Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra receives NFC certification, Exynos 1080 SoC spotted on Bluetooth SIG

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra will support NFC while the Exynos 1080 chipset is expected to power mid-range smartphones, including the rumoured Vivo X60.

Highlights
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra has received the NFC certification
  • The flagship is expected to launch in January 2021
  • Exynos 1080 will launch on November 12th and will power mid-range phones

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra has been spotted on the NFC certification site ahead of its launch in January. The Samsung phone with model number SM-G998U, which is the Galaxy S21 Ultra, was spotted on the NFC website and it essentially confirms the device will come with NFC support. Unfortunately, the certification does not reveal any other Galaxy S21 Ultra specifications. Meanwhile, we also discovered the Exynos 1080 chipset on the Bluetooth SIG certification site. The 5nm processor is set to launch on November 12th and will succeed the Exynos 980 SoC. 

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The Exynos 1080 chipset is expected to power mid-range phones and not the Galaxy S21 series. The chipset is rumoured to power the Vivo X60 that is expected to launch in China soon. The Bluetooth SIG certification reveals the Exynos 1080 supports Bluetooth 5.2.

As for the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra NFC certification, the only thing we can gather is that the phone will support NFC for contactless payments, which is to be expected. Recently, we brought you key Galaxy S21 Ultra specifications, which include a 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2x display, 108MP primary camera, 40MP front-facing camera, and a 5,000mAh battery. The high-end model in the lineup is also expected to feature a 120Hz QHD+ display and the Exynos 2100 flagship chipset.