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Samsung Galaxy S21 5G, Galaxy S21+ 5G Launched: Price, Specifications and Features

On Thursday, Samsung launched its new flagship smartphones, ‘Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21+ 5G’ in Galaxy Unpacked 2021 Online Event. The smartphone is part of the ‘Galaxy S-series’. Along with the smartphone, the company also launched the premium Galaxy S21 Ultra model.

The key specifications of both smartphones include a Dynamic AMOLED 2X display, Triple Rear Cameras, 8GB RAM, Snapdragon 888 SoC/Exynos 2100 SoC and 4000mAh (S21)/4800mAh (S21+) Battery.

The main highlights of both smartphones are 5G support, 5nm SoC and OneUI 3. It features iconic Contour Cut Camera design which seamlessly blends into the smartphone’s metal frame.

Galaxy S21+ features UWB (Ultra-wideband capabilities) which is embedded to automatically unlock compatible car doors without taking out your car keys. This year, S21 lineup has a sleeker box which does not include charger and wired earbuds.Galaxy S21 5G and Galaxy S21 Plus 5G Display


Samsung Galaxy S21 5G, Galaxy S21+ 5G: Price, Sale Date

  • Samsung Galaxy S21 5G price is $799.99 (approx. Rs. 58,500) for the 8GB RAM/128GB internal storage variant and $849.99 (approx. Rs. 62,100) for the 8GB RAM/256GB internal storage variant. It will come in Phantom White, Phantom Grey, Phantom Pink and Phantom Violet colour options.
  • Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G price is $999.99 (approx. Rs. 73,100) for the 8GB RAM/128GB internal storage variant and $1049.99 (approx. Rs. 76,700) for the 8GB RAM/256GB internal storage variant. It will come in Phantom Violet, Phantom Silver and Phantom Black colour options.
  • The smartphone will be available for purchase starting January 29 in select markets. Pre-orders starts today i.e. January 14.

Note: The variants availability depends on the select markets.Galaxy S21 Plus 5G Box


Samsung Galaxy S21 5G, Galaxy S21+ 5G: Specifications and Features

Galaxy S21 5G:

Samsung Galaxy S21 5G sports a 6.2-inch Infinity-O Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with 120Hz Adaptive refresh rate and FHD+ (2400×1080 pixels) resolution. Based on Android 11 on the top of OneUI 3.1, the phone runs on octa-core 5nm Snapdragon 888 processor with Adreno 660 GPU. It comes with 8GB LPDDR5 RAM option. The smartphone has the support of Dual-SIM (nano+nano).Samsung Galaxy S21 5G

Note: India and Europe will get the 5nm Exynos 2100 SoC with Mali-G78 GPU.

In optics, there is a triple rear camera setup, the first camera includes a 12MP wide sensor with f/1.8 aperture, the second camera includes a 12MP 120-degree ultra-wide-angle sensor with f/2.2 aperture and the third camera includes a 64MP telephoto sensor with f/2.0 aperture.

On the front, there is a 10MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture. The phone has LED flash on the back.

When it comes to storage, the smartphone comes with 128GB/256GB UFS 3.1 internal storage. Connectivity suite of the smartphone includes 5G NA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax (2.4GHz, 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, MST, GPS+GLONASS and USB Type-C 3.1 port. The sensors onboard the handset are an accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, gyro sensor, hall sensor, geomagnetic sensor, ambient light sensor and ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor.

Galaxy S21 5G Colors
S21 Colors

Samsung Galaxy S21 5G battery capacity is 4000mAh with support of 25W fast charging and 15W Qi Wireless charging. The handset measures 151.7×71.2×7.9mm and weighs 171 grams (mmWave) / 169 grams (sub6).

Features:

  1. Full-HD+ Flat Infinity-O Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with HDR10+, up to 1300 nits brightness, 421 PPI.
  2. Adaptive refresh rate (48-120Hz).
  3. Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection.
  4. Plastic back.
  5. Ultrasonic In-display fingerprint sensor.
  6. Contour Cut Camera design.
  7. Camera features include OIS, 4K at 60fps, 8K at 30fps.
  8. 3x hybrid optic zoom and 30x super-resolution zoom with 64MP telephoto camera.
  9. USB Type-C to USB Type-C Cable included in the box.
  10. No Charger and No Wired Earbuds in the box.
  11. Samsung services like Samsung SmartThings, Samsung Bixby, Samsung Health and Samsung Pay.
  12. Wireless Samsung DeX support.
  13. IP68 Water and Dust Resistance.
  14. Wireless PowerShare to charge other devices wirelessly.
  15. Audio features include stereo speakers tuned by AKG and Dolby Atmos.

*Bold text below highlights difference in specs from regular Galaxy S21 5G:

Galaxy S21+ 5G:

Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G sports a 6.7-inch Infinity-O Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with 120Hz Adaptive refresh rate and FHD+ (2400×1080 pixels) resolution. Based on Android 11 on the top of OneUI 3.1, the phone runs on octa-core 5nm Snapdragon 888 processor with Adreno 660 GPU. It comes with 8GB LPDDR5 RAM option. The smartphone has the support of Dual-SIM (nano+nano).

Note: India and Europe will get the 5nm Exynos 2100 SoC with Mali-G78 GPU.

In optics, there is a triple rear camera setup, the first camera includes a 12MP wide sensor with f/1.8 aperture, the second camera includes a 12MP 120-degree ultra-wide-angle sensor with f/2.2 aperture and the third camera includes a 64MP telephoto sensor with f/2.0 aperture.Galaxy S21 5G Camera

On the front, there is a 10MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture. The phone has LED flash on the back.

When it comes to storage, the smartphone comes with 128GB/256GB UFS 3.1 internal storage. Connectivity suite of the smartphone includes 5G NA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax (2.4GHz, 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.1, UWB, NFC, MST, GPS+GLONASS and USB Type-C 3.1 port. The sensors onboard the handset are an accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, gyro sensor, hall sensor, geomagnetic sensor, ambient light sensor and ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor.

Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G battery capacity is 4800mAh with support of 25W fast charging and 15W Qi Wireless charging. The handset measures 161.4×75.6×7.8mm and weighs 202 grams (mmWave) / 200 grams (sub6).

Galaxy S21 Plus 5G Colors
S21+ Colors

Features:

  1. Full-HD+ Flat Infinity-O Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with HDR10+, up to 1300 nits brightness, 394 PPI.
  2. Adaptive refresh rate (48-120Hz).
  3. Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection.
  4. Glass back.
  5. Ultrasonic In-display fingerprint sensor.
  6. Contour Cut Camera design.
  7. Camera features include OIS, 4K at 60fps, 8K at 30fps.
  8. 3x hybrid optic zoom and 30x super-resolution zoom with 64MP telephoto camera.
  9. USB Type-C to USB Type-C Cable included in the box.
  10. No Charger and No Wired Earbuds in the box.
  11. Samsung services like Samsung SmartThings, Samsung Bixby, Samsung Health and Samsung Pay.
  12. Wireless Samsung DeX support.
  13. IP68 Water and Dust Resistance.
  14. Wireless PowerShare to charge other devices wirelessly.
  15. Audio features include stereo speakers tuned by AKG and Dolby Atmos.

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