Samsung Galaxy S21 phone range: what to expect and how to watch the launch LIVE

The Samsung Galaxy S21 series is set to encompass three different models, and here's what we know about them

Samsung Galaxy S21 range
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Samsung Unpacked is kicking off imminently and it looks highly likely that we'll see the Galaxy S21 series unveiled ahead of its rumored release later this month. The event starts at 7AM PST/ 10AM EST / 3PM GMT and you can watch it LIVE in the video embed further down the page.

The Samsung S21 series is rumored to feature the base Galaxy S21 model, the Galaxy S21 Plus, and the premium Galaxy S21 Ultra, and here's a rundown of what we're expecting from all three smartphones, plus one more variant that could arrive later this year.

All three Galaxy S21 models are said to be available in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB variants. 

Samsung Galaxy S21

Samsung Galaxy S21

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The Samsung Galaxy S21 is the base model smartphone in the S-series, measuring 6.2-inches with a flat, rather than curved display. It has a triple camera setup, and single holepunch camera on the front. 

Camera specs for the Samsung S21 include a 12MP (f/1.8) + 12MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide + 64MP (f/2.0) telephoto in the rear, and 10MP (f/2.2) on the front.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus 

Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus leaked image

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The Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus is offers a but more than the base model, at a slightly higher price. We're expecting a 6.7-inch display, flat like the Galaxy S21, and the same camera setup as the base model. 

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra leaked image

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The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is the daddy of the range with a generously-sized 6.9-inch screen, and is the only one in the range to boast a curved display. 

The Samsung S21 is kitted out with a 108MP (f/1.8) main camera, a 12MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide lens, 10MP (f/2.4) telephoto, and 10MP (f/4.9) telephoto on the rear. Over on the front is a 40MP (f/2.2) selfie camera. 

The Samsung Galaxy S21 pricing is set to reflect the different specs of each handset, and you can get in on the action with the base Galaxy S21 5G 128GB model which will reportedly retail for $1,068/ £783/ AU$1,376.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE

On 2 October 2020, Samsung released a cheaper, lower specced Samsung Galaxy S20 called the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (Fan Edition). Reports say that it was popular with buyers, so it's quite likely that we'll see the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE being announced in September 2021 and going on sale in October 2021, which would bring the Samsung Galaxy S21 range up to four handsets. 

We think it's unlikely that Samsung will show that handset in today's event but you can find out by watching the video stream below.

Shabana Arif

Shabana worked at as News Editor covering tech and gaming, and has been writing about video games for almost a decade (and playing them since forever). She's had bylines at major gaming sites during her freelance career before settling down here at T3, and has podcasts, streaming, and video content under her belt to boot. Outside of work, she also plays video games and should really think about expanding her hobbies. If you have any tech or gaming tips, shoot over an email or DM her on social media.