Leaks around the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S21 (a.k.a. Galaxy S30) are coming thick and fast. Following recent rumors of the phones entering mass-production earlier than ever, leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer has revealed the design of the Galaxy S21 on his Voice page. Hemmerstoffer, who also goes by @OnLeaks, published CAD renders of an S21 with a 6.2-inch display, hole-punch selfie camera and more uniform bezels than the Galaxy S20. These kinds of renders have proven to be accurate in the past, and Hemmerstoffer has a solid track record.
Around the back of the Galaxy S21, there’s a new-style camera module that seems to extend from the phone’s outer frame. Dimensions are quoted as being 151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9mm (or 9.0mm with the camera bump), making the S30 slightly wider than the S20, but otherwise very close in size to its predecessor.
In a separate leak, Hemmerstoffer released purported renders of the larger flagship Galaxy S21 Ultra. Like the S20 and Note 20 Ultras, this one has a larger display and a honking camera bump on the back, along with four sensors, a laser autofocus module, and a flash.
He suggests that unlike the regular S21, the Ultra has a slightly curved display, though not nearly as severe as the company’s 2020 lineup. As for dimensions, he’s got numbers: 165.1 x 75.6 x 8.9mm, or 10.8mm thick when the camera bump is included. For comparison, the S20 Ultra measures 166.9 x 76 x 8.8 mm, so expect the S21 ultra to be ever-so-smaller.
Finally, the leak suggests that the S21 doesn’t have a compartment for the S Pen as previous rumors have suggested, but that it may support Samsung’s S Pen, which could be purchased separately or, ideally, come in the box for people who want it.
Hemmerstoffer says the phones are due to arrive earlier than ever for a Galaxy S flagship, specifically in January of 2021. Android Central can independently confirm from our own sources that the next Galaxy S flagships are currently slated to launch in January. We’re unclear at this point if there’s going to be a middle-of-the-line Galaxy S21 Plus.
A January arrival for the Galaxy S21, combined with a mid-November debut for Apple’s top-end iPhone 12 Pro Max, would see the Apple and Samsung flagships launching closer together than ever before. While the immediate post-holiday period isn’t typically seen as a great time to launch new products in the West, Samsung may be looking to capitalize on delays to its rival’s 2020 handsets with this earlier launch.
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