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CES 2021: Samsung’s Galaxy S21 5G series and Galaxy Buds Pro

CES 2021: Samsung’s Galaxy S21 5G series and Galaxy Buds Pro

Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G

Samsung is rounding up its CES 2021 announcements with its latest phone, the Samsung Galaxy S21 5G, Galaxy S21+ 5G, and the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G. And if these phones aren’t enough, there’s also the Galaxy Buds Pro, Samsung’s in-ear active noise cancelling earbuds.

In a nutshell

  • Samsung Galaxy S21 5G has 6.2-inch 120Hz display, three rear cameras
  • The Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G has 6.7-inch 120Hz screen, three rear cameras, bigger battery than S21 5G
  • Lastly, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G has 6.8-inch 120Hz display, four rear cameras with 108MP sensor
  • Galaxy Buds Pro features active ANC, 6.5mm tweeter and 11mm woofer

Samsung’s three new phones are droolworthy, packing impressive camera tech, especially on the highest-end Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G, which packs dual tele-lenses on top of the standard wide and ultra-wide lenses. The S21, and S21+ only has just one tele-lens. All three phones have Space Zoom, with the Ultra going up to 100x, while the S21 and S21+ are limited to 30x zoom. To keep your image steady, the phones now have a Zoom Lock feature to help with your shaky hands.

The phones look good and come in varied colors: Violet, white, pink and grey for the S21, and black, silver, or violet for the S21+. Sadly, the Ultra 5G only comes in black or silver. All three phones come with 120Hz displays, with the Ultra the biggest at 6.8-inch (and WQHD+ resolution), followed by the S21+ (6.7-inch) and 6.2-inch for the base S21, both of which are FHD+.

Samsung Galaxy S21 5G
The Samsung Galaxy S21 5G.
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Samsung Galaxy S21 5G
The Samsung Galaxy S21 5G.
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Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G
The Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G.
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Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G
The Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G.
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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G.
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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G.
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Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G, Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
The Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G and the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G.
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Otherwise, all three phones are very similar, with 8GB RAM, 128GB or 256GB storage for the S21 and S21+, and 128GB, 256GB or 512GB for the S21 Ultra. Battery capacity also varies between models, 4,000mAh for the S21, 4,800mAh for the S21+ and 5,000mAh for the S21 Ultra. The S21+ and S21 Ultra has ultra-wide band tech built-in, for precise location tracking, or even unlocking your door. The S21 Ultra also supports the upcoming Wi-Fi 6E, the upcoming Wi-Fi upgrade, though you’ll need a Wi-Fi 6E router to take full advantage.

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro
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Lastly, there’s the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro, which sports shiny good looks to help it stand out from the competition. Specs wise, it has a 6.5mm tweeter and an 11mm woofer, active noise cancelling and play time of around 5 to 8 hours. The charging case will add another 13 to 20 hours. It’s also IPX7 water-resistant.

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Pre-orders for the three phones start from 11pm, January 14 in Singapore, with the official retail date set for January 29, including the Buds Pro. The Galaxy S21 5G (256GB) will retail for S$1,248, the S21+ 5G (256GB) for S$1,498, and the S21 Ultra 5G for S$1,798 (256GB) and S$1,998 (512GB). The Buds Pro will go on sale for S$308. Do note that the phones don’t come with bundled chargers or earphones.

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