The Samsung Galaxy S21 is now available. Does the new flagship of the world’s number 1 smartphone manufacturer catch your eye? To us too, and we explain why.
Samsung has officially unveiled its premium Galaxy S21 series, comprising three models: the S21, S21 + and S21 Ultra. The South Korean manufacturer once again offers us premium products among the best on the market. We have selected ten reasons to be tempted.
Champions of photography
Samsung has also established itself over the years as the brand of photophones. Its new high-end devices are no exception. The Galaxy S21 and S21 + have a triple photo sensor consisting of a 12 MP Dual Pixel f / 1.8 main module, a 12 MP f / 2.2 ultra wide-angle and a 64 MP f / 2 telephoto lens , 0 with x3 hybrid zoom. Enough to impress the gallery thanks to the quality and accuracy of your photos. And what about the Galaxy S21 Ultra, which is shaking up the market with its five photo sensors. The 108 MP main module f / 1.8 is accompanied by a 12 MP Dual Pixel f / 2.2 ultra wide-angle lens, two 10 MP Dual Pixel telephoto lenses (f / 2.4 and x3 optical zoom for one, f / 4, 9 and 10x optical zoom on the other), as well as a ToF sensor with laser autofocus for depth of field. All with optical stabilization, fast focus and all Samsung software features, including the famous night mode.
All 5G compatible
The three devices all natively support the new generation of mobile networks, which has been available in France for a few weeks and whose deployment should accelerate in the coming months. Orange, SFR and Bouygues Telecom have launched their 5G packages, while Free Mobile has incorporated it at no additional cost into its main subscription. She may become essential in the coming years, and as it is likely that you will keep your new smartphone for a while, it is important to favor a 5G model such as the Galaxy S21 so as not to have to reinvest in a mobile that supports 5G soon. Think about the future.
The best screen in the mobile industry
Every year, it’s the same story: the Galaxy S are equipped with the best panel that can be found on a smartphone, Samsung’s know-how is no longer to be proven in this area. We are thus entitled to a Dynamic AMOLED screen with HDR 10+ and Gorilla Glass Victus protective glass resistant to drops, bumps and scratches. For flat screen enthusiasts, the S21 (6.2 inch) and S21 + (6.7 inch) are for you. Their panel benefits from a Full HD + 1080p definition. Those who prefer the curved will find what they are looking for with the S21 Ultra and its 6.8-inch screen with quality Quad HD + 1440p. Best of all, all models benefit from a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz. This is variable, that is to say that the smartphone can lower and increase automatically and at will according to the needs to preserve the battery.
The best of Android
With its One UI interface, Samsung offers us the most complete and best thought-out Android experience. The smartphones of the Galaxy S21 series are launched under the latest version of the overlay: One UI 3.1, based on Android 11. They will also receive regular feature and security updates for three years. Exclusive to Samsung, DeX mode allows you to enjoy a real desktop PC experience when the smartphone is connected to an external screen, whether wired or wireless.
A faster, more convenient and secure fingerprint reader
The Galaxy S21 fingerprint reader is positioned under the screen, the most convenient solution for the user. This is a whole new generation of fingerprint sensor, more secure thanks to the capture of 70% more biometric data and more practical because 77% larger, no need to put your finger in the right place to unlock his mobile therefore.
The S-Pen is no longer reserved only for Note
The S-Pen stylus is an accessory that made the popularity of the Galaxy Note range, it becomes for the first time compatible with a Galaxy S smartphone. Only the S21 Ultra supports the S-Pen, which can be purchased except for 40 euros. Great productivity tool, it allows you to control your smartphone remotely, to take a photo or manage multimedia playback for example. It is also used to slide slides during a presentation, to draw, or to write in a handwritten way on your mobile (with the possibility of converting the text written by hand into typed text).
The Galaxy S21s are fast, very fast. And extremely powerful. They are equipped with the very first chip engraved in 5nm of Samsung, theExynos 2100. This promises performance up to 30% higher for the CPU (processor) and 40% for the GPU (graphics processing) compared to the Exynos 990 of the Galaxy S20. And this is not the only feat of the chipset, which is also more energy efficient than the old models. : battery consumption will be reduced, and autonomy will be even better.
Wireless charging as practical as ever
The three models of the Galaxy S21 series are compatible with wireless charging, much more convenient than traditional wired charging. Supporting a power of 15W, smartphones are recharged in no time without having to worry about a cable. And above all, with reverse wireless charging, you will be able to revive your accessories that have fallen flat, such as your wireless headphones, thanks to the smartphone battery, which then acts as a charge bank for other devices. Galaxy S21 reverse wireless charging reaches 9W, twice as much as that of the previous generation.
A falling price
While the price of high-end smartphones has tended to rise in recent years, Samsung is breaking the trend and lower its prices. All variants of the S21, S21 +, and S21 Ultra are cheaper than their S20 series counterparts last year, even as 5G models are compared to 4G models.
- Galaxy S21 5G 128GB: 859 €
- Galaxy S21 5G 256GB: 909 €
- Galaxy S21 + 5G 128GB: 1059 €
- Galaxy S21 + 5G 256GB: 1109 €
- Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G 128 GB: € 1259
- Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G 256 GB: 1309 €
- Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G 512 GB: € 1,439
The Galaxy S21, S21 + and S21 Ultra officially launch on January 29, 2021, but it is possible to pre-order them from January 14 to 28. And as usual, Samsung has plans to reward consumers who pre-order a new smartphone. A copy of Galaxy SmartTag, a tracker that allows you to find a lost or stolen object, is offered with any purchase of one of these three smartphones.
And that’s not all, since wireless headphones will also be offered to you. If you opt for a Galaxy S21 or S21 +, these are the Galaxy Buds Live that you will get as a gift. If you buy a Galaxy S21 Ultra, you will leave with the all new Galaxy Buds Pro, whose value is estimated at 229 euros.
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