The next major smartphone announcement is perhaps from Samsung. The company is set to announce its next generation of Galaxy S flagships. Currently, we have the S20 series with the S20 Ultra right on top. Now, the company plans on adding three new phones to upgrade the current lineup. Although, from the specs, we are certain that this would not be a major update but certain changes are to be expected.
Although there isn’t a certain timeline to the upcoming devices, famous leaker on all forums has added his take on the matter. The latest tweet from Jon Prosser has this to say:
Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+, S21 Ultra 👀
Announcement: January 14, 2021
Pre-order: January 14, 2021
Launch: January 29, 2021
Black, White, Grey, Silver, Violet and Pink
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) November 3, 2020
Now, we know that usually these are in the former half of the first quarter in a year. This time, Jon adds that just like last year, the devices would be the S21, S21+ and S21 Ultra. He claims that Samsung would be announcing the new devices on an online event on January 14, next year. This would be the same day they open the pre-orders for the device.
There is no information on the pricing for the upcoming devices but it is safe to assume it would follow the same pattern as before. This time, Samsung would be manufacturing the SD875 in-house too. This would be the chipset powering the Galaxy S21 series. The devices would launch on January 29, 2021. They would come in a plethora of colours but each device would have support for specific ones. A reply to Jon’s Tweet explains this in detail to which Jon also agrees.
A little late on the colors Jon. Here they are by model… pic.twitter.com/O81EBbPriw
— Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) November 4, 2020
Similar to how Apple treats the iPhone 12 vs the iPhone 12 Pro, the base S21 would support the most number of colours. As for the plus and the Ultra varients, they would have limited colours: much like the iPhone 12 Pro lineup.