Following myriads of rumors, leaks, and teasers, the Galaxy S21 series has finally been launched at the Galaxy Unpacked 2021 event. Samsung has launched three premium smartphones in the S21 lineup- the Samsung Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra. All three phones come with 120Hz adaptive refresh rate, Exynos 2100 octa-core SoC, and IP68 dust and water resistance rating.
Pricing and availability
These premium smartphones also bring with them premium price tags. The Galaxy S21 is priced at INR69,999 for the 8GB+128GB variant and INR73,999 for the 8GB+256GB variant. The Galaxy S21+ is set for INR81,999 for the 8GB+128GB variant, while for the 8GB+256GB, it is priced at INR85,999.
The ultra-premium Galaxy S21 Ultra starts at INR1,05,999 for the 12GB+128GB configuration whereas the top-end 16GB+512GB configuration is priced INR1,16,999. It seems the 12GB+256GB variant hasn’t made it to the Indian market.
All these phones will go on preorders from January 15. The preorder customers will get the delivery starting January 25; however, sales for regular customers will commence from January 29 via all the major online and offline channels.
Samsung Galaxy S21
The Galaxy S21 comes with a 6.2-inch Flat FHD+ (2,400×1,080) dynamic AMOLED display with 120Hz adaptive refresh rates, 20:9 aspect ratio, and 421ppi pixel density. The screen also supports HDR10+ certification.
Under the hood, the phone is fueled by Exynos 2100 SoC (US variant gets the Snapdragon 888 SoC) alongside 8GB LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256GB internal storage. It runs Android 11 with One UI 3.0 skin on top.
The Galaxy S21 features a triple camera setup at the back, consisting of a 64MP telephoto lens, a 12MP wide sensor, and another 12MP ultra-wide sensor. Upfront, there is a 10MP selfie shooter. A 4,000mAh battery charges the phone with 25W fast charging facility.
Samsung Galaxy S21+
The Galaxy S21+ sits between the vanilla Galaxy S21 and the top-end Galaxy S21 Ultra smartphones. It is equipped with a 6.7-inch Flat FHD+ (2,400×1,080) dynamic AMOLED display with a 20:9 aspect ratio, 120Hz adaptive refresh rates, and HDR10+ support.
The smartphone is driven by the same Exynos 2100 octa-core SoC paired with 8GB RAM and up to 256GB default storage. It runs One UI 3.0 based on Android 11. The camera setups both on the front and rear are the same as the Galaxy S21. However, it includes a bigger 4,800mAh battery with 25W fast charging technology to keep the light on.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
The Galaxy S21 Ultra has the biggest 6.8-inch QHD+ (32,00x 1440) Dynamic AMOLED display with a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate. The Galaxy S21 Ultra, for the first time, gets the otherwise Note series-exclusive Stylus pen.
Like the Galaxy S21 and S21+, the Galaxy S21 Ultra is also powered by Exynos 2100 octa-core processor alongside up to 16GB RAM and up to 512GB default storage. The same Android 11 with One UI 3.0 skin on top handles the software part.
As for optics, the S21 Ultra features a quad-camera setup at the rear with the 108MP primary sensor leading the pack. The setup also includes a 12MP Dual Pixel sensor, a 10MP Dual Pixel sensor, and a 10MP telephoto lens with 100x space zoom capability. The front is laced with a large 40MP selfie shooter. Everything is ticked by a 5,000mAh battery equipped with 25W fast charging technology.