[Update: New render for camera] Here’s our first look at the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

[Update: New render for camera] Here’s our first look at the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Update 1 (10/29/2020 @ 08:22 PM ET): OnLeaks has posted a new render for the rear camera setup. Scroll to the bottom for more information. The article as published on October 18, 2020, is preserved below.

‘Tis the weekend of leaks. In the past two days, we have seen two high-profile upcoming phones leaked through renders. First, we got a good look at the Huawei Mate 40 Pro, and then the Samsung Galaxy S21. Now, we have our first look at the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra.

This leak comes to us courtesy of @OnLeaks once again, lending his reputation towards confidence in this leak. As mentioned before, the Samsung Galaxy S series for 2021 could be called either the Samsung Galaxy S21 or the Samsung Galaxy S30 — depending on the name that Samsung settles on eventually. For now, we presume it will be called the Galaxy S21, and the device pictured here is the top-end “Ultra” variant.


As one would expect, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra in these leaked renders looks fairly similar to the Galaxy S21 leaked renders. The difference comes in the display, which is expected to slightly curved, as is usually the case with more “premium” phones. @OnLeaks mentions that the screen diagonal is between 6.7″ to 6.9″, and there is a centered selfie punch-hole camera on the front. The device will measure about 165.1 x 75.6 x 8.9 mm, 10.8mm if you measure thickness at the camera bump.

The next big change will be with the camera. While the camera island follows the same design cues as we saw in the leaked renders for the regular variant, the Galaxy S21 Ultra will have a bigger camera island to accommodate the camera flash as well as the fourth rear camera. The camera specifications are not yet revealed, but one can expect a setup involving regular, ultra-wide, and telephoto/periscope lenses to begin with.

Samsung was widely rumored to be adding in S Pen support to the S-series lineup, possibly reserving the feature for the top models. However, OnLeaks mentions that the Galaxy S21 Ultra does not have a dedicated slot for the S Pen. This means that the stylus cannot rest within the phone as it does on the Note series, but the new devices could still support the stylus and house it externally as it does on a few Galaxy Tabs.

We hope to learn more about the upcoming devices soon.

Update: New render for rear camera setup

OnLeaks has posted a new render for the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra.

This render actually shows that the phone has 5 cameras and an LED flash, with the top LED flash being repositioned and its spot being taken by another sensor. The latest DVT (Design Validation Test) stage prototype includes up to five rear cameras, or four cameras plus an unknown sensor. The newest render accommodates this change.

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Aamir Siddiqui
Aamir Siddiqui

A journalist at XDA-Developers and the current Editor in Chief, I have been writing for XDA since 2015, despite being a qualified business-litigation lawyer. A low-end smartphone purchase in 2011 brought me to the forums, and it's been a journey filled with custom ROMs ever since. When not fully dipped in smartphone news and tutorials, I love traveling to places just to capture pictures of the sun setting. You can reach out to me at [email protected] And my Twitter is @aamirsidd94.

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