Rumors doing the rounds online suggest Samsung is planning to bring its Galaxy S-series launch date forward with the Galaxy S21.
Over the years, Samsung has announced new S-series phones in Feb. and made them available to the public in March. Recently surfaced reports from Korean media suggest the S21 series could be unveiled as early as Dec. this year, but a new report from SamMobile claims that the phone will launch in Jan. 2021, with the first sale starting either later that month or early Feb.
Details about the reasoning behind changing the launch schedule are still scarce, however, the move could be an attempt to add space between the Galaxy S21 and next-gen Galaxy Z foldable launch. Moreover, Samsung suppliers are reportedly producing components for the impending S21-series, which is about a month earlier than 2019’s S20 phones, so it looks like the shifted launch will in fact come to fruition.
The Galaxy S21 has also made an appearance on China’s 3C certification site, but the listing does not divulge details about the phone’s battery capacity. However, it reveals the phone’s possible charging specifications, with up to 25W fast charging.
Earlier rumors and leaks suggest that the Galaxy S21 will come with an under-display selfie snapper. The 3C certification lists a Samsung phone with model number SM-G9910. According to MyFixGuide, the Galaxy S20 series smartphones bear model numbers that start with SM-G991, followed by a number that represents the variant of the phone.
Since the listed phone carries ‘0’ as the last number, it is speculated that this could allude to the vanilla Samsung Galaxy S21. The certification also shows that the phone supports charging at 15W (5V, 3A) and 25W (9V, 2.77A) speeds.
Earlier this year, tipster Ice universe (@UniverseIce) hinted that the Samsung Galaxy S21 could house an under-display selfie camera. Just a few days later, another report suggested that Samsung could be testing two prototype cameras on the S21 smartphone.