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The unannounced Samsung Galaxy S21 series isn't exactly a well-kept secret. We have seen a flurry of rumors about the phones and they have even been spotted on video. Quite recently, Galaxy S21 marketing material also leaked out. But then again, leaks always leave room for doubt, and that's why, we now bring you the official specs, straight from Samsung.
Galaxy S21 Ultra image uploaded by Samsung
The South Korean giant says that compared to the Galaxy S20, the S21 Ultra delivers 25 percent brighter images with a peak brightness of up to 1,500 nits, the highest for a Samsung phone. The contrast ratio is also 50 percent better than last year's variant.
The Galaxy S21 Ultra boasts a quad-camera array with a 108MP wide-angle unit, a 12MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and two telephoto modules (3x and 10x optical zoom), which is a first for Galaxy phones. Samsung is especially proud of the revamped 108MP unit and says it marks the biggest leap in the range to date. The system uses a non-binning technology to combine up to 9 pixels to capture a lot of light.
There is also a feature called Video Snap with which you can extract photos from 8K videos. The handset also lets you shoot 4K videos from all lenses, including the front camera.
Although the press release doesn't mention battery capacity (it is rumored to be 5,000mAh), it says that it can be juiced up by up to 50 percent in only 30 minutes. The phone does not come with a charger.
Color options include Phantom Silver, Phantom Black, Phantom Titanium, Phantom Navy and Phantom Brown, and the phone starts at 1,249. The 256GB model costs 1,299 and the highest-end variant will set you back 1,429. For reference, the 512GB Galaxy S21 Ultra had a price tag of 1,549 at launch.
Pre-orders begin on January 14 and those buying the phone online during the pre-booking period will also get the Galaxy Buds Pro and the Galaxy SmartTag. The Galaxy S21 Ultra will hit the shelves on January 29.
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