First, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) confirms that the Galaxy S21 supports the S-Pen. Rumors Was hovering That the Galaxy Note streak would be killed for focusing on Samsung’s inflated foldable lineup, and devising a unique Note feature would definitely fit into this narrative. There is still some disagreement over whether the note is actually dead. Reuters He cites an anonymous source claiming that the note is dead, while Yonhap, South Korea’s largest news agency, is citing an anonymous source claiming the note is live.
What’s not in dispute is that the Note is no longer the only Samsung phone to support the stylus. As a test of all things wireless, the Says the FCC The S21 Ultra has “two different inductive coupling modes for S-PEN motion detection (hover and click).” It looks like the Ultra will work just like the Note, but remember there’s no place to store the S-Pen on the Galaxy S21. We know what the phone looks like, and it doesn’t have a giant stylus storage gap like the Note. Like the Apple Pencil or Surface Pen, you may have to purchase the pen separately and know where to store it.
Another piece of information in the report is confirmation of Wi-Fi 6E compatibility with the Ultra model. The FCC seems just as excited about Wi-Fi 6E as we are: I wrote an 23-page report Fully dedicated to support the new Wi-Fi standard on the S21 Ultra. We can talk forever about new tricks and improvements in 802.11ax / Wi-Fi 6 The standard that has hit phones as of 2019, but Wi-Fi 6E is easy to understand: It adds a large chunk of the 6GHz spectrum to the 2.4GHz and 5GHz spectrum we use today. More spectrum means more bandwidth for you and your neighbors.
With rumors of the Galaxy S21 launching in mid-January (during a virtual CES?), The S21 Ultra will be one of the first Wi-Fi 6E customers, of any kind, on the market. You will also need a new access point to operate Wi-Fi 6E, and the market has not yet been reached. Asus announced the “world’s first Wi-Fi 6E gaming router” in September, with an amazing nameAsus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 gaming router“But there’s no launch date, and it’s still not on sale yet. Inventory permanently out of stock.” Newegg List At $ 550.
We know almost everything about the Galaxy S21. In the US, it will be the first phone with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC. It has a larger in-screen fingerprint sensor. The Ultra model should have a 5000mAh battery and a 6.8 ” 120Hz OLED display approximately. Official photos have already been leaked, which shows the usual design of the full screen and the rear camera block making the questionable decision by wrapping around the side and angle of the phone. I wonder what would happen if I dropped it in the corner!
Nothing is official yet, but the phone is expected to be announced on January 14th.
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