We’re at the end ofand Samsung decided to launch its new flagship , consisting of S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra, with an unpacked event in the same busy week; They start at $ 800 (£ 769). The launch, which comes about a month earlier than usual, included the and .
The new Galaxy S21 is made entirely of metal and has a more robust glass for better durability. The screen supports adaptive refresh between 48 and 120 Hz and improved blue light protection. And of course there are three better cameras and new hardware for photo processing with AI. Better bokeh! Pet specific mode! It expands your selfie options with multishot processing and skin-optimized white balance.
For videos, you can pull 8K photos from videos and take photos and videos at the same time, and a best recording mode. It also adds a multi-camera view for videos, with quick switching – that sounds very cool.
The phone has an updated processor for faster processing with updated security hardware. Samsung worked with Unity, the maker of game developer tools, to optimize gaming.
Here is all of our coverage of the event:
The Galaxy S21 Ultra has a better processor, better display, and better cameras compared to its smaller siblings. It has a new 108 megapixel image sensor that offers extra pixels for binning to get better pictures in low light. “Nona-Binning!” “Space Zoom!” This is a new algorithm that takes advantage of the new folded lens to get better zoom between wide angle and telephoto and lock functions and reduce camera shake.
Samsung has improved compatibility with third-party services. It now uses Android messages instead of, for example, redirecting them through its own messaging system. There’s more support for Google’s Android APIs like Android Autowithin the SmartThings app.
The Ultra is available in black … phantom black. The new display requires less power and switches between 10 and 120 Hz during operation to save battery. However, with a wider gamut, it is lighter. Theis new, with bluetooth actions, and the new S Pen was created in collaboration with Wacom.
Samsung is bringing its Internet of Things technology to the Galaxy SmartTag and SmartTag Plus (with wireless ultra-wideband), small portable devices that let you keep track of anything (or anything) you can put on your phone with a SmartThings Find app.
It’s not just phones, however. The company also unveiled their Galaxy Buds Pro with enhanced sound – they add a tiny woofer for better bass. They have motion tracking sensors and Dolby Audio for 360 surround as well as active noise cancellation. And they look very different.
The microphone has also been upgraded to be more directional and has a tighter fit with tweaks to minimize wind noise. The Galaxy Buds Pro was priced at $ 200 in the US and an astonishingly more expensive £ 219 in the UK.