What is the newest Samsung phone? – October 2021


Last updated: October 1st, 2021 at 09:51 UTC+02:00

It has often been difficult to keep track of the newest Samsung phone given that the company releases so many throughout the year. Samsung has dozens of models across different series which cater to all price ranges. This page will be updated on a monthly basis to ensure that you can always know what is the newest Samsung phone in each series.

The latest Galaxy Phone in every series

Galaxy Z Fold

The Galaxy Z Fold 2 finally has a successor. That doesn’t mean it’s still not one of the best Samsung phones, but its successor is in a league of its own. The Galaxy Z Fold 3 was officially unveiled on August 11 and pre-orders started the same day with the release set for August 27.

Samsung has made some major improvements to the device. The 6.3-inch cover display is 29% brighter and so is the 7.6-inch foldable display. Both panels have a 120Hz refresh rate. The internal display also has a 4-megapixel Under Display Camera. It’s also the first foldable smartphone from Samsung to support the S Pen.

The Galaxy Z Fold 3 is powered by the Snapdragon 888 processor with 12GB of RAM and up to 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage. It also happens to be the first foldable smartphone that has an IPX8 water resistance rating. Check out the detailed specs of this device on our Galaxy Z Fold 3 specs page.

The camera setup includes a 12-megapixel primary sensor paired with a 12-megapixel ultra wide and a 12-megapixel telephoto camera with 2x optical zoom. Starting at $1,799, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 is cheaper than its predecessor. It’s offered in a variety of colors including Phantom Black, Green and Silver.

Galaxy Z Flip

Samsung has followed up on the success of the Galaxy Z Flip with the launch of the Galaxy Z Flip 3. The device was unveiled on August 11 with the release slated for August 27. At its price tag, the clamshell foldable will quickly become one of the most sought after devices on the market.

The larger 1.9-inch Super AMOLED cover display is a welcome upgrade as it’s capable of displaying more content now. This enables users to interact with apps without having to unfold the device. The 6.7-inch foldable display is also brighter than its predecessor. The Galaxy Z Flip 3 has the distinction of being water-resistant as well.

Samsung has given it flagship-level performance with the Snapdragon 888 chipset paired with 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage. The 3,300mAh battery supports 15W fast charging. The camera setup consists of a 12-megapixel main and 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera in addition to a 10-megapixel f/2.4 selfie camera.

Starting at $999, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 is the cheapest foldable smartphone yet from Samsung. It’s available in a range of colors including Phantom Black, Green and Lavender.

Galaxy Note

August is Galaxy Note month and right on cue, Samsung has unveiled two new handsets this time around as well. The Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra are now official and available for pre-order. They’ll go on sale come August 21.

There are some major differences between the two models. The Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra feature a 6.7-inch flat FHD+ display and a 6.9-inch Quad HD+ curved display with dynamic 120Hz refresh rate. The former doesn’t have a microSD card slot while the latter does. Both don’t support 45W super fast charging, maxing out at 25W instead.

While the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra retains the signature metal and glass build that Samsung flagships have become familiar far, the Galaxy Note 20 only gets a plastic back. That’s a surprising decision Samsung has made this year, in addition to not offering 120Hz refresh rate on the smaller handset.

They also use the same Exynos 990/Snapdragon 865+ chipsets with the Note 20 only getting 8GB RAM while the Ultra gets a 12GB RAM configuration as well with up to 512GB of storage. Check out our hands-on to learn more about these phones and visit our devices page for the full Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra specs.

Prices start at $999 and $1,299 for the 5G Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra respectively.

Galaxy S

Samsung unveiled its highly anticipated flagship lineup for 2021. The newest Samsung phones in the Galaxy S lineup are now the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+ and the Galaxy S21 Ultra. All three handsets are powered by the Exynos 2100/Snapdragon 888 chipset depending on the region. Samsung is offering different RAM and storage options on the variants.

The display supports adaptive refresh rate and is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus. Samsung has also revamped the design with a new Contour Cut camera housing that adds a touch of class to the device. It has taken away expandable storage, though, so there’s no microSD card slot on the entire lineup.

The Galaxy S21 is the entry-level device and also the smallest of them all. It features a 6.2-inch FHD+ flat display. Samsung has opted for a plastic back on this device instead of glass. Its camera setup includes a 12-megapixel f/2.2 ultrawide, 12-megapixel f/1.8 wide with OIS and 64-megapixel telephoto f/2.0 camera with OIS and 3x zoom. There’s also a 10-megapixel front camera. A 4,000mAh battery keeps the lights on with support for 25W fast charging. The Galaxy S21 is available in 128/256GB storage with 8GB of RAM.

Samsung has given the Galaxy S21+ a larger 6.7-inch FHD+ display. It also gets a flat panel but has glass on the back instead of plastic. This device has the same camera setup as the Galaxy S21. It’s also offered in 128/256GB storage capacities with 8GB of RAM. The Galaxy S21+ has a slightly larger 4,800mAh battery compared to its predecessor.

The Galaxy S21 Ultra is Samsung’s ultimate flagship. It comes with a 6.8-inch WQHD+ curved display that supports 120Hz refresh rate at the highest resolution. The camera setup puts the device in a league of its own. There’s Samsung’s latest 108-megapixel primary sensor, 12-megapixel ultra-wide and two 10-megapixel telephoto cameras with 3x and 10x optical zoom.

The handset offers an impressive 100x Space Zoom. A laser autofocus module is present as well. There’s a 40-megapixel camera up front for selfies. The Galaxy S21 Ultra has a 5,000mAh battery and is available in 128/256/512GB storage with up to 16GB of RAM.

Samsung has slightly reduced the prices for its 2021 flagship lineup. The Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+ and the Galaxy S21 Ultra start at $799, $999 and $1,199 respectively.The devices went on sale January 29. Check out Galaxy S21/Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Ultra hands-on for our thoughts on the new devices.

Galaxy Fan Edition

Samsung has brought back the Fan Edition moniker and has also confirmed that it will release new Fan Edition models of its flagships every year. It’s kicking things off with the Galaxy S20 FE which is being marketed as a flagship in its own right.

Unveiled in September 2020, the Galaxy S20 FE brings many of the best features that were introduced with the Galaxy S20 lineup earlier this year. It gets a 6.5-inch FHD+ flat 120Hz refresh rate display, the same Exynos 990/Snapdragon 865 chipset, stereo speakers, a large 4,500mAh battery and three years of Android OS upgrades.

The Galaxy S20 FE also comes with a triple-camera system at the back which includes a 12-megapixel wide and 12-megapixel sensor in addition to an 8-megapixel telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom and 30x Space Zoom. A 32-megapixel camera is present up front.

Samsung is now selling the Galaxy S20 FE. Prices start at $699 for the 5G variant in the United States.

Galaxy A

Samsung has significantly expanded its Galaxy A series over the past couple of years. It now offers over a dozen smartphones across all price ranges. You can get a entry level device like the Galaxy A10 and a 5G-capable device like the Galaxy A90 5G.

The Galaxy A52s is the latest Galaxy device in this series. It looks the same as the Galaxy A52 as the main improvement has actually been made under the hood.

Instead of the popular Galaxy A52 5G’s Snapdragon 750G chipset, the Galaxy A52s comes with a more powerful Snapdragon 778G 5G processor. It’s paired with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. It has a 6.5-inch Infinity-O Super AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate as the Galaxy A52. The same 4,500mAh battery with 25W fast charging as the Galaxy A52 is also present.

The camera setup includes a 64-megapixel optically stabilized main sensor paired with a 12-megapixel ultra-wide, 5-megapixel depth and 5-megapixel macro camera. A 32-megapixel front camera is present as well. Prices for the Galaxy A52s start at €449.

Galaxy M

Samsung introduced its Galaxy M lineup earlier this year. It’s a new budget lineup aimed primarily at India with features that were previously never seen on devices in this price range from Samsung. The series is also unique in that Samsung only sells the Galaxy M devices online.

The Galaxy M42 5G is now the latest handset in this series. It’s the first Galaxy M-branded smartphone to feature 5G connectivity. The handset is now available in India. It features a 6.6-inch Infinity-U display with HD+ resolution. The Snapdragon 750G resides under the hood with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB storage. It runs full-fledged One UI with version 3.1 onboard. Previous Galaxy M handsets have used the lightweight One UI Core. A 5,000mAh battery keeps the lights on with support for 15W charging.

The quad-camera setup of this device includes a 48-megapixel primary sensor with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide, 5-megapixel macro and 5-megapixel depth camera. There’s also a 20-megapixel selfie camera.

Bear in mind that this list only tells you about the newest Samsung phone in every series, not what’s the best in a given price range. It’s to show you what the latest phone is so that you know what to look out for when buying a new Samsung smartphone.

Phone Galaxy A52sGalaxy M51Galaxy Note 10Galaxy S20 FEGalaxy S21Galaxy Z Flip 3Galaxy Z Fold 3
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