Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Rumors: Everything We Know So Far

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Rumors Leaks Specification Features Launch Availability

Samsung Galaxy S20 lineup was launched back in February earlier this year. The company is planning to replace it with the S21 lineup as early as January next year. While Samsung hasn’t confirmed anything, there are plenty of leaks and rumors surrounding the company’s next flagship on the internet. Let’s check out all the rumors, leaks, specs, and expected launch date of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Rumors Round-Up

Design and Display

Like its predecessor, the upcoming Samsung S21 lineup is said to feature three devices. Among them, only the S21 Ultra will sport a curved screen. The phone’s screen size is said to be between 6.7-inch to 6.9-inch. All three devices will have a circular camera cutout at the top center. There is a rumor claiming that Samsung will be using a 2K AMOLED panel with a 144Hz refresh rate for the S21 Ultra.

At the back, the camera module will now be wrapped around the frame. The bump on the S21 Ultra is bigger than on the regular S21. It is because it is said to house more sensors (up to 5). The device will be available in three color options – Black, Silver, and Violet.

Performance

As with the latest flagship from the company, we expect the company to use different chipsets for different regions. However, it has been rumored that the difference in the performance between the Snapdragon and Exynos variant will not that great. Both Snapdragon 875 and Exynos 2100 will be based on Samsung’s 5nm process node. They will also have the same 1+3+4 core configuration with the Cortex X1 core as the prime core. The rest of the setup will consist of Cortex A78 and Cortex A55 cores. However, the two will have different GPUs. While Snapdragon 875 will come with Adreno 660, the Exynos 2100 will house the Mali G78 GPU.

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Camera

Galaxy S21 Ultra will have an improved 108MP primary camera sensor. Samsung is reportedly replacing the ISOCELL HM1 on the S20 Ultra with ISOCELL HM3. While the size of the individual pixels will remain unchanged at 0.8μm, the new sensor will have 13% better light sensitivity. Thus, we can expect more detailed shots on the S21 Ultra. According to Onleaks, the DVT stage prototype of the S21 Ultra included up to five rear cameras. However, he has failed to disclose the nature and purpose of the additional sensors.

We will also not be witnessing the debut of ISOCELL Vizion on the S21 lineup. According to the Ice Universe, the S21 Ultra will be skipping on the ToF sensor. The selfie camera will have a 40MP sensor and we do not have any information about the improvements it will bring over the S20 Ultra’s 40MP sensor.

Rest of the specs

S21 Ultra will feature the same 5,000mAh battery as its predecessor. However, the company will have a hard time making the battery last if the rumor about the 2K 144Hz display turns out to be true. This time around, Samsung is rumored to include a 65W fast charging solution. It will ship with One UI 3.0 based on Android 11. Samsung will also be offering three major Android updates.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Specs: (Rumored)

  • Display: 6.76.9″ 2K “Infinity-O” Dynamic AMOLED 144Hz; Gorilla Glass protection
  • Chipset: Exynos 2100 / Snapdragon 875 (5nm)
  • Software & UI: Android 11 with One UI 3 on top
  • Primary Camera: 108MP primary shooter with ISOCELL HM3; ultrawide sensor; telephoto lens;  Laser AF
  • Front Camera: 40MP sensor
  • Security: Ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner
  • Battery: 5000mAh; 65W fast charging
  • Colors: Black, Silver, Violet

Samsung Galaxy S21 lineup Rumored Launch Date

According to Jon Prosser, the Samsung S21 Ultra will be launched on January 14, 2021, with the actual scales starting from January 29.

Model Announcement (Pre-order) Availability
Samsung Galaxy S21 lineup January 14, 2021 January 29, 2021
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