Samsung has finally launched the Galaxy S21 series with three latest devices, the Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+ and S21 Ultra, after we have received and shared a lot of leaked images and specs of the phones. All the latest phones under S21 series comes with either Exynos 2100 (5nm) chipset or Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 (5nm) SoC for the international and US/Chinese markets respectively. The phones have amazing new design and features, lets have a look at further details of the smartphones.
Samsung Galaxy S21 5G & S21+ 5G
Both S21 and S21+ come with Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with 120Hz refresh rate and HDR10+. The only difference here is that S21 comes with a 6.2 inches screen and S21+ comes with a 6.7 inches screen size. The refresh rate is adjusted automatically based on the content you are viewing. The phones have a punch hole on the front for the 10 MP selfie shooter which is able to capture 4K videos at 30/60 fps.
On the back, the smartphones come with a triple camera setup – having a 12 MP f/2.2 ultrawide camera, a 12 MP f/1.8 Dual Pixel AutoFocus camera with OIS, and a 64 MP f/2.0 telephoto camera with OIS, PDAF, and 3x Hybrid Optic Zoom and 30X Space Zoom. The cameras pack lots of new features like the 64 MP camera of the phones can record in 8K at 24 FPS. According to Samsung, you will be able to get high resolution 33 MP photos from the 8K videos you record. There are up to six different portrait photo features as well.
The Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21+ come with either the Exynos 2100 or the Snapdragon 888 depending on the market. You get 8 GB of RAM on both phones and can choose between 128GB or 256GB of storage. There is no longer support for storage expansion, which is quite a disappointing thing.
The vanilla variant, S21 is powered by a 4000mAh battery while the Galaxy S21+ has a 4800mAh battery. They both support 25W fast wired charging (charger not included in the box but you get a USB-C cable) and 15W wireless charging. There is also support for 9W reverse wireless charging.
The Galaxy S21 starts at $799 (PKR 169,999 | INR 69,999) while the Galaxy S21+ starts at $999 (PKR 194,999 | INR 81,999). The phones will be available in Phantom Black, Phantom Pink, Phantom Violet, and Phantom Silver colors and the color availability varies from market to market. Have a look at the infographic of both of the smartphones:
All the specs on S21 and S21+ are same except the glass back, screen size and bigger battery.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
The most impressive flagship smartphone of all the three phones launched under S21 Series is the Galaxy S21 Ultra and it is the first Galaxy S Series smartphone with support for the S Pen. The S21 Ultra is not just a bigger smartphone but it also packs more features and a bigger camera island in the result of more cameras on the back.
The Galaxy S21 Ultra has a curved 6.8 inches Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X display protected with Gorilla Glass Victus. It also has a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate (10Hz to 120Hz). The phone has a punch hole for the 40 MP, f/2.2 selfie camera. On the back the smartphone comes with a 108 MP main camera which has been upgraded as well. The phone also has a 12 MP ultrawide lens, a 10MP f/2.4 Dual Pixel camera with OIS and 3x optical zoom, and a 10MP Dual Pixel AF periscope zoom camera with OIS and 10x optical zoom. The S21 Ultra is the first Samsung to support 4K 60fps video recording with all cameras. All cameras, including the 40 MP selfie camera, the 12 MP Ultra Wide module (with Dual Pixel AF) and the two tele cameras as well.
Just like other phones of the series, the Ultra model comes in Exynos 2100 and Snapdragon 888 variants for different markets. However, the Galaxy S21 Ultra comes with more RAM than the other models. The base model has 12 GB of RAM and is available in 128 GB and 256 GB storage options. Another variant comes with 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage.
The Galaxy S21 Ultra is the first Galaxy S phone to have support for the S Pen, so you get S Pen features in the operating system but you don’t get the pen in the box just like you don’t get the charger and will have to purchase it separately.
The phone comes with a 5000mAh battery with 25W fast wired charging support which is slower than the Galaxy S20 Ultra’s 45W fast wired charging. You also get support for wireless charging and reverse wireless charging. The Galaxy S21 Ultra has an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner, IP68 rating, NFC, and is the first smartphone to support Wi-Fi 6E. It runs One UI 3.1 based on Android 11.
The Galaxy S21 Ultra has a starting price of $1,199 (PKR 229,999 | INR 105,999). Have a look at the infographic of the smartphone:
That’s all from the latest launch by Samsung, stay connected and we will keep you updated with more amazing stuff happening in the smartphone world.