Samsung S21’s BIS certification in India confirms early launch in January


Through: Technical office | New Delhi |

November 22, 2020 5:14:31 p.m.

Samsung Galaxy S21 series could launch in early January

Since the beginning of November, rumors have been circulating Samsung will launch its flagship S21 series early next year. There has been no confirmation from the South Korean smartphone maker regarding the launch date, but the Samsung Galaxy S21 has already been certified by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). The smallest of the three phones with the model number SM-G991B adds fuel to rumors that the devices could launch in early January.

Like the S20 series, the S21 series will also have three phones – S21, S21 + and S21 Ultra. Depending on the region, the S21 series will have different variants powered by the Exynos 2100 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 processor. According to a report from Android Police, the S21 will sport a 6.2-inch FHD + LTPS display with a refresh rate of 120Hz. However, it will not feature an adaptive refresh rate feature that will be available for the S21 + and S21 Ultra. Out of the box, all variants will run on Android 11 with the OneUI 3.1 skin on top.

So far, there have been no reports of an increase in battery capacity. All three phones will be backed up by batteries similar to the S21 series. Additionally, they’ll support 25W fast charging instead of the higher fast charging speeds we’ve seen on mid-range smartphones this year. However, few rumors have suggested that the Ultra model will support 45W fast charging.

Renderings so far have suggested that the rear camera module would be closer to the edge, almost appearing to merge with it. Also, the Ultra model can sport narrower bezels at the top and bottom with the Samsung S-Pen holder.

Often times the Exynos processor has been described as inferior in terms of optimization and battery performance compared to its Qualcomm counterpart. But there have been reports and alleged benchmarks that it will be better than Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 875 processor this time around.

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