Leaks around the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S30 (a.k.a. Galaxy S21) are coming thick and fast. Following rumors last week of the phones entering mass-production earlier than ever, leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer has revealed the design of the Galaxy S30 on his Voice page. Hemmerstoffer, who also goes by @OnLeaks, published CAD renders of an S30 with a 6.2-inch display, hole-punch selfie camera and slightly slimmer bezels than the Galaxy S20. These kinds of renders have proven to be accurate in the past, and Hemmerstoffer has a solid track record.
Around the back of the Galaxy S30, there’s a new-style camera module that seems to extend from the phone’s outer frame. Dimensions are quoted as being 151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9mm (or 9.0mm with the camera bump), making the S30 slightly wider than the S20, but otherwise very close in size to its predecessor.
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Hemmerstoffer says the phone is due to arrive earlier than ever for a Galaxy S flagship, specifically in January of 2021. Android Central can independently confirm from our own sources that the next Galaxy S flagships are currently slated to launch in January. Three models are expected, including a top-end successor to the Galaxy S20 Ultra featuring an S Pen stylus and new camera capabilities.
A January launch for the Galaxy S30, combined with a mid-November launch for Apple’s top-end iPhone 12 Pro Max, would see the Apple and Samsung flagships launching closer together than ever before. While the post-holiday period isn’t typically seen as a great time to launch new products in the West, Samsung may be looking to captialize on delays to its rival’s 2020 handsets with this earlier launch.