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Samsung Unpacked Event HIGHLIGHTS: India among first countries to get Galaxy S21 Ultra, S21 and S21+

Samsung Unpacked Event LIVE UPDATES: Samsung has launched the Galaxy S21 series, Galaxy Buds Pro TWS wireless earbuds and Galaxy SmartTag Bluetooth tracker at the Galaxy Unpacked 2021 event.

By: Tech Desk | Mumbai |
Updated: January 15, 2021 7:54:07 am
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Samsung Unpacked Event LIVE UPDATES: Samsung Galaxy S21 series is now official. The Galaxy S21 and S21+ phones have a triple camera. The Galaxy S21 Ultra comes with four cameras at the back and S Pen support as well. Samsung has introduced two variants of the S Pen this time: a regular and a Pro version. The South Korean giant has also launched its Galaxy Buds Pro TWS wireless earbuds and Galaxy SmartTag Bluetooth tracker at today’s event.

The Galaxy S21 series will be open for pre-booking in India from January 15, which is tomorrow. Consumers can pre-book all three variants – Galaxy S21 Ultra, Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 in India. Prices start at Rs 69,999 for the S21 phone, going up to Rs 1,16,999 for the most expensive S21 Ultra version, which has 16GB RAM. Pre-booked consumers will get a free Galaxy Smart Tag and a Samsung E-Shop voucher worth Rs 10,000.

This time, the Galaxy S21 comes in four colours, while S21+ comes in three colours. The Galaxy S21 Ultra gets a new Phantom Black colour and a Silver colour. The S21 has a 6.2-inch display, while the S21+ has a 6.7-inch display. The Galaxy S21 Ultra has a 6.8-inch display.

All phones have an adaptive display. The Galaxy S21 series introduces a new ‘Contour Cut Camera’ which has complete metal frame. There’s also a new Phantom Violet colour for the S21 and S21+. Each device has a haze finish on the back as well.

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Samsung Unpacked Event LIVE UPDATES: Samsung Galaxy S21 series, Galaxy Buds Pro TWS wireless earbuds and Galaxy SmartTag Bluetooth tracker launched

22:32 (IST)14 Jan 2021
India among first countries to get S21 series

Consumers in India will be among the first to get the new Samsung devices. Customers who prebook from Janaury 15 will start getting the deliveries on January 25, while Galaxy S21 Series goes on sale in India on January 29. 

22:20 (IST)14 Jan 2021
Samsung Galaxy S21 series: India pre-booking, sale date

Consumers can pre-book the Samsung Galaxy S21 Series starting January 15 across Samsung's Exclusive Stores and retail stores and on Samsung.com and leading online portals. All pre-booked consumers will get Galaxy Smart Tag free and Samsung E-Shop voucher worth Rs 10,000 as free.

As a special offer, they can get Galaxy Watch Active 2 or a combo of Galaxy Buds+ and Travel Adapter with a device of their choice. Consumers can also avail HDFC Bank cashback of up to Rs 10,000 or have an option to avail an upgrade bonus worth Rs 5000.

Pre-booked consumers will start getting deliveries on January 25. The Galaxy S21 Series goes on sale in India on January 29

22:18 (IST)14 Jan 2021
Samsung Galaxy S21 series: India prices

Here is the full list of Samsung Galaxy S21 series and their prices in India:

Samsung Galaxy S21 (8GB+128GB): Rs 69,999 (Phantom Violet, White, Pink, Grey)

Samsung Galaxy S21 (8GB+256GB): Rs 73,999 (Phantom Violet, White, Grey)

Samsung Galaxy S21+ (8GB+128GB): Rs 81,999 (Phantom Violet, Sliver, Black)

Samsung Galaxy S21+ (8GB+256GB): Rs 85,999 (Phantom Violet, Sliver, Black)

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (12GB+256GB): Rs 1,05,999 (Phantom Black, Sliver)

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (16GB+512GB): Rs 1,16,999 (Phantom Black)

21:47 (IST)14 Jan 2021
Galaxy Unpacked 2021: End of event

The Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2021 has concluded. You can watch a recap of the whole event here.

21:43 (IST)14 Jan 2021
Samsung Galaxy S21 and Google partnership

Google's SVP Hiroshi Lockheimer on stage. He's talking about how the Galaxy S21 series will support Google Discover content with a single swipe from the homescreen. The Galaxy S21 series will also come with support for Google's RCS messaging. The phones will run Android 11. The Galaxy S21 will also be an Android enterprise recommended device as well.

21:40 (IST)14 Jan 2021
Samsung Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+: Full features

The Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21+ will come with triple 64MP cameras and powered by the new Exynos 2100 processors. To read about detailed specifications read more here.

21:33 (IST)14 Jan 2021
Samsung confirms lack of chargers in Galaxy S21 series boxes

The Samsung Galaxy S21 series boxes will only feature a USB Type-C cable and drop the charger. Users will, however, be able to purchase chargers separately. Samsung states ecological reasons over the move, and will not ship chargers to reduce e-waste. 

21:29 (IST)14 Jan 2021
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra: Sale from Jan 29

The Galaxy S21 Ultra, S21 and S21+ will go on sale from January 29. The Galaxy S21 Ultra is the only to support S Pen. This time Samsung has two S Pen options: A regular and a Pro variant. To know about the full specifications of the Galaxy S21 Ultra read more here.

21:28 (IST)14 Jan 2021
Samsung Galaxy S-Pen, S-Pen Pro revealed

Apart from the new S-Pen, Samsung also launched the S-Pen Pro. The S-Pen Pro will be available later in 2021. 

21:24 (IST)14 Jan 2021
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra: This is what the phone looks like

The Galaxy S21 Ultra in the Silver colour option. It also comes in a perfect black version. Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

The Galaxy S21 Ultra in Black. Samsung says it took a lot of tries to get this Phantom Black colour right.  

21:20 (IST)14 Jan 2021
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra to start at $1,199

Sporting an upgraded spec-sheet over the other two phones, the Galaxy S21 Ultra will feature a quad-camera setup on the back, support for the new S-Pen and more. The S21 Ultra will start at $1,199. Check out all specifications and other details here.

21:19 (IST)14 Jan 2021
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra comes with the 108MP camera. There's an Extreme Ultra Low Light mode as well to ensure the best quality images, even when the human eye might not be able to see well. The phone has Space Zoom, which goes up to 100X Zoom. Samsung says the phone has the company's first-ever Dual-tele lens system. One is an optical 3x lens and one is an optical 10x lens; both are equipped Dual Pixel(2PD) Auto Focus technology for clear shots and to ensure 100X zoom. 

The camera also ensures Ultra Macro feature for extreme closeups up to 5 cms. 

21:12 (IST)14 Jan 2021
Galaxy S21 in all colours

Here is a look at all four colour options of the Galaxy S21 smartphone. The violet is the new colour additiojn. Samsung Galaxy S21 in all colours

21:10 (IST)14 Jan 2021
Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 prices revealed

Samsung Galaxy S21 will start at $799 and the S21 Plus will start at $999. Check out all details on the phones here.

21:04 (IST)14 Jan 2021
Samsung Galaxy S21 series will allow live camera previews from all lenses

Samsung Galaxy S21 series will allow live camera previews from all the phone's lenses in real-time. This will allow users to see how footage will look before they switch lenses mid-video.

21:04 (IST)14 Jan 2021
Samsung: Knox Vault

Samsung says the Galaxy S21's Knox Vault, which is its own proprietary chipset level (SoC) security platform will ensure privacy for users. Samsung Galaxy S21 users will have the option of removing location metadata from photos before sharing. A Private Share function will let users control who gets access to the content their send, and how long it’s available.

20:59 (IST)14 Jan 2021
Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+: Display, camera

The Galaxy S21 series gets a new Phantom Violet colour as well. The S21 has a 6.2-inch display, while the S21+ has a 6.7-inch display. Both phones have an adaptive display, with a maximum 120 Hz refresh rate. The Samsung Galaxy S21 series comes with improvements  to the camera, especially around the Portrait mode. The portrait mode on S21 series will now include virtual studio lighting and AI background effects. These features will also work for selfies. 

Both phones have a similar camera: 64MP telephoto, 12MP ultra-wide camera and 12MP wide angle camera. Both phones now support 8K video resolution as well. 

20:54 (IST)14 Jan 2021
Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+ with 5G announced

Samsung has now announced the Galaxy S21 smartphones. The Galaxy S21, S21+ with 5G support have been announced first. Both have a triple camera setup based on the pictures, which was expected given the numerous leaks. The phones have an adaptive display. 

20:52 (IST)14 Jan 2021
Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 Plus revealed

Samsung Galaxy S21 and S21 Plus, sporting the new Exynos 2100 chipset, triple-camera setups and more unveiled. The Samsung Galaxy S21 will be available in four colours, while the Galaxy S21 Plus will be available in three colours

20:50 (IST)14 Jan 2021
Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2021: Galaxy SmartTag unveiled

Samsung's new Galaxy SmartTag is a Bluetooth tracker that will help you track your wallets, bags and even your pets. They are also end-to-end encrypted, keeping your data safe from all other Galaxy users. The SmartTag also can be rung to find it easily.

The Galaxy SmartTag Plus takes it one step further with Artificial Reality (AR) capabilities. The Galaxy SmartTag trackers will start at $29.99 (about Rs 2,120).

Samsung Unpacked Event LIVE UPDATES: Samsung has launched its latest Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro TWS wireless earbuds and Galaxy SmartTag Bluetooth tracker at today's event.

The Samsung Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21+ come with a 64MP rear sensor, 12MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 12MP wide-angle lens. The Ultra version has an 108MP sensor, a 12MP camera, a 10MP sensor with a telephoto lens on top. Both the Samsung Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21+ feature a 10-megapixel selfie camera, while the Galaxy S21 Ultra has a 40-megapixel selfie camera.

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