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Huge Samsung Galaxy S21 and S21 Plus leak means there's very little left to learn

Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus
Last year's Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus (Image credit: Future)

Remember that big Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra leak? A similar leak has happened for the Samsung Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21 Plus, and it has shared almost every detail you'd want to know about the new phone.

The details below were provided by sources speaking with German tech site WinFuture and there's also some further imagery of the handsets that we've included a glimpse of.

Some of the details provided here have been previously leaked by other sources too, but this just further helps solidify that information as accurate. The leak also suggests Samsung will be unveiling its new phone series on January 14, but that yet to be confirmed by Samsung.

As expected, if you're buying the Galaxy S21 or Galaxy S21 Plusnin the US you'll get the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset powering the phone and the Exynos 2100 will be doing the work in other locations around the world.

8GB of RAM is onboard both handsets, but you'll have the choice of 128GB or 256GB of storage. This is a bit of a surprise here, but this leak also suggests the phone won't come with microSD support.

Samsung Galaxy S21

Samsung Galaxy S21 (left) and Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus (Image credit: Samsung, WinFuture)

Android 11 is on the phone by default - although it's in the form of the company's own One UI 3.1 software - and each handset will come with a flat display so there won't be curves at the edges.

Camera tech will be the same across both devices too, and the main sensor on each device will be a 12MP f/1.8 shooter. Each will also sport a 12MP f/2.2 ultrawide camera with a 120 degree field of view and there will be a 64MP telephoto shooter with 3x hybrid optical zoom.

On the front of each phone will be a 10MP selfie shooter. Each handset will come ready for 5G connectivity, and there's yet to be any sign of a 4G variant of either device so we're expecting this to be the default connectivity options.

Samsung Galaxy S21 specific specs

The Samsung Galaxy S21 will sport a 6.2-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate and a punch-hole camera in the center of the display, if this leak is correct.

It will have a 4,000mAh battery inside the phone, and your color options will be gray, white, pink or purple. Dimensions of the handset are expected to be 151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9mm with it weighing 171 grams.

In Europe, the handset is set to start at 849 (around $1,50, £780, AU$1,370) with the 256GB starting at 899 (around $1,100, £825, AU$1,450).  That is around €50 cheaper than the 4G variant of the Samsung Galaxy S20 cost, so it seems the price may be dropping for the standard handset compared to 2020's phone.

What about the S21 Plus?

If you want the larger phone, you'll get a 6.7-inch Full HD+ display with a punch-hole selfie camera and 120Hz refresh rate.

The battery is set to be larger too to power that larger screen, and it'll be a 4,800mAh cell. According to this leak, the handset will have dimensions of 161.4 x 75.6 x 7.8mm and weigh 202 grams.

It'll also come in silver, black and purple, but those colors may differ depending on where you live. The Galaxy S21 Plus starts at €1,049 (around $1,300, £950, AU$1,700) with the 256GB costing €1,099 (around $1,350, £1,000, AU$1,800).

We've yet to hear accurate pricing information for the US, UK or Australia, although we hope to hear more on that from sources in the coming weeks.

All of this is leaked information so take it all with a big pinch of salt, but a lot of what we've heard here matches what we've previously seen and it seems like it has a strong chance of being accurate. 

With many rumors suggesting January 14 is the big unveiling, we would expect to know more sooner rather than later so keep your eyes peeled for Samsung Galaxy S21 leaks and the official announcement.

Via GSMArena

James Peckham

James is Phones Editor for TechRadar, and he has covered smartphones for the best part of a decade bringing you news on all the big announcements from top manufacturers making mobile phones. James is often testing out and reviewing the latest and greatest mobile phones, smartwatches, tablets, virtual reality headsets, fitness trackers and more. He has also worked on other leading tech brands, such as T3 and Gizmodo UK, as well as appearing as an expert on TV and radio for the BBC and other publications. Be sure to follow him on Twitter for all the latest smartphone news.