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Samsung lifts the veil of the Galaxy S21 series! Check every single detail here

by RPRNA Group

Samsung launches numerous smartphones, tablets, smart wearables, wireless earbuds, and more in a single year. The company also unveils new flagship smartphones under its Galaxy S and Note lineup. The new S series devices hit the smartphone market in the first quarter while the Note lineup in the third quarter every year.

A short tale on the history of the Samsung Galaxy S series:

By launching the Samsung Galaxy S in 2010, the South Korean tech giant has started the Galaxy S lineup. Later on, the company has made major improvements with every new model of the S series. Starting with Galaxy S in 2010 to 2019’s  Galaxy S10 series, Samsung has totally revamped the look and feel of its flagship phones.

Samsung Galaxy S20 models with powerful camera capabilities:

Back in February 2020, the company has introduced the successors to the Galaxy S10 models that have named the Galaxy S20 series. These high-end smartphones brought significant camera improvements with larger displays. But this year, the company has got success to launch the new flagship smartphones, earlier than in the past.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Series:

Just like every year, Samsung has officially launched the new Galaxy S series devices. The company has named this lineup the Galaxy S21 series which consists of three smartphones – the Galaxy S21 5G, the Galaxy S21+ 5G, and the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G.

What about Samsung Galaxy S21 Fan Edition?

At the launch event of Samsung Galaxy S20 FE, the South Korean tech giant has promised that the company will launch an affordable variant of the upcoming flagship smartphones as a Fan Edition, every year. However, the Galaxy S20 FE launched after the Galaxy Note 20 lineup, so we can expect the Galaxy S21 FE will be launched at a similar time.

Let’s talk about the capabilities of the Samsung Galaxy S21 trio!

With the Galaxy S21 series, Samsung has totally changed the design of its flagship smartphones. The Galaxy S21 trio has an impressive and renewed rear panel with a unique camera housing. Talking about the display, as we’ve already witnessed in the leaked images, the Galaxy S21 models equip a center punch-hole display design which means NO UDC (Under Display Camera).

What’s the biggest change in these smartphones?

It is the first time when Samsung has provided its Galaxy Note phone’s iconic S Pen functionality to the Galaxy S series devices. The top variant of the Galaxy S21 series – Galaxy S21 Ultra supports the S Pen functionality. However, it doesn’t have a dedicated slot on its body that is used to carry the stylus pen.

Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra Specs:

Editor’s Pick:

Processors:

Samsung Galaxy S21 series’ global variants powered by the recently launched Samsung Exynos 2100 chipset, while in select markets such as Korean and the US, these flagships will equip Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 processor.

Samsung is making significant changes to its flagship design formula with the Galaxy S21. The handset has a plastic back panel just like the base Galaxy Note 20 model, as well as a matte finish. The phone will most likely be IP68 water and dust resistant but it may not have a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Design:

With the Galaxy S21 units, Samsung has changed the design formula of its flagship smartphones. Except for the top variant – Galaxy S21 Ultra, both Galaxy S21 and S21+ has made of plastic material at the back. It makes the Galaxy S21 Ultra be the only smartphone of this series having a glass back.

Display:

The Galaxy S21 lineup devices sport an Infinity-O display with a higher refresh rate of 120Hz. However, numerous Samsung fans have expected that the upcoming flagships will have a full view display made with Under Display Camera technology, but these phones have the same display design as their predecessors.

  • Samsung Galaxy S21 Display [Size/Resolution]
    • 6.2-inch Flat FHD+
    • Dynamic AMOLED 2X
    • Infinity-O Display (2400×1080), 421ppi, HDR10+ certified
    • Adaptive 120Hz refresh rate (48~120Hz)
    • Eye Comfort Shield
  • Samsung Galaxy S21+ Display [Size/Resolution]
    • 6.7-inch Flat FHD+
    • Dynamic AMOLED 2X
    • Infinity-O Display (2400×1080), 394ppi, HDR10+ certified
    • Adaptive 120Hz refresh rate (48~120Hz)
    • Eye Comfort Shield
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Display [Size/Resolution]
    • 6.8-inch Edge QHD+
    • Dynamic AMOLED 2X
    • Infinity-O Display (3200×1440), 515ppi, HDR10+ certified
    • Adaptive 120Hz refresh rate (10~120Hz)
    • Eye Comfort Shield

Camera:

Like every year, Samsung introduces a new and improved camera with its Galaxy S series. The Galaxy S21 devices come with more advanced camera capabilities compared to their predecessors.

Samsung Galaxy S21

[Front camera]

  • 10MP Dual Pixel AF, FOV 80°, F2.2, 1.22µm

[Rear camera] : Triple camera

  • Ultra Wide: 12MP FF, FOV 120° F2.2, 1.4µm
  • Wide-angle: 12MP Dual Pixel AF, FOV 79°, OIS, F1.8, 1.8µm
  • Telephoto: 64MP Phase Detection AF, Hybrid Optic 3X, FOV 76°, OIS F2.0, 0.8µm
  • 30X Space Zoom

Samsung Galaxy S21+

[Front camera]

  • 10MP Dual Pixel AF, FOV 80°, F2.2, 1.22µm

[Rear camera] : Triple camera

  • Ultra Wide: 12MP FF, FOV 120° F2.2, 1.4µm
  • Wide-angle: 12MP Dual Pixel AF, FOV 79°, OIS, F1.8, 1.8µm
  • Telephoto: 64MP Phase Detection AF, Hybrid Optic 3X, FOV 76°, OIS. F2.0, 0.8µm
  • 30X Space Zoom

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

[Front camera]

  • 40MP Phase Detection AF, FOV 80°, F2.2, 0.7 µm

[Rear camera]: Quad camera

  • Ultra Wide: 12MP Dual Pixel AF, FOV 120°, F2.2, 1.4µm
  • Wide-angle: 108MP Phase Detection AF, FOV 83°, OIS, F1.8, 0.8µm
  • Telephoto 1: 10MP Dual Pixel AF, Optical 3x, FOV 35°,OIS, F2.4, 1.22µm
  • Telephoto 2: 10MP Dual Pixel AF, Optical 10x, FOV 10°,OIS, F4.9, 1.22µm
  • 100X Space Zoom
  • Laser AF Sensor

*100X Space Zoom includes 10x Optic Zoom and goes up to 100x Super-Resolution Zoom. Super Resolution Zoom includes digital zoom, which may cause some image deterioration.

Sensors:

Ultrasonic Fingerprint sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor Proximity sensor, Ambient Light Sensor

Water Resistance: 

  • IP68

*IP68 is based on test conditions for submersion in up to 1.5 meters of freshwater for up to 30 minutes. Rinse residue/dry if wet. Not advised for beach or pool use.

Network & Connectivity:

[5G]5G Non-Standalone (NSA), Standalone (SA), Sub6 / mmWave
[Ultra Wideband]

Memory:

  • Samsung Galaxy S21 and S21+
    • 8GB RAM (LPDDR5) with 128GB / 256GB internal storage
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
    • 12GB RAM (LPDDR5) with 128GB / 256GB internal storage
    • 16GB RAM (LPDDR5) with 512GB internal storage

Dimension & Weight:

  • Samsung Galaxy S21:
    • Dimension: 71.2×151.7×7.9mm
    • Weight: 171g(mmWave), 169g(sub6)
  • Samsung Galaxy S21+:
    • Dimension: 75.6×161.5×7.8mm
    • Weight: 202g(mmWave), 200g(sub6)
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra:
    • Dimensions: 75.6×165.1×8.9mm
    • Weight: 229g(mmWave), 227g(sub6)

Battery:

  • Samsung Galaxy S21 – 4000mAh
  • Samsung Galaxy S21+ – 4800mAh
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra – 5000mAh

Software and Operating System:

As we know, the company has launched the Galaxy S20 series which comes pre-installed with Android 10 based One UI 2.1. It is an improved version of One UI 2.0 which was exclusively introduced alongside the Galaxy S20 series launching.

Colors:

Galaxy S21:

  • Phantom Violet
  • Phantom Gray
  • Phantom Pink
  • Phantom White

Galaxy S21+:

  • Phantom Violet
  • Phantom Silver
  • Phantom Black

Galaxy S21 Ultra:

  • Phantom Silver
  • Phantom Black
  • Phantom Titanium
  • Phantom Navy
  • Phantom Brown

Price & Availability:

Release date: January 29

Pre-orders: Starting alongside the launch

The basic model is priced at $799, while the S21+ is priced at $999, and the S21 Ultra is priced at $1,199.

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