Today, Samsung announced that three models of its latest flagship series are now available in 60 countries globally. The countries and regions include China, South Korea, Europe, America, and Southeast Asia. In addition, the Samsung Galaxy S21 series will be launched in over 130 countries and regions around the world by the end of February.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 5G series uses a top Corning Gorilla Victus glass and aluminum alloy metal frame. The integrated design language of the matrix camera module and frame makes it highly recognizable.
Samsung Galaxy S21 5G and Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G comes with a 6.2-inch and 6.7-inch 1080P Dynamic AMOLED 2X screens respectively. Both smartphones support a 120Hz refresh rate, 1300nit peak brightness, and an excellent display effect. As for the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G, it uses a 6.8-inch 3200 x 1440 Dynamic AMOLED 2X screen. This display supports up to 1500nit peak brightness, 120Hz adaptive refresh, and 2K+120Hz simultaneous activation.
In the camera department, both the Samsung Galaxy S21 5G and Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G uses three rear cameras. The sensors include a 12-megapixel rear main camera + 12MP 120° ultra-wide-angle camera + a 64MP telephoto camera. On the front, there is a 10MP camera. Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G comes with a quad rear camera setup. It uses the more luxurious 108MP main camera + 12MP 120° ultra-wide-angle camera + 10MP telephoto lens + 10MP periscope telephoto camera. On the front, it has a 40MP shooter.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 5G series uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor. The also boasts of the LPDDR5 flash memory and the latest generation of 128-layer Samsung UFS 3.1 memory chip. Other aspects include Qualcomm’s second-generation ultrasonic screen fingerprint, AKG tuning dual speakers, Dolby Atmos certification, IP68 protection, etc.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra slow-mo video is not as good as S21/S21+
Although the specs sheet shows that the Galaxy S21 Ultra is the best in the series, it is not entirely the best in all aspects. Although the Galaxy S21 Ultra significantly upgrades the camera, there is an aspect where the lower Galaxy S21 and S21+ are ahead. A recent report shows that in terms of slow-motion video recording, the Galaxy S21 Ultra seems to be inferior to the cheaper Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21+. This is because it cannot record 960fps video natively.
Although all three Galaxy S21 series smartphones can record slow-motion video at 960fps, the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21+ can record natively, while the Galaxy S21 Ultra “digitally enhances” 480fps video to 960fps slow-motion video. That is, it uses repeating frames. Therefore, 960fps slow-motion video recorded with Galaxy S21 Ultra will not be as good as the video recorded with Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21+.
Samsung has clarified that the shortcomings of the Galaxy S21 Ultra are due to the larger ISOCELL HM3 108MP camera sensor, which has a slower shutter speed than the 12-megapixel sensor used in the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21+. Samsung took the same route last year on the Galaxy S20 Ultra, enhancing 480fps video to 960fps.