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Technology The Morning After: Samsung revealed the Galaxy S21 series

16:41  15 january  2021
16:41  15 january  2021 Source:   engadget.com

Samsung’s answer to the iPhone 12 just leaked

  Samsung’s answer to the iPhone 12 just leaked A new Galaxy S21 report seems to confirm the recent design and features leaks, revealing all the specs and features of the upcoming Galaxy S21 series. The Galaxy S21 Ultra will be the best new Samsung flagship to buy next year, featuring several upgrades over the other two S21 versions. The phones will be more affordable than the S20, as Samsung is looking to be more competitive and address the coronavirus recession. Samsung is widely expected to unveil the Galaxy S21 series much earlier next year than before. Several reports said that Samsung would unveil the phones on January 14th and launch them in stores 15 days later.

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The Samsung Galaxy S 21 launch date is set for January 14, which is tomorrow at the time of writing. That's when Samsung Unpacked takes place and we're expecting to see the The Galaxy S 21 series – rumored to cost the same as last year's models – may replace the year-old phones in that top spot.

Samsung’s newest smartphones are here. The company managed to hold on to one surprise when it came to its Galaxy S21 phone family — the pricing. Both the S21 and S21+ are roughly $200 cheaper than the phones that came before them, and that’s a big deal for Android phone owners planning to update. We’ll break down the specs for each device below, but the S21, S21+ and the S21 Ultra (yep, three new phones) aim squarely at the iPhone 12 series.

As we noted early yesterday, at $800 and $1,000, the Galaxy S21 and S21+ are the same price as the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro. Depending on your mobile OS preference, Samsung’s phones might come out on top in such a comparison. The S21 series comes with more storage at the cheapest configuration (128GB on the S21 versus 64GB on the iPhone 12), while both new phones have 120Hz screens — a feature Apple is yet to adopt in any of its phones.

These are the Galaxy S21 phones

  These are the Galaxy S21 phones A new leak reveals the Galaxy S21 design, product name, and specs details more than a month ahead of the expected announcement date. The Galaxy S21 will come in three distinct versions, including the Galaxy S21 Ultra, Galaxy S21 Plus, and Galaxy S21. The Galaxy 21 Ultra will be the only phone to feature a high-end camera system, glass back, and S Pen stylus support. Samsung is widely expected to unveil the Galaxy S21 series in mid-January, about a month earlier than customary. The Galaxy S21 Ultra, Galaxy S21 Plus, and Galaxy S21 would go on sale by the end of next month as a result.

Samsung hasn’t revealed much beyond the fact that this is a 10x optical zoom lens, but I’m guessing it managed to do so by building more prisms (2 instead A new feature on the Galaxy S 21 Ultra is that it supports the S-Pen stylus that has been a trademark of the Galaxy Note series . Any older S Pen

Samsung devoted its first Unpacked event of 2021 to the Galaxy S 21 , but that’s not all the company had to share. In addition to three new phones, Samsung announced the Galaxy Buds Pro and its first SmartTag lost The stock was trading as high as 55% during the first minutes after its public debut.

It’s not all good news, though. At a cheaper price, both the S21 and S21+ have lower-resolution screens than their predecessors. Something had to go, it seems. If you’re willing to spend more, the top tier S21 Ultra can flit between high resolution and high refresh rates, alongside a four-camera imaging array on the back. It comes with a price to match these features: $1,200.  All three phones are up for preorder now.

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The next MacBook Pro may bring back the MagSafe connector

It could also lose the touch bar. Please, say it’s true.

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Apple is planning a new design for the MacBook Pro that will mark the return of the MagSafe charger, according toBloomberg’s Mark Gurman and analyst Ming-chi Kuo (as reported by 9to5Mac). The laptop will come in 14- and 16-inch sizes and likely be revealed in the third quarter of 2021.

Everything we know about Samsung's Galaxy S21 so far

  Everything we know about Samsung's Galaxy S21 so far 2020 is thankfully in the rearview mirror, which means -- among other things -- a year of new hardware to look forward to. While we'd normally have to wait a little longer for news of high-profile smartphone launches, 2021 is already shaping up to be a little different. For whatever reason, Samsung is planning to unveil its latest flagship devices very soon, so to prepare, we've collected everything we know about them right here. This story wasThis story was first published on January 1st, and last updated on the same day.

Samsung 's Galaxy S 21 has been revealed today (Image: SAMSUNG ). Samsung has finally lifted the lid on its new Galaxy S 21 smartphone this afternoon and despite the device receiving some pretty substantial upgrades, fans now face one huge disappointment.

The Samsung S 21 series is here, and it was unveiled during Samsung Unpacked 2021. 7:00am - The Samsung Galaxy S 21 live blog is officially on, and we're ready for the first announcements. After all, 2020 did see Samsung unveil the Galaxy Z Flip in a surprise move at the end of its Galaxy

The laptops will feature Apple’s own processors, and on some or all new models, Apple may also kill the Touch Bar, a feature users have not exactly embraced. You can expect to see more ports, too. This could include the return to MagSafe instead of standard USB-C charging, but there isn’t any further detail on whether this would be a USB-C port with magnetic capabilities or something else entirely.

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The Galaxy S21 Ultra packs two telephoto lenses and supports the S Pen

Samsung is doubling down on its controversial "Space Zoom" feature.

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Samsung’s S21 Ultra model is the highest-specced version, with features like a 6.8-inch 120Hz AMOLED screen and a quad-rear camera system that includes dual telephoto lenses for 100x hybrid zoom. The new flagship will support the company’s S Pen stylus, which is a first for the S-series smartphones — and a feature normally reserved for the Galaxy Note series. Samsung is making standalone S Pens for the S21 Ultra.

Why now is the worst time to buy the Samsung Galaxy S20

  Why now is the worst time to buy the Samsung Galaxy S20 Here's how the new Galaxy S21's rumored features stack up against last year's Galaxy S20, and how to decide which to buy.Find out if you should go ahead and buy last year's Samsung Galaxy S20, or wait for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S21 to arrive.

Samsung has revealed three new Samsung Galaxy smartphones, including its new Ultra with a quadruple camera, and new South Korean smartphone manufacturer Samsung will reveal the first major phone launch of the year later today in what are expected to be the latest in its S- series of

Read more: Samsung Galaxy S 21 specs: Battery, price, size and more, according to rumors. Here's everything we know right now about the Galaxy S 21 3 Galaxy S 21 phones with the same processor. It should come as no surprise that Samsung is expected to launch three different models of the S 21

Unlike previous flagships, the S21 Ultra’s screen can support refresh rates of 120Hz at both full HD and Quad HD resolutions, while it’s returning to its controversial (and often ineffectual) Space Zoom feature. The company wants to improve the image clarity on zoomed-in photos by introducing a new dual telephoto lens system to provide “greater clarity with every shot.” One of these offers 3x optical zoom while the other goes up to 10x optical, and the phone will automatically switch between them depending on the range you’re shooting at. The array is rounded out by a primary 108-megapixel sensor and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide lens.

Inside, Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 888 chip (in the US… other territories get Samsung's new Exynos 2100 chip) powers the S21 Ultra, and this means plenty of processing power and 5G capability. I mean, of course. It’s 2021.

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The Galaxy S21 and S21+ both cost $200 less than their predecessors

And feature a new look.

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If you were expecting a flashy and expensive update to last year's models, that's not what the S21 series is about. But there have been upgrades. Both phones come with the Snapdragon 888 processor, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage to start. Not only can you expect Qualcomm's first 5nm chip to make the S21 and S21+ faster than Samsung's 2020 flagships, but it also includes a 5G modem.

What to expect from Samsung’s Galaxy S21 event

  What to expect from Samsung’s Galaxy S21 event Three new phones, new earbuds, and an item trackerSamsung is widely expected to announce its next lineup of flagship phones, which will likely be called the S21, S21 Plus, and the S21 Ultra. The S21 Ultra is rumored to have top-of-the-line specs, cameras, and, in a first for an S-model Galaxy phone, support for Samsung’s S Pen stylus. The S21 and S21 Plus are expected to have similar specs but differentiate in size.

Both the S21 and S21+ feature the same size displays as their predecessors (6.2-inch on the S21 and 6.7-inch on the S21+), but Samsung has gone with less pixel-dense Full HD+ panels. Both screens still support a variable refresh rate up to 120Hz. There could be battery-life gains from this, but I’ll wait and see in our review.

Thoughts on the new camera module design? Evil robot eye or eye-catching design flourish?

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Google now owns Fitbit

Both companies reiterated pledges to keep user data private.

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Google has completed its $2.1 billion purchase of Fitbit more than a year after announcing the deal. Fitbit co-founder and CEO, James Park, reiterated that Fitbit would continue to be device-agnostic, making products that work with both iPhones and Android devices. Park added that “Fitbit users’ health and wellness data won’t be used for Google ads, and this data will be kept separate from other Google ad data.”

It’s not clear yet exactly how Fitbit will change under Google’s ownership. When the deal was first announced, Google’s Rick Osterloh noted the deal was an opportunity for the company to manufacture “Made by Google” wearables, and comments from both Osterloh and Park made it sound as if future devices would run Google’s own Wear OS software.

Galaxy S21, S21 Plus, S21 Ultra arrive Jan. 29 with new design, $200 price cut

  Galaxy S21, S21 Plus, S21 Ultra arrive Jan. 29 with new design, $200 price cut The lineup starts at $800 instead of last year's $1,000. And the Ultra supports an optional $40 S Pen accessory.The South Korean electronics giant on Thursday, during its first virtual Unpacked event of the year, showed off its three new phones : the $800 Galaxy S21, the $1,000 Galaxy S21 Plus and the $1,200 Galaxy S21 Ultra. (In the UK, the S21 will start at £769, just £30 cheaper than the S20.) It also unveiled new $200 earbuds, called the Galaxy Buds Pro; $30 Tile-like Galaxy SmartTags that can track nonelectronic items like pets; and a $40 S Pen accessory. The event took place on the last day of this year's CES and more than a month earlier than normal.

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Philips Hue module turns any light switch into a smart switch

The add-on keeps lights available regardless of the switch position.

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Signify is releasing a Philips Hue wall switch module that upgrades existing switches to smart units. The add-on not only keeps lights available regardless of the switch position, but lets you specify what happens when someone toggles the switch. You’ll have to wait until summer to get the module in North America, and the $40 price ($70 for a two-pack) makes it less likely that you’ll retrofit your entire home.

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Right now, all signs point to 2021 being a turning point for Samsung smartphones. An end-of-year scoop from Reuterscites multiple anonymous sources who claim there won’t be a new Galaxy Note this year, and a Samsung official basically confirmed as much to a Korean news agency. We’ve also seen Samsung announce plans to make its flashy new foldable phones more “accessible”, which dovetails with earlier reports saying the resources that would’ve been allocated to the Note is instead going to those foldables. The times, they are a-changing.

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