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Samsung Galaxy S21 screen leak says it'll be remarkably different to the Galaxy S20

Samsung Galaxy S20
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Ever since the Galaxy S6 series, Samsung has used curved screen technology to distinguish its phones from the rest of the market, but that may be set to change on the Samsung Galaxy S21.

According to the latest rumor from Ice Universe, a source who is often accurate on these matters, trial versions of the phone have been produced by Samsung and they have flat screens.

Ice Universe confirmed they were referring to both the Samsung Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21 Plus, so there may be a difference for the Galaxy S21 Ultra.

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Ice Universe made it clear that the company may decide to switch to curved screens, but he believes that would cause a delay and that's something he believes is "impossible" for the company to do.

Current leaks suggest the Galaxy S21 will be coming early next year with a release date set for around the middle of January. That's surprisingly early as Samsung usually introduces its next generation of handsets in February.

We're currently expecting three variants of the Galaxy S20, with the Galaxy S20 rumored to have a 6.2-inch display, the Galaxy S21 Plus a 6.7-inch one, and the Galaxy S21 Ultra a 6.8-inch screen.

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.