Samsung Galaxy S21 series launch event set for January 14

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Samsung’s upcoming big event which is called “Galaxy Unpacked: Welcome to Everyday Epic” is going to be held on Thursday, January 14, 2021. The company announced that this could be the day when we can expect to see Samsung’s first big flagship smartphone of the year, the Galaxy S21, which is likely to enhance some of the more features. This is an early start for Samsung, at least for its smartphone portfolio.

Typically, its unpacked events occur every February for new Galaxy S series devices, which are often scheduled with the Mobile World Congress. This year, however, Samsung has pushed the whole thing forward. We are looking forward to seeing the new Galaxy S21 family of phones, although officially several leaks have surprised some in the last few months.

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2021 event details

The Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2021 event will be streamed live for everyone on January 14 next Thursday i.e. next Thursday at 10 am EST (8.30pm IST). The 128 GB model will be priced at EUR 1,349 (approx. Rs. 12,400), while the 256 GB storage model can be offered at EUR 1,399 (approx. Rs. 1,25,900). 

The big news is the possibility of a change in the design language. Gone is a protruding camera prototype, which is expected to have a more flush-fitting camera cluster in the upper rear corner of the Galaxy S21 and S21 +. Samsung is also believed to be borrowing the S Pen stylus technology from the Galaxy Note series, which will reduce the differences between the two product lines.

Whether this will see the note as we know it is in existence this year, or may take shape in something more advanced, possibly, like a folding tablet with stylus support, remains to be seen. On that front, the Galaxy S21 will not be Samsung’s only major 2021 launch. The company is also expected to inherit foldable smartphones with folded series of both phones, which open in small tablets, and flip series small clamshells.

According to rumors, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 is likely to be more affordable than its predecessors, as Samsung tries its best to bring the foldable OLED panel down to a more attainable price point. The Galaxy S21, by contrast, does not expect to use such screen fakes. Ultimately, this technology still carries a premium, reflected in part manufacturing constraints, among other issues such as mainstream sustainability.

Galaxy Unpacked 2021 will be closed on 14 January 2021 from 10 am PT (8:30 pm IST). One of Samsung’s first high-profile virtual launches of this year is expected to come to a close.

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