Samsung Galaxy S21 launch could take place in early January

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The Samsung Galaxy S21, the South Korean giant’s next-generation flagship, is expected to arrive as early as January of next year. The announced schedule is ahead of the company’s traditional February or March launch for Galaxy S phones. The Galaxy S21 launch could take place in early January. Samsung is also planning to start production of its flagship Galaxy S21 in December – a month earlier than manufacturing of the Galaxy S20 which began in January this year.

Citing sources close to the development, SamMobile reports that the Samsung Galaxy S21 launch will take place in early January 2021. One of the reasons speculated behind the early launch is to capitalize on Huawei’s absence. The January release could also give Samsung time to prepare for a separate launch of its new foldable phone later.

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According to a separate report from TheElec, Samsung would start production of its Galaxy S21 series in December and launch its sale “a month earlier than its predecessors.”

The Galaxy S20 series went on sale on March 6. This suggests that the Galaxy S21 models could debut as early as February 5 of next year. SamMobile also speculates that the Galaxy S21 could go on sale in late January or early February.

In addition to the Samsung Galaxy S21, you can expect the Galaxy Buds 2 to launch at the Galaxy Unpacked 2021 event early next year. TheElec reports that the new wireless headphones, named Attic, will feature improved water resistance that is said to be better than the original Galaxy Buds as well as the Galaxy Buds + and Galaxy Buds Live.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 specifications (expected)

The Galaxy S21 series is said to have three separate models called internally O1, P3 and T2, according to TheElec. It could be the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 +, and Galaxy S21 Ultra. The Galaxy S21 Ultra can support the S Pen, according to a previous report.

In addition, TheElec report mentions that the new models in the Galaxy S21 family will be available in five distinct color options: gray, pink, silver, purple and white. The Galaxy Buds 2, on the other hand, are reportedly available in black, silver, and purple color options.

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At least one of the Galaxy S21 series models is rumored to have an underscreen selfie camera with optical image stabilization (OIS) support. The company’s new top-of-the-line Galaxy phone is also likely to have fast charging support of up to 25W.


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