Samsung unveiled its new family of Android Galaxy S21 phones on Thursday, 14/01/2021. There are three models, each with a larger screen than the last: the Galaxy S21, the Galaxy S21 +, and the Galaxy S21 Ultra.
All support the range of 5G networks now available in the US and are the first devices to feature Qualcomm’s new flagship Snapdragon 888 processor announced last month.
According to the latest IDC figures, Samsung is still the world’s largest phone maker with 22.7% of the market. Much of the sales come from cheaper models, but Samsung competes with Apple in the US with its high-end Galaxy S and Galaxy Note phones.
These are the phones that compete with Apple’s new iPhone 12 series, and they seem like the best option for people who prefer Android over iPhone and want the latest cameras and processors.
According to Samsung, the Galaxy S21 phones have better displays, longer battery life, and better cameras than last year’s Galaxy S20 phones.
The cameras can take photos with clearer zoom and have better sensors for taking photos at night. Samsung also appears to be addressing an issue with last year’s Galaxy S20 Ultra camera, which didn’t focus very well.
For the first time on a Galaxy S phone, the high-end Ultra version also supports the Samsung S Pen stylus, which previously only worked with its Galaxy Note phones. But you need to buy a special case to store it.
The Galaxy S21 is the smallest of the bunch, with a 6.1-inch screen. The Galaxy S21 + has a larger 6.7-inch screen. The Galaxy S21 Ultra has the largest screen at 6.8 inches, but it has a few other tricks too. You can check the complete review of Galaxy S21, the Galaxy S21 +, and the Galaxy S21 Ultra device in our previous post.
Samsung phones are known for their great displays. Last year’s phones had two modes: a really sharp mode or a slightly less sharp setting, but with a smooth refresh rate that was good for scrolling websites, playing games, and more.
This year, you can do both with the Ultra model: Maintain a high refresh rate for smoothness while keeping the resolution high for sharper video, games, and text.
The S21 Ultra also has better cameras than the other versions, at least on paper. It has a sharper front camera and four additional rear cameras, unlike the three on the S21 and S21 +, which include two zoom lenses, an ultra-wide lens, and a wide-angle lens.
The Galaxy S21 and S21 + lack the additional zoom lens. The Ultra also supports up to 100x zoom versus 30x zoom on the other models.
Prices Of The New Samsung Galaxy S21 Model
The Galaxy S21 starts at $ 799.99 and the Galaxy S21 + starts at $ 999.99. The Galaxy S21 Ultra has a starting price of $ 1,199.99. All phones are available to pre-order now and will be released on January 29.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro Headphones And A Smart Tracker
Samsung also announced its answer to Apple’s AirPods Pro and a smart tracker that you can attach to items or leave in a bag so you can easily find them if you lose them. The tracker is similar to Tile products but uses sensors on the phone that can more accurately tell you where you left something.
Samsung’s new headphones are called the Galaxy Buds Pro. They have an updated design and are water and sweat-resistant, so you don’t have to worry about damaging them if you train in the rain or sweat a lot.
But its biggest feature is active noise cancellation, which AirPods Pro also offers and helps reduce background noise by 99%, Samsung said.
The new headphones also have a 360-degree audio feature like Apple’s, which makes it sound like movies and TV shows have better surround sound, and that audio comes from everything around you.
The Galaxy Buds Pro offers up to 5 hours of battery life with an additional 13 hours of charging in the case. They will be available Thursday on Samsung’s website for $ 199.99 and will be available at retailers starting Friday.