Samsung Galaxy S21 series is now official. After a plethora of leaks, rumours, and teasers, the new flagship range of smartphones have finally been launched by the South Korean giant at its Galaxy Unpacked 2021 event. The new series continues the company’s tradition of bringing three distinct models in its flagship smartphone series — just like the Galaxy S20 series launched last year. The Galaxy S21 family consists of the regular Galaxy S21 as well as the Galaxy S21+ and the Galaxy S21 Ultra. All three models come with an adaptive 120Hz refresh rate and flaunt an all-new camera housing that Samsung calls “Contour Cut Camera”. The Galaxy S21 and the Galaxy S21+ in the series share an identical triple rear camera setup, while the Galaxy S21 Ultra houses a superior, quad rear camera setup with a 108-megapixel primary sensor. The Galaxy S21 Ultra also comes with S Pen support. The entire Galaxy S21 series includes an IP68-rated for dust and water resistance.
Samsung Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra price, availability details
Samsung Galaxy S21 price in India has been set at Rs. 69,999 for the base 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant, while the 256GB storage option’s price tag is Rs. 73,999. The Samsung Galaxy S21+ starts at a price of Rs. 81,999 for the base 8GB RAM + 128GB storage option, with the price for the 8GB RAM + 256GB storage variant set at Rs. 85,999. The most premium Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra starts at Rs. 1,05,999 for the base 12GB RAM + 128GB storage variant, with the top-end 16GB RAM + 512GB storage configuration priced at Rs. 1,16,999. It appears the 12GB RAM + 256GB storage variant hasn’t been brought to India.
Pre-orders start from January 15, and pre-order customers will get a Galaxy SmartTag, also launched at the event, and a Rs. 10,000 Samsung Shop voucher, redeemable against a Galaxy Watch Active 2 or a Galaxy Buds+ with a Travel Adapter. Cashback of up to Rs. 10,000 will be available for HDFC Bank customers. Pre-order customers get delivery from January 25, whereas regular sales start from January 29, via Samsung.com, Amazon India, and Flipkart, amongst other online portals, as well as via offline retail stores.
In the US, the Samsung Galaxy S21 starts at $799 (roughly Rs. 58,500), whereas the Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Ultra come with a starting price of $999 (roughly Rs. 73,100) and $1,199 (roughly Rs. 87,700), respectively. The phones will go up for pre-orders from January 14, and on sale from January 29.