Make Every Day Epic with Samsung Galaxy S21 5G and Galaxy S21+ 5G

on January 14, 2021
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Samsung’s latest S Series empowers you to easily share and connect with state-of-the-art camera and video, bold new design and streamlined connectivity capabilities

LONDON, UK January 14, 2021Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has introduced Galaxy S21 5G and Galaxy S21+ 5G, the latest flagship devices for the bold. Made for the way we live now, Galaxy S21 5G Series is loaded with state-of-the-art innovations so you can make the most of every moment. The new flagship series debuts a head-turning, iconic design, an epic pro-grade camera for users of any skill level and the most advanced processor ever in a Galaxy device. And each device offers the connectivity, power and performance that only Samsung can deliver.



For over a decade, the Galaxy S Series has delivered groundbreaking, flagship mobile experiences for people who rely on their smartphone for expression, connection and entertainment. The new Galaxy S21 Series builds on this legacy to offer the premium flagship experience and make every day epic. Galaxy S21 5G will be available in a variety of models, so you can find the perfect complement for your personal style and needs. For users who demand a flagship mobile experience, with pro-grade camera innovations and top-of-the-line performance, at a various price point, Galaxy S21 5G and Galaxy S21+ 5G deliver in every category — and then some.


“This year, we’re using technology to stay connected more than ever before. With many of us working remotely and spending more time at home, we wanted to deliver a seamless smartphone experience that empowers you to share your world and connect with the people that matter the most,” said Conor Pierce, Corporate Vice President for Samsung Electronics UK and Ireland.


“2021 marks a new era for the Galaxy range. We believe this year will be the real test of the power of 5G and we are committed to getting it in the hands of the next generation of innovators. With 5G enabled across the entire S21 Series, Galaxy S21 5G and Galaxy S21+ 5G offer the latest flagship experience to help you get the most out of every moment.”


Designed for the Bold

With a bold new style, Galaxy S21 5G is built for expression. Galaxy S21 5G was designed for those who want a light design and compact 6.2-inch display. Galaxy S21+ 5G sports an expanded 6.7-inch display and a larger battery, perfect for marathon gamers and streaming content[1].


The Galaxy S21 Series introduces an all-new, iconic Contour Cut Camera housing that seamlessly blends into the device’s metal frame for a sleek, yet striking, aesthetic. S21 5G and S21+ 5G will be available in a range of eye-catching colours, including a new signature colour: Phantom Violet. And each device is coated with a luxurious Deluxe Frosted Haze matte finish on the back for a sophisticated look and feel.


Galaxy S21 5G touts an intelligent, edge-to-edge Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity-O display with adaptive 120Hz refresh rate for smoother scrolling and viewing[2]. It automatically adjusts the frame rate based on the content whether you’re swiping through your social feeds or watching shows. The display is also easy on the eyes. To help reduce eye fatigue, the new Eye Comfort Shield[3] automatically adjusts the blue light based on the time of day, content you’re viewing, and your bedtime.


Perfect Capture

Galaxy S21 5G continues Samsung’s legendary camera heritage with pro-grade enhancements and video innovations that enable users of every skill level to get the best shot. Whether you’re recording your puppy’s first encounter with a mirror, chronicling game night antics or documenting spectacular views on a week-long road trip, Galaxy S21 5G and Galaxy S21+ 5G have you covered. Just point, shoot and let Galaxy S21 5G do the heavy lifting — so you can capture the moment before it’s gone.


Improved 8K Video Snap lets you grab crystal clear images from your 8K video footage, so you can capture all the live action and get standout still shots every time you hit record. Even in fast-moving or bumpy conditions, your footage will be buttery-smooth with Super Steady video, at an improved 60fps[4]. New Director’s View lets you see, switch, and select the best shot to tell your best story. Capture video with the front and rear cameras at once for real-time reactions with Vlogger View, and preview or change the angle, zoom or go wide without losing any action with Live Thumbnails.


Paired with Samsung’s new Galaxy Buds Pro[5], you can capture both ambient sounds and your voice at the same time using multiple mic recording[6]. That means you can set up Galaxy S21 5G in Pro Video Mode on a tripod and use Buds Pro as your voice mic, so you can step away and record speech, movement and background sound in crisp quality. With the power of AI, the popular Single Take[7] feature allows you to capture a variety of still and video formats with one tap. It has been enhanced with new pro-style video settings like Highlight Video and Dynamic Slow-Mo, which lets you focus on the most compelling action in stunning stills and highlight reels.


Galaxy S21 5G and Galaxy S21+ 5G’s AI-powered triple-lens pro-grade camera is designed for those times when you want to be more intentional and have more creative control. The camera system intuitively assesses and adjusts to your scene to ensure you can perfectly capture any environment.  In Portrait Mode, the AI-powered camera leverages an improved 3D analysis that more accurately separates the subject from the background. It also brings in options for virtual studio lighting and AI background effects to make sure the subject pops from the frame. It also works for selfies too. For elusive faraway shots, improved Space Zoom helps you get clear and steady shots. The new Zoom Lock minimises shaky hands and captures clearer images at 30x zoom on Galaxy S21 5G and Galaxy S21+ 5G, by leveraging AI to keep your focal point in the centre of the frame. Plus, enhanced processing power means bright pictures, even in the dark, so you can do proper justice to gorgeous sunsets and skylines.


Limitless Connectivity

Samsung is committed to helping you stay connected, and keeping your data secure, in more convenient and personalised ways. Galaxy S21 5G and S21+ 5G delivers next-generation performance and seamlessly connects you to the Galaxy Ecosystem to give you more flexibility, no matter your routine, so you can do more with confidence.


Galaxy users love and expect powerful experience. The Galaxy S21 5G features the latest and most advanced smartphone chipset yet in a Galaxy device for greater speed, energy efficiency, and advanced computing capabilities to support 5G connectivity[8] and on-device AI[9]. Galaxy S21 5G packs all the power you need to process photos, record 8K videos, enjoy a cloud gaming marathon and make the perfect video clips.


We rely on our smartphones more than ever, which is why protecting sensitive information is more important than ever. Galaxy S21 5G is secured by Samsung Knox Vault, Samsung’s own proprietary chipset level (SoC) security platform. By adding tamper-resistant secure memory to our secure processor, Samsung Knox Vault enables S21 5G to add a new layer of protection.


Galaxy S21 5G also introduces a new tool to protect and monitor your privacy. You can safely remove location metadata from photos before sharing. With Galaxy S21 5G’s all-new Private Share function[10], you can also control who gets access to the content you send, and how long it’s available – so you can share content worry-free.


Galaxy S21 5G is designed to be used with other Galaxy devices and with SmartThings Find, it can help you quickly and easily locate your compatible Galaxy devices even when they’re out of range. Whether you left your device in another room or even under the seat of your car. SmartThings Find will send you in the right direction. You can now locate non-connected devices, with Samsung’s new Galaxy SmartTag[11]. Simply attach a SmartTag to your keys, a bag or even your child’s favourite toy and use SmartThings Find to quickly pinpoint the items that matter to you.


Samsung Care+

Experience total peace of mind for your new Galaxy S21 5G with Samsung Care+. Enjoy accidental damage coverage with up to four claims over two years[12], an extended warranty[13]  and 24/7 dedicated support via phone or chat.  Add Samsung Care+ at check out when purchasing your device.


UK Availability

Starting on 29th January 2021, Galaxy S21 5G and Galaxy S21+ 5G will be widely available in Samsung channels and major UK retailers. Both devices will be available in the following colours featuring a Deluxe Frosted Haze finish:


  • Galaxy S21 5G: Phantom Violet, Phantom Grey, Phantom Pink and Phantom White available in 128GB and 256GB models with 8GB RAM
  • Galaxy S21+ 5G: Phantom Violet, Phantom Silver and Phantom Black in 128GB and 256GB models with 8GB RAM


Pre-orders for the Galaxy S21 5G and Galaxy S21+ 5G begin on 14th January.


Between 14th January and 28th January 2021, customers who pre-order can claim a free pair of Galaxy Buds Live with the Galaxy S21 5G and S21+ 5G. All pre-orders will also include a free Galaxy SmartTag.



Galaxy S21 5G RRP:

  • 128GB, £769
  • 256GB, £819


Galaxy S21+ 5G RRP:

  • 128GB, £949
  • 256GB, £999




  Galaxy S21 5G Galaxy S21+ 5G
Display 6.2-inch Flat FHD+

Dynamic AMOLED 2X

Infinity-O Display (2400×1080), 421ppi, HDR10+ certified
Adaptive 120Hz refresh rate (48~120Hz)

Eye Comfort Shield

6.7-inch Flat FHD+

Dynamic AMOLED 2X

Infinity-O Display (2400×1080), 394ppi, HDR10+ certified
Adaptive 120Hz refresh rate (48~120Hz)

Eye Comfort Shield

*Measured diagonally, Galaxy S21 5G’s screen size is 6.2″ in the full rectangle and 6.1″ with accounting for the rounded corners, Galaxy S21+ 5G’s screen size is 6.7″ in the full rectangle and 6.5″ with accounting for the rounded corners; actual viewable area is less due to the rounded corners and camera hole.
Dimension & Weight Dimension: 71.2×151.7×7.9mm

Weight: 171g(mmWave), 169g(sub6)

Dimension: 75.6×161.5×7.8mm

Weight: 202g(mmWave), 200g(sub6)

Camera [Front camera]

10MP Dual Pixel AF, FOV 80°,  F2.2, 1.22µm


[Rear camera]

Triple camera


Ultra Wide: 12MP FF, FOV 120°

F2.2, 1.4µm


Wide-angle: 12MP Dual Pixel AF, FOV 79°, OIS,

F1.8, 1.8µm


Telephoto: 64MP Phase Detection AF,

Hybrid Optic 3X, FOV 76°, OIS

F2.0, 0.8µm


30X Space Zoom

[Front camera]

10MP Dual Pixel AF, FOV 80°, F2.2, 1.22µm


[Rear camera]

Triple camera


Ultra Wide: 12MP FF, FOV 120°

F2.2, 1.4µm


Wide-angle: 12MP Dual Pixel AF, FOV 79°, OIS,

F1.8, 1.8µm


Telephoto: 64MP Phase Detection AF,

Hybrid Optic 3X, FOV 76°, OIS

F2.0, 0.8µm


30X Space Zoom

*30X Space Zoom includes 3x Hybrid Optic Zoom and goes up to 30x Super Resolution Zoom. Super Resolution Zoom includes digital zoom, which may cause some image deterioration.
AP Exynos 2100, 5nm


5nm 64-bit Octa-Core Processor

2.8GHz (Maximum Clock Speed) + 2.4GHz +1.8GHz

*May differ by carrier
Memory 8GB RAM (LPDDR5) with 128GB / 256GB internal storage
*Storage availability may differ by model or carrier. Actual storage space availability may vary depending on pre-installed software and by, model, file size and format.
Battery 4000mAh (typical) 4800mAh (typical)
*Typical value tested under third-party laboratory condition. Typical value is the estimated average value considering the deviation in battery capacity among the battery samples tested under IEC 61960 standard. Rated (minimum) capacity is 3880mAh for Galaxy S21 Base and 4660mAh for Galaxy S21+. Actual battery life may vary depending on network environment, usage patterns and other factors.
Charging Improved wireless charging speeds with Fast Wireless Charging 2.0

USB PD 3.0 (PPS) certified Fast Charging for wired charging (AFC and QC2.0 compatible)

*WPC certified Wireless charging

*Wireless PowerShare

*Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 currently available with Wireless Charger Stand, Wireless Charger Duo Pad, and other devices that support 10W or more wireless charging. Sold separately. Actual charging speed may vary depending on the actual usage, charging conditions, and other factors. Wireless charger requires power connection. Recommend using in-box charging cable and/or travel adapter sold separately for use of third party items may cause damage to the Wireless Charger Stand,Wireless Charger Duo and Wireless Charger Trio or a decrease in charging speed.

*Wireless PowerShare is limited to Samsung or other brand smartphones with Qi wireless charging, such as Galaxy S21, 21+, S21 Ultra, Galaxy Z Fold2, Galaxy Note20, Galaxy Note20 Ultra, Galaxy S20, S20+, S20 Ultra, Z Flip, Note10, Note10+, S10e, S10, S10+, S10 5G, Fold, S9, S9+, S8, S8+, S8 Active, S7, S7 edge, S7 Active, S6, S6 edge, S6 Active, S6 edge+, Note9, Note8, Note FE, Note5, and wearables such as Galaxy Buds Pro, Galaxy Buds Live, Galaxy Buds, Galaxy Watch3, Galaxy Watch Active2, Galaxy Watch Active, Gear Sport, Gear S3, Galaxy Watch. If battery power is lower than 30% Wireless PowerShare may not function. May not work with certain accessories, covers, other brand devices, or some Samsung wearables. May affect call reception or data services, depending on your network environment.

OS Android 11
Network & Connectivity [5G]5G Non-Standalone (NSA), Standalone (SA), Sub6 / mmWave

[Ultra Wideband]

*Actual speed may vary depending on carrier, and user environment.

*Requires optimal 5G connection. Actual speed may vary depending on carrier, and user environment.

*Ultra Wideband supported on Galaxy S21+ and S21 Ultra.

Payment NFC
*Available in select markets. Payment solutions and available features may vary depending on market, carrier, and service providers.
Sensors Ultrasonic Fingerprint sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor

Proximity sensor, Ambient Light Sensor

Authentication Lock type: pattern, PIN, password

Biometric lock type: Ultrasonic Fingerprint, Face recognition


[Ultra high quality audio playback]

UHQ 32-bit &DSD64/128 support

PCM: Up to 32 bits, DSD: DSD64/128

*DSD64 and DSD128 playback can be limited depending on the file format.


[Audio playback format]




Dual Audio

*The two connected devices may exhibit a slight difference in sound output..

Scalable Codec

*Available only for certain wearables made by Samsung such as Galaxy Buds Pro, Galaxy Buds Live, Galaxy Buds.



Recording quality is improved with the High AOP Mic that minimizes distortion in noisy environments.

*AOP: Acoustic Overload Point

Video[14] [Video playback format]



[TV connection]

Wireless: Smart View (screen mirroring 1080p at 30 fps)

Wired: supports DisplayPort over USB type-C. Supports video out when connecting via HDMI Adapter. (DisplayPort 4K UHD at 60 fps)

Water Resistance IP68
*IP68 is based on test conditions for submersion in up to 1.5 meters of freshwater for up to 30 minutes. Rinse residue/dry if wet. Not advised for beach or pool use.


*All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice.


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[1] Display measurements are diagonal, and actual viewable area is less due to rounded corners and camera hole punch.

[2] Compared to 60Hz screens

[3] Eye Comfort Shield is ‘off’ by default, and must be turned on in Settings.  SGS, the world’s leading certification company, awarded Galaxy S21 series’ display the Eye Care Certification based on its ability to drastically reduce the harmful effects of blue light. This certification can be found on

[4] Super Steady video is limited to 1080p resolution

[5] Sold separately

[7] Single Take captures images and video up to 15 seconds.

[8] 5G speeds vary and require optimal network and connection (factors include frequency, bandwidth, congestion); see carrier for availability.

[9] Requires optimal 5G network connection. Check with your carrier for availability and details. Download and streaming speeds may vary based on content provider, server connection and other factors.

[10] Available on Galaxy smartphones with Android P or later.

[11] Sold separately

[12] Maximum of 3 accidental damage from handling claims per 12-24-month period. Additional restrictions apply. Please see terms and conditions for full coverage details.

[13] An extended warranty is a service contract that covers repair beyond basic warranty. Limitations and exclusions apply. Please see terms and conditions for full coverage details.

[14] Audio and video specification has been revised on Feb 2, 2021 to provide more accurate information.

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