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Samsung to launch new version of ‘Galaxy S series’ today

SEOUL: Samsung, the South Korean smartphone manufacturer is planning to launch smartphones of the ‘Samsung Galaxy S’ series.

The announcement of three smartphones would be made by the giant during a Livestream for the Galaxy S21 series including S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra models to flourish the company’s S20 devices. The virtual event, ‘Unpacked 2021’ had been broadcasted on Samsung’s website earlier today where it launched the newest versions of its Galaxy smartphones.

As for features, all new smartphones are likely to come with high refresh rate display panels as S21 is expected to come with a 6.2-inch display, Plus variant is said to feature a 6.7-inch screen, ‘Galaxy S21 Ultra’ is likely to come with a 6.8-inch panel.

Samsung launches its new Galaxy devices in February, around the annual ‘Mobile World Congress’ trade show,  but its earlier launch shows the company’s resolve to grab market share from Huawei and repulse competition from Apple.

Samsung earlier unveiled its latest Galaxy Note smartphone and a new version of its foldable phone, the Z Fold 2, as the smartphone market begins to recover from its coronavirus slump.

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Samsung launched its previous premium model, the S20 at the start of the pandemic but since then has lost its top ranking in the smartphone market to China’s Huawei as people opted for cheaper models.

The Z Fold 2 has a 6.2-inch screen when folded to provide a full smartphone experience even when it is closed, Samsung announced during a live-streamed event. Its unfolded display measures 7.6 inches.