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Samsung Galaxy S21 has a release date. Get your hands on one Jan. 29

CNET logo CNET 1/15/2021 Shelby Brown
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Samsung's debuted its new Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus and Galaxy S21 Ultra smartphones at the Samsung Unpacked event today, the last day of CES. (Here's everything Samsung announced.) Preorders opened Thursday at 8 a.m. PT and the phones are set to hit stores on Jan. 29.

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Early predictions from Android Authority suggested the new devices would be out on Jan. 22. Earlier reports suggested that they could go on sale in India on Jan. 29. 

Read more: Why now is the worst time to buy the Samsung Galaxy S20

The new phones are the follow-up to the S20 phones, which Samsung released last year to accommodate multiple budgets. Rumors were circulating as early as last November that the tech giant was already mass-producing the Galaxy S21.


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