Renders of Samsung’s upcoming S series flagships, expected to be called the S21 series, have already begun making the rounds on the web. The largest of the trio of offerings, the S21 Ultra, is expected to sport a massive camera bump – akin to the Note20 Ultra – that extends all the way to the chassis. Now, another report sheds some light on the specifications that the top-of-the-line device might be offered with.
Unsurprisingly, the phone is said to be powered by Qualcomm’s yet-unannounced flagship Snapdragon 875 chipset in regions like the U.S. and China, while the rest of the markets will supposedly get the phone running an Exynos 2100. RAM and storage configurations are expected to be similar to the S20 Ultra, coming in at 12GB and 128GB, respectively. Of course, higher storage tiers are expected to be offered.
As for the display, the flagship phone is said to house a 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2x screen, which is marginally smaller than its predecessor. What is interesting that the source claims that there could be a possibility of the South Korean company equipping a 144Hz refresh rate screen, a step up from the 120Hz screen, making it a viable alternative to gaming smartphones from the likes of ASUS.
Not much was revealed about the cameras, though. The report claims that the device will retain the 108MP main shooter, while housing a 40MP front-facing unit placed in the centered punch-hole. There is no word on the other units at the back. Other rumors suggest that the phone could sport two periscope cameras.
Lastly, the S21 Ultra is rumored to retain the 5000mAh battery capacity, with no upgrades expected in that front. The flagship device should run Android 11-based One UI 3 out of the box. The phones are said to come in black and silver colors. There are murmurs that Samsung might launch the S21 series in January 2021, ahead of its usual timeline. Overall, the updates to the device seem incremental, so it will be interesting to see if the firm packs any surprises for the top-of-the-line offering.