Samsung Galaxy S21 is expected to launch during the Samsung Unpacked event that is going to take place on January 14. After a series of leaks and speculations, we pretty much know what Samsung is hiding under its sleeve with the Galaxy S21 series. Now, a new leak comes along providing us with even more details of the device. Samsung Galaxy S21 leaks in a hands-on video showing off the thin bezels, flat display, and a lot more.
The video of the device in flesh comes to us from a YouTube who goes with the name Random Stuff 2 who posted a video that appears to be a fully functional mid-tier Galaxy S21+. Parts of the device are covered with tape which means it is either an early prototype or a retail test model. However, we can get a really good look at the entire display of the device in the video. The device comes with very slim bezels around the top and sides of the display whereas the bottom bezel of the display is arguably thicker. Overall the bezels here are very slim compared to the old-gen flagships from the South Korean giant.
We can also understand that the device comes with a flat display, meaning only the Galaxy S21 Ultra will come with a curved display. While this comes as bad news for a lot of you, we feel that the flat displays are far better and it is good to see Samsung ditch the curved display on its two mainstream models. Moving on, we get to see the back of the device which comes with a matte texture. For years, Samsung has been making its devices with a glossy textured back that picks fingerprints. Now with these matte backs, you can rock to the races without snapping a case on the device.
The back material of the device though, it is hard to confirm whether it is plastic or glass. But it is worth noting that Samsung insider and leakster Ice Universe claims that the back of the devices is made of glass. The YouTuber also gives us a glance into the Geekbench results in which the device has managed to score 1115 in single-core and multi-core score of 3326. Do note that the Galaxy S20+ scores 830 and 3087 respectively, which is significantly lower than the upcoming Galaxy S21+. But at the end of the day, benchmarks do not really matter when it comes to day to day usage.
Recently, Samsung’s largest mobile experience store in India has confirmed that the company will launch its Galaxy S21 series globally on January 14. The sales for the Galaxy S21 series will begin on January 29 in the country, but one can still pre-order the devices by paying Rs. 2000 from the exclusive Samsung stores. Galaxy S21 trio will be powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 2100 chipset in the country. In some regions, the device will be launched powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC. As for the optics, the Galaxy S21 Ultra is confirmed to come with a 108 MP primary sensor, coupled with a 10 MP telephoto camera sensor with 10X optical zoom and 12 MP ultra-wide sensor. Galaxy S21 will be available in gray, pink, purple, and white colorways. The Plus variant in the series will be available in pink, purple, silver, and black colors. The top-end Galaxy S21 Ultra will come only in white and black.