The entire Samsung Galaxy S21 series leaked last month, but few details about the inside of the devices were available at the time. Today, that all changes thanks to tipster Max Weinbach.
The Galaxy S21 Ultra will have one of the best displays on a smartphone
Although every Galaxy S21 model can be considered a flagship device, the Galaxy S21 Ultra will no doubt be the one that most people focus on. Today’s leak confirms there is good reason for that.The device is fitted with a 6.8-inch display that supports a 120Hz refresh rate. The latter is coupled with the same LTPO tech used on the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, meaning the refresh rate will automatically adapt depending on what content is being shown.
In terms of brightness, the Galaxy S21 Ultra will max out at 1,600 nights – the Galaxy S20 Ultra peaks at 1,400 nits. Additionally, Samsung will be upping the contrast ratio from 2,000,000:1 to 3,000,000:1.
Massive upgrades in the camera department are planned too
In addition to the improved screen, Samsung is working on an upgraded rear camera setup. Leading the way will be a second-generation version of the 108-megapixel sensor used on the Galaxy S20 Ultra and Note 20 Ultra.
It will sit next to a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle shooter and an advanced zoom system that consists of a 10-megapixel 3x telephoto zoom camera and a 10-megapixel 10x periscope zoom shooter.
Samsung offered a 100x Space Zoom feature on the Galaxy S20 Ultra but killed it on the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra due to its poor reception. According to sources, the feature is being revived on the Galaxy S21 Ultra.
When it comes to video, all Galaxy S21 Ultra cameras should support 4K video at 60fps, although an 8K video at 30fps option will also be available. Other features include dual recording mode, allowing users to simultaneously record with the front and rear cameras.
Completing the package is an improved Night Mode with extra manual controls and better Moon Mode.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 and the Exynos 2100
Sitting at the heart of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra will be the next-gen Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 in the United States and Exynos 2100 in Europe and other international markets.
For the first time in a long time, though, there seems to be some optimism about Samsung’s Exynos chipset – it will be “on-par or better than the Snapdragon 875” and more power-efficient.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra colors and material
Samsung was heavily criticized for a lack of Galaxy S20 Ultra color options, but it seems the Galaxy S21 Ultra won’t be making any improvements in that department.
The South Korean company will be offering its next-gen flagship in two colors – Phantom Black and Phantom Silver – although there’s no guarantee glass will be used because consumers responded more positively than expected to the Galaxy Note 20’s plastic build.