The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is the new ultimate flagship smartphone with an iconic new design!
Find out if the new Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is the smartphone you have been waiting for!
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra : Our Hands-On Preview!
With a 6.8-inch display and support for the S Pen, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is designed to maximise your productivity and creativity.
Its edge-to-edge Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with curved edges, has a Quad HD+ resolution, with an adaptive 120 Hz refresh rate.
New Flagship Performance
The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 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 :
|Fab Process||5 nm EUV|
|Processor||1 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)
|GPU||Arm Mali-G78||Qualcomm Adreno 660|
|AI Processor||Triple-Core NPU||Hexagon 780|
|Storage Support||UFS 3.1 / UFS 2.1||UFS 3.1|
|Connectivity||5G (sub-6GHz / mmWave)|
4G LTE (1024 QAM)
2G GSM / CDMA
Front + Rear Cameras
The Galaxy S21 Ultra comes with a 40 MP front camera, with an f/2.2 aperture.
In the back, it has a new quad camera system, that consists of :
- a 108 MP main camera, with an f/1.8 aperture
- a 12 MP ultra-wide camera, with an f/2.2 aperture
- a 10 MP telephoto camera, with an f/2.4 aperture, and 3X optical zoom, and
- a 10 MP periscope telephoto camera, with an f/4.9 aperture, and 10X optical zoom
For the first time on a Galaxy smartphone, you can now shoot in 4K at 60 fps on all front and rear cameras. In addition, you can choose to take photos in a 12-bit RAW format!
And its dual telephoto cameras powers its phenomenal 100X Space Zoom capability, with Zoom Lock capability.
It also comes with other improvements like :
- 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!
S Pen Support
The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is the first S Series smartphone to support the S Pen, with Wacom’s technology.
You can use an existing S Pen from the Galaxy Note, or Galaxy Tab, or purchase a separate S Pen, or with a compatible case.
Samsung is offering two cases that are bundled with the S Pen – Smart Clear View Cover with S Pen, and Silicone Cover with S Pen.
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The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is also one of the first smartphones to support the Wi-Fi 6E standard.
This opens up the 6 GHz spectrum, introducing 14 additional 80 MHz channels and 7 additional 160 MHz channels.
When used with a compatible Wi-Fi 6E router, it will allow for higher bandwidths and reduced congestion.
Samsung SmartThings Find
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 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 Ultra 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 Ultra comes with a large 5,000 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 Ultra does NOT come with a charger in the box. It only ships with a USB-C to USB-C cable.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra : Specifications
|Specifications||Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra|
|Display Size||6.8-inch Edge|
|Display Panel||Dynamic AMOLED 2X|
|Display Resolution||1440 x 3200 pixels|
|Pixel Density||515 ppi|
|Display Features||10~120 Hz refresh rate|
3,000,000 : 1 contrast ratio
|Protection||IP68, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus|
|Operating System||One UI 3.1 (Android 11)|
|Platform||Samsung Exynos 2100 or|
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
|Memory||12 GB / 16 GB LPDDR5|
|Storage Options||256 GB / 512 GB|
|Front Camera||40 MP (f/2.2)|
|108 MP (f/1.8)|
|12 MP Dual Pixel (f/2.2)|
|10 MP Dual Pixel (f/2.4)|
3X optical zoom
|10 MP Dual Pixel (f/4.9)|
10X optical zoom
|Connectivity||5G / 4G / 3G / 2G|
Wi-Fi : WiFi-6E
Bluetooth : BT 5.0
USB : USB 3.2 Type C
|GPS Support||GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou|
|NFC / MST||Yes|
|S Pen Support||Yes|
|Fingerprint Sensor||In Display|
|Other Sensors||Accelerometer, Barometer,|
Gyro, Geomagnetic, Hall sensor,
Proximity, Ambient Light
|Audio||Dual stereo speakers tuned by AKG|
|Charging||25 watt wired,|
18 watt wireless
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra : Colour Options
The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra comes in just two colour options – Phantom Silver and Phantom Black.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra : Launch Price List
The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra comes in three variants globally, with these prices :
- 12 GB + 128 GB : US$1199.99 / £1149 / A$1849
- 12 GB + 256 GB : US$1249.99 / £1199 / A$1949 / S$1798 / RM5299
- 16 GB + 512 GB : US$1379.99 / £1329 / A$2149 / S$1998 / RM5899
Here are some online purchase / pre-order options :
- Malaysia : RM5,299 | RM5,299
- Singapore : S$1,798 | S$1,998
- United States : $1,249.99
- United Kingdom : £1,149
- Australia : A$1,849
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