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Samsung Galaxy S21 and S21+ Unveiled: Pre-Book to Start in Nepal from Next Week!

Samsung has unveiled the new Samsung S21 series yesterday. Among the three devices, Samsung will start pre-order for the Samsung S21 and Samsung S21+ in Nepal starting next week.

Samsung Galaxy S21 and S21+
Samsung Galaxy S21 and S21+

Samsung S21, Samsung S21+, and Samsung S21 Ultra were unveiled in a live virtual event on January 14th. S21 and S21+ prices start at $799 and $999 respectively whereas the S21 Ultra starts at $1,199.

All of the devices are available for pre-order and will be available on January 29th. However, you will only be able to pre-order the Samsung S21 and S21+ in Nepal from next week.

Samsung’s new S21 series comes with a polished design and polished prices. Along with the new Exynos processor, they have made progress in each department. Let’s take a look at it!

Samsung Galaxy S21/S21+ Specifications

  • Body: 151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9 mm, 169 g (Sub6), 171 g (mmWave), Dual SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM, dual stand-by)
  • Display: 6.2″/6.7″(S21+) FullHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 1080 x 2400 pixels,120Hz, HDR10+, 1300 nits (peak)
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass Victus (front)
  • Chipset: Exynos 2100 (5 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (1×2.9 GHz Cortex-X1 & 3×2.80 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×2.2 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • Memory: 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, UFS 3.1
  • OS: Android 11, One UI 3.1
  • Rear Camera: 12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.76″, 1.8µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
  • Front Camera: 10 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/3.24″, 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 4000/4800(S21+) mAh battery, Fast Charging 25W, USB Power Delivery 3.0, Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging 15W, Reverse wireless charging 4.5W
  • Misc: Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
  • Colors: Phantom Gray, Phantom White, Phantom Violet, Phantom Pink, Phantom Pink, Phantom Gold

Samsung Galaxy S21 Price: $799 (128GB)/ $849 (256GB) | S21+: $999 (128GB) / $1,049 (256GB)

Samsung S21 and S21+ Overview

Design

The S21 is uses a polycarbonate back just like the Note 20 and S20 FE. However, Samsung S21+ uses a glass back.

The camera design is consistent across the Galaxy S21 lineup as the camera module flows over the left edge and blends seamlessly with the frame.

Samsung S21 and S21+ Design
Samsung S21 and S21+ Design

S21 and S21+ come with a triple camera setup on the rear and the camera bump is still there. However, the camera module is now more Seamless. S21 and S21+ use an Ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor which is faster and 1.6 times bigger than the previous generation.

Speaking of colors, the Galaxy S21 comes in 4 colors: Phantom Gray, Phantom White, Phantom Violet, Phantom Pink.

S21+ comes in five colors: Phantom Silver, Phantom Black, and Phantom Violet, Phantom Gold, and Phantom Red. The Phantom Gold and Red colors are Samsung.com exclusive.

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Display

Samsung S21 and S21 Plus come with a 6.2 inches and 6.8 inches FullHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X display. The display is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus and will have a maximum refresh rate of 120Hz. Furthermore, the refresh rate will be dynamically adjusted.

Samsung S21 and S21+ Display
Samsung S21 and S21+ Display

The screens are a downgrade from the previous generation. However, they have dropped the subtly curved edges as both models feature a flat display.

Hardware

Samsung S21 and S21+ come with Samsung’s new Exynos 2100 chipset. US, China, and South-Korea will get Snapdragon 888 chipset.

S21 and S21+ come with 8GB RAM this time with options for 128GB and 256GB storage.

Samsung Exynos 2100
Samsung Exynos 2100

Exynos 2100 is a 5nm processor with ARM’s X1 prime core clocked at up to 2.91 GHz alongside a trio of Cortex-A78 cores running at 2.8GHz and four power-efficient Cortex-A55 cores working at 2.21GHz. It uses the ARM Mali-G78MP14 GPU.

Samsung has said that the Exynos 2100 offers over a 40% performance jump from the Exynos 990. All the S21 lineup are 5G ready and will support Wi-Fi 6 along with Bluetooth 5.1.

Camera

The S21 and S21+ are rocking identical camera setup as the last years’ S20 and S20+. They have a 12MP primary sensor, a 12MP ultra-wide-angle sensor, and a 64MP sensor with a telephoto lens.

Samsung S21 and S21+ Camera
Samsung S21 and S21+ Camera

Samsung has made some improvements on the software side including the 30X zoom and a new “Directors view”. Furthermore, you get an 8K 24fps option as well.

On the front, S21 and S21+ will have a 10MP sensor.

Battery

As for the battery, the S21 and S21+ will have a 4000 mAh and 4800 mAh battery respectively with 25W charging along with 15W Qi wireless charging and 4.5W reverse charging.

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However, Samsung is ditching the charger and headphones in the box thanks to that “other company”. But, you might get the charger with S21 and S21+ in some regions like Nepal.

Software

The S21 series comes with the One UI 3.1 on top of Android 11. The One UI 3.1 provides lots of new features on the S21 lineup.

Samsung S21 and S21+ UI
Samsung S21 and S21+ UI

There’s the director view in the camera app. With this, you can switch between different cameras on the S21 while taking a photo, with a multi-camera view on the viewfinder. The single-take feature has also been revamped.

Other features include a video resolution option appearing on the recording screen, the ability to choose either Samsung Free or Google Discover as your feed, Object Eraser, and others.

Samsung S21 and S21+ Price in Nepal and Availability

Samsung S21 costs $799 (128GB) and $849 (256GB) whereas the Samsung S21+ costs $999 (128GB) and $1049 (256GB). Samsung is set to start pre-order for the S21 and S21+ starting next week.

The Samsung S21 price in Nepal 2021 is expected to start at Rs. 1,10,000 and Samsung S21+ price in Nepal is expected to start at R. 1,30,000.

Samsung Mobiles Variant Price in Nepal (Expected)
S21 8/128GB Rs. 110000
S21 8/256GB Rs. 120000
S21+ 8/128GB Rs. 130000
S21+ 8/256GB Rs. 140000

Samsung S21 and S21+ are the improved versions of the Samsung S20 and S20+. The new improved design looks more elegant and beautiful. The display has been dropped to FHD but uses the new 120Hz AMOLED panel. Interms of processor, the Exynos 2100 is touted to be at the same level as the Snapdragon 888. So, that’s a piece of good news.

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The camera system remains similar to that of the S20 series but there are some improvements. On top of that, it comes with One UI 3.1. Though they have dropped the charger and headphones, the starting price is 200$ less than the S20 series. And, if you want a charger, you can get a 25W charger for $17.

All in all, the Samsung S21 and S21+ are the polished successors with improved prices.

What do you think of the S21 and S21+? Will it be a good enough 2021 flagship device?


Also, watch our Samsung Note 20 Ultra review in Nepali.

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