Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra - Announcement, Pricing, First Views

So it happened.Samsung has unveiled its most powerful, most feature-rich, and most expensive (not counting bendable devices) smartphone. Superflagship Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. Also announced smartphones are simpler, Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21 +, but I'd rather make a separate news about them.

The prices are respectable. ₽109990 ($ 1500) for the younger version 12 + 128 GB, ₽114990 ($ 1560) for 12 + 256 GB, ₽127990 ($ 1740) for 16 + 512 GB.

For comparison, here are the prices in a couple of other countries:

  • USA: $ 1200 (₽88200), $ 1250 (₽91900), $ 1380 (₽101000)
  • Germany: € 1249 (₽112000, $ 1530), € 1299 (₽117000, $ 1590), € 1429 (₽128000, $ 1740)
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The appearance is unusual, but, perhaps, such a shapeI like the island of cameras. However, this island, as usual, sticks out, which spoils all the raspberries and makes the purchase of a cover strictly mandatory. Moreover, the case is glass. There is IP68 protection against water and dust. I am sure that soon we will have a lot of educational videos with crash tests and water procedures.

Iron.In the States, there will be Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, in our country and in most other countries - the brand new Exynos 2100. Apparently, the reviewers were strictly forbidden to run synthetic tests on pre-production samples. I flipped through a couple of dozen texts and videos - not a single AnTuTu, not a single GeekBench. Nothing at all. But, most likely, that on the fact that on another chipset will be in the region of seven hundred thousand AnTuTu points.

With memory, it's clear. 12 or 16 GB of RAM, 128, 256 or 512 GB of storage. Damn it, they've dropped support for memory cards again! Finally decide, eh? What to jump back and forth?

The screen is outstanding in every way. According to reviewers, it feels much better than the screens of its younger brothers Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21 +.
Dynamic AMOLED 2X, high brightness, 6.8 ″ diagonal and ultra-high resolution 1440 × 3200 (516 ppi).
According to the latest fashion, the screen refresh rate is increased - up to 120 Hz. And not just "before", but from 10 to 120 Hz. Dynamically. To save battery, of course.

The battery has a capacity of 5000 mAh typical for modern devices. Fast, wireless charging - everything is there, of course.

Front camera 40 MP.Behind the laser autofocus and four cameras (108 + 12 + 10 + 10 MP - the main module, wide-angle and two telephoto lenses, 3x and 10x). Video recording 8K, 4K@60fps. I believe that thanks to the new super-powerful hardware and polished software, everything will be even cooler than before. But let's wait for the first full reviews and comparisons with its predecessors. So far, normal examples of pictures are also not visible.

Other.The most modern Wi-Fi version 6E (banned in Russia). 5G (not available in Russia). USB version is already 3.2. Of course, there is NFC, a barometer, and other gyroscopes. As usual, there is no normal audio output, but everyone is probably already used to this.

There is already a whole mountain of “first sight”.True, as of late January 14, they are all terribly superficial. Who cares - we, as usual, diligently collect links to them on the smartphone page.

Oh yes. There is no charger included. Who Said Apple?

Key features of Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra:

ScreenDynamic AMOLED, 6.8 ″, 1440 × 3200, 516 ppi, 120 Hz, touch, capacitive, multi-touch 10 touches, Gorilla Glass, HDR10 +
Iron Exynos 2100
2.9 GHz, 1 x Cortex-X1, 3 x Cortex-A78, 4 x Cortex-A55, Mali-G78
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
2.9 GHz, 1 x Kryo 680 (Cortex-X1), 3 x Kryo 680 (Cortex-A78), 4 x Kryo 680 (Cortex-A75), Adreno 660
Memory RAM 12-16 GB, ROM 128-512 GB, no memory card, LPDDR5, UFS 3.1
Mobile Internet5G
Mobile networks5G
Battery Li-Ion, 5000 mAh, fast charging 25.00 W, wireless charging 15.00 W
Dimensions165.1 x 75.6 x 8.9 mm
Weight227 g
Rear Camera: Quad, Flash, Auto Focus

- 108 MP, f / 1.8, 83 °, 0.80μm, OIS

- 12 MP, wide-angle, f / 2.2, 120 °, 1.40μm

- 10 MP, telephoto, f / 2.4, 35 °, 1.22μm, OIS, 3X

- 10 MP, telephoto, f / 4.9, 10 °, 1.22μm, OIS, 10X
front camera: 40 MP, f / 2.2, 80 °, 0.70μm, no flash, autofocus
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
OSAndroid 11, OneUI 3.1
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Approach, Barometer, Illuminance, Fingerprint (screen), Hall, NFC
USBType-C v3.2, USB-OTG

George Kiselyov