Samsung Galaxy S21 has begun production, report claims

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE only just launched
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Despite the fact that the Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+ and Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra smartphones only launched earlier this year, the Galaxy S20 FE 'fan edition' smartphone (main photo) is barely a month old, and there's the matter of a global pandemic to contend with, a new report suggests that the production lines are rolling for the Samsung Galaxy S21 smartphones. 

The report, from German tech portal WinFuture, claims Samsung has kicked off mass production of the Galaxy S21 and that third-party manufacturers have been working on the smaller components since last week. These are apparently being sent on to Vietnam and South Korea to help production, according to the report. 

Production of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra has also begun according to the exclusive from the Berlin-based news site, with the high-end variant "rolling off the assembly line in Vietnam since Wednesday". What of the Galaxy S21 Plus model? That's also underway, having "started a little later" in the week. 

The report follows a leak two weeks ago from @OnLeaks (aka reliable tipster Steve Hemmerstoffer), who posted CAD renders of what the device will look like, thus whetting our appetites and suggesting that the wheels are very much in motion regarding Samsung's newest flagship phone. 

Hemmerstoffer has since posted another render, this time of the "latest and updated Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra camera setup" – a quad camera configuration, which you can see below. 

As noted by CNet, the new WinFuture report – along with further updated images from our noted tipster – adds momentum to the idea that the Samsung Galaxy S21 phones could be with us as early as January. Watch this space... 


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Becky has been a full-time staff writer at What Hi-Fi? since March 2019. Prior to gaining her MA in Journalism in 2018, she freelanced as an arts critic alongside a 20-year career as a professional dancer and aerialist – any love of dance is of course tethered to a love of music. Becky has previously contributed to Stuff, FourFourTwo, This is Cabaret and The Stage. When not writing, she dances, spins in the air, drinks coffee, watches football or surfs in Cornwall with her other half – a football writer whose talent knows no bounds.