Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (G998)
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128 GB
256 GB
512 GB

Pro and cons Galaxy S21 Ultra

  • Optional S-Pen control
  • 120Hz in QHD+ resolution
  • Versatile 108MP camera
  • Powerful performance
  • No more expandable memory

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra product details

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is the ultimate flagship from the S21 series announced in early 2021. It offers only the best of the best and the newest specifications. And where the S21 and S21+ are just modest upgrades over their predecessors, that's definitely not the case with this S21 Ultra. Here, we're going to take a look at how that works.

The smartest kid in class

The S21 and S21+ have some obvious downgrades alongside improvements. A lower screen resolution, plastic back for the S21 and less RAM memory for the S21+. With this S21 Ultra, there are only improvements. Except for one perhaps and that is the lack of a memory card slot. It is missing in the entire S21 series. That is not a problem, because besides 128GB, you can also get a version with 256GB and even 512GB. With the latter, you get 16GB of RAM memory instead of the standard 12GB. Although in almost all cases that will also be more than enough.

amsung Galaxy S21 Ultra black front right side

Screen without compromises

The Galaxy S21 Ultra features a 6.8-inch AMOLED screen. That features a Quad HD+ resolution of 3200 by 1440 pixels. New this year is that also in this high resolution the higher 120 Hz refresh rate works. You don't have to choose this year. Images are not only razor sharp, they're also very smooth. Now a higher refresh rate has its effect on the battery life. Therefore, Samsung applies an adaptive speed. If images do not move, the image is refreshed 10 times per second, and 120 times if there is movement. This saves the battery. Not that this is necessary, because the battery is 5000 mAh. Just like its predecessor but more than enough to last the day.

For the first time S-Pen support

The screen has another new feature. It is the first non-Note phone that can handle the S-Pen. With that pen you can operate the S21 Ultra but you can also make notes or complete drawings with it. The pen can be bought separately and cannot be stored in the phone itself like in the Galaxy Note. You can buy a case that fits the pen. If you have a Wacom stylus at home, you can also use it. The pen is a handy additional function. If you make frequent use of it, we still recommend the Note 20. Keeping the pen in the device is more convenient, there are more functions and your device will warn you if you leave without a pen.

Most important Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra specifications

  • 6,8-inch Infinity-O Display with 120Hz at QHD+ resolution
  • S-Pen control via separately available stylus
  • 108+12+10MP camera with ultra-wide-angle and 3-10x optical zoom
  • 40MP selfie camera with PDAF autofocus
  • Extremely powerful Exynos 2100 processor on 5nm with 12 or 16GB RAM memory
  • 128, 256 and 512GB of storage (non-expandable)
  • 5000 mAh battery with fast charging and wireless charging
  • First phone with WiFi 6E support
  • Waterproof IP68 housing with updated look

Camera with something to choose from

Improvements have also been made on the camera front. The main camera still counts 108MP but the autofocus problems of the S20 Ultra have been fixed. The laser autofocus provides a helping hand. There is also a 12MP ultra-wide-angle camera, a 10MP telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom and another 10MP telephoto camera but with 10x optical zoom. A double telephoto camera; you don't see that much. The 10x zoom camera works with a periscope lens while the 3x zoom lens works with a fixed focal length. The latter will take better pictures in low light because the light travels a shorter distance to the sensor. The periscope lens refracts the light and then some is lost. By using 2 techniques, Samsung hopes to bring the best of 2 worlds together.

Ready for the future

Another big improvement can be found deep inside the device. The processor has been given a thorough overhaul. Samsung still applies its own Exynos chipset for the European market, but it can finally compete well with the Qualcomm version that Asian and North American models are equipped with. The chipset is baked on 5nm and many dozens of percent more powerful. In terms of graphics, there is even more improvement. Good news for gamers. So expect unprecedentedly powerful performance under any circumstances. The S21 Ultra is also the only S21 model with the new WiFi 6E which enables even higher internet speeds at home. Provided, of course, that your router supports it. There is also Ultra Wideband (UWB), which enables new applications with indoor positioning. The S21 Ultra is ready for the future.


Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra in the news

Samsung Wireless Charger Duo 2

Exclusive: Samsung Wireless Charger Duo 2 and Pad 2 spotted

Rumors ·

NieuweMobiel.NL has obtained exclusive images of the new Wireless Charger Duo 2. The more square duo charger will most likely be announced together with the Samsung Galaxy S21 series. Besides the duo we also have images of the new Wireless Charger Pad, meant to charge 1 device wirelessly.

Samsung simultaneously announced the S21, S21+ and S21 Ultra many new accessories. For example, we previously spotted many cases, some with room for an S Pen. But today we learn that Samsung has also worked on some new wireless chargers. A successor to the Wireless Charger Duo EP-P5200 for example. That one has room for a smartwatch in addition to a phone/TWS case.

Samsung Wireless Charger Duo 2 with S21 Ultra
The Samsung Wireless Charger Duo 2 with S21 Ultra

What is striking is that the charger is more angular than its predecessor. This gives the wireless duo charger a cleaner look, also because it is free of texts. It comes with a travel charger and USB Type C cable and is available in white and black.

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Wireless Charger Pad 2

Besides images of the Charger Duo we also have images of the upcoming Wireless Charger Pad 2. This will allow a single device to be charged wirelessly. Just like the Duo it is a Qi-compatible charger but how fast it can charge is still unknown.

Samsung Wireless Charger Pad 2 Black with S21 Ultra

The images show that the Wireless Charge Pad 2 also comes in white and black and a matching color cable and charger. Prices are not yet known but they will most likely be on the same as the first generation Wireless Charger Pad and Charger Duo 2.

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The chargers will probably be officially announced on Thursday, January 14 together with the entire S21 family. This might also be the moment where we get to see the Smart Tag; a tracker for your belongings like bag or keys.


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Exclusive: This is how you store the S Pen with your Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Rumors ·

The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra will have support for the S Pen, that much is clear by now. And we also know that the pen is not stored in the device itself. Instead, Samsung is releasing two cases. A Book Case with room for the S Pen emerged earlier, today we learn that a second case is coming.

The front of the cover appeared earlier, together with the book case, but it remained unclear how the pen was stored. New images give an answer to that question.

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It seems that Samsung uses magnets to keep the pen in place. There is nothing else that seems to keep it in place. On previous Galaxy Note phones, Samsung did not recommend the use of magnetic cases, because they could negatively influence the operation of the pen.

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On the left the image that appeared earlier, on the right the new image

Samsung has scheduled an Unpacked event on January 14, at which the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra together with the S21+ and S21 will most likely be announced. In addition, expect lots of accessories including this kind of cases. In the past few days a lot of them leaked out, including on our own website.


Samsung S21ultra Evleaks

All press images S21 series inside; this is the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Rumors ·

Earlier, the official press images of the Samsung Galaxy S21 and the S21+ were leaking out. The waiting was for those of the S21 Ultra. It was certain that they would soon follow. And now the time has come.

Does Samsung still use a white wallpaper on the S21 and S21+, the S21 Ultra becomes a lot more mysterious. It gets a black wallpaper. It also looks a lot like the S21+ and therefore also like the entry-level S21. The only difference is the size.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Pictures of the S21 Ultra in Phantom Silver and Phantom Black

The camera island at the back is significantly different. Not only is it a lot bigger, it also contains more cameras including a high 108MP. Another rumor is that the Galaxy S21 Ultra can be operated with the S Pen. It is not included in the housing, but presumably Samsung will soon sell a case in which you can store it. This will be the first time that a non-note device will get support for the stylus.

Selling price Galaxy S21, S21+ and S21 Ultra

If the rumors are true, Samsung will announce the Galaxy S21 family on 14 January 2021. The entry S21 will cost 879 euros according to the Dutch GalaxyClub. The slightly larger S21+ starts from 1079 euros and for the S21 Ultra you need to bring at least 1399 euros. For the S21 this means a price drop of 120 euro (for the 5G model). For the S21+ it is a modest discount of a few tens. The S21 Ultra is just 50 euros more expensive.

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Photo shows Samsung Galaxy S21+ and S21 Ultra for the first time

Rumors ·

Not long now and Samsung wil announce the S21 series consisting of at least the S21+ and S21 Ultra. Exactly those two are now captured on photo. It is the first time that such a photo has appeared.

It's the first time we see a picture with an S21 model on it. In this case the S21 Ultra and S21+. Renders of both devices, as well as the entry S21, have surfaced many times by now. So a real picture is very welcome.

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The S21 Ultra next to the S21 Plus

The photo teaches us that Samsung will use a matte finish for the back. Previous renders did not show this, but thats not weird if you think about it. The factory drawings that formed the basis of these renders do not always mention the material finish and material type. It is therefore still unknown what the backside is made of. The S20 surprised by using a plastic back. It is still unclear if and which S21 models also have a plastic back.

Samsung Galaxy S21 announcement

Furthermore, the renewed camera module stands out. Literally. As if Samsung wants to put the focus on it. It is expected that the S21 Ultra has a 108MP camera with 12MP ultra-wide-angle, 10MP telephoto and 10MP periscope lens. According to the latest rumors, the S21+ will have a triple camera system consisting of 64+12+12 megapixels. Final specifications will become clear in January. Then Samsung is expected to officially announce the series.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra supports smooth 120Hz in 2K

Rumors ·

There's a rumor about the upcoming Galaxy S21 Ultra. Just like its predecessor, the flagship has a higher refresh rate of 120Hz but this will also work in the highest resolution. If this rumor is true that is.

Samsung introduced the new smooth 120Hz refresh rate with the S20 Ultra. There was only one catch. If you wanted 120Hz you could only do that in the lower Full HD resolution. If you wanted the sharper Quad HD (2K) the refresh rate scaled back to 'only' 60Hz and you missed out on those advantages. Another drawback of 120Hz; the battery drain is higher.

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The difference between 60 and 120Hz

Now the question is whether Samsung has solved the latter problem, but at least the first one is solved. With the S21 Ultra you no longer have to choose between a sharper image and a higher refresh rate. You can do both according to Ice Universe. This Twitter account previously reported correct information, especially about unannounced Samsung smartphones. The combination of 120Hz and 2K will undoubtedly have a negative effect on the battery life of the Galaxy S21 Ultra, but at least you will have the choice. Moreover, this doesn't have to be a problem if the device has extra fast charging.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra specifications

Of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra not much is known yet. This is striking because the appearance is largely fixed. Just like other S21 models, the camera has a characteristic camera island that is somewhat raised. However, specifications have hardly been mentioned yet. There are reports of camera improvements and better performance, but that is rather obvious. We can write that about any device. We have to wait for more concrete messages or an actual announcement. The latter may happen on January 14th.


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Few surprises on spec sheet Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Rumors ·

A list of expected specifications for Samsung's Galaxy S21 Ultra has surfaced. It contains the usual suspects for a modern smartphone. Will Samsung be able to surprise when it comes out?

The answer to that remains to be seen. The list contains the usual features we are used by now from Samsung. The list originates from 91mobiles who claims to have his information from Ishan Agarwal, a well known insider on Twitter.

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The future S21 Ultra in black

And yet the Galaxy S21 Ultra is expected to become the most comprehensive phone in the S21 family with the best and most impressive specifications.

  • 6.8 inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X with 144 Hz
  • 108 MP camera
  • 40 MP selfie camera
  • 5000 mAh battery
  • Snapdragon 875 or Exynos 2100 with 12 GB of RAM

The S21 Ultra would have type number SM-G988U and would be codenamed O3 internally. Its dimensions are estimated at 165.1 x 75.6 x 8.9 millimeters. If you include the camera, it is 10.8 mm thick. This makes it slightly narrower and shorter than the S20 Ultra but it doesn't differ much.

S21 Ultra announcement

Expected colors are black and silver and the launch is scheduled for sometime in January 2021. This is one month earlier than usual, possibly to make up for the somewhat disappointing results of the S20 family. One would then expect to be big with impressive features and characteristics. Possibly they will follow, because the above doesn't show that yet.

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Also pictures of Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra leaked

Rumors ·

After having previously leaked the Samsung Galaxy S21, it is now time for the S21 Ultra. And the new camera layout seems to be a keeper.

You have the entry level Galaxy S21, the larger S21+ and if you want to go wild with the most extensive specifications you go for the S21 Ultra. Pictures of the first one we already had and now it's the turn of the last one. That means that images of the S21+ probably won't take long.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra renders
This should be the Galaxy S21 Ultra

The image shown above is again from Steve Hemmerstoffer which has sources close to Samsung's factory. His work is the result of factory drawings that are transformed by a CAD designer into these kind of renders. Usually they provide a reliable view of the end result.

Camerazoom

We see a camera resembling the S21 but with 4 cameras on the back. In contrast to the S21 the screen is not flat but slightly rounded near the edges. On the back of the S21 Ultra we see an extra camera sensor, possibly to zoom in optically. This makes the camera island even larger taking up almost a quarter of the back.

Exact specifications are always difficult to give from these kind of images so it is waiting for an official launch. Possibly this will come sooner than expected. Samsung usually announces its new flagships in February, but next year Samsung may already be bringing it forward to January.


Most important Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra specifications

Dimensions 165.1 x 75.6 x 8.9 mm
Weight 228 grams
Item ID SM-G998
Codename Samsung P3
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Controls
Fingerprint recognition
Operating system
Android 11
Display
Color display 6.8 inch, Infinity-O Display, hole-punch display
Hardware
Camera 10 MP, 10 MP, 108 MP, 12 MP
Processor 2.2 GHz, 2.8 GHz, 2.9 GHz, Samsung Exynos 2100, octa core
Secondary camera 40 MP
Materials
Dust and waterproof
Data network
4G (LTE)
5G
Build-in memory
Internal memory 12 GB (Size (RAM)), 16 GB (Size (RAM)), 128 GB (Storage), 256 GB (Storage), 512 GB (Storage)
Memory card slot
Power supply
Battery 5000 mAh
Fast charging
Wireless charging
Connections
Audio jack plug

All Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra specifications


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 Current product 
Fingerprint recognition
Android1110
Color display6.8 inch, Infinity-O Display, hole-punch display6.9 inch, Infinity-O Display, hole-punch display
Camera10 MP, 10 MP, 108 MP, 12 MP108 MP, 12 MP, 48 MP
Processor2.2 GHz, 2.8 GHz, 2.9 GHz, Samsung Exynos 2100, octa coreOcta core
Secondary camera40 MP40 MP
Dust and waterproof
4G (LTE)
5G
Internal memory12 GB (Size (RAM)), 16 GB (Size (RAM)), 128 GB (Storage), 256 GB (Storage), 512 GB (Storage)12 GB (Size (RAM)), 16 GB (Size (RAM)), 128 GB (Storage), 512 GB (Storage)
Memory card slot
Battery5000 mAh5000 mAh
Fast charging
Wireless charging
Audio jack plug

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