Samsung Electronics unveiled the Galaxy S21 Ultra as part of its Galaxy Unpacked event, and the flagship device looks like a marked improvement over the previous design.
“Galaxy S21 Ultra is another example of how Samsung is driving meaningful innovation forward to give people personalized experiences that enrich their lives and empower them to express who they are,” said TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “Given how indispensable technology has been to our lives during these times, we wanted to take another leap forward and push the boundaries of what a smartphone can do.”
Samsung says the S21 Pro’s imaging features the “best in class camera experience” that the company promises can reach “studio-quality” photos and videos in a range of lighting environments. The company also says that shooting and editing are both powered by new AI features.
It has a quad rear camera (ultra-wide, wide, and dual tele-lenses) that features an upgraded 108-megapixel pro sensor, from which photographers can capture 12-bit HDR photos with 64 times richer color data and more than three times wider dynamic range.
The front is a 40-megapixel f/2.2 camera (that features phase detection autofocus and an 80-degree field of view), and on a quad-camera array, the phone features a primary 108-megapixel f/1.8 lens, a 12-megapixel 120-degree field of view ultrawide, and finally two telephoto lenses: one a 3x and one a 10x (and features Space Zoom up to 100x). It also features laser autofocus.
For the first time on a Galaxy smartphone, is possible to shoot in 4K at 60fps across all lenses including front and rear four lenses, so you can shift to a different perspective with the same quality.
You can also shoot in 12-bit RAW, but only with photos taken with the Wide camera.
The Samsung S21 Ultra also improved its Bright Night sensor technology that the company says is its biggest leap yet in low-light photography. “With improved Night Mode, noise reduction, and 12MP Nona-binning technology, you can capture challenging shots – like a dimly-lit room, or a landscape at night – quickly and with excellent quality.”
The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra will be available on January 29 and starts at $1,199 for the 128GB model with 12GB of RAM.
More info on Samsung’s website.