Very early than ever, the Korean company announced in mid-January the Galaxy S21 series, the flagship triple phones that come with a completely new design with a stylish camera that blends into the frame of the phone and the most powerful processor to date, the same case in the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra.
Galaxy S21 Ultra features support for Samsung's S Pen for the first time in the S series of phones, and it comes with the most diverse camera system and the most advanced feature set overall.
The phone comes with a gigantic 5000mAh battery, which is a remarkably large phone, significantly larger than the average hand size of anyone. As big as it is, it is also big on price.
Samsung opened the pre-orders stage for the Galaxy S21 Ultra immediately after the phone was launched on January 14, while the actual release date for the device was decided on Friday, January 29.
The good news is that the prices of the Galaxy S21 Ultra start at only $ 1,200, equivalent to 18,800 Egyptian pounds and 4,500 Saudi riyals, but this phone price in the major markets is definitely subject to increase, much less than the price of the S20 Ultra last year of $ 1,400.
The phone comes with a 6.8-inch AMOLED screen with a dynamic refresh rate from 10Hz to 120Hz that changes automatically according to the content. And for the first time in the Galaxy series phones, you will be able to operate the phone at a refresh rate of 120Hz along with the maximum resolution of QHD. Samsung has also improved screen brightness and contrast, which is now the brightest with a peak of 1,500 nits and 50% better contrast compared to last year's model.
While the S21 and S21 Plus was launched in quite a few bold new colors, the Ultra was introduced in two fairly calm colors: silver and black.
At least in most stores, while interestingly, there are three other colors of the S21 Ultra that will be available exclusively on the company's official store, namely brown, titanium, and navy blue. The phone features a Gorilla Glass Victus for better resistance to scratches and bumps, and an aluminum frame, which gives the phone a stylish look.
However, the design element that stands out the most is the giant camera bump that protrudes from the back and has roughly half the back of the phone. Also, while the other two models feature flat screens, the screen in the Ultra is slightly curved, which is seen at the edges.
As for the rest of the specs, we have the power and volume keys on the right side of the phone, and there are no buttons on the left, thankfully, there's no dedicated Bixby button either.
As we expected as well, there is no headphone jack, while the speaker system consists of a bottom speaker and another speaker located at the top of the phone. At the bottom, you'll find the USB-C port. The phone also features a IP68 waterproof protection rating just like iPhone 12.
The sheer size of the S21 Ultra is what impresses, although the phone is not only larger in terms of width and height, but it is also significantly thicker than all other phones, and its weight is somewhat heavy.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is the first Samsung S-series phone to support the S Pen, but unlike the Galaxy Note family where there is an S Pen inside the phone for easy access, here, you cannot store it inside the phone because it basically comes with the phone's packaging.
Instead, you have to purchase the S Pen separately, and if you want to always keep it close at hand, Samsung has unveiled a new case and back cover that provides a special slot on the side for storing the S Pen.
Also, the S Pen that Samsung sells specifically for the S21 Ultra is slightly different than the one in the Note series, it is thicker, so it may actually be more comfortable to hold and use.
Instead of having a button on the top of the S Pen that you press to eject it from the Note phones, you need to pull the S Pen out of the S21 Ultra's case.
The Ultra version also comes with a greatly improved camera with a quad rear camera.
The main camera comes with 108 MP, which is the next generation of that sensor that Samsung introduced with the S20 Ultra in 2020, and improvements in that sensor appear in two main areas, focus and performance in low-light.
It's also paired with a wider lens than most other 24mm phones versus the other 26mm lenses in other devices, and this means you'll get wider shots, and this sensor is especially useful for landscape photos, for example.
But the Ultra's best feature is its optical zoom. You don't get a single zoom sensor, but two lenses: a periscope sensor up to x3, then a periscope telephoto lens that supports true optical zoom up to 10x, a feature that gives the phone an edge over the rest of the other phones.
In terms of video shooting, you can shoot 8K videos at 24 frames per second. You also have better video stability with Super Steady, which works in 4K, not 8K videos.
Under the hood, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is powered by the latest and greatest processors available: the versions that will arrive in America, China and Korea will be equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor, while the international version will work on Samsung's Exynos 2100.
It is important to know that Samsung seems to have caught up with Qualcomm and narrowed the gap between Exynos and Snapdragon processors, as Exynos processors are usually the worst performance and least energy efficient, these days seem to be over with the latest Exynos processor.
As for internal storage space, the lower version of the S21 Ultra comes with 128 GB, but the company has also announced a larger 256 GB model and even the mighty 512 GB model.
Interestingly, however, Samsung is ditching the microSD card slot on all S21 series phones. Samsung was almost the only company that still supported microSD card slots, a solid feature that some appreciate, but that ended with the S21 series.
Samsung has also successfully fixed one of the biggest complaints about its phones in recent years: the slow fingerprint sensor. The company used Qualcomm's first-generation ultrasound fingerprint scanner two years ago, even as newer and faster sensors were adopted by other companies.
Fortunately, all S21 series phones come with the latest 2nd-generation Qualcomm 3D Sonic sensor which means a 77% larger sensor size, 1.7 times more vital data is captured, and most importantly, 50% faster speed.
Just a reminder, the first-generation sensor was only 4 x 9 mm, while the new sensor is 8 x 8 mm.
With a 5000mAh battery and a more energy efficient processor, the Galaxy S21 Ultra definitely promises a solid battery life.
So far, Samsung says the battery in the Ultra will comfortably complete the day, while reporting that both the S21 and S21 Plus could complete the day on a single charge, indicating that the Ultra actually has a longer battery life than the other two.
If you've followed the rumors, you probably already know the S21 Ultra is coming without a charger in the box. This is really the case, as it only comes with the USB-C Campbell included in the box and you'll need to purchase the charger separately.
The S21 Ultra box does not contain a charger or wired headphones, which is something that has been reported a lot for a while, but it was not believed much because Samsung made fun of Apple when it removed the charger and wired headphones from the packaging of the iPhone 12 series phones, but it seems that this will be the trend in the coming period, it will have to Users have to purchase these accessories separately if they don't already own them.
|announcement||January 14, 2021|
|Market Availability||February 2021|
|Dimensions||165.1 x 75.6 x 8.9 mm (6.5 x 2.98 x 0.35 in)|
|Mobile materials||Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus), glass back (Gorilla Glass), aluminum frame|
|colors||Black, Silver, Titanium, Navy, Brown|
|Type||Dynamic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Display size||6.8 Inch|
|Display resolution||1440 x 3200 pixels, 515 ppi density|
|Screen protection||Corning Gorilla Glass Victus|
|Ratios||89.8% screen-to-body ratio|
|Additional Features|| 120 Hz refresh rate|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 - 7 nm|
|CPU||Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 585)|
|RAM||12 - 16 GB|
|Storage||128 - 256 - 512 GB|
|First||108 MP, f/1.8, (wide)|
|Second||10 MP, f/4.9, (periscope telephoto), 10x optical zoom|
|Third||10 MP, (telephoto), 3x optical zoom|
|Fourth||12 MP, f/2.2, (ultrawide)|
|Camera features||LED Flash , Panorama, HDR|
|The Video||[email protected], [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/240fps, [email protected], HDR10+, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS & OIS|
|-||40 MP, f/2.2, (wide)|
|Front Camera features||Dual video call - Auto-HDR|
|Video||[email protected]/60fps, [email protected]|
|Capacity||5000 mAh non-removable|
|Battery Type||Lithium Polymer|
|Fast charging||25W - USB Power Delivery 3.0|
|Ear Headphones port 3.5 Mm||No|
|Other sound features||32-bit/384kHz audio - Tuned by AKG|
|Speaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic)|
|Other advantages||accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, ANT+, Bixby, Samsung DeX|
|Model number||SM-G998B, SM-G998B/DS|
|Phone Name||Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra|
|Price in US Dollars||1250 $|
|Price in Saudi Arabia||4690 SAR|
|Price in Iraq||1,826,250 Dinars|
|Price in India||91380 Rupees|
|Price in Egypt||19575 L.E|
when compare to s20 ultra it is best due to excellent processer s20 ultra having exynos 990 but s21 ultra having snapdragon 875 that is 25% best compare to exynos 990