Tuesday, October 19

everything points to an early release in January


Several rumors indicate that Samsung’s next flagship, the Galaxy S21 (or Galaxy S30), will be presented in January. A launch earlier than usual therefore.

Samsung Galaxy S20+

Samsung Galaxy S20 + for illustration

What if the Covid did not ultimately postpone all launches? In 2020, many smartphone releases have been turned upside down by the epidemic, but it seems that Samsung wants to catch up in 2021 by bringing forward the presentation of its new high-end smartphones, the Galaxy S21, S21 + and S21 Ultra.

Traditionally, the South Korean manufacturer presents its high-end phones in February, shortly before the Mobile World Congress, or even during the Barcelona show in some years. Everything suggests, however, that the launch would take place a little earlier this year.

Towards a launch of the Galaxy S21 on January 14?

Jon Prosser, the YouTuber / Leaker accustomed to controversies, indeed claims to know that the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 + and S21 Ultra will take place on January 14, with the start of pre-orders the same day. Still according to him, the launch will take place on January 29.

We are used to take with a lot of tweezers the words of the YouTuber who often comes to terms with the truth and does not hesitate to play on areas of uncertainty to prove himself right and self-congratulate. Especially since he is used to being mainly interested in Apple and relatively little in Android manufacturers, but he is not the only one to point out such information.

First of all, the information is corroborated by Max Weinbach, who had been at the origin of numerous leaks about the subjects of the previous Galaxy S.

Then, the information had already been pointed out par SamMobile in October, which then announced a presentation and a launch during the month of January, supporting its statements among other things on the fact that mass production had already started.

Suffice to say that with such multiple sources, the expression “There’s no smoke without fireSeems perfectly appropriate. While it is still a little early to confirm the exact date, the launch is likely to be brought forward to January.

Everyone staying in the same boat?

This rushed timeline could point to one thing, however: the discontinuation of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips. Samsung has a habit of offering two variants of its Galaxy S: one with a Snapdragon 8xx SoC for the United States and some countries in Asia, the other with a homemade Exynos.

However, early indications suggest that mass production of the Snapdragon 875 has yet to begin and therefore would not be available for a smartphone launch in January.

The Exynos variants of the Galaxy S have been strongly criticized in recent years, the fault of less energy management than on the Snapdragon models. Remember, however, that it does not always have it and that at one time it was better to buy your smartphone with a Korean CPU rather than an American one. We should therefore not draw too hasty conclusions and wait to see what the Galaxy S21 will be able to offer, both in terms of performance and energy savings.

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