The launch of the Samsung Galaxy S21 and everything you need to know.

Samsung revealed its latest edition of Galaxy flagships during its online event the Galaxy Unpacked 2021. Three Samsung Galaxy phones were unveiled during the event which was Samsung Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus and the highly anticipated Galaxy S21 Ultra. A few other accessories were unveiled during this event which was Galaxy Buds Pro, an all-new S-Pen and Samsung SmartTag.

The rumors have finally been laid to rest and you should expect nothing less as the South Korean tech-giant launched all its latest devices during the Galaxy Unpacked 2021 event. The event that usually takes place in February happened much earlier this time on Thursday 14th January.

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Here’s a look at the Samsung devices that were unveiled during the online event.

Samsung Galaxy S21 devices.

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The Samsung Galaxy S21 family presents three devices; the Galaxy S21, the Galaxy S21 Plus and most exciting of them all, the Galaxy S21 Ultra. Samsung continues to lead when it comes to Android phone companies with its continuous improvements in hardware making sure every phone release is better than the last.

This range of all-new 5G phones is better than the Samsung Galaxy S20 phones in almost every way as they offer an improved battery life, better screens and better cameras. About the display, there are some major design changes to the new devices as Samsung did away with the curved display panel and used a flat panel display for the S21 and S21 Plus while the S21 Ultra comes with an Edge Quad HD+ display.

The S21 is the smallest with a 6.2-inch screen followed by the S21+ that has a 6.7-inch screen and the S21 Ultra with a 6.8-inch screen.

With improvement to the cameras, the S21 and S21 Ultra both feature a triple camera setup on the back with a 12MP ultra-wide, 12MP wide-angle and 64MP telephoto cameras. The S21 Ultra spots a unique quad-camera setup with a 12MP ultra-wide, 108MP wide-angle and dual 108 MP telephoto lens which means it supports up to 100xzoom.

The S21 Ultra continues to stand out as it is the only device that supports S-Pen.

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Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro.

Samsung announced its new headphones, the Galaxy Buds Pro whose biggest feature is the active noise cancellation and cuts out background noise by 99% according to Samsung. The headphones also offer a 360-degree audio feature that makes it sound like the audio is coming from all around you.

The Galaxy Buds Pro are water-proof and have a battery life of up to 5 hours. They come in Phantom black, Phantom violet and Phantom silver colours.

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Galaxy Buds Pro in phantom violet and phantom black. Source:

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Samsung SmartTag.

This is a smart tracker launched by the company that you can attach to items and will help you find them easily in case they are lost working just like products by Tile for Apple. It is a small Bluetooth-powered gadget that is portable. It also comes with a proximity sensor that will alert you when you are close to the lost object.

The SmartTag can be attached to objects and then paired with a Samsung phone via the SmartThings app. With this, users can track the last location of their lost items.

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Lost items are tracked using a map on the SmartThings app. Photo:

Prices of devices and pre-order dates.

The Samsung Galaxy S21 will be $799 (shs2.9 million) and the Samsung Galaxy S21+ will be $999 (shs3.6 million). The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra will cost $1199 (shs7.3 million).

The Galaxy Buds Pro are available at $200 (shs738,200). The SmartTag is priced at $29.99 (shs110,700).

All devices are available for pre-order and shipping will be on January 29th this year.

In last week’s event, Samsung confirmed the rumors that the phones will not come with chargers and earphones as the company said it was trying to reduce its contribution to e-waste in the recent CES 2021 event. Many users already have chargers from their old phones and there’s no need for the company to keep giving more as it just leads to wastage.

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