Over the previous couple of weeks, we’ve had a variety of leaks and rumors claim that Samsung is gearing up to launch its upcoming Galaxy S21 series of phones in January next year. Up so far, we’ve had tons of data are available about the series, with both renders and specifications leaking before their launch.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra gets NFC certification
And now, one among these three phones, the Galaxy S21 Ultra has received NFC certification, leading us to believe that the phone is now closer than ever to a launch. While the listing doesn’t reveal anything about the device, it does confirm that the Galaxy S21 Ultra — or SM-G008U — is indeed real.
Earlier, 91Mobiles and tipster Ishan Agarwal partnered to reveal that the Galaxy S21 Ultra is codenamed internally as O3 and carries the model number SM-G998U, which also happens to be an equivalent model number that’s been seen in today’ leak. The report further reveals that the device will accompany a Dynamic AMOLED 2X display, a 5,000mAh battery, and more. As per the leak, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra will accompany a 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X display on the surface. While the leak doesn’t confirm it, there are suggestions that this display could refresh at high rates of 144Hz.
The phone could launch with a 5000mAh battery
The leak also didn’t confirm the chipset onboard, but this is often expected to be a Snapdragon 875 SoC for models sold within us and Exynos 2100 SoC in India and other European countries. However, what the leak did confirm is that the device will run Android 11-based on One UI 3.0 out of the box. There’ll be a huge 108-megapixel primary camera at the rear, while the phone also will feature a 40-megapixel front-facing camera. Running the show, consistent with the leak, is going to be a 5,000mAh battery fitted inside.
As mentioned above, the phones are likely to be launched in January. This is able to be the earliest release for a Samsung Galaxy S flagship. There are expected to be three models, including a top-end S21 Ultra featuring support for an S Pen and new camera capabilities.