Samsung is currently gearing up for its next-gen flagship offering dubbed Galaxy S21 lineup. Just like the previous-gen, the series will bring forth three different devices. We’re looking at the original Galaxy S21, the Plus, and the Ultra version as well. This time the chaebol is considering an early launch in the month of January. The same has been confirmed by leaks a couple of times. Since we’re moving closer to the tentative launch timeline, the frequency of reports and leaks are also progressing.
Galaxy S21 to support 5G connectivity in India!
According to a fresh report, Samsung might finally bring the 5G connectivity to the Galaxy S lineup in the Indian market. For those who’re unaware, the South Korean giant has so far launched only the 4G version of its flagship offering in the country. Of course, with an exception of Galaxy Note 10 Ultra that comes with 5G support in India. This information is coming from notable tipster Ishan Agarwal who has contributed with numerous leaks and claims (in general) in the past.
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We are expecting all three Samsung Galaxy S21 Series phones to launch with 5G support in India too.
The model numbers for India are S21 (SM-G991B), S21+ (SM-G996B) & S21 Ultra (SM-G998B) which should confirm 5G support.https://t.co/b1oLsC7Nrd
— Ishan Agarwal (@ishanagarwal24) November 21, 2020
So far, Samsung hasn’t launched any 5G smartphone in the market, primarily because of the lack of 5G connectivity. Unlike Samsung, the competitors have ended up launching numerous 5G devices in the country even though the support isn’t there. Samsung might be feeling left out or might want to take the benefit of the on-going 5G-compliant marketing. Considering the Note 20 Ultra 5G, the connectivity option would have made its way to more Galaxy flagship devices sooner or later.
It is also worth noting that there is no word on when the 5G connectivity will arrive in India. The possibilities of that to happen next year are quite bleak meaning we might only see 5G connectivity in 2022. To recall, the Galaxy S21 recently received its BIS certification meaning the device is almost ready for India. It would be interesting to see the pricing of the Galaxy S21 lineup in India, especially when it will come with 5G.
Apart from bringing the 5G support, Samsung might also add S-Pen support to the Ultra version of the device. The entire lineup will support a 120Hz refresh rate at max out resolution meaning you will now finally be able to use the high refresh rate at 2K resolution.