You heard the rumors, now hear them from the horse’s mouth. TM Roh, president and head of Samsung’s mobile division, wrote a blog post celebrating what the company has accomplished in 2020 and what it aims to do next year.
You have to read at the bottom and read between the lines, but the message is clear enough – Samsung will launch the Galaxy S21 series in January and will have support for the S Pen. Here are the important quotes:
“Thank you to everyone who supported us in 2020. I look forward to sharing more in January!” end the post shortly after this promise: “We’ve also been paying attention to people’s favorite aspects of the Galaxy Note experience, and we’re excited to add some of its most beloved features to other devices in our range.”
The S Pen holder will most likely be limited to the Galaxy S21 Ultra and can be added to the foldable Z series, but Roh avoids such details for now. However, his entire blog post is worth reading, you can follow the Source link at the bottom, if you’re curious.
Upon completion of the Notes line, “We will expand our portfolio of folders” says the Samsung executive and hints that the innovative form factor will become more affordable (rumors say there will be four Galaxy Z foldables next year).
And that’s not what Samsung is working on. “Look for super-smart, professional camera and video capabilities in 2021.”
Unconfirmed reports claim that the S21 Ultra will use a next-generation 108 MP main sensor and push the periscope to 10x magnification (in addition to a more traditional zoom module). The Samsung Unpacked event is expected in mid-January, and availability is set for a few weeks after that, although there is no official confirmation of this yet (but that may not be far off now, December is in the middle).
However, in terms of Samsung’s performance in 2020, TM Roh pointed out the excellent reception of the Galaxy Z Fold2, also that there are now 20 5G connected devices in the Galaxy stable (both phones and tablets). The company has focused on sustainability and is working to extend the longevity of the product.
By 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, using technology positioning and direction detection skills.
“It’s going to be an epic new year,” says Roh.