Samsung Galaxy S21 range goes up for reservations in the US, includes special incentives
Samsung’s eagerly anticipated Galaxy S21 line up can now be reserved in the US. Customers don’t need to put any money down up front, but will be placed first in the queue when pre-orders go live on January 14. This is when the Galaxy S21 range will be officially unveiled with sales expected to start from January 29. The launch window is around a month earlier than Samsung has typically rolled out its Galaxy S-series flagship smartphones.
Customers who sign up through the reservation process now will get a bonus US$50 to put towards any accessories for their S21 as well as US$10 if ordered through the Samsung Shop Android app. Samsung is also offering customers up to US$700 trade-in on their current device, depending on model and specifications -- it also needs to be either a Samsung, Apple or Google smartphone.
The Galaxy S21 range is expected to be packed with the latest technology including either a Snapdragon 888 or Exynos 2100 (depending on region) and even S-Pen support. Controversially, however, the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21+ models are thought to have a “glasstic” (glass coated plastic) back instead of more premium aluminum. Samsung is targeting its most premium build and feature set in this range, as it has started doing in recent times, at the Galaxy S21 Ultra model.