The South Korean electronics giant Samsung has unveiled the latest Galaxy S21 Series and this time the company has joined Apple in removing accessories from the box even after mocking the Cupertino giant for doing so. The most powerful Galaxy S Series smartphones yet come with improved cameras and, processor among other features.
As opposed to the usual schedule of unveiling the flagship in late February the OEM has gone ahead with an earlier schedule to take advantage of the higher demand. Without wasting any time let’s dive into the detailed specifications of these smartphones.
Specifications of Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
The smartphone features a 6.8-inch WQHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2x Curved HDR10+ display with 1440 x 3200 resolution resulting in 515ppi and supports an adaptable 120 Hz refresh rate along with 240 Hz of touch sampling. The peak brightness of the display is 1500 nits and supports maximum resolution along with refresh rate simultaneously. It can resist scratches and survive drops from 2 meters on a hard surface as it is protected by the latest Corning Gorilla Glass Victus and it is wrapped by an AL7x10 metal frame for extra durability. The company has also embedded an ultrasonic fingerprint reader for security in the display. Underneath the display, it houses a punch-hole selfie camera under the display at the center.
It is powered by the latest Snapdragon 888 SoC from Qualcomm for International markets and India along with other markets like Europe will get the new Exynos 2100 SoC. It’s paired with up to 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 512GB of storage.
Moving to the photography department, it rocks a quad rear camera setup and that is in a combination of a 108-megapixel camera with f/1.8 aperture and can shoot videos in 8K resolution at 24 FPS or at 1080P resolution at 120 FPS with a 21:9 cinematic aspect ratio. Other features include OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation) and the Phase Detection Auto Focus is done with the help of Laser Autofocus. It is followed by a combination of a 10-megapixel telephoto sensor with an f/4.9 aperture that supports up to 10X optical zoom and a 10MP telephoto sensor with f/2.4 aperture that offers 3X optical zoom. Lastly, there is a 12-megapixel ultrawide angle sensor of f/2.2 aperture with 120-degree FOV. The device also comes with a 40-megapixel front-facing camera with an f/2.2 aperture. The camera modes include 100X, 200X Zoom Lock, Single Take, 8K Video Snap, multi-camera shooting (Director’s Cut), and 12-bit raw recording.
Regarding the connectivity options, Galaxy S21 Ultra supports Wireless DeX, 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6E, UWB connectivity, Samsung Dex and Knox Bluetooth 5.1, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and a USB Type-C 3.2 port. The stereo speakers are tuned by AKG and it offers Dolby Atmos Audio. Moreover, the handset is certified with IP68 dust and water resistance. The software is based on Android 11 with One UI 3.1 on top. The smartphone is powered by a 5,000 mAh battery and supports 25W USB PD 3.0 fast charging, 15W fast wireless charging, and 4.5W reverse wireless charging. It weighs a total of 228 grams.
For the first time, Galaxy S21 Ultra will support S-Pen just like the Note counterpart. This could be the first step to replace the Note Series with the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold Series. The company has introduced accessories such as Smart Clear View Case, Silicon Cover, Protective Standing Cover with a slot for S-Pen. It will be available in Phantom Gray and White colors and Phantom Titanium, Navy and Brown will be exclusively available on the company website. If you pre-order one, you will get Galaxy Buds Pro and SmartTag for free.
Specifications of Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G and Galaxy S21 5G
The Samsung Galaxy S21 and S21+ shares quite a few features with the Ultra, so we will focus on the difference here. The Galaxy S21+ features a 6.7-inch Full HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X with 2400 x 1080 pixels resulting in 394ppi along with a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate. On the other hand, we have Galaxy S21 that features a slightly smaller 6.2-inch Full HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X that has a pixel density of 421ppi. Both phones are capable of cranking up the brightness to 1300 nits. However, the Galaxy S21 rear is made of Glasstic material as opposed to the glass back on both S21+ and S21 Ultra. In terms of storage, both models support 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128/256GB of storage.
Moving to the camera department, both the Galaxy S21 and S21+ come with triple rear cameras and it starts with a 12 MP primary sensor that has a large 1.8µm pixels and f/1.8 aperture. It features Dual Pixel AF and OIS. It is followed by a 64 MP sensor with an f/2.0 lens and it supports 3x lossless zoom and 30x Space Zoom (Digital). Lastly, there is a 12 MP ultrawide angle camera with an f/2.2 aperture. The selfie camera inside the punch is a 10MP one with an f/2.2 aperture.
The Galaxy S21 is backed by a 4,000 mAh battery and the Galaxy S21+ gets its power to run from a 4,800 mAh battery. The S21 weighs 171 grams whereas the Galaxy S21+ weighs 202 grams. The rest of the specifications of the Galaxy S21/S21+ are identical to the Ultra model. If you pre-order a Galaxy S21 or S21+ you will get Galaxy Buds Live or SmartTag for free. The Galaxy S21 will be available in Phantom Violet, Gray White, and Pink meanwhile the Galaxy S21+ gets the Phantom Gold and Red color on the company website but will miss out on the White color.
Pricing and Availability
The pricing for each Samsung Galaxy S21 Series models are as follows:
- Samsung Galaxy S21 : ₹69,999 / $800 for 8+128GB and ₹73,999 / $900 8+256GB.
- Samsung Galaxy S21+ : ₹81,999 / $1,000 for 8+128GB and ₹85,999 / $1,099 for 8+256GB.
- Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra : ₹1,05,999 / $1,199 for 12+256GB, $1,299 for 12+512GB and ₹1,16,999 / $1,399 for 16+512GB.
This time the company will not include charging brick or earphones inside the box but will supply documents and a USB Type-C cable. All Samsung Galaxy S21 models will be available for pre-order from today till 28th January 2021. From 29th January these smartphones will be available openly across Samsung.com and via major retailers globally.
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