As you might already know, Samsung announced its latest flagships about two weeks ago, at its “Unpacked” event. This year, the company introduced three smartphones in the Galaxy series, among which are the Galaxy S21 and S21+.
The new Galaxy S21 smartphones are packed with the newest innovations, including a new and iconic design, an improved camera system, and the most advanced processor that Samsung has made so far. Let’s take a deeper look and see what’s new in the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21+.
Design and display
The first thing you’ll notice when you see the Galaxy S21 and S21+ for the first time is the design. When it comes to the physical design, both smartphones are almost the same, except for the display. The Galaxy S21 is smaller with a 6.2-inch AMOLED display compared to the Galaxy S21+ that comes with a 6.7-inch display and a larger battery.
The display is easy on both phones’ eyes, and it has the new Eye Comfort Shield feature that automatically adjusts the blue light based on the time of day to help you reduce eye fatigue. But, the main focus of these smartphones is in their cameras, as the Galaxy S21 series introduces a new Contour Cur Camera housing that blends into the device’s metal frame.
Samsung smartphones are well-known and popular for their cameras, so you can expect to find a top-notch camera system in the Galaxy S21 and S21+. TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business at Samsung, said that the company wanted to deliver a smartphone experience that meets the “rigorous multimedia demands of our continuously changing routines.” With that, the Galaxy S21 series continues Samsung’s legendary camera heritage and allows you to capture the most beautiful and high-quality pictures.
Both smartphones have a triple rear camera that consists of a 12-megapixel main sensor, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide sensor, and a 64-megapixel telephoto sensor. Plus, there’s a 10-megapixel front camera. On the other hand, videos are taken with 8K, so you can easily capture all the action, whether it’s in fast-moving or bumpy conditions. Of course, the phones have Portrait Mode, 3D analysis, Space Zoom, as well as the popular Single Take feature that allows you to capture with one tap.
Both the Galaxy S21 and S21+ run on either the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor or the Exynos 2100, depending on the country where you’ll buy them. They come with 8GB of RAM and have options of 128GB and 256GB when it comes to storage. Also, Samsung has removed the slot for microSD cards, so you’ll rely only on internal storage.
In terms of battery, the Galaxy S21 has a 4000mAh while the Galaxy S21+ comes with a 4800mAh battery. The devices don’t come with a charger in the box, so you’ll have to buy one separately or use some older charger if you have from another Galaxy phone. Finally, both smartphones have 5G connectivity, which is not a surprise given the fact that Samsung looks towards future connectivity with 6G.
These new additions to the S Galaxy series are very similar in terms of their specifications and features. The main differences lie in their physical and display size, as well as the battery and the phone’s back. Despite all that, both smartphones continue to deliver this with a high-end mobile experience for everyone. They come in a couple of colors, including Phantom Black, Phantom Gray, and Phantom Violet. The Galaxy S21 has a starting price of $799 while the Galaxy S21+ is at $999.
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