The Samsung Galaxy S21 series launch event is just hours away and a huge leak reveals everything there is to know about the three upcoming phones. Famous tipster Evan Blass, aka @evleaks, shared the prices, color options, design, and even key specs for the three expected phones – Samsung Galaxy S21, Samsung Galaxy S21 +, and Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. These three phones are expected to be powered by the Exynos 2100 SoC in most markets and the Snapdragon 855 SoC in the United States. The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra also supports the S Pen.
Samsung Galaxy S21, Samsung Galaxy S21 +, Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra price, color options (expected)
Tipster Evan Blass aka @evleaks posted a series of videos showing all the details of the three phones. Starting with the price, the tipster reveals that the most expensive model of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra can be priced from $ 1,199 (around Rs 87,000). It comes in three options: 12GB RAM + 128GB storage, 12GB RAM + 256GB storage, and 16GB RAM + 512GB storage. The Ultra model would be available in Phantom Silver and Phantom Black color options.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 + is expected to start at $ 999 (around Rs 73,000) and can be available in 8GB RAM + 128GB storage and 8GB RAM + 256GB storage models. This variant will be available in Phantom Black, Phantom Silver, and Phantom Violet color options. Finally, the vanilla Samsung Galaxy S21 is said to cost $ 799 (around Rs 58,400) and is available in the same storage + RAM options as the Samsung Galaxy S21 +. The base model is designed to be available in the options Phantom Gray, Phantom White, Phantom Violet, Phantom Pink. All three phones would go on sale on January 29.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Camera Specifications (Expected)
Another video posted by Blass in the same article states that the penta lens configuration of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra will include a 108 megapixel wide-angle camera with f / 1.8 aperture, OIS, pixel size of 0.8 micron and a PDAF. It will be accompanied by a 12-megapixel dual-pixel ultra-wide angel lens with an f / 2.2 aperture, a pixel size of 1.4 microns and a field of view of 120 degrees. The Ultra model can also include two 10-megapixel telephoto lenses – one with an f / 4.9 aperture (10x zoom) and the other with an f / 2.4 aperture (3x zoom). Both telephoto lenses support OIS and have a pixel size of 1.22 microns. Finally, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra also has laser autofocus on board. The series is expected to offer improved spatial zoom function, improved night mode.
Design Samsung Galaxy S21, Samsung Galaxy S21 +, Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (expected)
When it comes to design, the base model of the Samsung Galaxy S21 and the Samsung Galaxy S21 + almost look alike. They come with a triple camera setup on the back inside a uniquely designed model. The Ultra model has five cameras on the back. All three phones are said to feature an Infinity-O display design. One of the videos also shows the S Pen case for the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. The S Pen sits on the side of the case, and the video shows the S Pen working seamlessly on the Ultra model’s screen. If true, it will be the first Galaxy ‘S’ series handset to offer stylus support.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro design (expected)
Blass also discloses the design of the Galaxy Buds Pro, which has an in-ear design and claims to reduce external background noise by up to 99%. They are seen in the Black, Blue, and White options. It would offer four levels of ambient sound depending on the mood and has intelligent active noise cancellation that automatically understands when to let in background noise and when to block it out. It is said to support voice assistance and has a unique auto-switching feature.
During the event, Samsung also reportedly introduced a new SmartThings Find feature that improves your search for nearby Galaxy devices. It will also launch the new SmartTag to help you find more things than your gadgets.
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