As we rapidly approach 2021, we are now seeing a growing number of Galaxy S21 series leaks ahead of the rumored January 14th Unpacked launch date. The latest is a series of press renders of the Galaxy S21 and S21+ that reveal the entire upcoming lineup of colors.
[Update 2]: Never one to be outdone, OG leaker Evan Blass has now shared all of the Galaxy S20 lineup in high resolution in a series of posts (1, 2, 3) over on his Voice page. With all color options for the S21, S21+ (or S21 Plus), and S21 Ultra looking mighty fine.
His leak confirms that the the S21+ will be available in that striking lilac or purple option alongside white and black, while the Galaxy S21 Ultra looks as though it will only be available at launch in black and white.
[Update]: Quandt has now the first press images of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, which confirms the design showcased in previous CAD-based renders. He has shared images of the Galaxy S21 Ultra in the “Phantom Silver” model. It’s clear that this year the Korean firm is leaning into the Phantom of the Opera naming of device colorways.
We already have an idea of the specifications thanks to the extensive specifications that have leaked. So, the Galaxy S21 Ultra will be the biggest of the early-2021 devices and will have a 6.8-inch WQHD+ (1440p) OLED LPTO display, which also features an adaptive 120Hz refresh rate just like the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. The S21 Ultra’s display will also feature S Pen support, as previously reported, but an S Pen won’t be included.
The larger rear camera bump will feature a 108MP (Gen2) main camera, 12MP ultrawide, 10MP 3x optical, and 10MP 10x optical zoom cameras. 100x “Space Zoom” will also be returning, and the laser autofocus from Note 20 Ultra is also set to return:
These renders come courtesy of WinFuture‘s Roland Quandt, a man with a rich history of leaking Samsung — and many other OEM — hardware. We’ve already had a glimpse of most of the Galaxy S21 series thanks to extensive leaks already, but we’re now seeing a growing number of apparent official press renders being drip-fed online.
Previous CAD-based renders showcased what might eventually be the Galaxy S21 series, but Roland’s latest press renders give us reasonably high-resolution looks at the colors you can expect. The standard Galaxy S21 is set to come in three color options this time around: Phantom White, a rose gold, interesting lilac or purple, and plain black.
The strange Phantom of the Opera-like camera module at the rear creates a striking look that you’ll either love or hate. The frame of each device is tonal to match or at least complement the rear panel color. Previous leaks suggest that the rear panel on the base S21 will be made of plastic rather than glass. That said, you can judge for yourself just how you feel about these Galaxy S21 press renders in the gallery below:
Often it’s difficult to get a feel for the color in an image, as the real-life counterpart can look quite different. That said, the solo press render of the Galaxy S21+ shared by Quandt in black is far more representative of the “real thing” we’re sure.
As for what to expect from both devices, rumors suggest that the Galaxy S21 series will come packing the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 or Exynos 2100 chipset, 120Hz flat FHD+ OLED displays measuring in at 6.2-inch and 6.7-inch respectively, and varying camera differences.
The smallest S21 will offer a 4,000 mAh battery and three cameras — 12MP main, 12MP ultrawide, and 64MP telephoto. That’s the same as last year. The S21+ will have the same camera array but with a much larger 4,800 mAh battery.
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