One Samsung app consumes a lot of battery power on Galaxy S21 Ultra


Open sales of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra have not yet begun, but some lucky ones have already received the flagship device in their hands. Youtubers and bloggers are testing the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra and sharing their impressions. But these impressions are not always positive.

SamMobile bloggers have discovered an unpleasant problem for users of the SmartThings service. As it turned out, the SmartThings application, One UI 3.1 user interface and Galaxy S21 Ultra are not friends with each other. As a result, using SmartThings consumes a lot of battery power.

According to the source, for 8 hours of use in the background, the SmartThings application “ate” 14.6% of the battery and this is not normal at all. In a little less time (almost 7 hours), the second smartphone, Galaxy Z Flip, when used in the same scenario with the same SmartThings network of devices, lost only 0.1% of the charge “due to” the SmartThings application.

Samsung is currently taking orders for the Galaxy S21 Ultra in many countries around the world. In the first regions, open sales will begin on January 29.

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
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The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G comes in Phantom Silver and Phantom Black colors, but it will also be available in Phantom Titanium, Phantom Navy and Phantom Brown colours in some countries.

Versions with 12 GB of RAM and 128, 256 or 512 GB are available to users, as well as with 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of flash memory.

Pricing and availability

  • S21 Ultra 5G 12GB + 128GB – $1,199.99 / €1,249 / £1,149
  • S21 Ultra 5G 12GB + 256GB – $1249.99 / €1,299 / £1,149
  • 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
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