You heard the rumors, now you hear them from the horse’s mouth. TM Roh, President and Head of Samsung Mobile, wrote a blog post celebrating what the company accomplished in 2020 and what it plans to do next year.
You’ll have to read down and read between the lines, but the message is clear enough: Samsung will launch the Galaxy S21 series in January and offer S Pen support. Here are the important quotes:
“Thank you to everyone who supported us in 2020. I look forward to sharing more in January!” concludes the post shortly after this promise: “We’ve also looked at favorite aspects of the Galaxy Note experience and we’re excited to add some of the most popular features to other devices in our lineup.”
S-pen support will most likely be limited to the Galaxy S21 Ultra and can be added to the foldable Z-series as well, but Roh is avoiding such details for now. Still, his entire blog post is worth reading. If you’re curious, you can follow the Source link below.
If the staff might run out, “We will expand our portfolio of leaflets.” says the Samsung manager, alluding to the fact that the innovative form factor is becoming more accessible (rumor has it that there will be four foldable Galaxy Z models next year).
And that’s not all Samsung is working on. “Be on the lookout for super-smart, high-quality camera and video capabilities in 2021.”
According to unconfirmed reports, the S21 Ultra will use a next-gen, 108 MP main sensor and magnify the periscope up to 10X (in addition to a more traditional zoom module). The Samsung Unpacked event is expected to take place in mid-January. Availability is set for a couple of weeks afterwards, although there is still no official confirmation of it (but that can’t be far now, December is halfway over).
As for Samsung’s 2020 performance, TM Roh highlighted the Galaxy Z Fold2’s excellent reception. In addition, there are now 20 devices with 5G connection (both phones and tablets) in the Galaxy Stall. The company is increasingly focusing on sustainability and working to extend product life.
From 2021, the AI capabilities of Galaxy devices will be expanded to optimize the overall experience. Also, new Ultra WideBand (UWB) experiences are on the way that will leverage the technology’s positioning and directional sensing capabilities.
“It’s going to be an epic New Year,” says Roh.