Samsung Galaxy S21 Confirmed For January 14 Launch

Previously leaked image of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Ramblings of the Samsung Galaxy S21 lineup being prepped up for an early unveiling have indeed turned out to be true, even as the company has started sending out invites to a January 14 event. The annual Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event invitation is live on Samsung’s social channels and it’s hinting at the phone in question by showing its camera module floating inside a transparent cube. We’ve seen that camera module several times in the past through various leaks.

You can expect the lineup to include the Galaxy S21, the Galaxy S21 Plus and the Galaxy S21 Ultra, just like last year. All phones can also be expected to ship with 5G support. Meanwhile, the company is even set to unveil its brand new Exynos SoC on January 12, just two days prior to the launch of the devices that are likely to carry it.

Leaks have told us in the past that at least the Galaxy S21 Ultra will be compatible with the S Pen stylus. In fact, this move was recently hinted at by the Samsung chief himself. It also signifies the company’s shift of focus away from the Note line, which these days is not much different from the S line.

According to a recent leak, the S21 and S21 Plus will bear the same main camera module that’s present on the S20 and S20 Plus, which is a 12MP 1/1.76-inch unit with an f/1.8 aperture and OIS. We’ve also been told that the 12MP ultra-wide camera and the 10MP selfie camera will be retained. However, there’s likely going to be a slight change to the telephoto camera setup.

The Samsung Galaxy S21 launch will take place online on January 14 at 7 am PT or 10 am ET.