Samsung Electronics has unveiled the flagship Galaxy S21 series and has made a number of related interesting announcements. The most expensive Galaxy S21 Ultra is the first Galaxy S smartphone to feature the S Pen. Unlike the Galaxy Note, the stylus will have to be purchased separately for the Galaxy S21 Ultra. Moreover, so far, only the S Pen without Bluetooth support is offered – for $ 40 or bundled with a case.
The Galaxy S21 Ultra also works with the existing S Pen that comes with the Galaxy Note or Galaxy Tab.
In addition, Samsung has confirmed that it will launch the S Pen Pro stylus for the Galaxy S21 Ultra with enhanced functionalities later this year. Such a stylus received Bluetooth and supports remote control of the smartphone, for example, you can activate the camera shutter by pressing a button or moving your hand.
The S Pen Pro will be able to work not only with the Galaxy S21 Ultra, but also with smartphones of the Galaxy Note10 / 20 series and the Galaxy Tab S6 / S7 tablets with the One UI 3.1 user interface. The price of the S Pen Pro has yet to be announced.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G specifications
- 6.8-inch (3200 x 1440 pixels) Quad HD+ Infinity-O-Edge Dynamic AMOLED Display, 515 PPI, Adaptive 120Hz refresh rate (10~120Hz), up to 1500 nits brightness, Gorilla Glass Victus protection
- Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5nm Mobile Platform / Octa-Core Samsung Exynos 2100 processor
- 12GB / 16GB LPDDR5 RAM with 128GB/256GB/512GB storage
- Android 11 with One UI 3.1
- 108MP rear camera with ISOCELL HM3 sensor, LED Flash, OIS, f/1.8 aperture, 12MP 120° Ultra Wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture, 10MP Telephoto lens for 3x zoom, OIS, 10MP Periscope lens for 10x zoom, 100x Space Zoom, Laser autofocus sensor, 4K 60 fps, 8K 30fps
- 40MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture
- Water resistant (IP68)
- Dimensions: 165.1 x 75.6 x 8.9 mm; Weight: 228g
- 5G SA/NSA, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.1, UWB, GPS + GLONASS, USB 3.1, NFC, MST
- 5000mAh battery with 25W fast charging, 15W Qi wireless charging
The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G comes in Phantom Silver and Phantom Black colours, but it will also be available in Phantom Titanium, Phantom Navy and Phantom Brown colours in some countries.
Pricing and availability
- Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G 12GB + 128GB – $1,199.99 / €1,249 / £1,149
- Galaxy-S21 Ultra 5G 12GB + 256GB – $1249.99 / €1,299 / £1,149
- Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G 16GB + 512GB – $1379.99 / €1,429 / £1,329
- S Pen – $39.99
- Silicon Case with S Pen – $69.99
- Smart Clear View Case with S Pen – $89.99
The smartphone will be available from January 29th in several countries.