Camera sizes wouldn’t change much on the regular S21 models between their 12MP primary sensors, 64MP telephoto units and 12MP ultra-wide shooters. The Ultra, however, would use a second-gen 108-megapixel sensor as well as 3X and 10X telephoto cameras with 130 percent larger pixels. All of the new Galaxies would finally get 4K, 60 frames per second video capture across all cameras as well as 8K recording at a faster 30FPS.
Other improvements would include ultra wideband from the Note 20, twice-as-fast WiFi 6E on the Ultra and a mode that records video from front and back cameras at the same time. Not everything would be a step forward, though — Samsung might use plastic (or “glasstic”) on the base S21 and reserve glass for at least the Ultra.
It’s not certain how firm these specs would be. If accurate, though, they’d negate some of the incentives to buy a Galaxy Note. You’d only need one if you intended to use the S Pen from the outset or otherwise want Samsung’s latest technology when the Note is current. This might not represent an end to the Note if so, but it could represent a change in strategy.