Usually, you can set your watch based on the regularity of Samsung phone launches, but it may not be in 2021 – we hear rumors that the Galaxy S21 (formerly known as the Galaxy S30) will arrive earlier than expected.
Those rumors come from sources speaking to SamMobile and 9to5Google who have revealed that a reveal is planned for “early January”. Maybe you can usher in the new year with a brand new Samsung Galaxy handset.
That would be quite a surprise. Not only is a global pandemic raging around the world, but the Galaxy S series phones usually appear in February: that month, both the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S1
Why Samsung is changing its schedule is hard to say. Perhaps it is looking to gain an early advantage over the other 2021 flagships, or perhaps it is cleaning out its handsets launches so it can add even more phones to the calendar next year.
Notes and folds
Samsung has its S series and Note series and not just one but two foldable on-the-go phones, as well as numerous mid-range phones – it may not come as a surprise that the South Korean electronics giant is looking to make more room on the schedule.
It now seems as if the 10-digit jump from the S10 to the S20 last year was unique: Most sources are now pointing to the next flagship, the Galaxy S21 and not the Galaxy S30.
Regardless of the nomenclature Samsung ultimately uses, be prepared for battery upgrades, fast charging, and a powerful new chipset expected to be unveiled in December. As usual, there will be different models in the range.
At least this time, Samsung doesn’t look like it is following Apple by removing the charging block from the phone. We also heard that Samsung’s on-screen selfie cam technology won’t be available until later in the year, so the Galaxy S21 will likely come with the traditional hole.