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The latest Galaxy S21 leaks appear to confirm quad cameras for the Ultra and lack of 3.5mm jacks across the board

The latest Galaxy S21 leak. (Source: YouTube)
The latest Galaxy S21 leak. (Source: YouTube)
A YouTuber called sakitech has posted images that appear to portray real-life production models of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus and Ultra variants. At first glance, the latter seems to have the 5 apertures for rear cameras hinted at in earlier leaks. However, this new photo points to one being a laser auto-focus module instead.

A YouTube-based leaker's latest video revolves around what seems to be a live image of actual S21-series handsets. These devices, photographed from the back by a source sakitech claims wishes to remain anonymous, echo the new design linked to the phones in previous rumors, right down to the new kind of camera-hump.

The vlogger points out that the S21 Ultra (the larger of the 2 phones featured in the new still image) has 5 round cut-outs in its pronounced module. Its appearance may have been what led to talk of a penta-camera set-up for this flagship in prior reports. However, there are in fact only 4 lenses visible in this photo, accompanied by a flash and what is now thought to confer laser auto-focus on the phone.

sakitech also now asserts that the actual cameras consist of a 108MP main shooter (possibly the ISOCELL Bright HM3 sensor) with a 12MP ultra-wide camera, rounded out by the dual telephoto solution hinted at in prior leaks. One of these is ostensibly a periscope lens for the rumored 10X spec, whereas the other might handle 3X zoom duties.

The "S21+" next to this phone, on the other hand, is now projected to have two 12MP shooters, one of which is to be for ultra-wide functions, accompanied by a third that, while 64MP in resolution, is slated not to be the primary sensor but is (again) a zoom lens.

These specs may mean these S21 variants pack improvements in the camera department compared to their predecessors, although only to a certain extent, according to sakitech.

This latest S21+/Ultra leak also suggests that Samsung has chosen matte finishes for the rest of their casings, a detail that has been put to good use in the artist Snoreyn's latest renders for LetsGoDigital. Then again, there are no guarantees this will translate to real-world units sold in 2021 as yet.

These new images also integrate the latest tips on S21 specs and esthetics from other sources such as Ice Universe. Finally, the same blog also now predicts that the new series will start at about €900 (~US$1090) on its release to the European market.

The Galaxy S21 line's latest renders. (Source: LetsGoDigital)
The Galaxy S21 line's latest renders. (Source: LetsGoDigital)
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-12- 7 (Update: 2020-12- 7)