While CES 2021 blazes on, the Samsung Galaxy S21 phones are days away from being revealed on January 14, but we’re still seeing leaks – including a new one for the S21 Ultra showing exactly where its S Pen will be stored.
We’ve heard several rumors that the S21 Ultra will support the S Pen, but as it’s not expected to have a physical slot to house the stylus like the Note 20 series, we didn’t know where it would be stored… until a recent leak suggested it could be stored in a folio case with a cover. But new images released by WinFuture show a regular case with the same functional S Pen slot on the side:
The new official Silicone Cover w/ S Pen for the Samsung #GalaxyS21Ultra will let you carry your stylus wherever you go https://t.co/G3mOl4JljGJanuary 11, 2021
We don’t have to belabor how much more popular a standard case will be over a folio – not everyone wants a flap over their flagship phone, especially with a handset like the S21 Ultra that’s massive enough to have an expected 6.8-inch display. It also looks like a slimmer case overall, with just enough room to tuck a stylus.
And yes, these images (which may be renders and not press photos) show an S Pen similar to those that come with the Tab series of Samsung tablets, unlike the styluses with pop-up buttons at the end to help pry them out of Note phones.
Samsung S21: the latest on the soon-to-launch phones
We’ve heard a ton of rumors about the Samsung S21 phone design, prices, and release dates. Based on several reports, the S21 will have a 6.2-inch display, the S21 Plus a 6.7-inch display, and both will max out at Full HD resolution to save cost – which another rumor suggested will have Korean pricing at 990,000 won (around $904 / £666 / AU$1,163) for the S21, and the S21 Plus will cost 1,199,000 won (around $1,095 / £807 / AU$1,410). Even with currency conversions, that’s lower than last year’s Samsung Galaxy S20 launch prices.
The same rumor claimed the S21 Ultra is also getting a price cut to 1,450,000 won (around $1,324 / £976 / AU$1,706), down from the previous year’s 1,595,000 won pricetag ($1,399 / £1,199 / AU$1,999) for the S20 Ultra. In addition to the larger 6.8-inch display and S Pen integration, the S21 Ultra is rumored to have top specs – and per another rumor, may finally be able to support 120Hz refresh rate and WQHD Plus resolution at the same time.