Samsung S21 series Launches – Flagship Samsung Phones Are Here
After a long wait, Samsung on 14th Jan Samsung has unveiled the new Galaxy S21 series for a worldwide launch.
Samsung has launched 3 new smartphones in the series – S21, S21 Plus, and the S21 Ultra. The S21 Ultra is the flagship of the flagships and costs an arm and leg. We will talk about pricing
Samsung made the launch event interesting and brought Mr. Anshu Mor(Standup comedian/Writer/Podcaster) who along with Samsung employees emphasized the word ‘Epic’,
Using witty lines Samsung showcased that the new S21 series is Epic in everything – Performance, Cameras, and Display, and overall experience.
Samsung has also unveiled the new TWS (True Wireless Headphones) Galaxy Buds Pro along with the new S21 series.
Samsung S21 Series India Launch Price, Offers, and Discounts
Here are the Price Details for the Samsung S21 Series:
- Samsung Galaxy S21 – 8 GB Ram and 128 GB Storage – Price Rs. 69,999
- Samsung Galaxy S21+ – 8 GB Ram and 128 GB Storage – Price Rs. 81,999
- Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra – 12 GB Ram and 128 GB Storage – Price Rs. 105,999
The pre-orders for the Samsung S21 phones will start from 15th January 2021 and you can buy these from Samsung.com or from local retailers or from Amazon India.
The customers who pre-order the Samsung S21, S21+ or the Samsung S21 Ultra will get a Galaxy SmartTag Free. Also, buyers will get up to Rs. 10,000 Samsung voucher to redeem against a Galaxy Watch Active 2 or the Galaxy Buds+.
For S21 customers they can get Rs. 4000, S21+ buyers will get an e-voucher of Rs. 10,000 OR can purchase the buds live for Rs. 990. More details on Samsung Pre-Book Offers and terms and conditions.
Additionally, there is a Cashback of up to Rs. 10,000 will be available for HDFC Bank customers.
Those who pre-order will get their devices from 25th Jan 2021 January 25, regular sale in the retail stores and online will start from 29th Jan 2021.
Notably, Samsung is not offering any charger with the Samsung S21 series and you will get only a Usb Type C cable in the box apart from the Smartphone.
There was a time when companies use to give high-quality headphones in the box along with the charger, but now they say in the name of environment (about which no one actually cares) they are not giving any additional accessories.
The real motive is to make more money from sale of chargers and headphones. And the ugly trend is started by the most wealthy and greedy company on the planet.
Let’s start with Samsung Galaxy S21 and know about its epic features.
The design from the front side has slight variations in comparison to the last iteration and comes with a rounded narrow bezel on the corners and the display is flat on the S21 and S21+ whereas it is slightly curved on the S21 Ultra.
The rear camera assembly is unique and very noticeable. Samsung is using vertically aligned cameras with a significant bump on one side, as they have to accommodate a set of large cameras. The dual-tone design is an instant love or hate affair for the users.
You may love the design or may like the more simple and sober look that we are getting with the pitch-black variant.
The backside of the phone has glass on the S21+ and the Ultra but plastic for the S21. It’s odd to have a plastic phone that costs eye-watering high.
Samsung S21 Ultra – Phantom Black and Phantom Silver.
Samsung S21 + – Phantom Violet, Phantom Black, and Phantom Silver.
Samsung S21 – Phantom Violet, Phantom Pink, Grey, and Phantom White.
So, which is the Best color for the Samsung S21?
I like both the colors on the S21 ultra. For the S21 – The silver and black look stunning and for the S21, I will prefer the White, over all else.
Samsung Galaxy S21
Samsung Galaxy S21 is the first phone of the S21 series. The price of the Galaxy S21 is disclosed at the event and it is $799 (Rs 69,990)
The key highlight of the phone is the Samsung made 5nm Exynos 2100 octa-core processor along with Mali-G57 GPU.
The Snapdragon 888 will be available in South Korea and in the US but Indian buyers will have to contend with the Exynos variant. We are not absolutely sure about the Exynos 2100 performance at the moment in comparison to the A14 or the SD 888 but will update this article as some of the benchmarks and reports are received.
The handset operates on Samsung One UI 3.1 based on the latest Android 11.
And another highlight of the phone is its cameras. The Samsung S20 series had not the best cameras we have seen in the S-series galaxy phones in the past.
There were auto-focus issues and the white balance and dynamic range were not the best.
There Triple camera setup at the back that includes a 64MP telephoto camera, 12MP wide-angle camera, and a 12MP ultra-wide camera that provides proper detailing, perfect portrait, super steady video support, and up to 8K shooting video support.
The cameras offer up to 30X Space Zoom and also has OIS support for shooting steady videos.
Additionally, On the front side, it has a 10MP selfie camera inside a tiny punch hole.
The Galaxy S21 has a 6.2 inch Dynamic AMOLED 2x display with FHD+ (2400*1080) px resolution along with an adaptive 120Hz refresh (48-120 Hz) rate for a super-smooth touch experience. It comes with an IP68 coating so, it is safe from the splash of water.
It comes with two storage variants:
- 8 GB RAM and 128GB storage.
- 8 GB RAM and 256GB storage.
Further expandable storage support is not present.
For security and unlocking, the phone comes with an In-display fingerprint and face recognition support.
Lastly, the Galaxy S21 has a standard 4000mAH battery capacity along with a 25 Watts fast charging, fast wireless charging, and also support reverse charging.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus
The Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus is the second phone of the S21 series. The price of the Galaxy S21 Plus is disclosed at the event and it is $999 (Rs 81,990).
Note – The specs of Galaxy S21 Plus and Galaxy S21 are very identical to each other in terms of processor, camera, O.S, RAM, storage, sensors et Cetra. So, here we only discuss the different features of the Galaxy S21 Plus.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus comes with a 6.7 inch Dynamic AMOLED 2x Infinity O display along with FHD+ (2400*1080) px resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate.
For long usage, the S21 Plus comes with a 4200mAH battery capacity along with fast charging, reverse charging, and wireless charging support.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is the last and the most advanced phone of the S21 series. The price of this phone is also Ultra as compared to the above phone and that is $1,199 (Rs. 105,990).
The S21 Ultra is also power by Samsung Exynos 2100 octa-core processor fabricated on a 5nm chipset along with a Mali-G57 GPU.
The handset operates on Samsung One UI 3.1 based on Android 11.
It comes with the beautiful Quad camera placement at the rear including 108MP telephoto cameras, a 12MP ultra-wide camera, a 10MP telephoto lens with 10x optical zoom, and another 10MP telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom along with a laser AF sensor. this is sure that with this camera setup the detailing of the photo comes incredible.
Additionally, it has an ultra-clear 40MP selfie camera at the front.
It comes with two RAM variants and three storage variants.
- 12GB RAM and 128GB storage support.
- 12GB RAM and 256GB storage support.
- 16GB RAM and 512GB storage support.
Not have an expandable storage facility.
The S21 ultra has an under-display fingerprint scanner and face recognition support.
Also, the S21 Ultra comes with the S-Pen support but you will have to buy the S-Pen separately if you want to use it.
Lastly, The phone comes with a massive 5000mAH battery capacity along with fast charging, reverse charging, and wireless charging support.
If you are facing any trouble or getting confused regarding the specs of the phone while reading. Don’t worry, The table made below made it easy for you to compare the specs of these three and help you to choose your best choice.
Comparison Samsung S21 vs S21 Plus vs S21 Ultra
|Specs Comparison||Samsung Galaxy S21 5G||Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus 5G||Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G|
|Design||Glass front and Plastic Back||Glass back with a matte finish||Glass front and glass back with a matte finish|
|Display||6.2 inch Dynamic AMOLED 2x Infinity O display with 120Hz refresh rate||6.7 inch Dynamic AMOLED 2x Infinity O display with 120Hz refresh rate||6.8 inch Dynamic AMOLED 2x Infinity O display with 120Hz refresh rate|
|Pixels resolution||FHD+ (2400*1080) pixels, (48-120 Hz) Refresh Rate||FHD+ (2400*1080) pixels,
(48-120 Hz) Refresh Rate
|QHD+ (1440 x 3200) pixels,
(10-120 Hz) Refresh Rate
|Processor||Exynos 2100(5nm)||Exynos 2100(5nm)||Exynos 2100(5nm)|
|Storage||128/256GB storage||128/256GB storage||128/256/512 GB storage|
|OS||Android 11 based on custom Samsung One UI 3.1||Android 11 based on custom Samsung One UI 3.1||Android 11 based on custom Samsung One UI 3.1|
|Rear Camera||Triple (64MP + 12MP + 12MP) camera||Triple (64MP + 12MP + 12MP) camera||Quad (108MP + 12MP + 10MP + 10MP)camera with Laser AF sensor|
|Front Camera||10 MP selfie camera||10 MP selfie camera||40MP selfie camera|
|Fast Charging Support||25 Watts Wired / 15 Watts Wireless||25 Watts Wired / 15 Watts Wireless||25 Watts Wired / 15 Watts Wireless|
|Port||USB Type -C||USB Type -C||USB Type -C|
|Weight||171 gram||202 gram||229 gram|
|Starting Price||Rs. 69,999||Rs. 81,999||Rs. 105,999|
|Launch Date||14 January 2021||14 January 2021||14 January 2021|