The last two weeks have been crazy. It all started with teaser leaks the Galaxy S21 series and, finally, more details, thanks to a Samsung Experience store in India.
This was followed by leaking photos and practical videos of the devices and, more recently, a bunch of play the press. Now, Roland Quandt is back with everything we need to know about the Galaxy S21 Ultra.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra – chipset, storage and more
Samsung’s Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21 + are undoubtedly impressive, but the Galaxy S21 Ultra is an absolute killer. In Europe, the phone uses the unannounced Exynos 2100 and has an incredible standard of 12 GB of RAM.
According to information now shared, the Exynos chipset includes a high-performance core clocked at 2.9 GHz, three high-performance cores running at 2.8 GHz and four efficiency cores clocked at 2.4 GHz. Customers in the United States will receive the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 instead, but the rest of the spec sheet should be identical in all respects.
All this is close to 128 GB of basic storage across Europe, although both the 256 GB and 512 GB models are in the works. In addition, and as usual, Samsung also offers support for microSD cards.
Before moving on to other areas, it is worth mentioning the 5,000 mAh battery that supports wireless charging and 45 W fast charging. However, according to recent reports, an electric brick is not included in the box.
The Admiral Samsung 2021 has an amazing screen
This South Korean brand has often excelled in the display department, and 2021 is no different. Galaxy S21 Ultra has a massive 6.8-inch AMOLED screen, which has thin frames and curved edges on both sides. The curves themselves are said to be minimal and the panel is close to flat.
Samsung has done its best with the related specifications. The selected display supports a Quad-HD + resolution (3200x1440p) and a pixel density of 515 pixels per inch. The brightness, on the other hand, can reach 1,600 nits.
However, these are not the special features. This is the included 120Hz LTPO refresh rate variable technology, which allows the Galaxy S21 Ultra to display very smooth content without drastically reducing battery life.
There are plans to market the Galaxy S21 Ultra screen as both a 2x dynamic AMOLED display and an Infinity-O Edge display. It is protected by the seventh generation of Gorilla Glass – Gorilla Glass Victus – and also accepts S Pen.
Of course, you can’t have a nice display without good software. Galaxy S21 Ultra should come with Android 11 and One UI 3.1 pre-installed.
On a separate note, the outer package described above means that the next Samsung device measures 165.1 x 75.6 x 8.9 mm and weighs 228 g. This makes it smaller but heavier than the Galaxy S20 Ultra (166 g). , 9 x 76 x 8.8 mm, 222g).
Setting up the Galaxy S21 Ultra camera is deadly
Where the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra really excels is in the camera department. An improved 108-megapixel main camera, which offers optical image stabilization (OIS) and an f / 1.8 aperture, leads the way.
It is accompanied by the usual 12 megapixel wide angle snapper. It supports a 120 degree field of view and an f / 2.2 aperture. It doesn’t have OIS, but it’s usually the case with all smartphones anyway.
There is also an LED flash and laser autofocus, as well as a versatile zoom system. The latter consists of a 10-megapixel f / 2.4 telephoto camera capable of 3x hybrid zoom and a 10-megapixel f / 4.9 sensor capable of 10x hybrid zoom.
Both have OIS and it is said that the data from both sensors allow 100x spatial zoom. Samsung initially introduced this feature on the S20 Ultra, but focused it on the Note 20 Ultra due to its poor reception.
If you like to record videos, this may be the phone for you. Galaxy S21 Ultra can record videos from 8K at 30 fps and 4K at 60fps. If you prefer regular 1080p, it can be recorded at a maximum of 240 fps.
The selfie camera has a resolution of 40 megapixels.