Samsung has pretty much completed its flagship plans for 2020 when it released the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE. Now, the company is focusing on the next big thing that will be brought through the Galaxy S21 family. Apparently, the new trio of flagships composed of the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and S21 Ultra will be revealed in January. That is much earlier than usual. However, the multitude of certifications popping out every week is there to confirm this as a huge possibility. Now, the Galaxy S21+ has passed by BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) which confirms the device’s arrival at the Indian stronghold. Samsung acquired the domain of India’s smartphone market during Q3, so we believe that it will be an important market for the S21 campaign.
As we mentioned before, the listing at BIS basically confirms the fact that the S21 series launch is near. Worth noting, that the vanilla variant of the trio appeared on BIS a couple of days ago. The vanilla will pack a 6.2-inch AMOLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate and FHD+ resolution. The Plus model will have a bigger 6.7-inch diagonal with the same refresh rate and resolution. Both handsets will come with a center-aligned punch-hole solution for the selfie snapper. Moreover, Samsung will improve the design introduced last year. It will bring a refreshed back design and a bezel-less display on the front.
GALAXY S21+ SPECS
The S21 Plus will have a bigger 6.7-inch panel with FHD+ resolution as well. We have the same 120Hz refresh rate, however, it does not use the “Adaptive” feature. This particular software enhancement is only available in the Galaxy S21 Ultra and allows the display to go from 0 Hz to 120Hz.
We have a Triple Camera array comprising a 12MP + 12MP + 64MP shooters. The phone has a 4,800mAh which is a significant increase over its predecessor. The phone also has Android 11 with One UI 3.1 in tow. It will come in Phantom Black, Phantom Silvers, and Phantom Violet colors. While the camera setup does not bring significant changes, we have some software upgrades. It includes 4K @ 60 fps recording for all cameras, Super Steady Stabilization mode with 60fps support, and more. Other features include 8K@30 video recording, dual recording using front and back cameras, and a revamped moon mode.
We expect a glass build for this handset. When it comes to the vanilla model, it will likely retain the plastic back of the Galaxy Note 20. According to Samsung, users enjoyed this finish.
More details will keep popping out in the coming days. We still need to wait for S21 Ultra BIS certification to confirm the higher variant availability in the Indian market.