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The European Galaxy S21 and S21 Plus prices are potentially leaked

The S21 and S21+. (Source: WinFuture)
The S21 and S21+. (Source: WinFuture)
The reliable leaks site Winfuture.de has published a new post which apparently contains every last detail on the Galaxy S21 offerings for the European market. This includes the pricing structure for these sub-Ultra variants, starting at about US$1040 for the base model.
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As the Galaxy S21 (and Buds Pro) launch event draws closer, consumers in individual markets such as Germany may already be wondering how much each variant is going to cost, and which of their many rumored colorways are coming to their markets.

Roland Quandt of WinFuture's latest leak purports to set out all of this information in advance, while confirming or substantiating many previous reports on these upcoming early-2021 flagships.

This post asserts that the vanilla, 6.2-inch display S21 is coming to Europe (or to Germany at least) in its new Phantom Gray, Pink, White and Violet (copper frame and all) options. The 6.7-inch S21+, on the other hand, will arrive in Phantom Black, Silver and Violet only

This leak is (yet again) good news for fans of flat displays, as it confirms this spec in both of these variants. Quandt also now insists that the panels have been equipped with a brightness of "1300 Candela".

This is not a unit normally included in mobile device spec sheets (being one of luminous intensity), but does sound like something for Samsung to make a lot out of in its doubtless-impending marketing onslaught.

Otherwise, the new WinFuture post asserts that the S21 and S21+ will get the same triple rear camera system. This (as in other leaks) is described as made up of a new 64MP, 1/1.76-inch, 0.8µm-pixel, f/2.0 zoom module; a 12MP, 1/2.55-inch, 0.8µm-pixel and f/2.2 ultrawide lens and a 12MP, 1/1.76-inch, f/1.8 main sensor.

Oddly, the main and zoom cameras are slated to have the same field of view in this new tip: 76  degrees. All three are rated to support up to 8K/30fps recording, PDAF and "Hybrid Optic Zoom". However, the front-facing camera may remain at 10MP, in its S20-esque central punch-hole to boot.

Therefore, the S21+ will mainly distinguish itself in terms of size and battery capacity. This leak puts it at 4800mAh, as opposed to 4000mAh in the base S21. Quandt affirms that they will ship without a first-party charger for the first time in the S-series' history.

They will, however, get a single 8GB RAM SKU, in 128 or 256GB internal storage versions. European S21 units are destined for the Exynos 2100 SoC and One UI 3.1 - an immediate update to the currently-latest 3.0 firmware - as per this report; then again, it may be more capable of standing up to its Snapdragon counterpart this time around.

Finally, Quandt estimates that the S21 will start at €849 (~US$1036), rising to €1049 (~$1280) in the 128GB S21+. Obviously, this leak does not cover the Ultra top-end model, although other reports suggest it could go for ~€1230 ($1500) at least in the same market.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-12-26 (Update: 2020-12-26)