The Samsung Galaxy S21 series has been unveiled by the South Korean giant and while there’s a welcome drop in the prices of the new handsets, what comes out glaringly is the absence of a charging brick in the box. Samsung has decided to only ship a Type-C to Type-C cable in the box. If you want a 25W charging brick with your device, you’ll need to shell out $20 more.
Anyway, the prices of the three new smartphones start at $799 for the Samsung Galaxy S21. The Galaxy S21 Plus will be seen selling for $999, whereas the S21 Ultra will go for $1,199. The company has taken a similar approach to that of last year when it comes to specs. The regular and Plus models have identical premium specs, while the Ultra model aims to really go beyond premium.
The Galaxy S21 comes with a 6.2-inch panel, while the Plus model goes for a 6.7-inch display. These are Dynamic AMOLED 2X panels with an adaptive 120Hz refresh rate, an FHD+ resolution and 1300 nits of peak brightness. Depending on the region, the phones run the recently announced 5nm Exynos 2100 chip or the 5nm Snapdragon 888 chip. 8GB of RAM is standard for both the phones.
The Galaxy S21 and S21 Plus carry the same camera setup. It includes a 12MP f/1.8 main camera with Dual Pixel technology and a 12MP ultra-wide camera with a 120-degree field of view. The third camera is a 64MP telephoto unit that allows for 30x digital zoom. The camera attributes include Single Take and 8K video support. The front camera on these phones is a 10MP unit.
The Galaxy S21 Ultra carries a larger 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X panel with QHD+ resolution and 1500 nits of peak brightness. The phone runs on the same two chipsets, depending on the region, but its RAM receives a boost, as there are 12GB and 16GB models available. Oh, and did we mention it will work with Samsung’s S Pen accessory?
The camera setup onboard the Ultra variant opts for a new 108MP f/1.8 main sensor, which comes with Dual Pixel and Laser AF. The telephoto assembly actually works with two 10MP cameras, with one getting a periscope design and the other a regular design. They can work together to deliver 100x digital zoom. The S21 Ultra’s camera setup also includes a 12MP ultra-wide camera. Its front camera is a 40MP sensor.
The new Samsung Galaxy S21 smartphones are all set to go on sale this January 29.