Samsung Galaxy S21 : What You Need To Know!

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Samsung just introduced the Galaxy S21, a new compact flagship smartphone with an iconic new design!

Find out if the new Samsung Galaxy S21 is the smartphone you have been waiting for!


Samsung Galaxy S21 : Compact Flagship!

With a 6.2-inch display, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is designed for those who want a light, compact flagship smartphone.

Its edge-to-edge Dynamic AMOLED 2X display has a Full HD+ resolution, with an adaptive 120 Hz refresh rate.

Samsung Galaxy S21 : What You Need To Know!

New Flagship Performance

The Samsung Galaxy S21 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 in the US, South Korea and China, and the new Samsung Exynos 2100 in other countries.

They are both flagship mobile SoCs, and here is a quick comparison of their key specifications :

Exynos 2100
Snapdragon 888
Fab Process5 nm EUV
Processor1 x Cortex-X1 (2.9 GHz)
3 x Cortex-A78 (2.8 GHz)
4 x Cortex-A55 (2.2 GHz)
1 x Cortex-X1 (2.84 GHz)
3 x Cortex-A78 (2.4 GHz)
4 x Cortex-A55 (1.8 GHz)
GPUArm Mali-G78Qualcomm Adreno 660
AI ProcessorTriple-Core NPUHexagon 780
Memory SupportLPDDR5LPDDR5
Storage SupportUFS 3.1 / UFS 2.1UFS 3.1
Connectivity5G (sub-6GHz / mmWave)
4G LTE (1024 QAM)

Front + Rear Cameras

The Galaxy S21 comes with a 10 MP Dual Pixel front camera, with an f/2.2 aperture. The Dual Pixel capability allows for faster auto-focus.

In the back, it has a triple camera system, that consists of :

  • a 12 MP Dual Pixel main camera, with an f/1.8 aperture
  • a 12 MP ultra-wide camera, with an f/2.2 aperture
  • a 64 MP telephoto camera, with an f/2.0 aperture, 1.1X optical zoom and 3X hybrid optic zoom.

Most of the improvements are in its camera software :

  • Improved 8K Snap, that lets you capture clear images from your 8K video footage
  • Super Steady video now supports 60 fps video recording
  • Single Take lets you capture a variety of still and video formats with a single tap.
    It is now enhanced with new pro-style settings like Highlight Video and Dynamic Slow-Mo
  • New Director’s View that lets you see, switch and select the best shot… LIVE!
  • Improved Space Zoom with new Zoom Lock capability

Samsung SmartThings Find

Samsung Galaxy S21 supports the new SmartThings Find capability, which lets you quickly and easily locate compatible Galaxy devices, even when they are offline.

You can also locate non-connected devices using Samsung’s new Galaxy SmartTag Bluetooth locater. Simply attach it to your keys, bag or pet, and use SmartThings Find to locate them!


The Samsung Galaxy S21 is IP68-rated against dust and water, allowing you to immerse it in up to 1.5 metres of fresh water, for up to 30 minutes.

Its display is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus against scratches in the front.

Battery + Charging

The Samsung Galaxy S21 comes with a 4,000 mAh lithium-ion polymer battery, and it supports 18 watt wireless charging, as well as 25 watt wired charging.

But here’s the bad news – the Galaxy S21 does NOT come with a charger in the box. It only ships with a USB-C to USB-C cable.


Samsung Galaxy S21 : Specifications

SpecificationsSamsung Galaxy S21
Display Size6.2-inch Flat
Display PanelDynamic AMOLED 2X
Display Resolution1080 x 2400 pixels
Pixel Density421 ppi
Display Features48~120 Hz refresh rate
1300 nits
ProtectionIP68, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
Operating SystemOne UI 3.1 (Android 11)
PlatformSamsung Exynos 2100, or
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
Memory8 GB LPDDR5
Storage Options256 GB
External StorageNone
Front Camera10 MP Dual Pixel (f/2.2)
Rear Cameras12 MP Dual Pixel (f/1.8) main camera
12 MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide camera
64 MP (f/2.0) telephoto camera
– 1.1X optical zoom, 3X hybrid zoom
Connectivity5G / 4G / 3G / 2G
Wi-Fi : WiFi-AC
Bluetooth : BT 5.0
USB : USB 3.2 Type C
Ultra WidebandNo
S Pen SupportNo
Fingerprint SensorIn Display
Other SensorsAccelerometer, Barometer, Gyro,
Geomagnetic, Hall sensor,
Proximity, Ambient Light
AudioDual stereo speakers tuned by AKG
Battery4,000 mAh
Charging25 watt wired,
18 watt wireless
71.2 mm
161.7 mm
7.9 mm
Weight169 g


Samsung Galaxy S21 : Colour Options

The Samsung Galaxy S21 comes in four colour options – Phantom Grey, Phantom White, Phantom Pink and a new signature colour, Phantom Violet.


Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus : Launch Price List

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus comes in two variants globally, with these prices :

  • 8 GB + 128 GB : US$799.99 / £769 / A$1249
  • 8 GB + 256 GB : US$849.99 / £819 / A$1349 / S$1248 / RM3699

Here are some online purchase / pre-order options :


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