Samsung has made irresistible smartphones for over a decade and the brand’s all-new Galaxy S21 range of phones are the benchmark to beat for flagships that will launch this year. The all-new 5G ready range – which was unveiled at the Galaxy Unpacked event on January 14th – comprises three devices, namely the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra, all offering an unparalleled premium smartphone experience. In fact, the phones excel in every department, be it in terms of design, display, performance, or camera, with the Ultra model going all-out with its specs.
Samsung’s Newest 108MP Mobile Image Sensor
Samsung has a penchant for offering incredible camera setups on its phones but, with the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G, the company is upping the ante even more. How, you might ask? Well, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G is the first phone in the country that has the all-new ISOCELL HM3 108MP sensor. With a wide spectrum of advanced sensor technologies, the HM3 can capture sharper and more vivid images in ultra-high resolution with faster auto-focus and extended dynamic range.
Furthermore, seeing how the sensor can snap photos in 108MP resolution, consumers can easily zoom into the detail-laden composition and crop out completely new shots from a single frame – now that’s versatility!
Now, it wouldn’t be a 2021 flagship if the smartphone didn’t have a slew of other cameras on the back. The main 108MP sensor of the Galaxy S21 Ultra is accompanied by a 12MP ultra-wide snapper, a 10MP periscope-style telephoto camera offering 10x optical zoom, and a 10MP regular telephoto camera offering 3x optical zoom. So, you don’t have to edge closer to the subject as the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra will do all the heavy lifting for you.
And with software wizardry, the flagship smartphone can even let you snapshots of the moon by offering 100x digital zoom, a feature rightfully dubbed Space Zoom. Speaking of this, the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G also comes equipped with a brand-new Zoom Lock feature wherein users can simply tap on the preview window on the top-left corner of the viewfinder to “lock” the frame. As a result, the smartphone allows users to click photos at 100x crop without the need for a tripod to stabilize the frame!
The highly advanced camera setup onboard the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is complemented by striking features like Super Steady, which offers gimbal-like stability by eliminating bumps from your clips. There’s also Super Smooth 60fps Video, which delivers a dynamic frame rate for super-smooth video even in low light, along with the company’s famed Single Take mode, which clicks a slew of dramatic photos and videos, all at once, with the push of a button. The handset also offers a new studio-like Portrait mode, which renders beautiful lighting effects to take advantage of and even comes with a dedicated Night mode which ensures the phone clicks a great image even in pitch darkness.
Shoot high-res photos with 8K Video Snap
the new Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra smartphone boasts of the ability to capture videos in 8K resolution. Buyers investing in the phones will also benefit from 8K Video Snap, which lets you capture up to 33MP photographs from any 8K video you have shot. This is incredibly useful as you no longer have to choose between photo or video.
Future-ready with 5G support
The Exynos 2100 chipset, which goes inside all three Galaxy S21 series smartphones, is a 5G-integrated flagship mobile processor. Consequently, buyers opting for the new Galaxy S21 Ultra buyers will enjoy blazing-fast internet speeds of up to 7.35Gbps on the palm of their hands. This means they can get ultra-fast video, no-latency gaming, and so much more right at their fingertips!
S Pen support for on-the-go productivity
The S Pen has always been associated with the Galaxy Note lineup, but the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra now brings the full advantage of the stylus to the S Series. You can either use an S Pen from a previous Samsung device or buy a new one separately. Everything from drawing, note-taking, photo editing to signing documents is made easier with the S Pen.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is an ultra-premium smartphone, and it certainly looks the part, with its unique contour-cut camera housing that will undoubtedly grab your attention. The build quality is top-notch with the smartphone sporting a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass Victus that is extremely efficient at keeping scratches and scuffs at bay. Moreover, there are some amazing options available as well, which include the stunning Phantom Black and the striking Phantom Silver hues.
On to the display end here, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra has a stunning 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with QHD+ resolution, 120Hz refresh rate and a stunning 1,500nits of peak brightness. Moreover, this screen also benefits from an adaptive refresh rate that saves battery life by decreasing the refresh rate to as low as 10Hz when viewing static content on the screen and taking it up to 120Hz while gaming.
The Infinity-O design choice has been retained this year as well, allowing the display to cover almost the entirety of the phone’s front surface. This design choice, coupled with market-leading display technology, will definitely lead to newer levels of immersion. Additionally, the display onboard the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra takes care of your eyes as well. With its Eye Comfort technology, the smartphone greatly reduces the harmful blue light that tends to cause eye strain and fatigue. Correspondingly, binging on your favourite TV shows or long hours of gaming will never fatigue your eyes.
Epic performance at your fingertips
At the heart of all three Samsung Galaxy S21 smartphones is the company’s new Exynos 2100 chipset, which offers significantly better performance than its predecessor. This chipset offers 20 percent better CPU performance, 33 percent improvement in graphics, and 2X faster AI performance compared to the previous S series models. The newer, more powerful SoC entails smooth and ultra-quick performance across the board. The smooth experience is aided by the RAM on offer with the Galaxy S21 Ultra. A generous 12GB of RAM has been granted to the 256GB storage version, while the 512GB variant features a mammoth 16GB of memory. This robust internal setup will make sure that there will be absolutely no compromises.
It’s also noteworthy that a 5,000mAh battery goes inside the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. The icing on the cake is that the device also supports 25W Super Fast Charging and Fast Wireless Charging 2.0, meaning the handset is quick to charge and ready to go within minutes. Additionally, just like its predecessor, the phone even features the Wireless PowerShare technology, allowing you to charge other phones and gadgets wirelessly by just placing them on its back. And don’t forget, the smartphone protects its innards from environmental elements like water and moisture too and is IP68 certified.
With so much packed inside, power users can also look forward to extracting the most out of the device thanks to its strong internal setup!
Stellar price and amazing pre-order offers
The Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra are available for pre-order till January 28th, 2021. The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra will be priced at ₹1,05,999 and you can get ₹10,000 cashback if you use an HDFC Bank credit or debit card, Moreover, upon placing a pre-order for the same, buyers will be able to get their hands on a brand-new Galaxy Watch Active2 for just ₹990 extra.
The Galaxy S21+ starts at ₹81,999 and you can get ₹7,000 cashback if you use an HDFC Bank credit or debit card, Moreover, upon placing a pre-order for the same, buyers will be able to get their hands on Galaxy Buds Live for just ₹990 extra. The Galaxy S21 starts at ₹69,999 and its pre-order benefits include ₹5,000 cashback if you use an HDFC Bank credit or debit card and an e-voucher worth ₹4,000 that can be used to purchase select Galaxy products listed on the Samsung.com e-store.
Users pre-booking any of the three devices will also get the new Galaxy SmartTag accessory for free and 4-months access to YouTube Premium. For users not availing Bank cashback – there is an option to avail Upgrade Bonus of up-to ₹10,000.
As tempting as the smartphones already are, the pre-order benefits have made them eve more appealing. So, if you’re on the fence about buying either of the three devices, head on over to Samsung.com, Samsung Experience Stores or leading retail outlets/online portals to place your pre-orders right now.
Disclaimer: Galaxy S21 Series is 5G Ready, Compatibility dependent on 5G network availability in India.