We are at the end ofand Samsung decided to launch its new flagship , consisting of S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra, with an unpacked event during the same busy week; they start at $ 800 (£ 769). The launch, which comes about a month earlier than usual, included and .
The new Galaxy S21 is all metal and has tougher glass for better durability, with a screen that supports adaptive updating between 48 and 120Hz and improved protection against blue light. And naturally, there is a trio of better cameras and new hardware for image processing with AI. Better bokeh! Pet specific mode! It provides multi-image treatment and skin-optimized white balance to your selfie options.
For video you will be able to extract 8K photos from videos and take photos and videos at the same time, plus a best shot mode. It also provides a multi-camera display for video, with quick switching between them – it sounds really cool.
The phone has an updated processor for faster processing also with updated security hardware. Samsung worked with Unity, a maker of game developer tools, to optimize games.
Here is our entire coverage of the event:
Galaxy S21 Ultra has better processor, screen and cameras compared to smaller siblings. It has a new 108 megapixel image sensor that gives it extra pixels for binding to create better images in low light. “Non-binding!” “Space Zoom!” It is a new algorithm that uses the new folded lens to provide better zoom between wide angle and telephoto and lock function to reduce camera shake.
Samsung has improved compatibility with third party services. It now uses Android messaging instead of redirecting through its own messaging system, for example. There is more support for Google’s Android APIs, such as Android Auto, in the SmartThings app.
Ultra comes in black … phantom black. The new screen requires lower power and switches between 10 and 120Hz on the go to save battery, but it is brighter with a wider range. Theis new, with Bluetooth actions, and the new S Pen was created in conjunction with Wacom.
Samsung brings its Internet of Things technology to the Galaxy SmartTag and SmartTag Plus (with ultrawideband wireless), small portable devices to track anything (or anyone) you can put it on, with a SmartThings Find app on your phone.
It’s not just phones. The company also debuted with the Galaxy Buds Pro, with improved sound – they add a small subwoofer for better bass. They have motion sensors and Dolby sound for 360 surround, as well as active noise reduction. And they look very different.
The microphone is also improved to be more directional and has a more closed fit with adjustments to minimize wind noise. Galaxy Buds Pro cost $ 200 in the US, and a staggeringly more expensive £ 219 in the UK.