The Samsung Galaxy S21 is expected to hit the market next month, and the phone has been exposed to multiple rumors and tips in the past. It has now allegedly been spotted on Geekbench with the new Snapdragon 888 SoC and Android 11. The smartphone, along with two others in the Galaxy S21 series, is expected to hit the market on January 14th. Pre-orders start on the same day. Leaks indicate that a Samsung Galaxy S21 + model and another Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra model may be in the range.
Geekbench benchmarking site has listed a Samsung phone with the model number SM-G991U. This model number is largely associated with the Samsung Galaxy S21, and the listing suggests that the phone will run Android 11 software upon startup. It is also recommended to have a processor codenamed “lahiana” associated with the newly announced Snapdragon 888 SoC.
This next-generation flagship SoC for premium smartphones was unveiled a few days ago at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit 2020. The new chip, a successor to last year’s Snapdragon 865 SoC, is said to be called Snapdragon 875 SoC. It comes with a third generation Qualcomm Snapdragon X60 5G modem, which is touted to allow compatibility for mmWave and Sub-6 networks in all major bands worldwide.
The benchmarking site also showed that the Samsung Galaxy S21 may have 8GB of RAM on board. It manages to get a modest single-core score of 1,075 points and a multi-core score of 2,916 points.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 series is expected to be cheaper than the Samsung Galaxy S20 series. The vanilla model is expected to have a triple camera on the back and can be offered in light pink, purple, black, silver, gray and black color options. It is expected to have an Infinity-O display with the hole punch cut out in the middle.
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