Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G: The Ultimate Smartphone Experience, Designed To Be Epic In Every Way

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The Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G delivers Samsung’s most advanced and intelligent pro-grade camera system, brightest and smartest display in a Galaxy and best Galaxy performance in a smartphone yet

LONDON, UK January 14, 2021Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has unveiled the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G, a flagship for the bold that pushes the boundaries of what a smartphone can do. The S21 Ultra 5G pulls out all the stops for those who want Samsung’s best-of-the-best with our most advanced pro-grade camera system and our brightest, most intelligent display. It takes productivity and creativity up a notch by bringing the popular S Pen experience to the Galaxy S Series for the first time[1].

 

 

“The Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G raises the bar of what a smartphone can do, and with the new year we are bringing new innovation for Galaxy fans who want to stay one step ahead,” said Conor Pierce, Corporate Vice President for Samsung Electronics UK and Ireland.

 

“As we navigate through these challenging times, we know that connection is so important which is why we are delivering best-in-class features to our customers, including the largest screen in our S21 Series and the most powerful camera, packaged in a new premium design and powered by 5G.  What’s more, for the first time we are bringing our much-loved S Pen to the Galaxy S21 Ultra for users who want to take their productivity and creativity to a new level. For those who need the very best technology for streaming, gaming and capturing content, the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G is the ultimate device”.

 

The Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G is the newest chapter in the Galaxy S Series’ decade-long legacy of delivering cutting-edge mobile experiences. It’s built for users who demand top-of-the-line technology to stay connected with the people and things that matter most. Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G joins the new Galaxy S Series of devices and takes every part of that S21 experience to the next level.

 

Incredible Innovation Housed in Unexpected Design

Galaxy S21 Series unveils a bold new style that sets it apart from other smartphones. It introduces an all-new, iconic Contour Cut Camera housing that seamlessly blends into the device’s metal frame for a sleek, yet striking, aesthetic. Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G available in Phantom Black and Phantom Silver and it is coated in a luxurious Deluxe Frosted Haze matte finish for an all-around sophisticated and timeless look. Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G also has three exclusive Samsung.com colourways – Phantom Titanium, Phantom Navy, and Phantom Brown and offers improved durability with Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus™, the toughest Gorilla Glass yet.

 

Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G is the largest member of the Galaxy S21 Series with an epic 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X display[2].  It is our most intelligent screen yet. For the first time, users no longer have to decide between the smoothness of a 120Hz refresh rate and a Quad HD+ display — on S21 Ultra 5G, you can choose both. The screen’s refresh rate adjusts to the content you’re viewing from 10Hz to 120Hz to ensure you enjoy the best image, whilst stretching your battery life even further. Compared with the Galaxy S20, S21 Ultra 5G offers a 25% brighter picture[3] at a 1,500nits of peak brightness, the brightest on a Galaxy smartphone. With a 50% improved contrast ratio[4], it delivers crystal-clear, immersive images, even when outside. And like the Galaxy S21 5G and S21+ 5G, Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G has Eye Comfort Shield[5] to help reduce eye fatigue.

 

Empowering, Best-in-Class Epic Camera Experience

Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G delivers with our most advanced pro-grade camera system, so that you can capture stunning, studio-quality photos in various lightings and settings, or shoot and edit videos with a toolbox of new AI-powered features that elevate every shot.

 

It has a quad rear camera (ultra-wide, wide and dual tele-lenses) that features a new 108MP pro sensor, from which you can capture 12 bit HDR photos with 64 times richer colour and more than three times wider dynamic range[6], allowing you to capture pro-grade content. For the first time on a Galaxy smartphone, you can shoot in 4K at 60fps across all lenses including front and rear four lenses, so you can shift to a different perspective with the same quality. Plus, with a 12-bit RAW file option, you won’t miss a single detail when editing photos.

 

When zooming in on S21 Ultra 5G, you don’t have to worry about sacrificing clarity. The Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G features 100x Space Zoom which is powered by Samsung’s first-ever Dual-tele lens system – one optical 3x and one optical 10x both equipped Dual Photodiode(2PD)– so you can capture crystal-clear shots no matter how far you are from the action.

 

Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G’s improved Bright Night sensor is Samsung’s biggest leap yet in low-light photography. With improved Night Mode, noise reduction and 12MP Nona-binning technology, you can capture challenging shots – like a dimly-lit room, or a landscape at night – quickly and with excellent quality.

 

Smart, Hyper-Fast Connections Across Devices

Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G continues Samsung’s legacy of delivering trailblazing technology like Ultra-wideband (UWB) and introduces new connectivity capabilities that will transform the way you interact with your devices.

 

Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G users expect the flagship smartphone experience to take creative expression and productivity to the next level. That’s why, for the first time on any S Series device, Samsung is bringing the fan favorite S Pen experience to the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G with Wacom’s technology[7]. From drawing to note-taking to editing photos and signing documents, now you can unlock the power of the S Pen on the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G. Use an existing S Pen from a Galaxy Note or Galaxy Tab or purchase an S Pen separately on its own or with a compatible case.

 

For better and faster connectivity, Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G is one of the first smartphones to support Wi-Fi 6E[8]. You will be able to enjoy more bandwidth and a faster internet connection[9], so you can stream and share content in the blink of an eye. With hyper-fast, ultra-low latency 5G[10], S21 Ultra 5G is built to provide fast video downloading, smooth video conferencing and streaming.

 

Thanks to the Ultra-wideband capabilities (UWB) embedded in Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G and S21+ 5G, you will be soon able to use your Galaxy S21 device to automatically unlock compatible car doors without pulling out your keys[11]. With the UWB-enabled Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G and Galaxy S21+ 5G, you can also use AR finder to visually guide you to lost items with SmartThings Find and drop virtual messages that let other Galaxy smartphone users know you need help searching for a lost item[12].

 

And with SmartThings on Android Auto™[13], you can also use your Galaxy S21 Series to control smart devices in your home, from your car. By connecting your Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G to your Android Auto compatible car, you can turn on your lights or even raise the temperature of your thermostat before you return home, all from your car. It offers faster speed[14], advanced computing and greater energy efficiency. And when the battery gets low, Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G can reach a 50% charge[15] in just 30 minutes[16].

 

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 and videos before sharing. With Galaxy S21 5G’s all-new Private Share function, you can also control who gets access to the content you send, and how long it’s available[17].

 

 

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[18], an extended warranty[19]  and 24/7 dedicated support via phone or chat. Just add Samsung Care+ at check out when purchasing your device.

 

UK Availability

Starting on 29th January 2021, Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G will be widely available in Samsung channels and major UK retailers. Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G will be launched in two bold colours featuring a Deluxe Frosted Haze finish:

 

  • Phantom Silver: 128GB model with 12GB RAM, 256GB model with 16GB RAM, 512GB model with 16GB RAM
  • Phantom Black: 128GB model with 12GB RAM, 256GB model with 16GB RAM, 512GB model with 16GB RAM

 

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

 

Between 14th January and 28th January 2021, customers who pre-order can claim a free pair of Galaxy Buds Pro with the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G. All pre-orders will also include a free Galaxy SmartTag. Attach a SmartTag to your keys, a bag or even your child’s favourite toy and you use SmartThings Find to quickly pinpoint the items that matter to you.

 

Pricing

Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G RRP:

 

  • 128GB, £1149
  • 256GB, £1199
  • 512GB, £1329

 

Specifications

  Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
Display 6.8-inch Edge QHD+

Dynamic AMOLED 2X

Infinity-O Display (3200×1440), 515ppi, HDR10+ certified
Adaptive 120Hz refresh rate (10~120Hz)

Eye Comfort Shield

*Measured diagonally, Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G’s screen size is 6.8″ in the full rectangle and 6.6″ with accounting for the rounded corners; actual viewable area is less due to the rounded corners and camera hole.
Dimension & Weight Dimensions: 75.6×165.1×8.9mm

Weight: 229g(mmWave), 227g(sub6)

Camera [Front camera]

40MP Phase Detection AF, FOV 80°, F2.2, 0.7 µm

 

[Rear camera]

Quad camera

 

Ultra Wide: 12MP Dual Pixel AF, FOV 120°, F2.2, 1.4µm

 

Wide-angle: 108MP Phase Detection AF, FOV 83°, OIS, F1.8, 0.8µm

 

Telephoto 1: 10MP Dual Pixel AF,
Optical 3x, FOV 35°,OIS, F2.4, 1.22µm

 

Telephoto 2: 10MP Dual Pixel AF,

Optical 10x, FOV 10°,OIS, F4.9, 1.22µm

 

100X Space Zoom

Laser AF Sensor

*100X Space Zoom includes 10x Optic Zoom and goes up to 100x 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 12GB RAM (LPDDR5) with 128GB / 256GB internal storage

16GB RAM (LPDDR5) with 512GB internal storage

*Storage availability may differ by model or carrier. Actual storage space availability may vary depending on pre-installed software and by country, model, file size and format.
Battery 5000mAh (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 4855mAh for Galaxy S21 Ultra. 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

[Wi-Fi 6E]

[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.

*Wi-Fi 6E supported on S21 Ultra.

Payment NFC
* Payment solutions and available features may vary depending on 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

Audio[20] [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]

MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, APE, DSF, DFF

 

[Bluetooth]

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]

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

*AOP: Acoustic Overload Point

Video[20] [Video playback format]

MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM

 

[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.

 

 

For more information about Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G, please visit https://news.samsung.com/uk/,  https://www.samsung.com/uk/smartphones/galaxy-s21-ultra-5g/ or https://www.samsung.com/uk/smartphones/galaxy-s21-ultra-5g/accessories/

 

[1] S Pen sold separately.

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

[3] Versus S20 Ultra

[4] Versus S20 Ultra

[5] 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 www.sgs.com.

[6] Compared to Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G

[7] S Pen sold separately.

[8] Will require a Wi-Fi 6E router

[9] Versus Wi-Fi 6.

[10] 5G speeds vary and require optimal network and connection (factors include frequency, bandwidth, congestion); see carrier for availability.

[11] Compatible with select future 2022 car models.

[12]AR finder works between devices that support ultra-wideband (UWB) technology. UWB is supported in Galaxy S21 Ultra, Galaxy S21+, Galaxy Note20 Ultra and Galaxy Z Fold2

[13] Android Auto is a trademark of Google LLC.

[14] Compared to Galaxy S20

[15] Charger not included; use only Samsung-approved chargers and cables; do not use any worn or damaged chargers or cables; incompatible charger or cable can cause serious injuries or damage to your device.

[16] Based on average battery life under typical usage conditions. Average expected performance based on typical use. Actual battery life depends on factors such as network, features selected, frequency of calls, and voice, data, and other application usage patterns. Results may vary.

[17] Available on Galaxy smartphones with Android P or above. App download required to send/receive Private Share link.

[18] 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.

[19] 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.

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

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