Thursday, October 28

Galaxy S21

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Apple’s next iPhone could include an optical in-display fingerprint sensor

It looks like Apple's next line of iPhone, possibly called the iPhone 13, could feature an in-display fingerprint sensor with Face ID by switching to a secondary biometric authentication option. According to The Wall Street Journal Joanna sternApple has been experimenting with in-display fingerprint technology for several years, and it could finally make its way to the next generation of iPhones. Stern says he was briefed on the new feature by a former Apple employee, who claimed the company is working with optical sensors for on-screen fingerprint authentication, rather than an ultrasonic sensor because "it may be more reliable." While on-screen optical sensors like the ones featured on OnePlus' high-end smartphone use light to map a fingerprint, ultrasonic scanners like th...
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Samsung’s Galaxy S21 series is now available in Canada

Following its reveal on January 14, Samsung's latest line of flagship smartphones, including the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 +, and Galaxy S21 Ultra, is now available in Canada. The Samsung Galaxy S21 is available 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 smartphone features a 6.2-inch 120Hz dynamic AMOLED flat screen with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB or 256GB of storage. On the camera side, the rear-facing array features a 12-megapixel wide lens, a 64-megapixel telephoto lens, and a 12-megapixel ultrawide shooter. On the other...
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Bell allegedly sold Samsung’s Galaxy S21 series early

It looks like Bell is selling Samsung's Galaxy S21 series a bit earlier than expected. According to a tip sent to MobileSyrup, Bell now sells the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 + and Galaxy S21 Ultra in Canadian stores. Additionally, pre-orders will also ship on Monday, January 25. As soon as the carrier has shipments of the smartphone in stock, you can sell them. It is important to note that the physical locations of the Bell stores are only open by appointment for essential services in Ontario and Quebec, given current stay-at-home requests from the provinces. Samsung's official launch date for the S21 series is January 29, following the launch of pre-orders on January 14. Most online order shipments from retailers including Samsung a...
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Samsung is already slashing the price of the Galaxy S20 series in Canada

Not even a full week has passed since the reveal of the Galaxy S21 series and Samsung is already discounting the cost of its S20 series, including the already more affordable S20 FE. At Samsung Experience Store, you can buy the Galaxy S20 FE, S20 + and S20 Ultra at a lower price; currently the base S20 is out of stock. It's unclear how long this sale will last, but this may be the regular cost of the phones until they go out of circulation. The S20 FE costs $ 764.99 but normally costs $ 949.99. It's worth noting that this probably should have been the cost of the S20 in the first place, considering the price of the device in the United States. The S20 + is priced at $ 1,349.99, saving consumers $ 230 since the original cost of t...
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What do you think of Samsung’s new Galaxy S21 series?

Last week, Samsung's Galaxy S21 series was revealed, including the S21, S21 +, and S21 Ultra. The S21 Ultra features top-of-the-line specs, including a WQHD + display, a 120Hz refresh rate, a 5,000mAh battery, a Snapdragon 888 chipset, and up to 16GB of RAM. The S21 and S21 +, on the other hand, aren't that high-end in comparison, but they still sport the flagship Snapdragon 888 processor and a 120Hz refresh rate. To me, the S21 and S21 + don't seem as good as last year's S20 and S20 +, but the S21 Ultra will probably end up being the phone to beat in 2021, unlike last year's S20 Ultra. That said, the S21 series is also more affordable than the S20 series, so in a sense it makes sense for the S21 and S21 + to feature some minor do...
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SyrupCast 229: CES 2021 and the Samsung Galaxy S21 | MobileSyrup

This week the SyrupCast is bursting with a cast of four Patrick O'Rourke, Brad Bennett, Jon Lamont and Dean daley. The first half of this week's episode focuses on our favorite gadgets and announcements from CES. Dean talks about his fondness for TCL's upcoming roll-up smartphone, Brad is expected to talk about televisions and Jon mentions computer hardware and Patrick talks about the strange new Xbox accessories from OtterBox. After reviewing the highlights of everyone from CES, the team toured to discuss all the news from the recent Samsung Unpacked event. This includes breaking down the Galaxy S21, S21 +, and S21 Ultra and how each device fits into the Canadian market. There are a lot of interesting corners cut out with this year's S Series, so if you're considering bu...
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Samsung offers some Galaxy S21 + and S21 Ultra color variants exclusively through its own store

While Samsung's recently revealed S21, S21 + and S21 Ultra are available in a wide variety of colors, two shades that interest me, 'Phantom Violet' and 'Phantom Pink, are only available exclusively through the company's own store. company and specific S. Serial devices. The situation regarding which versions of the S21 are available in which stores is a bit confusing, so I broke it down below: The 128GB Samsung Galaxy S21 is available in 'Phantom White', 'Phantom Gray', 'Phantom Violet' and 'Phantom Pink'. The 256GB S21 is only available in 'Phantom Gray'. These color variants are available from most vendors and Samsung Experience Stores. The 128GB Samsung Galaxy S21 + is available in 'Phantom Violet', 'Phantom Black', 'Phantom ...
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Canadians are paying for more than just the exchange rate with Samsung’s S21 series

Samsung recently introduced the Galaxy S21, S21 + and S21 Ultra, its latest flagship smartphones. These devices start at $ 1,129, which seems like a lot of money, but last year's models started at $ 1,319, so there is definitely a noticeable decrease in price. The price cut is likely due to the lower-resolution displays featured on the S21 and S21 +, the polycarbonate back on the S21, and Samsung no longer includes headphones and a charger in the box. That said, the phones could have been even more affordable. When comparing our prices to the US, there appears to be an additional Canadian premium for the S21 series. Below are the current Canadian prices for the Galaxy S21 series:The base model of the Galaxy S21 in the United St...
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Galaxy S21 series will have ‘native’ Google messages, but it’s tricky

During its Unpacked event on January 14, Samsung took the time to highlight a new partnership with Google that will make it appear that some of the search giant's software technologies are gaining prominence in Samsung's newest phones. Samsung briefly brought in Hiroshi Lockheimer, Google's senior vice president of Android, Chrome, Chrome OS and Play, to discuss the partnership. First, Lockheimer discussed a deeper integration of Google Duo and Message in Samsung's S21 line. It appears that Messages will be "native" on the S21 series, but it will not be the default. In addition to including Google Messages on the S21 line, Lockheimer also detailed a new 'TalkBack' screen reader experience that would launch first on the S21 line. Dieter Bohn, Executive Editor of The edge, noted in ...
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Samsung presents the Galaxy S21 Ultra at Unpacked 2021

Along with the Galaxy S21 and S21 +, Samsung has also revealed the high-end version of its flagship smartphone, the S21 Ultra. First of all, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is available in 'Phantom Black' and 'Phantom Silver' (colors matter, okay?). The 128GB variant of the phone costs $ 1,649.99, the 256GB variant is priced at $ 1,719.99, and lastly, the 512GB variant that is only available in Phantom Black is $ 1,889.Unlike the S21 and S21 +, the S21 Ultra features very few compromises and is similar to the S20 Ultra in several respects. This includes the same 5,000 mAh battery, WQHD + display, and compatibility with the Note and Tab's S Pen stylus. However, it is worth noting that the S Pen is available separately and those in...
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Samsung Galaxy S21 series specifications: what’s new compared to last year?

At Samsung's Unpacked event on January 14, the South Korean phone maker unveiled its three new flagships, the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 + and Galaxy S21 Ultra. While there is a lot to be excited about with these new devices, it's also worth taking a moment to compare them to their predecessors, the Galaxy S20, S20 +, and S20 Ultra. There are many different things this time, and the most important is the price. The base Galaxy S21 is cheaper than last year's S20, the S21 + $ 179 cheaper than the S20 +, and the S21 Ultra is $ 200 cheaper than the S20 Ultra. Considering that many felt the S20 line was too expensive, a drop in price is welcome. However, some may feel that the corresponding compensations are not worth it.Starting with the S21 and S21 +, both devices have displays wit...