Samsung launched this Tuesday (9) its new line Galaxy S21 in Brazil. The new premium phones support 5G networks, enhanced cameras and some controversies, such as the absence of a charger and headset. The Galaxy S21 Ultra is the most complete model and the only one with support for the S Pen, a pen that became famous on the Note line – but you will have to shell out up to R $ 10,499 if you want one.
Galaxy S21 and S21 + are the “normal” updated
The Galaxy S21 and S21 + are minor updates to the S20 and S20 +. They keep the trio of rear cameras with 12-megapixel main sensor, 12-megapixel ultrawide and 64-megapixel telephoto lens with 3x hybrid zoom. As in the previous generation, it is possible to shoot at 8K at 24 frames per second. The battery remains at 4,000 mAh on the S21, but has increased from 4,500 to 4,800 mAh on the S21 +.
The screens remain at 6.2 and 6.7 inches, respectively, but abandon the curved sides in favor of a completely flat glass, and their resolutions have decreased from Quad HD + (3200 × 1440 pixels) to Full HD + (2400 × 1080 pixels) , with dynamic update rates of 48 to 120 Hz. Other controversial changes are the absence of the entry for microSD and the secure magnetic transmission (MST) of Samsung Pay, which now supports only NFC payments.
Inside, we have the new Exynos 2100 octa-core chip, manufactured by Samsung in 5 nanometers. A version with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 will be sold in some countries, such as the United States. According to Samsung, its new processor consumes 20% less energy and offers 10% more overall performance. The 14-core Mali-G78 graphics chip is 40% faster than the previous model, according to the company.
Galaxy S21 Ultra has S Pen, 108 MP camera and 5,000 mAh
The Galaxy S21 Ultra is a very distinct model. Despite being part of the same line and sharing some details with the less expensive siblings, such as the Exynos 2100 chip, the 5G connection and the rear cameras more integrated into the design, the 6.8-inch giant is the only one with a curved screen on the sides , S Pen support, Quad HD + resolution, 108 megapixel main camera and 10x optical zoom.
It is the first time that a Galaxy S will have support for the S Pen, a pen that became better known in the Note line and later integrated with other company products, such as the Galaxy Tab S tablets. The accessory allows you to take notes by hand, draw with brushes with multiple pressure levels and work with a more accurate instrument. The Galaxy S21 Ultra, however, does not have the accessory in the box, nor does it have an internal compartment to store it.
There are four cameras at the rear. Two of them are known from the Galaxy S20 Ultra: the main 108 megapixel camera and the ultrawide 12 megapixel camera. What’s new is the zoom lens: instead of a 10x hybrid hybrid telephoto lens, Samsung opted to include a 3x optical zoom camera (with f / 2.4 aperture) and a 10x (f / 4.9 aperture) ). In practice, the set can take pictures of objects at great distances with greater clarity, as long as the lighting is favorable.
The Galaxy S21 Ultra’s battery is 5,000 mAh, as in the previous generation, and can be charged either by induction or by cable – but with a maximum power of 25 watts, less than the 45 watts supported by the Galaxy S20 Ultra. The phone has a USB-C cable at both ends and no longer includes the plug adapter, repeating the steps on the iPhone 12. Samsung says that the gradual removal of accessories “can help resolve issues of sustainable consumption.”
Galaxy S21, S21 + and S21 Ultra prices in Brazil
In Brazil, the Galaxy S21, S21 + and S21 Ultra will be sold in the following memory options:
- Galaxy S21 (128 GB): R $ 5,999
- Galaxy S21 + (128 GB): R $ 6,999
- Galaxy S21 + (256 GB): R $ 7,399
- Galaxy S21 Ultra (256 GB, 12 GB RAM): R $ 9,499
- Galaxy S21 Ultra (512 GB, 16 GB RAM): R $ 10,499
The pre-sale starts this Wednesday (10) and runs until March 4. During the period, those who purchase a Galaxy S21, S21 + or S21 Ultra will receive a voucher of R $ 1,000, R $ 1,500 or R $ 2,000, respectively, to spend on Galaxy accessories, such as cases, wireless chargers or headphones.
Samsung will also offer a plug adapter free of charge to all consumers who purchase a Galaxy S21, S21 + or S21 Ultra during pre-order. You will need to order the accessory within 30 days at the Samsung Para Você website. The charger will be delivered to the address indicated by the buyer.
Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 + and S21 Ultra – specifications (Brazil)
|Model||Galaxy S21||Galaxy S21 +||Galaxy S21 Ultra|
|Screen||6.2 inches, Full HD + (2400 × 1080 pixels), Dynamic AMOLED 2X (48 to 120 Hz)||6.7 inches, Full HD + (2400 × 1080 pixels), Dynamic AMOLED 2X (48 to 120 Hz)||6.8 inches, WQHD + (3200 × 1440 pixels), Dynamic AMOLED 2X (10 to 120 Hz)|
|Processor||Samsung Exynos 2100 octa-core up to 2.9 GHz||Samsung Exynos 2100 octa-core up to 2.9 GHz||Samsung Exynos 2100 octa-core up to 2.9 GHz|
|RAM||8 GB||8 GB||12 or 16 GB|
|Storage||128 GB||128 or 256 GB||256 or 512 GB|
|Frontal camera||10 MP f / 2.2||10 MP f / 2.2||40 MP f / 2.2|
|Main rear camera||12 MP f / 1.8||12 MP f / 1.8||108 MP f / 1.8|
|Ultrawide rear camera||12 MP f / 2.2||12 MP f / 2.2||12 MP f / 2.2|
|Telephoto rear camera||64 MP f / 2.0 (3x hybrid zoom)||64 MP f / 2.0 (3x hybrid zoom)||10 MP f / 2.4 (3x optical zoom)
10 MP f / 4.9 (10x optical zoom)
|Drums||4,000 mAh||4,800 mAh||5,000 mAh|
|Connectivity||5G, Wi-Fi 6||5G, Wi-Fi 6, UWB||5G, Wi-Fi 6E, UWB, S Pen|
|Dimensions||71.2 x 151.7 x 7.9 mm||75.6 x 161.5 x 7.8 mm||75.6 x 165.1 x 8.9 mm|
|Weight||172 grams||202 grams||228 grams|
|Colors||white, gray, pink and violet||silver, black and violet||silver and black|