The Samsung Galaxy S21 is already available and it’s on sale!
The official news today starts with deals as always, and yes folks, we are very close to the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked so the Samsung deals are still going on. First off, remember that you can reserve the Galaxy S21 already, so you can get up to $ 700 trade-in and $ 60 credit to get accessories. Problem is, today is the last day so act quickly. If you want a Galaxy S21 variant, be sure to read the first link in the description. If you keep going but stick to trade-ins, you can currently get the Galaxy S20 FE for a crazy $ 75 or the S20 Ultra for $ 600. The Z Fold 2 retails for $ 1000, and the Z Flip is still a crazy $ 100, but you’ll need a suitable device to trade in. The Google Pixel 4 is currently priced at $ 295 less than its original price on Amazon, and it stands at $ 503. Speaking of Amazon, they have huge sales for their smart speakers. The new Echo Dot is $ 20, which means you can get it for $ 30. The Echo Show 5 is $ 45, it is $ 45 shipping, and the Echo Studio is still $ 30, so you can get it for $ 170. We have more deals for iPad Pros, True Wireless Earbuds and more under the links in the description.
Don’t worry about losing items! Samsung Galaxy SmartTag is here to help
But alright, let’s start with a round-up of all the official news we received today as we have to admit that the unpacked Samsung Galaxy was pretty packed. I know this awful play on words was mine. Let’s start with Samsung’s Galaxy Smart Tags and yes, it’s actually plural. The Galaxy Smart Tag and Smart Tag + are bluetooth trackers that work essentially like the famous tile trackers. Starting with the Vanilla Smart Tag, it offers the same functionality as a simple Bluetooth tag so that you can track objects using a Bluetooth 5.0 LE module. When it comes to the Tag +, this one adds Ultra Wideband technology which gives you more advanced features compared to the regular model. Both have a single button that you can use to send an alert and make sure it is connected to your smartphone at the moment. So you can tell which device is connected to the tag in case you lose it, and it works the other way around too. The company announced that they have a special app called the Galaxy Find Network for them. The Galaxy Smart Tag and SmartTag + will be available in single or multiple packs from January 29th. The regular model starts at $ 30. Oh, and you can pre-order one with your Galaxy S21. If you’d like to pre-order one, we have a special link for it in the description.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro launched with ANC and 360 Audio for $ 200
Now we come to a better known but improved product with the Galaxy Buds Pro. Samsung claims these bring an updated design that is meant to look more natural and less intrusive in your ear. These bring a 6.5 mm tweeter and an 11 mm woofer. They are IPX-7 certified but the main feature is of course the active noise cancellation. According to Samsung, the Buds Pro can reduce ambient noise by up to 99%, which sounds kind of crazy. They also offer an ambient mode that allows users to hear their surroundings while wearing their Buds Pro in situations like traffic and sampling sounds up to 20dB. Another interesting feature is 360 Audio, which uses Dolby Head Tracking technology so that you have an immersive experience whenever you consume content that allows it. According to Samsung, the Buds Pro will last up to 8 hours on a single charge, or 5 hours if you have ANC all the time. The new case, which looks like the Buds Live case, offers an additional 20 hours of playtime and promises an hour on a 5 minute charge. The Buds Pro is priced at $ 199. It is available in the colors Phantom Black, Phantom Silver and Phantom Violet. It is available from Samsung.com. There is a special link in the description.
Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 + come with a fresh design, fast innards and new camera tricks
Okay, we know what you’re here for, the Galaxy S21 series, and boy, there’s a lot to talk about this year. Before we get to the main course, let’s talk about the smaller siblings. The Galaxy S21 and S21 + are finally official and are expected to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G or the Exynos 2100, depending on where you bought it. You get 8 GB of RAM, up to 256 GB of storage, paired with a 4000 or 4800 mAh battery. The S21 gets a plastic construction while the S21 + brings glass, both with a new metal camera module. Trust me, I already have the S21 and you can’t tell the difference. The Vanilla S21 has a flat 6.5-inch display, while the Plus has a flat 6.7-inch display. However, both are a dynamic AMOLED 2X panel with FHD + resolution, both with a 120 Hz display and all possible functions expected from. When it comes to the cameras, they both bring an identical module, including a 12MP primary sensor, a 12MP wide angle lens, and a 64MP telephoto lens that offers 3x optical zoom and 30x spatial zoom. Oh, and the selfie camera is 10MP shooter. Both can record 8K video, all cameras can now record 4K video and bring you new features like SuperSteady mode for 60 fps, Vlogger mode and more. Still, I think the main message is the price. The Galaxy S21 starts at $ 799 and the S21 + starts at $ 999. Both can be pre-ordered and of course we have a separate link for them in the description. Yes, apparently Samsung realized that the S20 FE strategy was awesome as the pricing of S21 at just $ 799 is a big deal. I think this is the sleeper hit.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra debuts with serious camera chops and priced at $ 1200
And finally, for the hottest news today, the Galaxy S21 has to be Ultra, as it feels like Samsung really got Ultra this year. Let’s start with the basics: it has a 6.8-inch WQHD + dynamic AMOLED panel with HDR10 + certification and a dynamic refresh rate of 120Hz, which means it can be adjusted based on what is on the screen and now also has the high refresh rate with WQHD +. As expected, it is powered by the Snapdragon 888 or Exynos 2100 with 12 or 16 GB of RAM and you also get up to 512 GB of storage and a 5000 mAh battery. Samsung focuses most on the camera here. This phone has 4 cameras and a laser auto focus sensor. You get the main 108MP sensor, a 12MP wide angle camera, and 2 10MP telephotos, one of which offers 3x optical zoom, while the latter uses a periscope system to provide 10x optical zoom and 100x “space” – Deliver zoom and you get 40 MP in selfie shooter. The main camera uses 9-in-1 pixel binning to output 12 megapixel images. It can also take 12-bit HDR images. Now you can even use the wide angle to capture 12-bit RAW files if you have Pro mode enabled. It brings new enhancements to zooming like the zoom lock to avoid jitter. You know those 30x and 100x zooms are actually somewhat usable. Like its smaller siblings, it records 8K video, but it has additional benefits so you can take advantage of its incredible hardware. Samsung also announced that this will be the first S-series smartphone with S Pen support available as an accessory. Of course, you can use older S pens as well, and yes you have to put it in the sleeve as there isn’t a slot here. The company is also teasing new features like UWB to help with smart tags and other partnerships announced. The Galaxy S21 Ultra is available for pre-order in 4 different colorways and now starts at $ 1199. Of course we have a special link for this in the description.
A former bilingual teacher who left the classroom to join the Pocketnow team as a news editor and content creator for the Spanish audience. An artist by nature who likes video games, guitars, action figures, cooking, painting, drawing, and good music.