Samsung confirms Galaxy Unpacked 2021 for January 14

The Thursday, January 14 launch event starts at 3pm GMT

Samsung has officially announced its first Galaxy Unpacked event of the year will be held on January 14, where the company is expected to launch the new Samsung Galaxy S21 range of smartphones.

As is normal, Samsung’s event invite doesn’t name any of the phones we mentioned. It bills this invite for its semi-annual Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2021 showcase, with the tagline ‘Welcome to Everyday Epic’. The invite image shows what appears to be the new camera module in an opaque cube.

“Over the past year, mobile technology has taken centre stage in everyday life as people are working remotely and spending more time at home,” Samsung said. “The accelerated transition to a mobile-first world brings with it the need for devices that can transform everyday life into an extraordinary experience.”

We’re expecting Samsung to deliver phones in three screen sizes – 6.2, 6.7 and 6.9 inches – all with 120Hz adaptive displays and a smaller bottom bezel. Inside, rumours point to either the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 (US) or Exynos 2100 chipsets (everywhere else) and at least 8GB of RAM.

According to several renders of the refined camera modules, the Galaxy S21 and S21 Plus rear cameras all appear to be coming with with three lenses – expected to be a 12MP main, 12MP ultra-wide and 64MP telephoto. The camera bump appears to be less pronounced.

Samsung’s Galaxy S12 Ultra is thought to have slightly a different rear camera, with the 108MP main camera making a return along with either a 5x or 10x optical zoom, depending on which rumours you want to believe.

The Galaxy S21 Ultra may also include an S Pen, the stylus that’s previously been exclusive to Samsung’s Galaxy Note series. 

Samsung has also confirmed that it will be announcing new Exynos hardware on 12 January – thought to be the Exynos 2100 that will power some versions of the new handsets.

The Thursday, January 14 launch event starts at 3pm GMT / 10am EST / 7am PST / Friday 2am AEST. Specifically, all of the latest Samsung Galaxy S21 leaks point to the three new phones – the S21, Galaxy S21 Plus and Galaxy S21 Ultra

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