Since 2019, the “Ultra” branding has been reserved for Samsung’s top-tier flagship. It began with the Galaxy S20 Ultra and was carried forward for the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra as well. Early 2021 won’t be any different as Samsung is expected to unveil three Galaxy S21 models including an Ultra variant.
Samsung will make the Galaxy S21 Ultra bigger and wider than any other device in this lineup. The front will be dominated by its display that’s going to have a much more reserved curve thanks to the 2.5D glass. There’s reason to believe now that the Galaxy S21 Ultra may be the only model in the 2021 flagship lineup to feature a glass back panel.
The handset will be fashioned out of premium materials and it’s also going to be IP68 water and dust resistant. Other design elements will include a USB Type-C port at the bottom alongside the AKG-tuned speaker. Don’t keep your fingers crossed for a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The Galaxy S21 Ultra will most likely have the same chipset as the other handsets in the series. This means that it will also be powered by the Exynos 2100 SoC globally. In select markets, the handset will ship with the Snapdragon 888 from Qualcomm. 12/16GB RAM and 128/256GB storage configurations may be on offer. The phone will support 25W charging but may not come with a charger or earphones in the box in Europe, and Samsung is reportedly developing an optional 30W charger for the entire lineup as well.
Since the Galaxy S20 Ultra has a 6.8-inch Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O display, we can expect the same for its successor. A major leak has revealed that the Galaxy S21 Ultra is going to feature a 6.8-inch panel with a 1Hz to 120Hz adaptive refresh rate.
It will also achieve peak brightness of 1600 bits and could also have an impressive 3,000,000:1 contrast ratio. The Galaxy S21 Ultra may also be the first device in this series to have support for the S Pen, thought the accessory will be sold separately.
Samsung really threw in everything but the kitchen sink for the Galaxy S20 Ultra‘s camera so we can expect it to approach the Galaxy S21 Ultra with the same intensity. New information reveals an improved, second-generation 108-megapixel primary sensor and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide sensor. The device will also have two 10-megapixel telephoto (zoom) sensors with 3x and 10x optical zoom. Laser autofocus will indeed be utilized.
Software and new features
There’s no doubt that Android 11 is going to be present on the Galaxy S21 Ultra out of the box. It’s going to be topped off with One UI 3.1. Samsung is definitely going to introduce a handful of new software features with the latest iteration of its custom Android skin. There will also be new camera features that make the best of the new hardware in addition to new augmented reality experiences.
Release date and price
SamMobile has exclusively revealed that Samsung has scheduled the Galaxy S21 announcement for early January 2021. The Galaxy S21 Ultra will reportedly cost 1399 euro in Europe for the 128GB storage and 5G-enabled model.
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