When the cat is away, all the mice will fully rest and play freely, or they will hold the event of launching Samsung Galaxy S21 at least. This does not mean that we equate the largest phone manufacturer in the world with a mouse, but this metaphor is somewhat logical given Huawei when its problems with the US government and the sanctions imposed on it began to appear.
However, Samsung clearly plans to take advantage of Huawei's problems as much as possible, according to Korean media reports today, that the company is preparing for an early launch date for the Galaxy S21 series and Buds 2.
Samsung Galaxy S21 series launch date
- February 5, 2021
Exactly how early? Well, our sources claim that the Galaxy S21 series phones are likely to enter the official sales phase a month earlier than the previous series, which will put the Galaxy S21 launch date, S21 Plus ,and S21 Ultra in early February, which is in line with news of the Unpacked event in late January.
The Galaxy S20 series was announced in February and went on sale in March, but in 2021, the Galaxy S21 will comply with the January-February time frame, it seems. Given that the S20 series officially launched in the market on Friday, March 6, the S21 could be released on Friday February 5, 2021.
This prediction is in line with what we heard yesterday from another Korean industry source, which is that Galaxy S21 suppliers will start shipping components to Samsung earlier than usual. Mid-December is set to begin that phase, instead of mid-January as was the schedule for the S20 models.
Why might the Galaxy S21 series launch early? Well, there's a new head of Samsung Mobile, and he's already messed up the pre-made launch plans by staging an event dedicated to unveiling the S20 FE. Z Fold 2 was also launched last September.
Insiders said the new management appears to be speeding up the development, production and launch of the S21 series as well, to take advantage of Huawei's absence. As the Chinese company will face a problem buying the latest and best processors now due to US sanctions, and even the fruits of its own research, so Samsung can pounce and try to cut off the largest market share from Huawei.
Moreover, the sales of the iPhone 12 from Apple will peak in the fourth quarter of this year, and maybe even the first quarter of next year, given that iPhone 12 Pro Max will be released on November 13, as is the other interesting iPhone this year, the 12 Mini. Thus, if the Galaxy S21 was released in the early first quarter, Samsung would benefit from the absence of Huawei in that period of time, and it would be the only competitor to sales of the iPhone 12 series to some extent.
Samsung Galaxy S21 series colors
- Galaxy S21: White, Gray, Pink, Purple and Silver
- Galaxy Buds 2: Black, Silver, and Purple
It is clear that Samsung will launch Galaxy Buds 2 alongside the Galaxy S21 series as well, and these headphones will be a huge upgrade and come with many impressive features such as water resistance. The Galaxy Buds 2 is said to be codenamed Attic, and it will come in black, silver and purple colors.
Samsung used the name Plus or Live because it could not improve the water resistance of both headphones, and the Galaxy Buds Plus and Buds Live were promoted as having a noise cancellation feature, Samsung is giving Buds headphones as a gift to its buyers away from purchasing the S series, at least in the pre-order stage. So we hope you'll do the same when the Galaxy S21, S21 Plus, and S21 Ultra in early February.