Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2021 brings the S21, 21+, S21 Ultra and Galaxy Buds Pro

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2021

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2021 has announced the beginnings of its new Samsung Galaxy S21-series. And as predicted it includes 5G versions of the S21, S21+ and S21 Ultra. It also released the new Galaxy Buds Pro.

The key differences between the S21/+ and the Ultra are that it has a curved edge screen and Samsung S-Pen support.

Otherwise, all three provide cutting-edge technology for 2021 and beyond.

Aussies get the Samsung Exynos version

Exynos 2100 is not only Samsung’s most advanced mobile processor yet but also its first 5nm premium 5G-integrated mobile processor.

Garry McGregor, Senior Vice President – IT & Mobile, Samsung Electronics Australia, said.

“Mobile technology in 2020 was critical in facilitating connectedness, work stability, education and self-expression. There are three Galaxy S21 range. The Ultra is the ultimate with an advanced, pro-grade camera system and the most powerful S-series battery.

McGregor revealed that exclusive colours would be available from including Phantom Gold and Phantom Redon S21/+ and Phantom Titanium, Phantom Navy and Phantom Brown on S21 Ultra.

We are sorry to reduce such tech to specs. The real-life reviews are what count!

SpecificationsS21S21+sS21 Ultra
Price8/128GB $1249
8/256GB $1349
8/128GB $1549
8/256GB $1649
12/128GB $1849
12/256GB $1949
16/512GB $2149
All prefixed with Phantom
Display6.2-inch Flat, 421pp
Dynamic AMOLED 2X
48-120Hz adaptive
Ultrasonic under-glass fingerprint
6.7-inch Flat 394ppi
6.8-inch curved 556ppi
120Hz adaptive
GG Victus
SoftwareOne UI 3.1
Android 11
CPUExynos 2100 5nmsamesame
Storage128GB or 256GB
no microSD
samesame plus 512GB
CommsWi-Fi 6E
Bluetooth 5.1
USB-C 3.1
LTE and 5GAustralia gets the sub-6Ghz modemSameThis may include mmWave as well
Camera12MP f/1.8 wide
64MP, f/2.0 tele
12MP, f/2.2 ultra
30X space zoom
same108MP, F/1.8 std
10MP, f/2.4 periscope
10MP f/2.2 tele
12MP f.2.2 ultra
100X space zoom
Front10MP, f/2.2 40MP, F2.2

Battery mAH
25W PD 3.0
15W QI
4.5W Revers

Sound2.0 speakers
Dolby Atmos decode
UHQ and PCM stream
DeX and screen mirrorYessamesame
S PenNoNoYes
Wacom based
Size mm151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9161.4 x 75.6 x 7.8165.1 x 75.6 x 8.9
Weight Approx g170200227
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I think the flat screen on the S21 and S21+ will be popular.
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Galaxy S21 Ultra – love the brushed Silver

Galaxy Buds Pro

We said Samsung would run out of superlatives – here is the Pro version. We try to spare you the launch hype and stick to the facts.

Samsung says it has improved on sound, call quality, ANC and connectivity over past buds that were pretty good to start with.

The sound may be the one area that Samsung takes the lead. It has an 11mm full-range transducer for deeper bass and a 6.5mm tweeter for the crisp upper range. Most buds only have one speaker.

On the call side, it uses three microphones and a Voice Pickup Unit (VPU. One external microphone also has a high signal-to-noise ratio(SNR) to reduce background noises. It also has new Wind Shield technology.

Its ANC claims an adjustable ANC of up to 99% (that would be incredible) and a 20dB increase in amplifying nearby ambient sounds. ANC and Ambient Sound automatically work together, adapting to your surroundings. It recognises when you’re speaking, and can automatically switch between cancelling and nearby sounds and amplifying them.

When paired to the Galaxy S21 (or later), you get 360 Audio featuring Dolby Head Tracking technology.

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2021

Here are the basic specifications

ColourPhantom Violet, Phantom Black, Phantom Silver
Dimension & WeightEarbud: 19.5 x 20.5 x 20.8 mm, 6.3g
Charging Case: 50 x 50.2 x 27.8 mm, 44.9g
Speaker2-way (11mm woofer + 6.5mm tweeter)
Microphone3 mics (2 outer + 1 inner) + Voice Pickup Unit + Wind Shield
ANC Ambient SoundANC: Cuts external background noise by up to 99%,
2 adjustable levels  Ambient Sound: Amplifying up to +20dB
4 adjustable levels Voice Detect
Battery CapacityEarbuds: 61 mAh Charging Case: 472 mAh
Play Time (buds/case)5 hours / Total 18 hours (ANC on) 8 hours / Total 28 hours (ANC off)
Talk Timehours / Total 14.5h (ANC on) hours / Total 17.5h (ANC off)
Charging1-hour play time / 5-minute quick charging
Qi-certified wireless charging
ConnectivityBluetooth 5.0 Codec: Scalable (Samsung proprietary), AAC, SBC 
SensorAccelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Hall, Touch, Voice Pickup Unit (VPU)
CompatibilityAndroid 7.0 or higher with more than 1.5GB of RAM
Water ResistanceIPX7

GadgetGuy will update this article with any further information and websites after the launch. Samsung’s AU website is here.

And we were pretty chuffed that our predictions for the S21 range were 98% correct. We guessed LPTS IPS for the S21 and S21+ screens – thankfully they are AMOLED.

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