It’s now solely a matter of time earlier than we hear an announcement from Samsung in regards to the Galaxy S21 launch. The upcoming Galaxy flagships are anticipated to go official subsequent month. Within the meantime, the units hold popping up on the web every now and then, usually revealing some spec particulars.
Most not too long ago, a variant of the Galaxy S21 with the mannequin quantity SM-G991U has been noticed on the benchmarking web site Geekbench. The gadget is operating on a chipset codenamed Lahaina. That is the codename Qualcomm makes use of for its recently-launched Snapdragon 888 processor. It’s an octa-core processor with a base frequency of 1.8GHz.
Qualcomm unveiled the brand new flagship cellular SoC earlier this week. The chip-making big additionally put up a listing of firms that may be utilizing the brand new chipset within the coming months. Whereas virtually all massive and small OEMs have been featured on that listing, Samsung was mysteriously lacking from it.
This gave rise to speculations that the Korean big might be going all out with the upcoming Exynos 2100 processor within the Galaxy S21 sequence. Nevertheless, that seemingly is not the case and we’ll see Snapdragon-powered Galaxy S21 items as effectively. The corporate might swap again to Exynos processors in its residence nation although, now that it appears to have closed the efficiency hole with Snapdragon counterparts.
The Geekbench itemizing additionally reveals 8GB of RAM and Android 11 working system. The telephone scored 1,075 in single-core exams and a pair of,916 in multi-core exams.
Galaxy S21 noticed on Geekbench forward of launch
Samsung is making ready to launch three fashions of the Galaxy S21 sequence. As normal, there’s the vanilla Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+ (Plus), and Galaxy S21 Extremely. The mannequin quantity SM-G991U ought to correspond to the bottom mannequin meant for the US market.
This gadget will doubtless function a 6.2-inch Tremendous AMOLED punch gap (Infinity-O) show with a 120Hz refresh charge and Full HD+ decision. The telephone must be packing the Snapdragon 888 processor in markets just like the US and China. It ought to get the upcoming Exynos 2100 chipset elsewhere.
Though the Geekbench itemizing solely reveals 8GB of RAM, there must be a 12GB variant as effectively. Samsung will doubtless supply the telephone in 128GB and 256GB storage, with a devoted micro SD card slot.
A triple rear-camera setup, an in-display fingerprint sensor, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, a 4,000mAh battery, wi-fi charging, and reverse wi-fi charging are additionally part of the bundle. The Galaxy S21 will assist each mmWave and sub-6 5G networks worldwide.