephones to be accessible on January 29. A Samsung retailer in India has additionally mentioned related.

We have additionally heard the January 29 launch date from Samsung once more too, this time within the phrases and circumstances of a reservation scheme letting you register curiosity within the new telephones.

So whereas January 29 is not sure for the Galaxy S21 launch date, it is wanting increasingly doubtless as we get nearer to the January 14 unveiling.


Samsung Galaxy S21 value

The Samsung Galaxy S20 range is very costly

There will not be a Samsung Galaxy S21 value improve, at the very least in some nations for the bottom mannequin, in line with leaks. One supply suggests the vary will price roughly the identical as their predecessors.

It is nonetheless going to be costly, for certain, however the S21 value could begin on the now-usual $999 / £899 / AU$1,499, with the Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus and Samsung Galaxy S21 Extremely doubtless costing much more. Certainly, a respected leaker claims that the S21 Ultra might be “by far the costliest system” within the Samsung Galaxy S21 range.

There is one leak from Naver (a Korean site) that has recommended the Galaxy S21 series could also be cheaper than 2020’s handsets. It says insiders declare the Galaxy S21 will price someplace between $849 and $899 (whereas the Galaxy S20 began at $999).

The concept of a value drop has additionally been echoed by one other Korean report, which states that the Samsung Galaxy S21 will price 990,000 gained (around $905 / £665 / AU$1,165), the S21 Plus will price 1,199,000 gained (roughly $1,095 / £805 / AU$1,410), and the S21 Extremely will price 1,450,000 gained (around $1,325 / £975 / AU$1,705).

This can apparently be achieved by reducing the decision on the usual and Plus models to Full HD, and by not together with a charging block.

We have additionally now seen prices for the range leak in euros: the usual Galaxy S21 is apparently launching for €849 and up, the 128GB S21 Plus for €1,049, the 256GB S21 Plus for €1,099, and the S21 Ultra for €1,399 and up. That is rather less or just a little greater than the S20 equivalents, relying on the mannequin.

As in earlier years, it is anticipated Samsung could provide free presents to those that preorder the smartphones earlier than the Galaxy S21 release date. This yr it may be the Galaxy Buds Pro earbuds and the Galaxy SmartTags.

The leaked picture above suggests you can the get the company’s rumored Galaxy Buds Pro headphones alongside a Galaxy SmartTag in case you determine to preorder the handset. This will differ relying on the place you reside, but it surely looks such as you’ll get some form of reward for buying early.


Samsung S21 vs S21 Plus vs S21 Ultra: which is for you

We have put all the important thing leaks and rumors we have seen to date (we’ll speak you thru all of them particularly additional down this text) right into a chart that ought to provide the clearest image of what we’re at present anticipating to see.

This is an amalgamation of a wide range of different leaks, in order with every thing on this web page take it with a pinch of salt till Samsung broadcasts the new telephones in 2021.

Samsung S21 vs S21 Plus vs S21 Ultra specs
Specs Samsung S21 Samsung S21 Plus Samsung S21 Ultra
Screen 6.2-inch, Full HD+ 6.7-inch, Full HD+ 6.8-inch WQHD+
Refresh price 120Hz 120Hz 120Hz adaptive
Dimensions 151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9mm 161.4 x 75.6 x 7.8mm 165.1 x 75.6 x 8.9mm
Weight 171g 202g 220g
Colors Violet, Pink, Grey and White Silver, Black and Violet Black and Silver
Chipset (US) Snapdragon 888 Snapdragon 888 Snapdragon 888
Chipset (UK / Aus) Exynos 2100 Exynos 2100 Exynos 2100
Cameras Ultra vast: 12MP Main: 12MP Telephoto: 64MP Ultra wide: 12MP Main: 12MP Telephoto: 64MP Ultra wide: 12MP Main: 108MP 3X Optical: 10MP 10X Optical: 10MP
Software One UI 3.1 / Android 11 One UI 3.1 / Android 11 One UI 3.1 / Android 11
S Pen? Not likely Not likely Sure, however unclear how
Battery 4,000mAh 4,800mAh 5,000mAh
Charger? Unlikely Unlikely Unlikely

Now we’ll speak you thru all the person parts we count on to see the Samsung Galaxy S21 series sport when every of the brand new handsets arrive.


Samsung Galaxy S21 design and display

The Samsung Galaxy S21 rumors are flowing in, and we now have a full hands-on video of the Plus mannequin in motion: you possibly can see all the design of the telephone, back and front, in addition to the velocity of the software interface.

The telephone is as quick and as responsive as you’ll count on, although there is no signal of the S Pen stylus on this specific clip – stylus assist is anticipated to be an unique characteristic for the Extremely mannequin.

In one other leak, we have additionally seen what’s seemingly a press render of the Samsung Galaxy S21, which you’ll be able to see beneath sporting a design that’s exceptional just like the S20.

One of many largest leaks but although revealed Samsung’s personal teaser clips of the three telephones.

You may see the clip of the Galaxy S21 Plus beneath, and it offers us a transparent have a look at what to anticipate from the digicam and teases a two-tone shade design with a gold digicam and purple physique.

The video leak of the usual Galaxy S21 appears an identical, so we have not included it. It additionally appears to indicate a flat display for the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21 Plus, which matches a earlier rumor from IceUniverse.

The clip of the Galaxy S21 Extremely in the meantime – which you’ll be able to see beneath – reveals the telephone in black with a bigger digicam block and a curved display.

We’ll dig into what we count on from the digicam within the part beneath, however count on the S21 Extremely to be an all round larger and extra highly effective handset that is extra succesful than the S21 and S21 Plus.

You may get a extra full have a look at the Galaxy S21 courtesy of @OnLeaks within the photos beneath. These renders present a front design very very like the Galaxy S20, however a rear digicam setup that’s been revamped to create a wraparound impact over the nook of the telephone.

It is fairly a dramatic change, though the indicators have been there within the evolution of the Galaxy S20 after which the Word 20 handsets. The display measurement of the usual mannequin is mentioned to be 6.2 inches, and it’ll apparently be flat, as different leaks have recommended. Dimensions in the meantime will apparently be 151.7 mm x 71.2 mm x 7.9 mm.

The renders would appear to rule out earlier whispers that the telephone may have an in-screen digicam, although Samsung is apparently evaluating the feasibility, so it sounds just like the tech won’t be prepared.

A image of the Galaxy S21 camera bump taken from inside a manufacturing facility backs up these renders, because it’s precisely the identical form because the module proven within the photos above. This makes it appear very doubtless the renders are correct.

The identical supply that supplied the prior Galaxy S21 photos additionally leaked renders of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, certainly one of which you’ll be able to see beneath.

This is proven with a curved display of apparently around 6.7 to 6.9 inches, and a much bigger digicam block than the usual S21, housing 4 lenses and a flash. Based mostly on the newest rumors, the display measurement will apparently be 6.8 inches.

The scale in the meantime are apparently around 165.1 x 75.6 x 8.9mm, and there is a punch-hole selfie digicam on the entrance, however no slot for an S Pen, regardless of another leaks suggesting Samsung’s stylus may be supported.

What the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra could appear like 

There could find yourself not being a slot for the S Pen, however one other leak reveals a particular folio case for the S21 Ultra will embrace house for the stylus. Whereas that means there is no built-in slot just like the Word 20 series, at the very least there’s a spot to accommodate the accent relatively than depart it floating free.

We have additionally now seen what are apparently leaked official advertising photos of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Extremely in black and white shades, certainly one of which you’ll be able to see beneath.

These look very like the leaks above, so this is virtually actually the design. Word that whereas the display appears to be curved, it is clear from these photos that the curve is a lot lower than on some earlier Samsung handsets.

From a special supply we additionally noticed Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus renders which match with the photographs we have seen of the opposite gadgets. And we have seen photos seemingly displaying both the Samsung Galaxy S21 or the S21 Plus in a case, and the digicam design makes for a surprisingly ugly cut-out.

A real world leak in the meantime has proven what the S21 Plus and S21 Ultra gadgets appear like in actual life, however sadly it is restricted to only the rear of the gadgets. Nonetheless, it matches what we’re seeing elsewhere.

We lastly obtained one other real-world look at an alleged S21 Plus mannequin courtesy of pics tweeted by leaker Mauri QHD, which confirmed off leaked pictures of the back and front, giving us our first glimpse of the show out within the wild…and it would not appear to have curved edges. Presumably, the usual S21 will look the identical, which means we could also be seeing the top of waterfall curves – or they’re so slight, we are able to barely see them:

Lastly, by way of display sizes, Android Police has shared an entire host of specs concerning the three telephones coming within the series, stating that we’ll see a 6.2-inch Galaxy S21, a 6.7-inch Galaxy S21 Plus, and a 6.8-inch Galaxy S21 Ultra.

They’re additionally all mentioned to have a 120Hz refresh price, with the S21 Ultra having an adaptive refresh price that can routinely regulate as wanted. The Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21 Plus apparently have a FHD+ decision, whereas the Galaxy S21 Ultra is mentioned to be WQHD+, with a current rumor suggesting the Ultra might be able to working at its highest decision and 120Hz refresh price concurrently – the primary Samsung telephone to take action.