The Galaxy S21’s camera bump is Samsung’s most adventurous
As for the Galaxy S21+, it seems Samsung may have cut some corners. The South Korean giant has reportedly fitted the flagship with the same cameras used on the Galaxy S20 earlier this year. The good news is that improvements through software are very likely.
In addition to the rear camera setup, both devices pictured today are understood to feature punch-hole selfie cameras up front. Their specifications are yet to be confirmed.
This is perhaps the earliest real-world look at a next-gen Samsung Galaxy S flagship in history, but that is mainly down to the new release date. Whereas previous Galaxy S devices have been announced in February or March, this one will make an appearance in January. Specifically, an announcement is expected on January 14th ahead of a release on January 29th.
Samsung has chosen a matte finish for the Phantom Black variant
Samsung has a range of colors planned for the Galaxy S21 series. The models pictured today are wearing the Phantom Black colorway, which boasts a matte finish rather than the glossy coating that was used on the black Galaxy S20 and Note 20 devices.
Whether or not the company chooses to use a matte finish on all Galaxy S21 variants or not will remain to be seen. As things stand, the Galaxy S21 Ultra will be available in Phantom Black and Phantom Silver; the Galaxy S21+ will be sold in those options plus Phantom Violet; and the Galaxy S21 will arrive in Phantom Gray, Phantom White, Phantom Violet, and Phantom Pink.
Looking at the photo, it’s hard to tell what material Samsung has gone for. But if it has chosen plastic, visually there is barely any difference and with a matte coating it may feel similar too.