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Analyst hints Samsung has a big Galaxy S21 surprise up its sleeves

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Analyst hints Samsung has a big Galaxy S21 surprise up its sleeves
The Samsung Galaxy S20 series was announced on February 11, but multiple reports suggest that the Galaxy S21 could land a little earlier. A recent report had suggested the phone may arrive as soon as December, and display insider Ross Young has now corroborated that claim.

Samsung also unveiled its first clamshell foldable phone, the Galaxy Z Flip, at the Unpacked event where it unveiled the Galaxy S20. The company launched a 5G-variant of the bendable phone in July. 

Galaxy Z Flip 2 will reportedly not share the stage with the Galaxy S21


Per Ross, the Galaxy Z Flip 2 will not be launched alongside the Galaxy S21. It will instead be announced in spring. Previously, Ross had said the phone would be announced in Q3 2021



He also says that the phone will get impressive upgrades, without going into details. If earlier leaks are to go by, the Galaxy Z Flip 2 will sport a larger cover screen and a triple camera system.

Ross has refuted a recent rumor which says the Galaxy S21 Ultra will feature a 144Hz screen. He thinks the phone will stick with a 120Hz LTPO panel

He also claims an exciting feature is on the cards without revealing what it is. He might be hinting at the rumored S Pen integration, but this is just a speculation. 

The Galaxy S21 will either be powered by the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 SoC or the Exynos 2100, depending on where you live. It looks like only the specced-out model will have a curved display, and the other two variants will have a flat screen.

The phone may swap out its predecessor's 108MP sensor for a 180MP camera. It is also expected to replace the time-of-flight sensor with two optical zoom lenses.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 specs
  • Display 6.2 inches 2400 x 1080 pixels 120Hz Refresh rate
  • Camera 12 MP (Triple camera) 10 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 8GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 4000 mAh
  • OS Android 12 Samsung One UI
Samsung Galaxy S21+ specs
  • Display 6.7 inches 2400 x 1080 pixels 120Hz Refresh rate
  • Camera 12 MP (Triple camera) 10 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 8GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 4800 mAh
  • OS Android 12 Samsung One UI
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra specs
  • Display 6.8 inches 3200 x 1440 pixels 120Hz Refresh rate
  • Camera 108 MP (Quad camera) 40 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 12GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 5000 mAh
  • OS Android 12 Samsung One UI

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