Samsung unveils the Samsung Galaxy S21 5G on January 14, 2020, alongside the Galaxy S21+ and S21 Ultra. This smartphone has the lowest specs and of course the lowest price among these series.
Design-wise, the back of this smartphone is polycarbonate (plastic) as opposed to glass in the S20. Samsung probably uses polycarbonate in order to reduce the price and to make a significant difference between the S21 and S21+.
The device sports 6.2 inches Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels, 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+ compatibility, and 20:9 aspect ratio. The screen is protected by corning Gorilla Glass Victus which happens to be the best protection right now.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 5G comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB/256GB internal storage. Fueling this device is a 4000 mAh with 25W fast charging, 15W fast wireless charging, and 4.5W Reverse Wireless Charging.
The device is powered by Exynos 1200 (5nm) for the global version and Snapdragon 888 (5nm) for those living in the US, Korea, and China. The Exynos 1200 processor features the Mali-G78 GPU and the Snapdragon 888 features Adreno 660 GPU.
The Camera set-up in this smartphone is a Triple camera set-up. It sports a 12MP wide camera, 64MP telephoto, and 12MP ultrawide camera. The Front is a single camera with 10Mp wide camera.
The price of the Samsung Galaxy S21 starts at $799 which is equivalent to NGN 303,220 in Nigeria, GH₵ 4,658 in Ghana, KSh 88,209 in Kenya, and €657 in the UK.
|Models All available models and/or other names||Galaxy S21, SM-G991B, SM-G991B/DS|
|Announced||January 14, 2020|
|Released||January 29, 2021|
|Dimension||151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9 mm|
|Weight||171 g (mmWave), 169 g (Sub6)|
|Make <b>Make</b> => refers to the built quality, including the materials used to make the back, front and frame of this device.||
-Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus), plastic back, aluminum frame
-IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
|Colours||Phantom Pink, Phantom Gray, Phantom Violet, Phantom White|
|Display Type <strong>Display Type => </strong>A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED).||Dynamic AMOLED 2X, HDR10+, 1300 nits (peak)|
|Size||6.2 inches, 94.1 cm2 (~87.2% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2400 pixels|
|Pixel Density <strong>Pixel Density</strong> is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality.||~421 ppi density|
|Aspect Ratio||20:9 aspect ratio|
|Touch Screen <strong>Touchscreen => </strong> is of two types; Resistive and Capacitive touchscreen. Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive touchscreen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor)||Yes|
|Protection <strong>Display Protection =></strong> The widely used and best display protection is Gorilla Glass. Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, it is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind.||Corning Gorilla Glass Victus|
|Chipset <strong>Chipset</strong>is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming.||
-Exynos 2100 (5 nm) - International
-Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 (5 nm) - USA/China/Korea
|CPU <strong>CPU => </strong>(Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets. Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone.||
-Octa-core (1x2.9 GHz Cortex-X1 & 3x2.80 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4x2.2 GHz Cortex-A55) - International
-Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4x1.80 GHz Kryo 680 - USA/China/Korea
|GPU <strong>GPU => </strong>A graphics processing unit (GPU) is a specialized electronic circuit designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display device. This include things such as lighting effects, object transformation and 3D motion.||
-Mali-G78 MP14 - International
-Adreno 660 - USA/China/Korea
|RAM <strong>RAM</strong> (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.||8 GB RAM|
|Storage||128 GB / 256 GB|
|Expandable Storage <strong>Expandable storage or Card Slot</strong> is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras.||No|
|OS <strong>OS => </strong>Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.||Android 11, One UI 3.1|
|User Interface <strong>UI or user interface</strong> of a device is the look and feel of the on-screen menu system. How it works, its color scheme, how it responds to button presses, all of these things are part of the user interface.||Yes|
|Rear Camera <strong>Camera</strong>is able to capture photographs and usually videos, the most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality. Rear cameras are the cameras at the back of the phone.||Triple - 12 MP (f/1.8, wide) + 64 MP (f/2.0, Telephoto) + 12 MP (f/2.2, ultrawide)|
|Features||LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama|
|Front Camera||10 MP (f/2.2, wide)|
|Capacity||Li-Po 4000 mAh, non-removable|
|Charging||Fast charging 25W, USB Power Delivery 3.0, Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging 15W, Reverse wireless charging 4.5W|
|Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G|
|Bands <strong>Bands =></strong>A key part of any mobile phone specification is its operating frequency bands. The supported frequency bands determine whether a certain handset is compatible with a certain network carrier. The available Bands on Mobile phones are 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G. 5G has the fastest network||2G, 3G, 4G, 5G|
|Speed <strong>Speed</strong> of a network shows how fast it takes that network to connect to the internet calculated in Mbps. Diferrent networks band have their own unique speed.||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (CA), 5G|
|SIM <strong>SIM</strong>(Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages.||Single SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM, dual stand-by)|
|GPS <strong>GPS => </strong> The Global Position System is a satellite base radio navigation. GPS receiver uses the data from these signals to triangulate where you are and what time it is||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO|
|WLAN <strong>WLAN or Wi-Fi</strong> is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|USB||USB Type-C 3.2, USB On-The-Go|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|NFC <strong>NFC </strong>(Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.||Yes|
|Wireless Charging <strong>Wireless Charging</strong> (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device.||Yes, Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging 15W, Reverse wireless charging 4.5W|
Yes, with stereo speakers
-Tuned by AKG
|FM Radio||Yes, (Snapdragon model only; market/operator dependent)|
|Sensor <strong>Sensors </strong>are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device.||Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer|
|Messaging||Google message app, E-mail, MMS, Push Email, IM|
|Price in Nigeria||NGN 303,220|