More Galaxy S21 details leak ahead of Samsung's Unpacked event
Get a peek at what appears to be Samsung's next lineup of flagship phones.
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The leak involves three models: the S21 Ultra 5G, S21 Plus 5G and S21 5G. Highlights of the leaked material are Samsung's new Exynos 2100 processor, which was unveiled Tuesday, a new S-Pen stylus and up to 512GB in storage for the S21 Ultra 5G.
The promotional slides also appear to give the new camera and memory specs for the three models, with Samsung's Ultra model offering up to 16GB of RAM.
It also looks like Samsung may be taking a page from Apple's playbook and removing the charger from the S21 box. The material says the S21 Ultra 5G comes with "just what you need," listing a USB Type C charging cable, ejection pin and quick start guide -- no mention of a charger. "Just another way of being ultra-kind to the environment," reads the description.
Samsung is expected to show off its Galaxy S21 lineup in an event themed "Welcome to the Everyday Epic" on the last day of CES 2021. The livestream starts at 7 a.m. PT (10 a.m. ET) Thursday.