Samsung officially unpacks the Galaxy S21 series

January 15, 2021

S21 Ultra to support the S Pen.

After numerous leaks and teasers, Samsung has officially announced the new S21 series in its Unpacked event. The latest flagships from Samsung include the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+ and the maxed out Galaxy S21 Ultra that now supports the S Pen accessory from the Note series.

These three flagship devices were launched earlier than expected, and bring a fresh new design that all bring awesome displays (as expected from Samsung), great cameras, and 5G support – yes, only 5G variants will be available.

The S21 series announcement was also joined by the introduction of the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro wireless earphones as well as the Samsung Galaxy SmartTag trackers.

Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21+

Both the Galaxy S21 and S21+ have similar designs and hardware, including an octa-core processor, 8GB of RAM, 128GB/256GB of storage, and a triple camera setup. The triple camera consists of a 12-megapixel ultra-wide lens, 12-megapixel wide lens, and a 64-megapixel telephoto lens and supports up to 30x ‘Space Zoom’.

 

The Galaxy S21 will have a 6.2-inch flat FHD+ display while the Galaxy S21+ will get a slightly bigger 6.7-inch display but both will have a 2400-by-1080 pixel resolution with an adaptive 120Hz refresh rate. You’re also getting a 4,000 mAh battery on the S21 and a 4,800 mAh battery on the S21+.

The Galaxy S21 will be available in colors of Phantom Violet, Phantom Gray, Phantom Pink, and Phantom White with prices starting at 3,199 AED.

The Galaxy S21+ will be available in colors of Phantom Violet, Phantom Silver, and Phantom Black with prices starting at 3,799 AED.

Additional colors like Phantom Gold and Phantom Red will be available on Samsung.com.

Galaxy S21 Ultra

If the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21+ seem to be subtle changes, the S21 Ultra had the most epic upgrade. From the new Contour Cut Camera to the luxurious coated haze finish, the most expensive Galaxy S variant impresses in every way. 

The S21 Ultra has a large 6.8-inch AMOLED 2x display that supports a 120Hz ‘dynamic’ refresh rate. This means that the screen can intelligently switch between 10Hz to 120Hz as needed to ensure you’re getting the best screen experience while conserving battery life. What’s more, it now supports the S Pen from the Note series, allowing you to draw or take notes on the fly.

The camera system on the S21 Ultra also got a massive upgrade. You have a quad camera setup that includes an ultra-wide camera, wide, and dual tele-lenses headline by the 108-megapixel pro sensor that can capture 12-bit HDR images. This sensor also allows you to shoot in 4K 60 fps and even shoot images with a 12-but RAW file option. Additionally, the camera supports 100x Space Zoom plus an improved Bright night sensor for better low-light images.

Aside from the Octa-core processor, the 128GB/256GB variant of the S21 Ultra will have 12GB of RAM while the top tier 512GB model will house a whopping 16GB of RAM. There’s also a large 5,000 mAh battery.

The Galaxy S21 Ultra will be available in Phantom Silver and Phantom Black starting at 4,899 AED.

No more chargers

Similar to what Apple has done to the iPhone 12 line, Samsung is removing the charger and wired headphones on the Galaxy S21’s packaging. The package will now come in a smaller box that includes the smartphone, USB-C cable, and a SIM ejector tool.

The Samsung Galaxy S21 series is now available for pre-order

by Victor
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff.