- Samsung is all set to launch the Galaxy S21 series phones today.
- The Galaxy S21 series is set to get three new phones.
- The phones will be launched at the Galaxy Unpacked 2021 event.
South Korean tech giant, Samsung, is all set to launch its first flagships for 2021, the Galaxy S21 series later today. Expected to be populated by three new phones, the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+ and the Galaxy S21 Ultra, this new flagship series is scheduled to be launched at the Galaxy Unpacked 2021 event.
The event is also expected to see the company make other announcements including the unveiling of two other products, the Galaxy Buds Pro -- its new TWS earbuds -- and the Galaxy SmartTag Bluetooth tracker.
Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2021: How to watch live
Samsung is hosting the Galaxy Unpacked 2021 event as a virtual-only affair. Much like the Galaxy Galaxy Note 20 series launch event last year, this one too will only be available to fans to tune in via a live stream.
Samsung has announced that the Galaxy Unpacked 2021 event will take place at 10am EST (8:30pm IST) today. The event where the company is scheduled to launch its new flagship Galaxy S21 series is scheduled to be live streamed through the Samsung Newsroom, Samsung.com and YouTube. The devic eis also expected to launch in India tonight only, with the company hosting a Galaxy India Unpacked event at 8pm where the company is set to make India-specific announcements about the upcoming flagship series.
Samsung Galaxy S21 series: Expected specs
As for the specs, there's a lot we already know about the upcoming devices from Samsung. Over the last few weeks, we've seen a number of leaks that have revealed pretty much all there is to know about the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+ and the Galaxy S21 Ultra. From what the latest leaks suggest, all three could turn out to be rather unremarkable devices with bulky designs.
Multiple leaks over the past few days have revealed the same things about the three phones, with the Galaxy S21 series phones shown to be made available in multiple colours. Of the three phones, the Galaxy S21 is tipped to be the smallest according to leaks and could get a 6.2-inch full-HD+ Infinity-O Display with a pixel density of 421ppi.
The Galaxy S21+ is said to be bigger and is tipped to come with a 6.7-inch size panel working at a lower pixel density of 394ppi. The Galaxy S21 Ultra will be bigger than the other two and will bring with itself a 6.8-inch panel Infinity-O display with a 515ppi pixel density.
Under the hood, the three phones are tipped to hide the Exynos 2100 SoC chipset in the global variants while the US variants are said to get the Snapdragon 888. For cameras, the Galaxy S21 and S21+ are tipped to share the hardware, with the two devices rumoured to house a triple rear camera setup with a primary 64-megapixel sensor sat next to a secondary 12-megapixel lens and a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens.
In comparison, the Galaxy S21 Ultra will get just one extra camera with the rear set-up set to include a 108-megapixel primary camera, a 12-megapixel secondary lens, and two other 10-megapixel lenses. The Samsung Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21+ both are expected to have a 10-megapixel selfie camera sensor at the front, while the Galaxy S21 Ultra may come with a 40-megapixel selfie camera.