In a new exclusive version, the ever-excellent SamMobile has revealed the first details about Samsung’s Galaxy S20 successors (dubbed Galaxy S21 / S30) and YouTuber Mauri QHD has indicated what we already know will be their groundbreaking upgrade.
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07/29 Update: Mauri QHD has unveiled a further Galaxy S21 upgrade compared to both the Galaxy S20 and the upcoming Note 20: a leap in build quality. The YouTuber says Samsung has decided to ditch the controversial ‘glasstic’ (glass and plastic) hybrid chassis used on entry-level Galaxy S and Note with the S21. These finishes are considered by many to be cheap, and an overly aggressive austerity exercise as the prices of these handsets are still close to $ 1,000. A word of caution: Mauri says this is Samsung’s ‘atm’ mindset, so it could change if margin pressure increases.
Upgrade 30/07: There is more news about the Galaxy S21 through the popular Samsung site SamMobile, which claims that the next-generation flagship will have a much-improved front camera. SamMobile states that this will be achieved by increasing the size of the sensor and adding optical image stabilization. Two sensors are under consideration: a 1/2-inch 48MP sensor and a 1 / 2.55-inch 12MP sensor, both larger than anything Samsung has used on the front of its phones before. That said, it’s the shot of OIS that could benefit the most, as selfies are usually taken at arm’s length with significantly more vibrations than a standard rear camera photo. For selfie fans, this could make the Galaxy S21 series your smartphone of choice.
SamMobile says most of what they’ve learned about the Galaxy S21 range will come as no surprise: three models, like the Galaxy S10 and S20 series before it, 5G across the board (with some regional 4G-only options ) and Standard 128/256 GB storage options. Standard so far, but here’s the eye-catcher: what drives them.
Thanks to Samsung’s own leaked benchmarks, we know that the chipset in the Galaxy S21 is potentially transformative. Based on Samsung’s own roadmap, it is believed to be an Exynos 1000 created in collaboration with AMD using a custom Radeon GPU. And those benchmarks? The gaming performance delivered up to 2.5 times the performance of a Snapdragon 865. That’s a multi-generational improvement and means that not only every rival Android smartphone is eating its dust, but every iPhone as well.
Of course, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra will be launched in a few weeks, and it’s no slouch with a Snapdragon 865+, a tweaked version of the 865. It also has an industry-first LPTO display and some essential camera tweaks. That said, it looks like it’s going to be priced close to $ 1,400, while the $ 1,000 entry-level Note 20 looks like a dumpster to avoid.
Yes, I expect the Galaxy S21 range to be expensive too, but if you can only afford a Note 20 at this point, my advice would be to wait for the S21 to arrive in February. If Samsung’s end product can live up to its early benchmarks, then you’ll be glad you did.