Following official certification and leaked renders of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S series, the latest evidence of the Galaxy S21 comes from a Geekbench entry, run by the unreleased smartphone.
The phone carries a model number SM-G991U and is the chipset listed is “lahaina”. This is the codename for the recently announced Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset. The phone is also listed with 8GB of RAM and running Android 11.
Granted, the scores are not impressive on Geekbench 5.2.5, but that just means Samsung is likely still optimizing the software on this device.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 series is expected to arrive much earlier this year than ever before: January. CAD renders of the Galaxy S21+ surfaced earlier this week (based on leaks from further ago) which showed us a familiar design with a new twist around the design of the camera array, which flows towards the power key on the side and looks beautiful.
The highest-tier (Ultra model) of this series is expected to come with support for the S Pen. This device is said to be the ultimate successor to the Galaxy Note series, whose launch window in the fall is expected to be taken over by Samsung’s succeeding folding flagships like the Z Fold and Z Flip.