Samsung’s subsequent Android flagship, the Galaxy S21 Extremely, has landed within the FCC database (first noticed by Android Authority). The itemizing confirms a number of of the rumors which have been floating round.
First, the FCC confirms the Galaxy S21 has S-Pen help. Rumors have been swirling that the Galaxy Observe line could be killed to give attention to Samsung’s ballooning foldables lineup, and farming out the Observe’s one distinctive characteristic will surely match that narrative. There may be nonetheless some dispute about whether or not the Observe is definitely useless. Reuters cites an nameless supply claiming the Observe is useless, whereas Yonhap, South Korea’s greatest information company, cites an nameless supply claiming the Observe is alive.
What’s not in dispute is that the Observe is not the one Samsung telephone with stylus help. As a tester of all issues wi-fi, the FCC says the S21 Extremely has “two completely different inductive coupling modes of S-PEN movement detection (Hover and Click on).” The Extremely appears like it’ll work similar to the Observe, however keep in mind, there’s nowhere to retailer the S-Pen on a Galaxy S21. We all know what the telephone appears like, and it doesn’t have an enormous chasm for pen storage just like the Observe did. Like an Apple Pencil or Floor Pen, you will most likely have to purchase the pen individually and determine the place to retailer it.
One other tidbit within the report is affirmation of Wi-Fi 6E compatibility for the Extremely mannequin. The FCC appears simply as enthusiastic about Wi-Fi 6E as we’re: it wrote a 23-page report devoted solely to the help for the brand new Wi-Fi commonplace on the S21 Extremely. We might discuss eternally in regards to the new tips and optimizations within the 802.11ax/Wi-Fi 6 commonplace that hit telephones beginning in 2019, however Wi-Fi 6E is simple to grasp: it simply provides an enormous chunk of 6GHz spectrum to the two.4GHz and 5GHz spectrum we use at present. Extra spectrum means extra bandwidth for you and your neighbors.
With the Galaxy S21 rumored to launch mid-January (throughout digital CES?), the S21 Extremely might be one of many first Wi-Fi 6E purchasers, of any sort, to hit the market. You will additionally want a brand new entry level to make Wi-Fi 6E work, and up to now none has hit the market. Asus introduced the “world’s first Wi-Fi 6E gaming router” in September, the extremely named “Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 Gaming Router,” however there is not any launch date, and it is nonetheless not on the market but. A perpetually out-of-stock Newegg itemizing has it priced at $550.
We all know nearly every little thing else in regards to the Galaxy S21. In the USA, it is going to be the primary telephone with the brand new Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC. It has a much bigger in-screen fingerprint sensor. The Extremely mannequin ought to have a 5000mAh battery and a 120Hz OLED show sized someplace round 6.8-inches. Official footage have already leaked, exhibiting the same old entrance all-screen design and a rear digicam block that makes the questionable determination to wrap across the facet and nook of the telephone. I’m wondering what’s going to occur if you happen to drop it on the nook!
Nothing is official but, however the telephone is anticipated to be introduced on January 14.
Itemizing picture by Evan Blass