So finally wait is over Samsung's latest flagship phones are here - The Samsung Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus and Galaxy S21 Ultra. The first two - Galaxy S21 and S21 Plus start at $799 (approx. INR 58,411) and $999 (approx. INR 73,046). The new devices can effectively be divided into two segments: the S21 and S21 Plus, which are aiming to achieve a more wallet-friendly flagship experience, and the S21 Ultra, the ultimate Samsung smartphone that cuts no corners and aims to offer the most premium phone possible. All of these variants are packed with 120Hz display, quad-camera setup, 5000mAh battery packs and for sure with Snapdragon 888 5G chipset. You can read all the highlight of Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2021.
If we look at the design of the Galaxy S21 series. Samsung offers flat AMOLED display with centred punch hole camera and triple camera setup at the back on both S21 and S21 Plus variant. The contour cut camera system no blend seamlessly with the metal frame of the device. You have frosted haze finish on the rear which give a little bit of contrast to the camera. Galaxy S21 models are also IP68 water and dust resistant.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Series Specifications
Let's begin with the display. 6.2 inch (S21) and 6.7-inch (S21 Plus) have subtly curved edge display that has been a hallmark for a year. Samsung display offers 2400 X 1080 more modest resolution. Both variants offer a 120 Hz refresh rate having high contrast ratio and can go up to 1300 nits.
2. Snapdragon 888/Exynos 2100
Samsung Galaxy S21 series will be powered by the powerful Snapdragon 888 chipset (US, Korea and more) or the new Exynos 2100 chipset (India, UK and more). Both of these chipsets are based on 5nm architecture integrated with 5G modem technology. They give powerful AI-based performance and boosted by 8GB RAM on Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21 Plus. Samsung offers the option to choose between 128 GB and 256 GB storage option.
Samsung Galaxy S21 series beautifully runs Android 11-based OneUI 3.1. As for the connectivity option Samsung offers Type-C charging port. The standard S21 does not support this feature, which will work with the newly launched Galaxy Smart Tags.
Now let's talk about the main camera specifications and design of the Galaxy S21 series. Both galaxy S21 and S21 Plus offer triple camera setup. Which includes 12MP (f/1.8) primary camera, 12MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide camera with 120-degree FOV, and 64MP telephoto lens with 3x hybrid optically zoom. Both primary and telephoto camera lens comes with Optical Image stabilization (OIS) technology. For video recording compatibility both Galaxy S21 series support up to 8K resolution at 30fps.
Lastly, Samsung is following Apple’s footsteps by no longer including a charging brick or headphones in the box, justifying it with similar environmental reasons (although Samsung will save a few bucks by not bundling those parts).