You have heard the rumors, now hear it from the horse’s mouth. TM Roh, the president and head of Samsung’s mobile department, wrote a blog post in which he celebrates what the company has accomplished in 2020 and what it intends to do next year.
You have to read to the bottom and read between the lines, but the message is pretty clear – Samsung will launch the Galaxy S21 series in January and it will have support for S Pen. Here are the important quotes:
“Thank you to everyone who supported us in 2020. I look forward to sharing more in January!” ends the post, shortly after this promise: “We’ve also paid attention to people’s favorite aspects of the Galaxy Note experience and are excited to add some of its favorite features to other devices in our lineup.”
S Pen support will most likely be limited to the Galaxy S21 Ultra and may be added to the folding Z series as well, but Roh is avoiding such details for now. However his entire blog post is worth reading, you can follow the Source link below if you are curious.
The note line may end, “We will expand our portfolio of folding,” says the Samsung executive and hints that the innovative form factor will become more accessible (rumor has it that there will be four folding Galaxy Zs next year).
And that’s not all Samsung is working on. “Pay attention to super-smart, pro-level cameras and video capabilities in 2021.”
Unconfirmed reports claim that the S21 Ultra will use a new 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 with availability set for two weeks after that, although there is still no official confirmation of that (but that can’t be far off now, December is halfway over).
Anyway, in relation to Samsung’s performance in 2020, TM Roh highlighted the excellent acceptance 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 increased its focus on sustainability and is working to extend product life.
In 2021, the AI capabilities of Galaxy devices will be expanded to optimize the overall experience. Also new experiences Ultra-WideBand (UWB) are on the way, using the capabilities of the technology of positioning and direction sensing.
“It’s going to be an epic new year,” Roh says.