Samsung Galaxy S21 has confirmed the event officially. Samsung is hosting the first unpacked for 2021 earlier in the year than pastime. If you don’t mind spoilers, you’re in the right place. We’re expecting the introduction of the Galaxy S21 family of devices.
Here’s everything you need to know, and what to expect on launch day. Samsung is hosting a Galaxy Unpacked virtual event on Jan 14, 2021. The live stream will begin at 10 a.m.
How to watch the Unpacked event
Samsung Galaxy Unpacked events are available to watch live on YouTube and Samsung.com. You’ll be able to watch live as the event happens. Samsung has also confirmed that the event will be streamed on Twitch, TikTok and Reddit.
What to expect from Samsung Galaxy Unpacked
Samsung Galaxy S21 Series
There’s been no shortage of leaks and rumors about Samsung’s forthcoming Galaxy S devices. The main event will be the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, thought to replace the S20 Ultra and stick to the big camera loadout. Firstly we’re expecting this to be Samsung’s premium device, adding support for the S Pen (although not coming with it). Secondly it is obvious to expect the packing in the Exynos 2100 or Snapdragon 888
There would be three announcements. The Main focus would be on Samsung Galaxy S21. However, Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21+ will follow up of this series. However, unlike to the last release. It’s expected that these devices will sit a little lower in price. In order to make them more attractive to buyers. That might see these models switch to a plastic back, reduce the cameras (compared to the Ultra) and have a flat display rather than Samsung’s curved display it has used for the past 5 years. This was a move made by the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE in 2020 and might be a winning formula for the new handset
The premium Ultra model, expected to be the star of the presentation, will likely come with four rear cameras – compared to three back cameras on the other devices – feature a bright super high-resolution display (3200 x 1400 resolution) and support the S Pen stylus used in its Note series phones. Samsung seemingly does plan to release cases that allow you to store the S Pen.
As for cameras, the Ultra will apparently have four back cameras, including 3X and 10X telephoto cameras, according to WinFuture. Both of those telephoto cameras are also expected to have optical image stabilization and a 10-megapixel resolution. The phone may also have Samsung’s 100X “Space Zoom” feature that first debuted in the Galaxy S20, reports Android Police.
The other two back cameras are rumored to be a 108-megapixel wide-angle camera and a 12-megapixel ultra wide camera, and the selfie camera may be 40 megapixels. The phone could also have laser-assisted auto-focus, something that was included with last year’s Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.
As a matter of fact Samsung’s newest phones will take a follow the path of Apple by not including a charger in the box.
Above all, the decision could be a good one for the environment, keep in mind that if you’re thinking about picking up an S21, you may also need to consider purchasing a separate charging brick to go along with it.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro
There’s been a number of leaks suggesting that Samsung is going to launch a new true wireless headset. Following the relative success of the Galaxy Buds Live, the new Galaxy Buds Pro is another evolution that seems rather more conventional. You can expect active noise cancellation in compact buds with silicon tip. It will provide an eight-hour battery life.
Challenges For Samsung Galaxy
The product launch event comes at a time when growth in the smartphone market has become saturated as people hold onto their devices longer
To make matters more challenging, smartphone makers like Samsung must convince consumers to pay for pricey products at a time of economic uncertainty due to the pandemic.
Many analysts expected 2020 to be the year of 5G, but the technology is still in its early stages of deployment and costs remain high.
It’s possible Samsung could reduce the prices of its Galaxy S21 devices, but they’ll likely stay similar to Apple’s $US799 ($A1032) starting cost for the iPhone 12.
The bottom line
However, we are living in uncertain times, there is no saying when and what would strike at us. Unlike 2020, which saw the Covid-19 outbreak, it was a forgettable year. Samsung will hope 2021 usher in good vibes, and what better for the company to kick off.