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Galaxy S21: towards a return to plastic for the back of the smartphone?

The back of the Galaxy S21 could be made of plastic. It is in all that affirms two famous leakers, namely Roland Quandt and Max Weinbach (who officiates for the site Android Police). The Galaxy S21 + and S21 Ultra would benefit from a Gorilla Glass Victus protective glass, as on the Galaxy Note 20.

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Credit: Samsung

As you may know, this month of January 2021 will be marked by the official presentation of the Galaxy S21. Samsung plans to unveil its new flagships on January 14, 2021 at an online conference. Alongside the three smartphones will also be presented the Galaxy Buds Pro, the brand’s new wireless headphones with active noise reduction.

Ahead of this conference, Samsung will dedicate another digital event to its Exynos 2100 processor on January 12, 2021. This is the first time that the manufacturer has dedicated a conference for a smartphone chip. And of course, rumors and rumors about the Galaxy S21 are increasing as the official presentation approaches.

Polycarbonate for the back of the S21

Thus and according to two famous leakers, namely Roland Quandt and Max Weinbach (which works in particular for the Android Police site), Samsung would have opted for polycarbonate, a plastic material composed of superimposed transparent plates. This material has the advantage of being particularly resistant and hardly flammable and deformable.

As for the more expensive models, the Galaxy S21 + and S21 Ultra would benefit from a Gorilla Glass Victus protective glass on the front and back sides. As a reminder, this is a last glass of protection from Corning. It was introduced in the summer of 2020 on the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and it is able to survive drops from 2 meters.

As suggested by our colleagues from Android Police, the use of plastic materials for the Galaxy S21 could allow Samsung to offer its smartphone below 900 €. As a reminder, the manufacturer had proceeded in the same way to lower the invoice of the Galaxy Note 20. Indeed, the South Korean firm had opted for a “glasstic”, a plastic that reproduces a glass effect.

The result was rather satisfactory, offering a rather grainy feel to the touch, quite close to a glass back in the end. Anyway, we’ll have to wait the official presentation of the Galaxy S21 on January 14, 2021 to find out.

Source: Android Police