Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus may have been revealed in new leaked photos, revealing the design and the possibility that it can do away with the waterfall baskets the series is known for – or perhaps be so small that they are barely rounded at all.
The photos come with permission from leaks Mauri QHD, who tweeted a trio of photos showing the front and back of the alleged S21 Plus. The handset pictured has a hole for the selfie camera in the middle of the top of the screen, thin frames, a volume rocker and lock button on the right side, and on the back the triple rear camera array in a clipboard we have expected from previous leaks.
S21+? I never leak photos, but a friend sent me these, so hey .. pic.twitter.com/npjamUSlThDecember 29, 2020
The new photos are consistent with previous leaks of alleged official renderings and marketing photos, but this is the first time we see alleged photos of the front of the phone (a previous leak showed the back of the S21 Plus and S21 Ultra). While the new images may end up being inaccurate, they line up with previous rumors enough to suggest that this is the setup we will see when the S21 line is revealed on 14 January.
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What has changed from S20 to S21?
We have relied heavily on rumors, leaked specifications and possible reproductions to draw a picture of the upcoming S21 phones, so – provided the pictures are accurate – it’s a big deal to see a real version of the phones for the first time. And … not much has changed from S20 to S21.
The biggest difference lies in the rear camera package, which apparently holds the 12MP main + 12MP ultrawide + 64MP telephoto trio used in the S20, per a previous rumor, but may lose the depth sensor on the plane. Maybe this will be made by software.
Otherwise, the S21 may deviate from its predecessor in the main screen, which may lose the curves that the S-Series is known for. It is difficult to see from the new images, although there is a vertical line of reflection on the edges of the screen that indicates a rounded edge.
In any case, the curves look far more subtle than the sides of other phones that have used similar “waterfall” designs, such as the Motorola Edge Plus. We have to wait for more pictures to leak to confirm or disprove our suspicions before the phone comes out on January 14, 2021.
Via XDA developers