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Samsung's Galaxy S21 won't support MST for contactless payments in the US

Samsung's Galaxy S21 won't support MST for contactless payments in the US

There was some confusion at today's announcement whether or not Samsung's Galaxy S21 series of phones support MST for contactless payments. The technology allowed earlier Samsung devices to use wireless payments even at terminals that weren't configured with NFC, emulating a magnetic card stripe for the reader. Unfortunately for fans of the feature, Samsung confirms to us that the Galaxy S21 won't have MST in the US, and this loss of MST will apply to future phones as well.

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Samsung ditches microSD card slot for Galaxy S21 series

Samsung ditches microSD card slot for Galaxy S21 series

Samsung's new Galaxy S21 series is finally official, and most of the attention is on the new features: updated cameras, more consistent 120Hz, S Pen support on the Ultra, and so on. However, there is one detail that slipped under the radar. The Galaxy S21 series marks the end of microSD card support,  a selling point since the original Galaxy S (though that phone used full-size SD cards).

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Watch the Samsung Galaxy S21 event here

Watch the Samsung Galaxy S21 event here

After a million leaks and rumors, the Galaxy S21 is about to be officially announced today at Samsung's first Unpacked event of 2021. The annual Galaxy S series affair, which usually takes place in February, has been brought forward a whole month this time around, likely because 2020 felt a lot longer than one single year and people need something to get excited about — or for some boring financial reason. Regardless, Unpacked in happening in less than 90 minutes and we've got the deets on when and how to watch it right here.

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Samsung Germany accidentally announces Galaxy S21 Ultra ahead of tomorrow's launch

Samsung Germany accidentally announces Galaxy S21 Ultra ahead of tomorrow's launch

Pretty much everything about the Galaxy S21 series has been leaked at this point short of a full announcement... and now, a full press release has been leaked. Samsung Germany accidentally posted the Galaxy S21 Ultra's announcement earlier today; it's since been deleted, but as we all know, truly erasing something from the Internet is next to impossible.

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Samsung's wireless chargers for the Galaxy S21 lineup appear in leaked renders

Samsung's wireless chargers for the Galaxy S21 lineup appear in leaked renders

No Samsung launch would be complete without a slew of last-minute leaks, and tomorrow's Unpacked event isn't any different. Right ahead of the Galaxy S21’s unveiling, a couple of leaks have surfaced that show off two of its wireless charging accessories set to go official alongside the new flagship phones.

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Get familiar with the Exynos 2100, the not-Snapdragon going into the Galaxy S21

Get familiar with the Exynos 2100, the not-Snapdragon going into the Galaxy S21

Samsung has announced its top-tier integrated mobile chipset for 2021, the 5nm Exynos 2100. As has been the case for the past several years, the silicon is expected to appear in next-generation Galaxy flagship devices in certain regions where the Snapdragon 888 from Qualcomm won't be seen.

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Galaxy S21 series leaks yet again in official marketing imagery

Galaxy S21 series leaks yet again in official marketing imagery

With all of the rumors and leaks we've heard about the Galaxy S21 family, there's little left to the imagination at this point. That said, if you wanted to see what Samsung thinks are the most highlight-worthy features of its new flagships, you're in luck; Roland Quandt of WinFuture has posted a few of Samsung's marketing images for your perusal.

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Multiple sources point to Galaxy S21 plastic back

Multiple sources point to Galaxy S21 plastic back

Rumors have swirled for the last few weeks regarding materials in Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S21, claiming that some of the models may use plastic materials in place of glass, as Samsung did for last year's Note20 and Galaxy S20 FE. According to noted leaker Roland Quandt (and confirmed by Android Police's Max Weinbach), the smaller Galaxy S21 will have a polycarbonate plastic back.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 leak reveals availability date

Samsung Galaxy S21 leak reveals availability date

The Samsung Galaxy S21 family is only a week away from being officially announced. However, there's not much to look forward to in that a lot of information about the upcoming flagships has already been leaked — everything from the key hardware changes to the new software features. As it turns out, you won't even have to wait for the official announcement to find out when the phones will be available to purchase.

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Galaxy S21 Ultra could let you max out display resolution and refresh rate simultaneously

Galaxy S21 Ultra could let you max out display resolution and refresh rate simultaneously

Samsung joined the high refresh rate bandwagon last year with the Galaxy S20 line, but some users found the implementation rather limiting as going for 120Hz capped the resolution at FHD+. The Korean smartphone maker could finally do away with that restriction with the upcoming Galaxy S21 Ultra.

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