Samsung mobile has announced today announced its top flagship smartphone under the Galaxy S21 series – Galaxy S21 Ultra. The device is easily the best among the trio and comes with a lot of firsts for the Galaxy S-series.
For starters, the smartphone is built around a 6.8″ Dynamic AMOLED 2x panel with curved sides. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus and features a 1440 x 3200 pixels resolution with 20:9 aspect ratio.
It becomes the first Samsung phone to sport a 120Hz refresh rate. The display has an Adaptive Refresh Rate (ARR), meaning it can drop the refresh rate to 10Hz when you don’t need the extra freshness. It’s a way to reduce power consumption.
The module at the back of the Galaxy S21 Ultra consists of four cameras – a 108MP f/1.8 main lens with OIS, Laser AF and PDAF, a 10MP f/4.9 periscope telephoto lens with 10x optical zoom, a 10MP f/2.4 telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom and a 12MP f/2.2 ultrawide lens with Super Steady Video. Both telephoto lenses feature an OIS and dual pixel PDAF. The camera setup can shoot 8K videos at 24fps.
The punch-hole cutout on the display is home to a 40MP f/2.2 selfie camera with PDAF and Auto-HDR. The camera can record 4K videos at 30/60fps.
As expected, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra has two versions – one with the Snapdragon 888 chip and the other with Exynos 2100. It comes in three memory configuration options – 12/128GB, 12/256GB, and 16/512GB.
Battery-wise, the Galaxy S21 Ultra packs a huge 5,000 mAh capacity. It supports 25W fast wired charging, 15W wireless charging and 4.5W reverse wireless charging.
Pricing starts at €1,250/£1,150 for the base model (12/128GB). It will be in stores by January 29. Pre-order is available and will get you a SmartTag and a pair of the new noise-canceling Samsung Galaxy Buds.