There is little left to the imagination about next month’s Samsung Galaxy S21 release, especially after more details were leaked about the upcoming flagship phone. But it sounds like you can pay less for the latest from Samsung.
This is the word of WinFuture, which recently gave a detailed account of what to expect from the Galaxy S21 Ultra, the largest member of the S21 series, which is slated for a rumored release on January 14th. WinFuture has a pretty good record in terms of accurate specification leaks, so it’s worth paying attention to this latest news about the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21 Plus.
And we really hope that the leaks in this case are right, as it suggests that Samsung’s latest phones will be slightly cheaper than the Galaxy S20 models that launched this past February. Take the Galaxy S20, which is expected to have a starting price of € 849 in Europe. (This is around $ 1,042 if you do a direct currency conversion, but mobile phone manufacturers rarely do this by adjusting prices for specific regions.) To put the price in context, you can currently buy a Galaxy S20 for € 974 Samsung’s German website.
Similarly, the Galaxy S21 Plus will cost € 1,049. This is a slight decrease compared to the price of € 1,071 that Samsung is asking for the Galaxy S20 Plus in Germany.
What the rumored prices mean for the ultimate cost of the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21 Plus in the United States, anyone can guess. But it sounds like Samsung could take advantage of the rumor to pay less for its upcoming flagships, to better compete with Apple’s phones, where you can get an iPhone 12 from $ 799.
Samsung Galaxy 21 and S21 Plus specifications
|Galaxy S21 (rumors)||Galaxy S21 Plus (rumors)|
|Price||€ 849||€ 1,049|
|Display size||6.2 inches Full HD + AMOLED; 120Hz||6.7 inches Full HD + AMOLED; 120Hz|
|SVE||Snapdragon 888 / Exynos 2100||Snapdragon 888 / Exynos 2100|
|Storage||128 GB, 256 GB||128 GB, 256 GB|
|Rear Cameras||Head: 12MP (f / 1.8); Ultrawide: 12MP (f / 2.2); Telephoto: 64MP (f / 2.0) with 3x Optical Hybrid Zoom||Head: 12MP (f / 1.8); Ultrawide: 12MP (f / 2.2); Telephoto: 64MP (f / 2.0) with 3x Optical Hybrid Zoom|
|Front camera||10MP (f / 2.2)||10MP (f / 2.2)|
|Battery size||4000 mAh||4,800 mAh|
|Size||6 x 2.8 x 0.31 inches||6.4 x 3 x 0.31 inches|
|Weight||6 ounces||7.2 ounces|
As for the other specs in the WinFuture report, it is very similar to what we heard from previous Galaxy S21 leaks. The S21 and S21 Plus figure look very similar and share the same Snapdragon 888 system-on-disk in their US versions – in the rest of the world, an Exynos 2100 will power both phones, as well as identical camera setups . At the rear you will find a 12MP main shooter supported by a 12MP ultra-wide camera with a 120 degree field of view and a 64MP telephoto lens that can deliver a 3x hybrid optical zoom.
The size and the battery are where the two Galaxy S21 models differ. WinFuture reports that the S21 will feature a 6.2-inch Full HD + AMOLED screen housed in a 6 x 2.8 x 0.31-inch frame that weighs just over 6 grams. The Galaxy S21, meanwhile, has a 6.7-inch AMOLED panel with the same resolution. It measures 6.4 x 3 x 0.31 inches and weighs 7.2 ounces.
Both phones offer displays with 120Hz refresh rates, though only the Galaxy S21 Ultra has an adjustable refresh rate.
Samsung Galaxy S21 and S21 Plus’ battery life
As for the battery, the Galaxy S21 has a 4,000 mAh power pack, the same size as you would find in the Galaxy S20. According to the WinFuture report, the Galaxy S21 Plus gets a larger battery than its predecessor and chooses a capacity of 4,800 mAh. This is consistent with previous rumors about both phones.
We do not have to wait long to see how accurate this leak is. Rumor has it that Samsung will hold its first Unpacked event of 2021 on January 14, with the Galaxy S21 phones coming to stores by the end of the month.