With speculation looming that Samsung might launch its S21 series in January, we naturally hope to get more details on upcoming flagships. Well, we got it thanks to the latest set of renders from @onleaks that give us our first look at the Samsung Galaxy S21 and S21 Ultra. Additionally, the source supports the rumors of the January release.
Both phones come with centered punch holes like their predecessors, with the S21 sporting a 6.2 “flat panel, while the Ultra is between 6.7 and 6.9” with an even more pronounced curvature.
On the back, both phones come with a radically different design. The S21’s camera bulge has grown compared to the S20 and now wraps around the frame of the device. We have three cameras stacked vertically, while the flash is now separated from the camera bulge.
Elsewhere, the design remains largely unchanged down to the button locations. We can detect holes for two microphones on the top and the indicated dimensions of the phone are 151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9mm (without the camera bumper).
The S21 Ultra has an even more substantial camera bump around its back with four arranged lenses. Like the Vanilla S21, it wraps around the side of the phone with the frame extending to blend in.
The dimensions listed for the S21 Ultra are 165.1 x 75.6 x 8.9mm, while the camera bump adds another 2mm to the overall thickness. The alleged addition of an S-Pen seems to be almost confirmed as wrong.
In addition to the new versions, both the S21 + and its Ultra counterpart were found in China’s 3C certification database. The only useful information from the listings is that both phones will come with a 25W load.
The upcoming Galaxy S models will feature an “EP-TA800” charger which was also confirmed last week when we saw the Galaxy S21 listed by 3C with the same charger.
If you are keeping up with the hashtag #BoycottChinese, you’ll very well know that Samsung is one of the very few non-Chinese brands as it sources to South Korea. Samsung follows the tradition of having ‘ Galaxy Unpacked ’ event twice a year; One at the first half of the year for launching its sleek and smooth ‘S’ series smartphone and the other at the second half for launching its powerful ‘Note’ series phablet.
This year the Galaxy unpacked falls on Aug 5 and you’ll be able to watch the live stream from 1930hrs (7.30 PM) IST and don’t forget to scroll down to know more about what’s launching. Click HERE to watch the #SamsungEvent. Some of the gadgets releasing are:
We might have waited for the name to go official as some of us would have guessed Samsung will follow the naming pattern of its counterpart. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, it’s Apple. Apple dumped the number 9 and release its iPhone series X instead and after that, they launched 11 series iPhones. To my surprise, Samsung hasn’t named it Galaxy Note 11 but went well ahead and named them Galaxy Note 20. So let’s talk about the spec part of the mobile (but take it with a pinch of salt).
It is said to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ processor (but in the Indian market this might be debuted with Samsung Exynos 990 which is inferior) which is the latest and costliest of all by the company and comes with a 6.53” Super AMOLED display weighing just 198g with IP68 dust/water-resistant. Don’t forget the S pen you get exclusively with the Note series. It is expected to have a triple camera setup (64+12+12) at the back and on the front, you get a punch-hole selfie camera. It comes with OneUI 2.1 backed by Android 10 with up to 256GB internal storage and a 4300mAh battery.
Unlike the Cupertino giant’s decision to dump the charger, this will feature a charger on-the-box. This comes in 4 different color options namely Mystic Bronze (<3), Mystic Gray, Mystic Green and Mystic White (might be a special edition)
This is of course the big brother of the latter comes with the 108MP camera instead of the latter’s 64MP. It is supposed to sport a larger display of 6.9” (compared to 6.53” on the Note 20), a larger battery capacity of 4500mAh (compared to 4300mAh on the Note 20), and 8K support. This is also expected to be released with Exynos 990 (by Samsung) in the Indian market.
This Galaxy Unpacked will reveal the most expected upgrade to the Galaxy Buds lineup now comes with a bean-like shape that has touch controls on the top retaining all the functions of its predecessor and a speaker at the bottom.
As you can see, these do have better fit, Active noise cancellation, Bixby, and Find My Earbuds support. It supports Gaming mode with ultra-low latency and I’m really looking forward to how well these will perform.
Here’s the bonus you all waited for, With the ‘Galaxy Unpacked 2020’ event we’ll also get to see the launch of Galaxy Flip 2 (5G), Galaxy Watch 3 (in 4 different versions), and the S10 Lite successor which is reportedly named Galaxy S20 Fan Edition aka Galaxy S20 Lite in 4 different colors with 120Hz display and a 4500mAh battery. We’ll have to wait for the pricing and I’m pretty sure these will cost a little more penny than expected due to the GST hike in India.
US bans 5G vendors Huawei and ZTE – considers them as national threat…
The United States Federal Communication Commission formally announced Huawei and ZTE to be posing threats to US national security, thus blocking the nations considered companies from tapping an $8.3 billion government fund to purchase the relevant equipment from these companies.
This decision comes after Huawei was considered as an auxiliary to the PLA(People Liberation Army ) China. Government sources claimed concerns about security and data theft implications would shape the crucial call to come to a decision on 5G providers for India.
Earlier this year, Huawei’s products were considered to be spying on its users and no certain terms on the security aspects the United States banned any software updates from android to this organization. Similarly, the company also reacted by firing certain American employees.
The United Kingdom also signaled a tougher line against the Chinese and reviewing the business options.
Australia is one step ahead of the US on this 5G vendor ban against the Chinese. Countries such as Germany and Canada are looking for other business alternatives but as of now, they have not banned Huawei.
Impact On India
With India expected to follow the decisions made by the US. Under the Modi government which is determined in making India digital as soon as possible, competitors of Huawei and ZTE like Samsung, Nokia, and Ericsson might face huge advantages of the situation.
These companies were earlier excluded from the conversation because of overpriced budgets. But these companies alleged claims state that the lower pricing of these Chinese companies is due to additional investment from The Chinese states(communist).