Smartphones have become an indispensable part of our daily life. Be it shopping, connecting with our friends and family, or searching for the best betting sites online, we rely on our smartphones for everything. Each year, manufacturers like Apple and Samsung bring out the latest editions of their flagship phones, offering the best tech that they can currently offer. Their launch events are some of the most eagerly awaited presentations in the tech world.
In their recent Galaxy Unpacked event, Samsung launched the latest phones of their flagship Galaxy S series, launching 3 new phones, the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and the Galaxy S21 Ultra. The former two were pleasantly launched at a lower price point compared to the previous year’s model, but the phone that got the most buzz was unsurprisingly the Ultra variant, which is the pinnacle of what Samsung currently has to offer.
Galaxy S21 Ultra
Samsung has always been known to push the boundaries in terms of mobile technology, delivering cutting edge experience to its users. The S21 Ultra is no exception and takes a leap forward in all the spheres.
One of the biggest changes this year seems to be the design. While in previous years, all phone manufacturers, including Samsung, have tried various ways to minimize the rear camera bump, often resulting in an eyesore of a camera cluster. But this year, the company has embraced the bump, and it seems to merge seamlessly into the metal frame, in what Samsung calls the `contour cut´ design, presenting a clean look to the rear. It also seems to reduce the wobbling effect when the phone is placed on a flat surface.
The front and the rear of the phone is covered with Gorilla Glass Victus, the strongest glass currently offered by Corning, and the sides merge gradually into the aluminum side frame. The matte finish on the back allows a better grip on the phone, and reduced smudges and unsightly fingerprints.
Samsung’s mobile displays have always been top-notch, and this year is no different, as the S21 has a huge 6.8 inch Dynamic AMOLED display, with a QHD+ resolution, and an adaptive 120Hz display. While the S20 Ultra also had a 120Hz display, it could only be used at 1080 resolution. But this year, Samsung allows users to experience the 120Hz fluidity at full resolution too. The display can throttle itself to as low as 10Hz when it senses that the content doesn’t need high refresh rates, thus helping to stretch the battery life. The max brightness is 25% more compared to the previous generation, at 1500 nits. This year’s display is slightly flatter, and less curved over the edges, compared to previous phones, and it might help in fewer phantom touches at the edges while using the phone.
Samsung offers best in class camera hardware each year. Continuing the legacy, S21 has a quad-camera set-up at its back, with an upgraded 108-megapixel main sensor, a 12-megapixel Ultra-wide camera with 120-degree field of view, and interestingly 2 10 megapixel telephoto lenses, one capable of 10x optical zoom, and the other having 3x zoom, giving greater flexibility. All cameras come with OIS and are capable of shooting at 4k 60fps, while the main sensor can also shoot 8k videos. The rear also has a laser autofocus sensor, allowing for faster and sharper focus. The front-facing camera is a whopping 40 megapixel.
Processor, Battery, and Connectivity
The phone is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset, and has a 5000mah battery, supporting 25W fast charging and 15W wireless charging.
The phone is one of the first to support WiFi 6E and Ultra Wide Band capabilities, allowing you faster internet speed, and better connectivity to 5G.
S pen support
The S21 Ultra is the first S series phone to support an S pen. You can use an existing S pen from your Note devices, or buy a dedicated case and pen for your phone, with a dedicated slot to store the pen in your cover.
As always, Samsung has packed in a lot of tech in its new phone, providing the users a truly rich mobile experience. If you are in the market for a flagship phone, then you don’t need to look further than the S21 Ultra.