This may be our first leaky look at the Samsung Galaxy S21 range in the wild

This may be our first leaky look at the Samsung Galaxy S21 range in the wild

Samsung is planning the first mega handset release of 2021, with the Samsung Galaxy S21 range — and we may have finally gotten an IRL look at the camera array for two variants, following on from the renders that leaked last month. The video obtained by leaker Sakitech and posted to Twitter represents the first “real world” images of the hotly anticipated handsets, which appear to be the S21 Plus and S21 Ultra.

According to Sakitech, there will be three models – the Samsung Galaxy S21, Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus, and Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. All three will receive a significant price drop, reflecting both the financial climate and the growing number of quality flagship devices that clock in at up to half the price of a Samsung. All models are due to be announced on or around January 14th, 2021.

We can see from the photo that the S21 Ultra is boasting a Quad camera array, featuring a whopping 108MP main shooter, flanked by a 12MP Ultra Wide lens and not one, but two telephoto lens, one of which offers up to 10x optical zoom, the other a more modest 3x zoom.

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus has a more modest 3 camera set up, featuring a 12MP main camera, with a second 12MP Ultra Wide lens and a 64MP telephoto lens. If this turns out to be accurate, that’s a massive gulf between the two models. The base Galaxy S21 is said to have the same camera array as the Plus.

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Although all the information here is extremely unofficial, it certainly gives us an idea of what to expect. Just remember, all these details are subject to official confirmation. The phones in the camera look like they may be engineering models, hence the rather utilitarian finish. The final version is bound to be a lot prettier.

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I am the UK News Editor at XDA Developers. I’ve been writing about technology for over a decade for the likes of The Inquirer, where I was Associate Editor, Computer Shopper UK, and IT Pro. I’ve also appeared on Sky News, BBC, Al Jazeera and recently left a long-running weekly tech news spot on TalkRadio UK. My love of technology comes from my family who hail from the pioneering days of Silicon Valley - in fact my Grandfather worked on Mercury, Gemini and Apollo. I’ve been using smartphones (and reading XDA) since the HTC Canary in 2003. I’m also a smart home obsessive. You can find me tweeting as @ChrisTheDJ or email me at [email protected]