Over the past several years, Samsung has been known to announce its Galaxy S series smartphones in February with first sales starting in March. However, according to reports, this is about to change with the Galaxy S21.
There were earlier rumors that the Samsung Galaxy S21 would launch as early as December 2020 but SamMobile now claims that the phone will launch in January 2021 instead. With this launch period, the first sales are expected to start later in January or in early February.
Samsung suppliers are reportedly already mass-producing components for the Galaxy S21 series. This is over one month earlier than for the Galaxy S20 series. So, it appears that the change in launch schedule will indeed happen.
It is not yet clear exactly why Samsung would use this new release schedule. However, it could be a way to add space between the launches of the Galaxy S21 and the next-gen Galaxy Z foldable phone.