Here’s Everything Samsung Announced at 2021 Galaxy Unpacked
Jan 16 2021
Samsung Electronics has unveiled three new models of its iconic flagship smartphone series that offer an upgraded processor, cameras, and artificial intelligence features than previous models.
The announcement started with the introduction of the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro as well as SmartTags, then came the highlight of the online event: the Samsung Galaxy S21 and the Galaxy S21 Plus, which are available for pre-order and will be launching on January 29.
Galaxy S21 is designed for those who want a light design with a compact 6.2-inch display, while S21+ sports an expanded 6.7-inch display and a larger battery, which would be ideal for marathon gamers and binge-watchers, Samsung described. The S21 + is available in matt black, matt green / silver, purple and pink, the S21 Ultra in black or silver. You can now shoot 8K videos with the main camera.
The three USA wireless carriers really want to sell you a Galaxy S21-as long as you kick them some money.
In the short term, that means that the next iteration of the Galaxy Fold could well work with it, a welcome change if it comes since the unfolded display is really large.
Google Messages is the default text messaging app on most Android phones, and has a chat feature built in to it that enables advanced features - many of which are similar to what you'd find in Apple's iMessage. All models support adaptive refresh rates of up to 120Hz to provide a very smooth user experience. The storage capacity can not be expanded with microSD cards.
The triple-lens camera doesn't just look different - Samsung has included a variety of new tools for those who fancy themselves amateur filmmakers or YouTubers.
The S21 Ultra now supports operation with Samsung's S Pen stylus, which previously only had Galaxy Note smartphones. This is only United States pricing for now, but when these devices are officially launched locally we might see a similar price drop. Part of the price drops stems from the falling cost for making devices compatible with faster 5G wireless networks, but Samsung also is trying to make its devices more affordable to consumers struggling to make ends meet, said Drew Blackard, the South Korean company's vice president of product management.
Besides the Galaxy S21 and S21 Plus, the company has also announced the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, which is well on its way to becoming the best smartphone as of now, not just within Samsung but in the entire industry. Digital "spatial zoom" can again zoom up to 100x.