Samsung Galaxy S21 series with 5G and Snapdragon 888 / Exynos 2100 goes official
Newest Galaxy member is here!
- Galaxy S21 is the standard variant in the S21 lineup, and it comes with a 6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X display, a 4000mAh battery, and triple rear cameras.
- S21+, on the other hand, features a 6.7-inch Dynamic OLED 2X display, a 4800mAh battery, and triple rear cameras.
- Lastly, there is the S21 Ultra, which has a 6.9-inch Dynamic OLED 2X display, a massive 5000mAh battery, and quad rear cameras.
- All S21 models come with 5G connectivity and run on Snapdragon 888 (or Exynos 2100) chipset.
Samsung’s latest S-lineup update for the year, the Galaxy S21 series, is now official. Like clockwork, where Samsung fails to keep its devices a secret and leaksters manage to put out almost every essential detail about their (Samsung) upcoming devices before they launch, the S21 series did not disappoint in this regard either. And, we had pretty much all the specifications about these new devices hours before the official announcement. Similar to previous generation Galaxy devices, the S21 series also includes three models: the Galaxy S21, the S21+, and the S21 Ultra. All of which come with 5G connectivity and share the same Snapdragon 888 (or Exynos 2100) chipset. Let’s dive in to learn more.
Samsung Galaxy S21
To start off, we have the Samsung S21, which is the standard variant in the series. It features a 6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with an FHD+ screen resolution and a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate. To add to the protection, the display has Corning’s Gorilla Glass Victus on top. At its core, the phone is powered by the all-new 5nm Exynos 2100 processor, coupled with 8GB of RAM and 128GB / 256GB of onboard storage. There is a 4000mAh battery to power the internals with support for 25W fast charging, 15W wireless charging, and reverse wireless charging.
Among other things, the Galaxy S21 comes with IP68 water resistance, Stereo Speakers by AKG, Dolby Atmos, and runs on OneUI 3.0 based on Android 11. It includes support for 5G, dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth 5.1.
Talking about cameras, the S21 sports a triple-camera setup on the rear, with a 12MP (f/1.8) main sensor, a 12MP (f/2.2) wide-angle sensor, and a 64MP (f/2.0) telephoto sensor. Towards the front, the device has a 10MP (f/2.2) camera.
Galaxy S21 comes in four colorways: Phantom White, Phantom Grey, Phantom Pink, and Phantom Violet.
Samsung Galaxy S21+
The Galaxy S21+, as its name suggests, is a slightly bigger variant of the vanilla S21. It sports a 6.7-inch Dynamic OLED 2X display with the same FHD+ resolution, 120Hz variable refresh rate, and Gorilla Glass Victus as the regular S21. Talking about performance, the device runs on the Exynos 2100 processor, coupled with 8GB of RAM and 128GB / 256GB of internal storage. It includes a slightly bigger, 4800mAh battery with 25W fast charging, 15W wireless charging, and reverse wireless charging.
Similar to the vanilla S21, the S21+ also comes with support for 5G, dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth 5.1. However, it does include support for UWB tracking. Moreover, the phone also has Doly Atmos, Stereo Speakers by AKG, and IP68 water resistance. On the software front, it runs on OneUI 3.0 based on Android 11 out of the box.
In the camera department, the S21+ features a triple-camera setup on the rear, which includes a 12MP (f/1.8) primary sensor, accompanied by a 64MP (f/2.0) telephoto sensor and a 12MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide sensor. On the front, there is a 10MP (f/2.2) selfie camera.
Galaxy S21+ comes in three colors: Phantom White, Phantom Silver, and Phantom Black.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Lastly, talking about the top-of-the-line device, the Galaxy S21 Ultra features the biggest display of all modes, coming in at 6.8-inches. The display is a Dynamic OLED panel with WQHD+ resolution and a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate. Under the hood, the S21 Ultra is powered by the same Exynos 2100 processor as other models but has higher RAM — 12GB / 16GB — and internal storage — 128GB / 256GB / 512GB — options. It has a massive 5000mAh battery, more than any other model, with support for the same (25W wired, 15W wireless, and reverse) charging support.
Besides, it comes with support for 5G, dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, UWB tracking, and S-Pen (sold separately). Similar to the other two modes, the S21 Ultra also comes with Stereo Speakers by AKG, Dolby Atmos, and an IP68 rating. And it runs on OneUI 3.0 based on Android 11.
As for the optics, the S21 Ultra sports a quad-camera setup, which includes a 108MP (f/1.8) primary sensor, along with two 10MP telephoto sensors, a 12MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide sensor, and a ToF (time-of-flight) sensor. Moving to the front, there is a 40MP (f/2.2) camera for selfies.
Galaxy S21 Ultra comes in two color options: Phantom Black and Phantom Silver.
Samsung Galaxy S21 series: Pricing and Availability
The all-new Galaxy S21 series starts at $799 for the vanilla S21 model, $999 for the S21+, and $1199 for the S21 Ultra. In addition to the new devices, Samsung has also announced the all-new Galaxy Buds Pro, which are priced at $199 and will be available starting January 15.
As for India pricing, the Samsung Galaxy S21 starts at Rs 69,999, while the S2i+ and S21 Ultra come in at Rs 81,999 and Rs 1,05,999, respectively.