The arrival of the Galaxy S21 or Galaxy S30 series are reportedly going to be earlier than their predecessors, and now alleged renders of the Galaxy S21 and the Galaxy S21 Ultra have surfaced.
The renders of the two phones are from Steve Hemmerstoffer a.k.a. OnLeaks, and unlike previous leaks which have been released in collaboration with tech sites, the renders of the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21 Ultra were posted on Voice.
To start with the Samsung Galaxy S21, the company has completely pushed aside the curve on the screen which means the display is completely flat just like that of the Galaxy S20 FE. What has remain unchanged is the hole punch which remains in the center. The display of the device is said to be about 6.2-inches in size.
The back of the Galaxy S21 is where the significant change is. While it still sports a triple camera setup, the camera housing takes on a new design. Unlike that of its predecessor which is “floating”, the camera housing for the S21 begins from the edge, making it look like it is fused to the frame.
Samsung has gone with a different finish for the glass covering the housing which makes it stand out from the rest of the back panel. Another change is the LED flash which is no longer inside the camera housing but now outside. Personally, I think it sticks out like a sore thumb and would be better if housed together with the cameras. An elongated pill-shaped LED flash like that of the OPPO F17 Pro will also look better.
The Galaxy S21 still has its power button and volume rocker on the left while the bottom of the phone is home to a USB-C port, microphone, and speaker grille. The SIM tray remains at the top.
The upcoming flagship’s dimensions are given as 151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9 millimeters. The thickness increases to 9.0 millimeters when you add the camera bump.
Galaxy S21 Ultra
Shortly after posting the renders of the Galaxy S21, OnLeaks also posted those of the Galaxy S21 Ultra which will be the highest model in the series.
The Galaxy S21 Ultra sports a slightly curved display with a centered punch hole for the selfie camera. The screen size has been revealed to be between 6.7 and 6.9 inches.
Just like the Galaxy S21, the Galaxy S21 Ultra features a redesigned camera housing, one that can be described as gigantic at best. This camera housing is quite big as it occupies more than a third of the length of the phone.
The glass covering the cameras extends to the edges of the top and left side of the frame too. Inside the housing are four cameras, one of which is a periscope lens, and an LED flash.
The Galaxy S21 Ultra has its buttons and port in the same place as the Galaxy S21. However, while rumors say it will have support for the S Pen, there is no slot for it created on the device. Notwithstanding, this doesn’t mean it won’t support the S Pen.
The phone measures 165.1 x 75.6 x 8.9 millimeters (10.8 millimeters with the camera bump).
OnLeaks corroborates that the Galaxy S21 series will indeed launch in January 2021, arriving earlier than the Galaxy S20 series.