Samsung is now set to announce the Galaxy S21 series on January 14. The latest development finally gets set in stone as the Korean tech giant sent out invites for its first Galaxy Unpacked event this 2021.
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Samsung's upcoming event is touted with the theme "Welcome to the Everyday Epic," where the Galaxy S20 series' successors are expected to debut. The said occasion will kick off at 0:00am Manila time.
Samsung is also speculated to announce three smartphones from the Galaxy S21 lineup. These include the regular 6.21-inch Galaxy S21, the 6.7-inch Galaxy S21+, and the top-tier 6.8-inch Galaxy S21 Ultra.
In terms of design, all three Galaxy S21 smartphones are pegged to arrive with the same aesthetics as their predecessors, with bigger camera modules and more improved specs down the line.
According to tech outlets, the Galaxy S21 should launch with flat edges on either side of its display, while the Galaxy S21 Ultra will have curved edges. It's unclear at the moment what the Galaxy S21+ will boast when it finally launches.
When it comes to colors, all three Galaxy S21 phones will use the new "Phantom" color scheme. The Galaxy S21 is rumored to retail in violet, pink, gray, and white colors, while the Galaxy S21+ will come in silver, violet, and black. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S21 Ultra will only be donning black and silver colors.
Now, onto their internals. Samsung is expected to take into the equation the latest flagship chipset from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 888, in its forthcoming Galaxy S21 series. As it stands, all phones will have 5G connectivity.
The camera setups of the Galaxy S21 series are also slated to receive updates across the board. For instance, the Galaxy S21 Ultra might get a 10x optical zoom feature.
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Another possible highlight of the Galaxy S21 Ultra will be its rumored support for Samsung's S Pen. If this ever pans out, the phone will be the first to work with the iconic stylus outside the Galaxy Note series. The said accessory, however, will reportedly be sold separately.
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With the successful launch of the Galaxy S20 FE and the ongoing global pandemic, it is expected that Samsung might lower the Galaxy S21 lineup's price.
As per rumors, the Samsung Galaxy S21 smartphones might launch with pricing that is USD 100 less (around PHP 4,800) than the previous generation.