Samsung finally announced the Galaxy S21 series of smartphones. These new phones-Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21 Plus-were released earlier than their predecessors. These two phones adopted new designs, new chipsets, and upgraded cameras, but they also lost some of the features and accessories of the previous generation.
GALAXY S21 AND GALAXY S21+ DESIGN:
Several leaks before today have shown us the appearance of these two phones, but they are still worth mentioning.
Both phones have a center punch for the selfie camera. This is the Infinity-O display that Samsung likes to call. But the most interesting part of the design is the new contour cut camera housing, which is integrated into the frame of the phone. Samsung describes it as a stylish but compelling aesthetic.
Both phones are covered with Gorilla Glass Victus on the front, while the back of the S21 is glass, and the back of the S21 Plus is glass. These phones will provide Phantom Black, Phantom Pink, Phantom Violet and Phantom Silver. The availability of colors varies from market to market.
GALAXY S21 AND GALAXY S21 PLUS SPECIFICATIONS:
The screen of Galaxy S21 is 6.2 inches, and the screen of Galaxy S21 Plus is 6.7 inches. Both are flat Dynamic AMOLED 2X displays with 2400 x 1080 resolution and adaptive refresh rate (48Hz to 120Hz).
The refresh rate is automatically adjusted based on what you are viewing. Samsung also said that there is a new Eye Comfort Shield that can automatically adjust the blue light according to the time of day.
Depending on the market, the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21 Plus come with Exynos 2100 or Snapdragon 888. Both phones have 8GB of RAM and you can choose between 128GB or 256GB of storage space. Disappointingly, storage expansion is no longer supported.
Both phones have the same number of cameras on both sides. The front camera is a 10MP dual pixel AF camera with F 2.2 aperture, 1.22μm pixel size and 80° field of view.
There are three cameras on the back – 12MP f/2.2 ultra-wide camera with 120° field of view, 12MP f/1.8 dual pixel autofocus camera with OIS and 64MP f/2.0 telephoto camera with OIS, PDAF and 3x Hybrid optics Zoom and 30x spatial zoom.
The camera has many new functions. For example, a 64MP camera can record at 8K at 24 FPS. Samsung said that you will be able to get 33MP high-resolution photos from the recorded 8K video. There are up to 6 different portrait photo functions to choose from.
The Galaxy S21 has a 4000mAh battery, while the Galaxy S21 Plus has a 4800mAh battery. They both support 25W fast wired charging (the charger is not included in the box, but a USB-C cable is provided) and 15W wireless charging.
It also supports 9W reverse wireless charging. You will also get an IP68 rating, NFC, UWB and ultrasonic fingerprint scanner in the display. They also run Android 11 with a UI 3.
The Galaxy S21 starts at $799, while the Galaxy S21+ starts at $999. Both phones will go on sale on January 29. Pre-orders begins today, and pre-orders (for those in Europe) will get a free pair of Galaxy Buds Live and Samsung SmartTag.