Samsung officially announced a set of new devices at the Galaxy Unpacked event, including the Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra phones, in addition to the Galaxy Buds Pro earphones and the Galaxy SmartTag. One of the biggest controversial parts of the S21 series is the phone case. Just in the footsteps of Apple, Samsung has removed both the charger and headphones from the case, leaving only the USB-C cable and some papers left in them. But otherwise, the phone came with a number of upgrades, great improvements to the camera, and a faster Snapdragon 888 processor, here are the specifications in some detail.


the screen

◉ The Galaxy S21 series phones feature a new design and the latest Dynamic AMOLED 2X screen, saturated edge-to-edge color, measuring 6.2 inches for the S21 and 6.7 inches for the S21 Plus, the same sizes as last year, except that it is flat, so Samsung has retreated from the curved edges. That has been a hallmark of their phones for years. As for the Ultra version, it comes with a 6.8-inch curved-edge screen.

Screens come with the same refresh rate, which reaches 120 Hz, except that it is a dynamic refresh rate, that is, it works based on the content displayed on the screen. The refresh rate can drop to 10Hz, which helps save battery life.

But the question here is will the transition between these frequencies be smooth? We wait for the experiments.

Samsung also reduced the resolution from 3200 x 1440 in last year's models to a lower resolution of 2400 x 1080. That is, it reduced the resolution from Quad HD to Full HD for the S21 and S21 Plus, so you don't get the same high resolution as last year's S20 Ultra phone. The S21 Ultra version comes with Quad HD resolution and 3200 x 1440 pixels.

This is so that Samsung can match Apple’s prices and lower the prices of its phones

◉ Screens come with a pixel density of 421 per inch in the S21, 394 in the S21 Plus, and 515 in the Ultra version.

◉ All phones feature a metal frame, and the back of Gorilla Victus glass in the Plus and Ultra versions, while the back on the S21 has been replaced by Samsung with polycarbonate.

Plastic back on high-end phones, what do you think?

◉ The phones are all equipped with an UltraSonic ultrasound fingerprint scanner under the improved screen, and the company said that it works on an area 70% more than the previous generation.


Camera

◉ The camera on my S21 and S1 Plus is largely the same as before, with a 12-megapixel main camera with f / 1.8 lens slot, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera with f / 2.2 lens slot, and a 64-megapixel telephoto camera with a slot F / 2.0 lens, with 3x true optical zoom and 30x digital. But Samsung has made a lot of improvements to the system and artificial intelligence in order to provide better images as they will come.

◉ As for the S21 Ultra camera, the basic 108-megapixel wide-angle lens with f / 1.8 lens slot, the second 12-megapixel ultra-wide angle with f / 2.2 lens slot, and the third 10-megapixel telephoto lens with f / 2.4 lens slot for close-up or zoom and gives almost a true visual Up to 3x and digitally up to 30x, and a fourth telephoto camera with a 10-megapixel resolution and f / 4.9 lens slot, which is for close-up or zoom as well and supports true optical zoom up to 10x and digital zoom up to 100x via Space Zoom technology.

◉ The company has supported the zoom process with a feature called Zoom Lock to lock the zoom at a specific point to prevent vibrations and to help the AI ​​to improve the image.

◉ The company has developed the Single Take feature that allows capturing the image through all lenses and various modes at the same time, and it has become much faster than last year.

◉ Shooting 8K video at 24 frames per second through the main lens, or 4K at 60 frames per second through all lenses, and for the first time, slow-motion videos can be shot in HD at a frequency of 960 frames per second.

Impressive 8K resolution, although it will be difficult to use due to the giant size of the video, but a point is due to Samsung.

◉ The company has also improved the Super Steady feature for image stabilization when shooting videos.

◉ As for the front camera, it comes with a 10-megapixel camera with f / 2.2 lens slot on the S21 and S21 Plus.

◉ The front camera on the S21 Ultra comes with a 40-megapixel camera with an f / 2.2 lens slot, and great improvements have been made to it, especially for portrait mode, and you can shoot videos through it in 4K at 60 frames per second.

◉ A new feature in the camera application called Director's View that allows you to perform several functions while shooting, for example you can change the angle, lens or shooting position without having to stop shooting.

◉ You can also shoot in Vlog mode or vlog by using the front and back lenses at the same time and switching between them.


the performance

The three phones, S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra, are powered by the new Snapdragon 888 processor, while the global version comes with an Exynos 2100 processor, all of which come with 5 nm technology. Samsung said that these processors provide 20% better performance, the GPU's graphics processing speed is 35% faster, and twice the performance of the previous AI.

Why is America only getting Snapdragon? Do you have an answer to this question?

◉ My phone S21 and S21 Plus also comes with 8GB of RAM, less than the previous S20 phone that came with 12GB of random memory. Does this affect the performance of the phone or is Samsung based on something else?

◉ As for the S21 Ultra, it comes with 12 GB of random memory for the 128 and 256 versions, and 16 GB of random memory for the 512 version.


the battery

◉ The S21 has the same 20mAh battery as the S4000. Based on the efficiency of the processor, Samsung says the phone is sufficiently smart to analyze how you use it in order to conserve energy.

◉ The S21 Plus comes with a 4,800 mAh battery.

◉ The S21 Ultra comes with a 5000 mAh battery.

All support fast charging of 25 watts and the company says that it allows charging 50% of the battery in just 30 minutes, and the battery also supports fast wireless charging of 15 watts per second.

◉ Phones support 4.5 watt reverse wireless charging under the name PowerShare and thus can charge other phones, headsets, watches and other devices that support wireless charging.


OS

S21 phones run Android 11 with Samsung's new One UI 3 user interface. With a redesigned Quick Panel and a more streamlined notification screen. This changed the redesigned screen lock tools as well as the ability to place user interface elements on the screen and adjust its transparency.


Other advantages

◉ My S21 and S21 Plus come with Wi-Fi 6 technology, while the S21 Ultra comes with Wi-Fi 6E technology, four times faster than Wi-Fi 6.

◉ All phones support 5G technology.

◉ They all also come with Bluetooth 5.1 and NFC support.

◉ Phones support IP68 water and dust resistance

◉ SPen light pen support, but it is not included in the box and has no place in the phone, and you can buy a case for this.


Price

◉ The S21 comes at $ 800 for the 128GB version, and $ 900 for the 256GB version.

◉ The S21 Plus comes at a price of $ 1000 for the 128GB version and $ 1100 for the 256GB version.

◉ The S21 Ultra phone comes at a price of $ 1200 for a version of 12 GB RAM and 128 GB of storage capacity, $ 1300 for a copy of 12 GB RAM and 256 GB of storage capacity, and $ 1400 for a copy of 16 GB RAM and 512 storage capacity.


Galaxy Buds Pro headphones

Buds Pro earbuds have also been launched, and they feature an in-ear design. It comes with support for Active Noise Canceling, or ANC, and spatial audio.

◉ The speaker is equipped with a two-way amplifier in each unit, allowing you to hear who is speaking to you without removing the headphones, and each earphone also includes three microphones, including a high SNR microphone to distinguish the desired signals or not, and two external microphones, which helps to provide optimum communication performance And capabilities of ANC.

◉ Includes 61mAh batteries in each side for up to 5 hours of use. And the battery case comes with a capacity of 472 mAh that can provide an additional 13 hours of operation.

◉ If you don't use ANC, up to 8 hours of playback can be saved, with an additional 20 hours of standby power available in the charging case.

◉ The case supports fast charging that can provide up to an hour of playtime with just five minutes of charging. The case also supports wireless charging.

◉ The headphones support an IPX7 rating for dust and water resistance, the highest water resistance rating for Buds so far.

◉ The headphones are available at a price of $ 200 and available for purchase in the US from the Samsung website starting today. The earbuds will be available in three colors, Phantom Purple, Phantom Silver and Phantom Black.


Galaxy SmartTag

◉ Samsung also announced a device to track lost things under the name Galaxy SmartTag, similar to this Bluetooth tracker from Tile as well as Apple's AirTags, which is expected to be released soon, this device allows users to quickly locate lost items such as your phone, wallet, keys, or whatever you stick to it .

◉ Bluetooth will be used to find lost things, and it will come with one button that can be used to send an alert, but you must make sure beforehand that it is connected wirelessly to your smartphone. This will also help you find your device in case it gets lost, and vice versa, as you can use your phone to locate anything you have associated the tracker with.

◉ The size of this device is 4 x 4 cm, and about 53 cm thick. And it is made of plastic with IPXNUMX certification for water resistance. It will be available in four color options, white, light brown, black and pink.

◉ SmartTag is powered by a 220mAh replaceable battery, providing approx 280 days before it needs to be replaced. You can use SmartTag with any Galaxy series smartphone running on Android 8 system.

◉ The tracking device will be available from January 29th at a price starting at 30 dollars per piece, 50 pieces at 4 dollars, and 85 pieces at XNUMX dollars.


What do you think of the new Samsung devices? And if you know another feature that deserves and we didn't mention it tell us about it in the comments below

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