Sunday, January 17

Samsung Introduces Galaxy S21 and S21 + at Unpacked 2021


Samsung has revealed three new flagship smartphones: the Galaxy S21 and S21 + and S21 Ultra.

Just as rumors indicated and similar to last year, the tech giant has also separated the three phones into two categories: its latest flagship and the ultra-premium smartphone experience.

This specific story focuses on Samsung’s ‘latest flagship experience’, which includes the Galaxy S21 and S21 +.

First of all, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is available in Canada in ‘Phantom Pink’, ‘Phantom Violet’, ‘Phantom White’ and ‘Phantom Gray’. The 128GB variant of the phone costs $ 1,129.99, and the 256GB variant is priced at $ 1,199.99. The 256GB model of the device is only available in Phantom Gray.

The Samsung Galaxy S21 +, on the other hand, is available in ‘Phantom Violet’, ‘Phantom Silver’ and ‘Phantom Black’. This smartphone costs $ 1,399.99 for the 128GB version of the device and $ 1,469.99 for the 256GB variant. The 256 GB of the smartphone is only available in Phantom Black.

The prices are worth noting because the Samsung Galaxy S21 is $ 120 cheaper than the S20 when it launched, and the S21 + is $ 179 cheaper than the S20 +. I mention this because the S21 and S21 + are kind of a downgrade from last year’s models in a number of ways.

Alongside the lower screen resolution, the S20 series offered WQHD + resolution, the S21 features a polycarbonate (plastic) rear, compared to last year’s model that had a glass back. The S21 + has a similarly lower resolution, but it also offers a slightly larger 4,800 mAh battery.

That said, with the lower resolution screen and the larger power cell, the phone should have more stamina than last year’s S20 +.

It is worth noting that this is one of the first times that all colors of the Samsung Galaxy S series devices have been available in Canada at launch.

Samsung’s Galaxy S21 and S21 + will be available at Samsung Experience stores and participating carriers on January 29. Pre-orders for smartphones are available on the 14th.

If you reserve any of these devices, you will receive a gift with the purchase of Galaxy Buds Live and a Galaxy SmartTag.

For an overview of the Galaxy S21 Ultra, follow this link.

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