Samsung Galaxy S21 Leaks Ahead of Launch Event

Samsung Galaxy S21

Just a day before Samsung’s Unpacked event, a thread on Twitter has spilled much about the Galaxy S21 series. There are hands-on images that confirm a few things that have been speculated, along with alleged suggested retail pricing for the US market.

The images in the first Tweet show all three devices side by side. There’s an impression that the largest variant, the Galaxy S21 Ultra, is quite thick. It’s noted as being thicker than both the Galaxy Note20 Ultra and the iPhone 12 Pro Max, which are both 8.1 mm and 7.4 mm thin, respectively.

The leaks may have been obtained through a US retail carrier, as the tweet mentions that US carrier employees are being instructed to omit mentioning the fact that the entry-tier S21 has a plastic back, and that none of them come with a power adapter in the box.

The S21 Ultra is allegedly priced at $1,200 MSRP, but carriers will offer plenty of promotions to push sales of the new Galaxy series.

The Galaxy S21 has a plastic back. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S21+ and the Galaxy S21 Ultra both have glass rears. However, the leaker claims they feel like plastic. The battery sizes of the Galaxy S21+ and the Galaxy S21 Ultra are alleged to be 4800 mAh and 5000 mAh, respectively.

A short video posted confirms that the Galaxy S21 Ultra’s SIM tray does not have a slot for expandable storage. And finally, there’s an image that compares the three Galaxy S21 models with the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max.