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Samsung Galaxy S21 5G and Galaxy S21+ 5G announced

Samsung has officially introduced its latest Galaxy S21 5G and Galaxy S21+ 5G smartphones. These share several similarities with noticeable difference in their display sizes and battery capacity.

The Samsung Galaxy S21 5G features in 6.2-inch Infinity-O Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with FHD+ 20:9 resolution. It delivers up to 1300nits peak brightness and adaptive 120Hz refresh rate. It has Eye Comfort Shield and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus on top.

The Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G specs include a larger 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity-O display with same FHD+ resolution at 20:9 aspect ratio. It has 394pp pixel density, Adaptive 120Hz refresh rate, Eye Comfort Shield, HDR10+ support and Gorilla Glass Victus protection.

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Depending on the market, both of these cell phones come with either octa-core Snapdragon 888 SoC or octa-core Samsung Exynos 2100 chipset. They have 8GB LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB / 256GB storage variants.

The Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21+ both come pre-installed with Android 11. They have Single / Dual SIM options and house ultra-sonic fingerprint sensor. Face recognition is also supported using 10MP dual-pixel selfie camera.

Both Galaxy S21/S21+ pack in triple rear cameras. They include 12MP (ultra-wide) + 12MP (wide-angle) + 64MP (telephoto, 30x space zoom) lens. These handsets also feature IP68 water resistant rating.

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The Samsung Galaxy S21 5G houses a 4000mAh battery while the Galaxy S21+ 5G packs in a larger 4800mAh battery capacity. They support 25W fast charging and 15W Qi Wireless charging.

Samsung Galaxy S21 5G / Galaxy S21+ 5G Specifications

  • Samsung Galaxy S21 5G:
    • Dimensions: 151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9 mm
    • Weight: 171 grams (mmWave) / 169 grams (sub6)
    • Battery: 4000mAh (typical)
    • Display: 6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity-O display with 2400 x 1080 pixels resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, 421ppi pixel density, HDR10+ certification, Adaptive 120Hz refresh rate (48 ~ 120Hz), Eye Comfort Shield, up to 1300nits brightness, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection, multi-touch support
  • Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G:
    • Dimensions: 161.4 x 75.6 x 7.8 mm
    • Weight: 202 grams (mmWave) / 200 grams (sub6)
    • Battery: 4800mAh (typical)
    • Display: 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity-O display with 2400 x 1080 pixels resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, 394ppi pixel density, HDR10+ certification, Adaptive 120Hz refresh rate (48 ~ 120Hz), Eye Comfort Shield, up to 1300nits brightness, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection, multi-touch support
  • Biometrics: Ultrasonic Fingerprint sensor, Face recognition, Samsung Knox Vault, Samsung Pas, Private Share, Samsung Blockchain Keystore
  • SIM: Single / Dual slots
  • Water Resistant: IP68
  • Operating System: Android 11
  • Chipset: Depending on market
    • Octa-core Snapdragon 888 mobile platform
    • Octa-core Samsung Exynos 2100 processor
  • RAM: 8GB LPDDR5
  • Storage: 128GB / 256GB built-in
  • Front camera: 10MP Dual Pixel with AF, FOV 80°, F2.2 Aperture, 1.22µm pixel size
  • Rear cameras: Triple cameras with LED Flash
    • Ultra Wide: 12MP FF, FOV 120°, F2.2 Aperture, 1.4µm pixel size
    • Wide-angle: 12MP Dual Pixel AF, FOV 79°, OIS, F1.8 Aperture
    • Telephoto: 64MP Phase Detection AF, Hybrid Optic 3X, FOV 76°, OIS, F2.0 Aperture, 0.8µm pixel size, 30X Space Zoom
  • Charging: 25W Fast / 15W Qi Wireless. Improved wireless charging speeds with Fast Wireless Charging 2.0, USB PD 3.0 (PPS) certified fast charging for wired charging (AFC and QC2.0compatible)
  • Connectivity: 5G (SA/NSA) / 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Dual Band (2.4/5GHz), Bluetooth V5.1, GPS/GLONASS, USB 3.1, NFC, MST
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor, Proximity sensor, Ambient Light Sensor
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The Samsung Galaxy S21 5G color options include Phantom Grey, Phantom White, Phantom Pink and Phantom Violet colors. The Galaxy S21+ 5G colors include Phantom Silver, Phantom Violet and Black paints.

Samsung Galaxy S21 5G / Galaxy S21+ 5G price

  • Samsung Galaxy S21 5G 8GB + 128GB – $799.99 / €849 / £769 / Rs. 69,999
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 5G 8GB + 256GB – $849.99 (Rs. 62,130 approx.) / €899 / £819 / Rs. 73,999
  • Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G 8GB + 128GB – $999.99 / €1049 / £949 / Rs. 81,999
  • Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G 8GB + 256GB – $1049.99 / €1099 / £999 / Rs. 85,999

Pawan Lokhandwala

Mobile phone enthusiast, Techbuff and a Gamer. Pawan is Founder and Editor at TechANDROIDS.com. He is a Mobile Technology Enthusiast who is passionate about Cellphones, Gadgets, Gizmos and Mobile apps. Technology fascinates him and he loves helping others. He has been writing Tech Articles for more than 10 years.

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