Samsung is preparing us for a start to 2021 well loaded with news but … What could we expect this year from the South Korean giant?
On January 6, Kings Day and national holiday in Spain, the Samsung fire begins with its event in which the South Korean giant will teach us thus giving the starting gun to a lightning start to exercise, in which we will also meet the new Samsung Exynos 2100 next 12/01 as a prelude to the official presentation of the new Samsung Galaxy S21 on January 14.
We already know almost everything about what will be Samsung’s flagship range in 2021, which this year is ahead of its competition to become almost by extension the flagship smartphones of an Android platform eager for important news, which will see new lines for a slimmer design And it will embrace camera enhancements in addition to an S-Pen that already promises to reach everyone even outside of the Galaxy Note.
In any case, there are some details that are not told by the many leaks, so we are going to take a look at all the information released from Korea and all the industry rumors about the News and functionalities that Samsung could implement in 2021 for the first time in their smartphone families …
The 5 (realistic) predictions that Samsung could make come true in 2021
1. In 2021 we will see more folding smartphones
After having tested the three foldable Samsung phones, I have no doubt that the future of smartphones will be foldable or flexible in some way or another, although perhaps the Galaxy Z Fold2 is not yet what we expected from a mobile called to revolutionize our concepts and our experience with smartphones.
Thus, there are already rumors that Samsung is preparing a rollable smartphone that it might even come with support for the S-Pen, something essential when it comes to getting the most out of a large-format panel.
In any case, whether or not this prediction is fulfilled, what we do know is that Samsung already prepares new generations of the Galaxy Z Flip and Galaxy Z Fold, blindly trusting some designs that last year 2020 worked for the South Koreans like a charm at least in the field of .
2. The most popular optical stylus will now also be more universal
Another novelty that Samsung is expected to meet in 2021, and which we will confirm on January 14, is the availability of the S-Pen for more mobiles in the Galaxy spreading even outside the family , and obviously accompanied by all the software news that comes with it.
In the designs of the Galaxy S21, S21 + and S21 Ultra there are no gaps where to incorporate the pencil, although everything seems to indicate that indeed the support will be there, and that the S-Pen could be sold as an external accessory Expand the capabilities of Samsung’s iconic Galaxy S range by forgetting about ergonomics with another accessory to carry.
We will see if it is finally confirmed and the stylus reaches more Samsung devices, but when the river sounds water it has been and for months that this river has been sounding louder each time.
3. Better connectivity, with 5G and now also with Wi-Fi 6
5G networks are already being deployed in a massive way around the world, so it is no coincidence that in 2020 smartphones compatible with this next-generation connectivity have begun to democratize even in mid-range ranges, with support already and to prepare for the near future.
In 2021 we will see how Samsung bets on Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, the new IEEE 802.11ax standard, which is already present in most high-performance devices from the South Korean giant but which will now also be extended to the cheapest Samsung Galaxy.
4. Will under-screen cameras arrive in 2021?
This is perhaps the prediction that I most doubt could be on a commercial Samsung smartphone in 2021, and it is that despite the premiere of ZTE and its Axon 20 5G the truth is that the results do not have all the expected quality, and would prevent Samsung from offer this technology with all the guarantees to ensure at least a decent user experience.
Be that as it may, we know that Samsung likes to always get everywhere first, and surely Korea will not have sat well that ZTE anticipates them with a novelty that everyone was looking for a long time, and that seems to be still in diapers in the absence of engineering and software work …
5. There will be sure new partnerships to offer added value
In this sense we have already seen many movements in recent times, with agreements that include not only video game developers like Epic Games, which released Fortnite for mobile on the Galaxy Store before anywhere else but also to giants like Microsoft and small companies like Hiya They offer their spam call detection software.
This path will surely continue in 2021, with an increasingly refined One UI that even blushes Android and Google itself with features such as the spectacular Samsung DeX and the expanded desktop that many users take advantage of every day.
In this process of lightening Samsung has already removed its in favor of Microsoft OneDrive, and many say that Google has been working for some time on the possibility that Assistant is native to all Galaxy making Samsung forget Bixby. We will have to see it in future Samsung events for developers, but surely there will be news in this regard.
It has also been rumored for some time the abandonment of the Galaxy Note family, but there are not too many options that this happens in the year 2021, and Samsung has already confirmed that although the support of the S-Pen is extended to more devices the Galaxy Note family will not be discontinued for now, keeping the integrated stylus as a hallmark.
This does not ensure that the decision will change in the near future, but to date it is not something that seems feasible, so we have decided to leave it as a corollary.
What is clear is that Samsung has prepared a shaky landing for us in 2021, so we will have to be attentive to everything that moves in South Korea because turbulence is coming in the Galaxy from a giant that ended 2020 with spectacular figures and a smile on its face … What will they have us prepared for this new year and why have they wanted to run so much?