Samsung Galaxy S21 5G series released: three models, strong and weak
Samsung Galaxy S21 5G series released: three models, strong and weak
Around the Spring Festival every year, the mobile phone industry is a relatively lively period of time. In addition to all kinds of New Year-limited models, we can also see a large number of top flagships being introduced to the market one after another. Among the many new mobile phones released in the first half of the year, Galaxy S, which represents Samsung's current highest technical level, is undoubtedly the most anticipated product series.
Later on January 14, Samsung held a new product launch conference and officially brought a new generation of Galaxy S series. After "jumping" from S10 to S20, this generation of S series has returned to the product naming rule that increases with the year, called Galaxy S21 5G series, which contains a total of three models, namely Galaxy S21 5G, Galaxy S21+ 5G and Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G (hereinafter referred to as: Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, Galaxy S21 Ultra).
Before the article officially starts, it should be noted that this is a global conference, so the specific product configuration and price information are also for the international market. In accordance with the practice of previous years, the Bank of China version will make some adjustments in the details of the SoC specifications, storage combination options, and price, but the overall difference will not be too large. You can use it as a reference.
More recognizable, a bit less "thin"
Since the mobile phone entered the era of full screen, the back is one of the few places where differentiation can be made. When reviewing the mobile phone products that were launched last year, you will find that its practical "back" to summarize the differentiation of mobile phones is too general, including cameras, colors, materials, and processing techniques. Manufacturers have tried a variety of different solutions. Make the product "out of the ordinary".
Having said that, it may be the camera part that really impresses people. In the Galaxy S20 series, Samsung adopted a rectangular camera design. Later, due to the widespread use of similar solutions in the industry, Samsung was forced to become a member of the "back wave". If you consider a whole year as the timeline, it doesn't seem to leave a deep impression on people.
On the Galaxy S21 series, they switched to a brand new design. The core idea is still to highlight the camera part in a modular way. It is somewhat different from most current mobile phones in that the camera area of this generation of products is an open design, and the left side and the middle frame are connected together, which will give people a feeling. The feeling of "independence but not separation" is quite special.
The selection of materials is more interesting. The three models of the Galaxy S21 series are all metal middle frames, but there will be some differences in the front and rear materials. It is reported that the front and back sides of the Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Ultra are covered with Corning Gorilla Vcitus glass, while the back cover of the Galaxy S21 is made of Glastic.
You should not be unfamiliar with Corning Gorilla Victus glass. Some time ago, Xiaomi Mi 11 used the same glass on the front. Officially, its anti-drop performance has been increased to 2 meters, and its scratch resistance is better. It is the toughest Corning currently Gorilla Glass. In theory, the protection of Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Ultra is better than the previous generation.
Here are a few more words about the Glastic material of the middle cup. In fact, this material is not the first time that this material has appeared on Samsung phones. The Galaxy A50 released in 2019 is also a Glastic back cover. Its visual appearance is very similar to glass (of course not glass in the true sense), but it is lighter, which will help to control the overall weight of the fuselage.
Then talk about the topic of weight. Last year, many mobile phone manufacturers regarded thin and light as a big selling point for 5G mobile phones, but Samsung was actually the manufacturer that controlled the weight of 5G mobile phones earlier. For example, the Galaxy S20 only has 163 grams, while the Galaxy S20+ is only 186 grams. It is only an official marketing level. There is no emphasis.
According to the previous product logic, the weight performance of the Galaxy S21 series should not be bad, but this is not the case. The Galaxy S21 is 169 grams, the Galaxy S21+ is 200 grams, and the super-large Galaxy S21 Ultra comes to 227 grams, which is even higher than the previous generation. Has increased. As for the hands-on feel, we will explain in detail after getting the real machine.
The whole system comes standard with 120Hz screen, and there is a great improvement
Looking back at the screen part. Like the Galaxy S20 series, the Galaxy S21 series also uses an Infinity-O display. At the same time, the entire system supports a 120Hz screen refresh rate, and the screen size is basically the same. The Galaxy S21 is 6.2 inches, the Galaxy S21+ is 6.7 inches, and the Galaxy S21 Ultra is Is 6.8 inches.
The place to change is the screen resolution. The three models of the previous generation products are all 2K screens, while the Galaxy S21 series will be differentiated. Among them, the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21+ have a resolution of 2400×1080 pixels, and the Galaxy S21 Ultra is the same as before, with a 3200×1440 resolution. Only in terms of parameters, the super cup is better than the other two.
Another point worth paying attention to is that this time Samsung has improved the previous problem that 2K and high refresh rate cannot have both. In other words, the Galaxy S21 Ultra now supports users to set the screen refresh rate to 120Hz under the 2K resolution screen option, which can simultaneously take into account the fineness of the screen display and the smoothness of control.
In terms of battery life, the Galaxy 20 and Galaxy 20 Ultra are the same as the previous generation, with 4000mAh and 5000mAh respectively, and the Galaxy 21+ battery capacity has been increased to 4800mAh. In terms of the charging scheme, it seems that all three models of the Galaxy 21 series support 25W fast charging and 15W wireless charging. Compared with domestic brands, Samsung does appear to be a little buddhist in fast charging.
The core hardware configuration part is normal operation. According to different countries and regions, there will still be two different versions of Samsung's own Exynos 2100 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 888. According to the practice in previous years, the Bank of China version is probably Snapdragon 888, but the exact information will still be announced at the domestic press conference.
For image related, Galaxy 21 and Galaxy 21+ are the same. The front camera is 10 million pixels with f/2.2 aperture. The rear three cameras are 12 million pixel main camera (f/1.8 aperture) and 12 million pixel ultra-wide-angle lens (f /2.2 aperture) and 64 million pixel telephoto lens (support 3x hybrid optical zoom). Relatively speaking, the camera specifications of the Galaxy 21 Ultra are obviously better.
Its front camera has been upgraded to 40 million pixels, f/2.2 aperture, and the rear adopts a four-camera design, including 108 million pixel main camera (f/1.8 aperture), 12 million pixel ultra-wide-angle lens (f/2.2 aperture) and two A 10 million pixel telephoto lens, the two zoom lenses respectively support 3x optical zoom and 10x optical zoom. By the way, it is also equipped with a laser AF sensor.
The generation ``S'' with obvious overall gap
In addition to the above, the Samsung Galaxy 21 series all have IP68 water resistance and are equipped with AKG tuning dual speakers. However, there will be some differences between the three models in terms of more detailed specifications. For example, the Galaxy 21 Ultra supports Wi-Fi 6E, the other two support Wi-Fi 6, and only the super cup supports S Pen (additional purchase required).
You may also feel that the hardware level between the Galaxy 21 series models will actually be more obvious than before. As a super cup, the Galaxy 21 Ultra is at the current top level in all aspects, while the Galaxy 21+ and Galaxy 21 It will make some trade-offs in the details. On the "knife technique," Samsung is indeed more sophisticated than many of its friends.
Finally, let’s talk about relevant sales information. Samsung Galaxy S21 starts at $799; Galaxy S21+ starts at $999, and Galaxy S21 Ultra starts at $1,199. In addition, Samsung also brought a brand new Galaxy Buds Pro headset at the press conference at a price of US$199.
The National Bank version should meet with you soon, and we will also bring a detailed report as soon as possible. Interested friends can follow the WeChat official account of GeekChoice (ID: GeekChoice).