It seems the launch of Samsung’s new flagship smartphone is right around the corner. The Galaxy S21 has turned up at the FCC to obtain the certifications it requires before it launches. Test certifications don’t provide us with a lot of smartphone information. Nevertheless, the FCC shows that the Wireless Power Transfer feature, which uses inductive charging to transmit power to another smartphone or smartwatch, has been tested.
Test results show that the feature charges between 110 kilohertz to 148 kilohertz with a maximum charging power consumption of 9W. The system model number tested by the FCC is SM-G991U. Notes from the FCC show that the back cover can not be removed, which suggests a fixed battery level for modern smartphones.
The only other information we can gather from the FCC listing is that through wired fast charging, the unit can charge at 25W. Samsung is taking a page out from the Apple playbook and is expected to eliminate a charger from the new smartphone pack. The presumption is that Samsung would officially suggest that charger for the smartphone which the FCC tested the device on.
Although no hardware was verified by the FCC, previous leaks have indicated what will find under the hood. On the left side of the smartphone, the Galaxy S21 Ultra has a quad-camera that is rumoured to offer a 108-megapixel main camera, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, a 10x zoom telephoto sensor, and another 3x zoom.
The Galaxy S21 Plus has a rumoured triple camera with a 12-megapixel main camera, an ultra-wide-angle 12-megapixel lens, and a 64-megapixel telephoto sensor. It is rumoured that the Galaxy S21 has similar specifications to the S21 Plus for its cameras.