Samsung Galaxy S21 rumor round-up: what to expect

11 January 2021
There have been copious leaks from the usual suspects along with some carrier slip ups. Here's everything in one place.

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LOL, 13 Jan 2021If resale value is a dealbreaker for you, get an iPhone. ... moreSo which one you suggest to buy :)

A7sii, 13 Jan 2021Quantity vs Quality! Sony's Optimization, Audio enhanc... moreok

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proUser, 12 Jan 2021Lesson to Learn :: (e.g.) You pay 1 lac+ amount for pho... moreIf resale value is a dealbreaker for you, get an iPhone.

The resale values of all Android phones are terrible. That's why I don't recommend buying the top tier flagship Android phone on launch day. And never pre-order.

Also, Apple updates iPhone software for 5+ years. For Android phones, you're on your own after 2 years. Yes, you can flash your own ROM etc but most people don't care about that... their time is precious and they have more important things to do.

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AnonD-972548, 12 Jan 2021I am expecting OnePlus, Xiaomi or Realme to come with bette... moreSamsung and Sony are huge companies and smartphones are hardly their main business.

Apple does its own thing.

So, a false comparison from you.

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Daddidoo, 12 Jan 2021The only reason to upgrade to new s21 is the soc. Exynos... moreYeah but it's still an Exynos, an inferior product compared to a Snapdragon of the same generation.

Samsung doesn't want to pay the Qualcomm tax and chose to use an Exynos in certain markets to grab a higher profit margin. That's all.

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T12, 13 Jan 2021Sony? Everyone bought Sony... We are all using Sony cameras... moreIndeed, Sony does great when it comes to games and camera peripherals. Too bad about those Xperia phones which hardly anyone buys (and it's not due to a 'lack of marketing').

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JosephZHU, 12 Jan 2021They're thinking all of us are rich next S40 (S22) wil... moreIf money is a problem, you can always buy a used phone or last year's models. Many of us do that.

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Everything except the CPU in S21/S21+ are a copy or inferior to S20/S20+ with very little price cut. If they bothered to use this 10 MPx optical 3x zoom instead of this 64 MPx gimmick, it could have been considered as an upgrade in camera and CPU specs (but still a minor one compared to what S21 Ultra offers when compared to S20 Ultra) and a downgrade regarding lack of Micro SD or QHD resolution.
Now it's pretty much pointless to upgrade from S20/S20+ to S21/S21+ and I hope they will see this in sales numbers. The most insane thing for me is that the S20FE is still WAY better option than S21.

JosephZHU, 12 Jan 2021It is stronger glass than Gorilla Glass 6, It is 39,7% hard... moreIt's a lot of marketing and just a very tiny bit of actual benefit. Definitely not a 30% upgrade. It's not a sapphire. It's still just a glass. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eQG8mRlYHM

Anonymous, 13 Jan 2021OP8 pro sold millions. Xperia 1 II hardly sold 100k phones. OP 8 Pro is using Sony IMX689 camera sensor. So, Sony components are sold in millions.

[deleted post]Sony? Everyone bought Sony... We are all using Sony cameras on phones....

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devils468, 13 Jan 2021That's sad, sony used to be amongst the kings now they... moreQuantity vs Quality! Sony's Optimization, Audio enhancements, Camera enhancements, variety of products/services in other categories is unparalleled. Sales do not mean success.

The reason they lost market share is because Chinese companies offer more value for money, but as an Xperia user for the last 10 years and more..Ill never buy any Chinese branded phone if Xperia closes down. It will be either Panasonic or LG or Samsung

Anonymous, 13 Jan 2021OP8 pro sold millions. Xperia 1 II hardly sold 100k phones. That's sad, sony used to be amongst the kings now they have lost complete market share in smartphones

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Anonymous, 12 Jan 2021OP8 Pro is not better. 1ii screen offers better images.... moreOP8 pro sold millions.
Xperia 1 II hardly sold 100k phones.

Anonymous, 11 Jan 2021What's Gorilla Virtus?It is stronger glass than Gorilla Glass 6, It is 39,7% harder, so it is much more durable. The Samsung S20 Ultra test display was also tested when it was thrown from the 12th floor and the display doesn't crack.

They're thinking all of us are rich next S40 (S22) will be at 1450€ (128GB)

GSM Boy, 12 Jan 2021if thats the case, you should know better. I think if you h... morei used the A50 for a year at this point and i am already kinda already used to samsung, i am thinking of switching to oneplus or ios for my next phone...

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AnonD-972548, 12 Jan 2021Read the second part, when I said when they actually put so... moreOP8 Pro is not better.

1ii screen offers better images.
1ii takes better photos with better AF. (Except from cam)
1ii records 10bit videos at 24,25,30,60 and 120fps. With wind filter.
Gorilla 6 both sides.
Dual front speakers. The graph of gsmarena shows it has best results of all phones.
Jack, sd slot. No need to use tool to access tray.
Uses less power per minute for same tasks (tests show this evidence).
Lower temperature while charging.
Battery with longer lifespam.
Already has android 11.
Heat Supression (you can for example use many apps for hours without spending 1 mAh from battery.
The ufs3.0 is faster than the ufs3.0 used by OP.

Do not forget:

- OP is designed in China, assembled in China, has many chinese components that are cheaper and dont pay import fees. That brings costs down.
- Xperia is designed in Japan, assembled in Thailand, no chinese pieces. Also ppl from Sony Music, Sony Pictures, Sony Alpha helped on its project. That is not cheap...

Comparing prices of phones is not just looking at how much ram/storage, chaging watts and battery size.

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I hope they all tank, 12 Jan 2021I am so, so disappointed. The S21 and S21+ are black she... moreOnly Ultra has LTPO, the other two are LTPS.

E5V5O, 12 Jan 2021The S21 with plastic back sounds like the S20 FE without th... moreIt's even worse - battery capacity is much smaller