We’re at the tail end ofand Samsung decided to launch its new flagship , comprised of the S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra, with an Unpacked event during the same busy week; they start at $800 (£769). The launch, which comes about a month earlier than usual, included the and .
The new Galaxy S21 is all metal and has tougher glass for better durability, with a screen that supports adaptive refresh between 48 and 120Hz and improved blue light protection. And naturally, there’s a trio of better cameras, and new photo processing hardware with AI. Better bokeh! Pet-specific mode! It adds multishot processing and skin-optimized white balance to your selfie options.
For video, you’ll be able to pull 8K photos from videos and shoot photos and videos simultaneously, plus a best shot mode. It adds a multicamera view for video as well, with quick switching among them — that sounds very cool.
The phone has an updated processor for faster processing, too, with updated security hardware. Samsung worked with Unity, maker of game developer tools, to optimize gaming.
Here’s all our coverage of the event:
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