This year has seen the release of some rather impressive Android smartphones, with one of the best being Samsung‘s Galaxy S20. The developers planned to deliver on every aspect that it possibly could, and for the most part, it succeeded.
It’s been a few months since the Galaxy S20 launched, which means rumors about the next smartphone in the series are starting to appear. The industry moves at a rapid pace, and before you know it, the Galaxy S30 will be here.
Here is a round-up of the latest Galaxy S30 rumors, reports, and leaks.
When is the Galaxy S30 Going to Launch?
Samsung’s Galaxy S series are released early on the year, usually around March. This suggests that the Galaxy S30 could also launch around March, and for now, we have no reason not to believe that. It is possible, however, for Samsung to delay the release date until April, considering the manufacturing issues this crisis led to, but that remains to be seen.
How Much is the Galaxy S30 Going to Cost?
Just like the release date is a mystery, so is the pricing for the Galaxy S30. Again, we can gain a perspective if we relate to past years: the Galaxy S10 had a price tag of $899, the Galaxy S10 Plus was going for $999, the Galaxy S20 was selling for $1000, the Galaxy S20 Plus for $1200 and the Galaxy S20 Ultra for $1400.
Samsung, just like all smartphone makers, is known for increasing prices every year. Although the Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra were the most expensive Galaxy S phones ever, they also included technologies never seen before, such as the 120Hz displays and Qualcomm‘s expensive Snapdragon 865 processor with 5G connectivity.
Overall, we expect similar technology for the Galaxy S30, so there is the possibility of purchasing the smartphone at identical or at least similar prices to the S20 series.
What Does the Galaxy S30 Look Like?
When it comes to the type of design we can expect for the Galaxy S30, Samsung has a few variants: to keep the Galaxy S20’s design language, or to head in an entirely new design.
The Galaxy S20 design keeps a lot of the series’ design elements, such as a centered hole-punch cutout and a similar camera module. Whether or not the Galaxy S30 will come with the same overall design remains to be seen.
What About the Galaxy S30’s Specs?
The Galaxy S30 will be a complete flagship mobile device, which means we can look forward to flagship specs. There aren’t any definite leaks as to what kind of specs to expect, but there are a few things we can presume on.
First of all, the latest Qualcomm chip is a must, meaning the Snapdragon 875, with 5G support. We can also assume that Samsung will keep the 120Hz AMOLED displays, at least three rear cameras, and big RAM and storage space. The smartphone should also run Android 11 out of the box with Samsung’s One UI.
Should You Wait for the Galaxy S30 or Buy the S20?
There is no doubt that the Galaxy S30 is going to be one of the high-end smartphones of 2021, but it will be a long time before you’ll be able to buy it. If you want to purchase a phone now, the Galaxy S20 is an outstanding pick.
In terms of hardware, the Galaxy S20 is fantastic. The metal and glass construction is premium, and with the baseline S20, the smaller size makes it a great one-handed device. It also features AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate and Quad HD+ resolution, making games and movies look better than ever.
The Galaxy S20 also has powerful cameras, with a 12MP primary, 64MP telephoto, and 12MP ultra-wide camera; each sensor is able to capture outstanding photos. The phone overall has some of the best specs you can get nowadays: a Snapdragon 865 processor, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a 4,000 mAh battery.
Adding the IP68 water and dust resistance, wireless charging, and Samsung Pay, you’ve got an outstanding Android phone.