The Galaxy S20, which starts at $999.99 when it’s released, is samsung’s cheapest model in this year’s flagship range. Naturally, if pricing continues in this way, the company hardly expects a large volume of shipments, so it’s clear that in the case of the Galaxy S21, there needs to be a different strategy.
The upcoming models could be $100 cheaper than previous models, but the cost cuts could come in the form of fewer premium materials, according to sources on Twitter.
A source on Twitter, known as “Not DJ Koh,” talked about the rumored changes to the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21 Ultra. First, let’s talk about the Galaxy S21, which mentions the “Glasstic” body in detail, not the metal and glass chassis used by the Galaxy S20. The Galaxy Note 20 uses the same “Glasstic” body, essentially a plastic frame, for $999.99.
The advantage here, however, is that the Galaxy S21 will be $100 cheaper than the Galaxy S20, and if it is handled as better hardware, improved cameras and other upgrades, customers are likely not to complain about the plastic body, a change that some savvy customers will appreciate.
Second, we can expect to retain a refresh rate of 120Hz on the Galaxy S21, but we have not yet confirmed whether this refresh rate can be operated on the native resolution of the smartphone, or whether the user must switch to a low resolution to start the above refresh rate. In addition, it is not known whether the Galaxy S21 will feature advanced LTPO OLED screens like the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and Galaxy Z Fold 2, allowing the model to seamlessly switch between 1Hz and 120Hz depending on what you’re watching, while saving battery life. You won’t have to wait until the future to find out.
As for the Galaxy Note 21 Ultra, Not DJ Koh says it will have Samsung’s next-generation Bright HM2 sensor built in, though the maximum image resolution is not mentioned on Twitter.