With the Galaxy S20 series, Samsung has changed its flagship lineup to make the Ultra smartphone the new powerhouse for the brand. In the first half of 2021, the company will be launching the new Galaxy S21 Ultra as the successor to the current-gen Galaxy S20 Ultra. The device is now spotted on the TUV Rheinland certification website revealing its battery capacity.
The Galaxy S21 Ultra with the model number EB-BG998ABY (SM-G998) is listed to sport a 5,000mAh battery. Obviously, the rated capacity is slightly lower at 4,855mAh. Since there was no official confirmation, the Galaxy S21 Ultra could also debut as the Galaxy S30 Ultra.
Galaxy S21 Ultra to launch with 5,000mAh battery
If you didn't know, even the Galaxy S20 Ultra comes with the same 5,000mAh battery capacity. However, it is slightly lower for the 4,500mAh battery offered with the newly launched Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. Apart from the battery capacity, the certification doesn't reveal anything else.
A few weeks back, the Chinese 3C listing revealed the battery capacities of the other two Galaxy S21 smartphones. The battery on the standard Galaxy S21 with the model number EB-BG991ABY (SM-G991) will have a rated capacity of 3,880mAh. However, the actual capacity of the device will be 4,000mAh, the same as its predecessor.
Speaking of the Galaxy S21+, the rated battery capacity of the device is 4,660mAh. So, the device will have a typical battery capacity of 4,800mAh. Out of all three devices, only the Plus moniker could get a bigger battery capacity.
It might also sport an under-display selfie camera
With no major changes in battery capacities, the company might at least introduce improved fast charging support. The Galaxy S20 series came with a 45W wired fast charging and 15W wireless fast charging support. On the other hand, several Chinese companies have announced to offer more than 100W fast charging with their 2021 flagship smartphones.
Previous leaks also revealed the next-gen Ultra variant could come with an under-display camera on the front. On the rear, the quad-camera setup will include two separate zoom cameras. The standard telephoto sensor will offer up to 3x zoom. Meanwhile, the other sensor will be a periscope-style telephoto sensor with more than 5x lossless zoom.
As for the processor, the Galaxy S21 devices will come either with the Snapdragon 875 or the Exynos 1000 SoC, depending on the market. The Galaxy S Ultra smartphone launching next year is also rumored to get the S Pen support. As it's too early to get any sort of confirmation, take these details with a pinch of salt.