It is a tradition that Samsung unveils a new Galaxy S-series premium smartphone every February at the World Mobile Congress. It may be different this time around. Unconfirmed reports indicate that Samsung may announce upcoming Galaxy S21 on January 14 2021.
What should we expect? According to very reliable leaks, Samsung has reinvented Samsung Galaxy S20 around two areas; the camera setup and the Oled display. As expected, the new phone will be propelled by a completely new and more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G chip.
If there is one thing you can always expect from Samsung’s new phone is revamping of the camera technology. Samsung is the best in this regard. Samsung Galaxy S21 G5 is the smallest and will wear three back cameras. A 12 MP main sensor, 12 MP ultra wide snapper and 64 MP telephoto camera.
Samsung Galaxy S21+ is slightly bigger with the same camera count. It has been reported to have a bigger screen and larger battery.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is the biggest of the range. It has four back cameras, 108 MP main sensor, 12 MP ultrawide, 10X Periscope telephoto camera and a 3X Periscope telephoto camera for shots that are less zoomed.
Samsung is expected to refresh the infinity Oled display it introduced in 2017. There is not much information about this at the moment but what is known is that it is a new generation of Oled technology.
Apple unveiled iPhone 12 in October 2020. Apple made a few revolutionary changes; made the iPhone thinner and smaller with flat corners. Will Samsung copy Apple? I doubt.
Samsung will maintain the rounded corners. It is the hallmark of a Samsung smartphone.
iPhone 12 wins big time in that Apple has not compromised display quality between the entry level iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 Max. I am hoping that Samsung will do the same.
In terms of processing power, iPhone 12 has the best processor ever made for a smartphone, A14 manufactured on 5 nanometer process. Samsung will depend on Qualcomm to infuse more power in its new Snapdragon 888 5G chip to compete with Apple’s own A14.
Samsung needs to beat Apple in terms of pricing. Starting from $699, iPhon2 12 pricing looks very appetising. Samsung backtracked on its introduction price of $1,400 when it introduced Galaxy S20 Ultra in February.
For the first time since 2017, Apple and Samsung have chosen different design paths; while Apple has gone for power, Samsung has gone for looks and cameras. You ain’t seen anything yet.