Samsung has launched the Galaxy S21 Ultra. It is designed for users who need top technology to keep in touch with the most important people and things. It introduces an all-new, iconic Contour Cut Camera housing that seamlessly blends into the device’s metal frame for a sleek, yet striking, aesthetic.
The Galaxy S21 Ultra is available in Phantom Black and Phantom Silver and is fully coated with a luxurious matte finish for a refined and timeless appearance. The Galaxy S21 Ultra also comes in three unique colors – Phantom Titanium, Phantom Navy, and Phantom Brown, and offers superior durability through the toughest Gorilla Glass Victus.
The S21 Ultra is the largest member of the Galaxy S21 series equipped with a 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display. For the first time, users no longer need to choose between the 120Hz refresh rate of the S21 Ultra and the smoothness of the Quad HD+ display.
The refresh rate of the screen can adjust the content you are watching from 10Hz to 120Hz to ensure that you can not only enjoy excellent images but also have enough features to extend battery life.
Compared with the Galaxy S20, the image brightness of the S21 Ultra is increased by 25%, with a peak brightness of 1,500nits, which is the brightest on the Galaxy smartphone. Contrast is increased by 50%, providing clear and immersive images even outdoors. Like Galaxy S21 and S21+, Galaxy S21 Ultra also has Eye Comfort Shield, which can help reduce eye strain.
The Galaxy S21 Ultra is equipped with the most advanced professional-grade camera system, so you can capture stunning, studio-quality photos under various lighting and settings, or use the new AI-based feature toolbox and editing enhancements for every shot.
It has quad rear cameras (ultra-wide, wide-angle, and dual telephoto lenses), with an advanced 108MP Pro sensor, from which you can capture 12-bit HDR photos with 64 times richer color data and more than three times wider dynamic range.
For the first time on a Galaxy smartphone, you can shoot in 4K at 60fps on all lenses (including the front and rear four lenses), so that you can switch to different perspectives with the same quality. Similarly, with the 12-bit RAW file option, you will not miss any details when editing photos.
When zooming in on the Galaxy S21 Ultra, you don’t have to worry about clarity. The Galaxy S21 Ultra has a 100x space zoom and is powered by Samsung’s first dual telephoto lens system-equipped with optical 3x and dual-pixel (2PD) AF with optical 10x, so you can take clear pictures even when you are away.
The outstanding bright night sensor of the Galaxy S21 Ultra is Samsung’s biggest leap in low-light photography ever. With improved night mode, noise reduction, and 12MP nona-binning technology, you can quickly take high-quality and challenging photos, such as dim rooms or night scenery.
The Galaxy S21 Ultra’s groundbreaking camera, display, and connectivity are supported by the most advanced chipset in Galaxy devices. It provides faster speeds, advanced calculations, and higher energy efficiency. Moreover, when the battery power is low, the Galaxy S21 Ultra can complete a 50% charge in 30 minutes.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra with S Pen:
From drawing to taking notes to editing photos and signing documents, you can now unlock the S Pen feature on the Galaxy S21 Ultra. You can use an existing S Pen from a Galaxy Note or Galaxy Tab or an S Pen purchased separately with a compatible case.
Wi-Fi 6E and 5G
To get a better and faster connection, the Galaxy S21 Ultra is one of the first smartphones to support Wi-Fi 6E. You will be able to enjoy more bandwidth and faster Internet connection so that you can stream and share content in a blink of an eye. With ultra-fast, ultra-low latency 5G, the S21 can provide ultra-fast video downloads, smooth video conferencing, and streaming.
UWB and Bluetooth
Thanks to the ultra-wideband function (UWB) embedded in the Galaxy S21 Ultra and S21 +, you can pull the key to unlock compatible car doors automatically using your Galaxy S21 device. With UWB-enabled Galaxy S21 Ultra and Galaxy S21 +, you can use the AR Finder to search with virtual messages to tell other Galaxy smartphone users that you need help finding lost items.
With SmartThings on Android Auto, you can also use the Galaxy S21 series to control smart devices from car to home. By connecting the Galaxy S21 to a car compatible with Android Auto, you can turn on the porch light from your home or even raise the thermostat’s temperature before going home.
Also, the Galaxy S21 Ultra supports dual-Bluetooth to help your connected device (such as the Galaxy Buds Pro) consume less energy through a stable connection.
Pixel boost crucial for Android, Google Search as Samsung, Huawei loom large: Source
Samsung may have made Google its biggest rival in the smartphone market. Previously, Samsung considered replacing Google with Microsoft’s Bing as the default search engine on Galaxy devices. This attempt by Samsung may have triggered Google to seek Pixel boost for Android and Search.
According to a report, Google managed to achieve a milestone of selling 10 million Pixel devices in 2023. The company sets an ambitious target to exceed 10 million Pixel sales target this year as well. There are multiple motives for Google apart from expanding the smartphone business.
A source with direct knowledge told Nikkei Asia that keeping Google’s Pixel phone business thriving is important for the sustainability of its search engine and mobile operating system ecosystem when Huawei’s HarmonyOS user base is growing and Samsung attempted to switch default search engine.
HarmonyOS is a direct competitor to Google’s Android, which is growing rapidly. Whereas, Samsung is becoming a big threat to Google’s hold on its OS due to the highest number of shipments. We are also seeing Galaxy-exclusive Android features launching over the past two years.
Apart from this, the US tech giant has also told suppliers to start making its Pixel smartphones in India by the next quarter at the earliest to further diversify its supply chain away from China and capture the booming Indian smartphone market.
Samsung reveals 11 One UI 6.1 Galaxy AI features coming to S23, Z Flip/Fold 5 and Tab S9
It’s a big day for Samsung fans waiting for the Galaxy AI and One UI 6.1 update. The Galaxy maker not only announced the update’s late March availability but also revealed 11 One UI 6.1 Galaxy AI features that are coming to the Galaxy S23 series, Tab S9 series, S23 FE, Z Flip 5, and Z Fold 5.
Eleven One UI 6.1 Galaxy AI features coming to your Galaxy
Samsung’s update will bring many new AI-derived features to eligible devices. The list includes the ability to adjust message tone and translate messages in 13 different languages using Chat Assist. Besides, Galaxy users can experience the power of real-time interactions through Live Translate.
With Interpreter, Galaxy users can also engage in spontaneous conversations with locals while traveling as the split-screen feature generates text translations for live conversations. Circle to Search also expands to more Galaxies, which generates intuitive search results with a swift circle-motioned gesture.
The upcoming Note Assist functionality will allow users to create formats, generate summaries, and translate notes. In addition, Samsung Internet’s Browsing Assist enables individuals to stay up to speed faster by generating comprehensive summaries of news articles.
Transcript Assist can also easily transcribe meeting recordings and generate summaries and translations. Through Generative Edit, AI-supported devices can easily resize, reposition, or realign objects in photos to perfect a great shot.
Users can also polish any photo faster and easier than ever with Edit Suggestion. The most interesting feature of Galaxy AI is Instant Slow-Mo which can generate additional frames for slow-motion videos to capture action-packed moments.
Last but not least, Galaxy AI also has futuristic customization capabilities for Galaxy consumers. Customizing Galaxy devices is even easier than before through AI-generated wallpapers, enabling AI-supported devices to bring users’ creativity to life.
Official: Here’s when One UI 6.1 Galaxy AI 6.1 update coming to Samsung devices
Google initiated the Android 15 development program intending to seed it to the Public by September this year. Samsung, on the other side, today announced the One UI 6.1 Galaxy AI update rollout timeline for many smartphones and tablets.
Samsung officially revealed that the One UI 6.1 update with Galaxy AI features coming to eligible flagship devices by the end of March 2024. The company reiterated that the Galaxy S23 series, S23 FE, Z Fold 5, Z Flip 5, as well as Tab S9 series are eligible for this major upgrade.
The South Korean tech giant has been testing the One UI 6.1 for various older Galaxy devices. Meanwhile, it should be noted that Galaxy AI features won’t be available on any lineup released before 2023. The company is keeping the availability limited so people consider upgrading to a new Galaxy.
Samsung launched the Galaxy S24 series with a hybrid approach, bringing both on-device and cloud-based AI and Generative AI features. President Roh also stated that Samsung plans to bring the Galaxy AI experience to over 100 million Galaxy users within 2024.
Galaxy AI Features:
- Chat Assist
- Live Translate
- Circle to Search
- Note Assist
- Browsing Assist
- Transcript Assist
- Generative Edit
- Edit Suggestion
- Instant Slow-Mo
- AI Wallpaper Generator
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