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Let’s face it. Some users just aren’t willing to spend a ton of money for the most beefed-up device in the series, and there are some who just want a compact device that still does most of what its more expensive siblings can do. It’s for that reason that a phone like the Samsung Galaxy S21 5G exists.

Samsung Galaxy S21 5G

Samsung Galaxy S21 5G - Front
Samsung Galaxy S21 5G – Front

The S21 5G uses the new contour cut camera design that seamlessly blends the camera module into the metal frame. It boasts a 6.2-inch Full HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with a 48 to 120Hz dynamic refresh rate and also has an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance.

Smaller isn’t always less, as this device is powered by a 5nm SoC backed by 8GB of RAM and either 128GB or 256GB of storage.

Samsung Galaxy S21 5G - Rear
Samsung Galaxy S21 5G – Rear

The S21 5G packs a 12MP wide-angle camera, a 12MP ultra-wide unit, and a 64MP 3x telephoto unit with   OIS. Upfront is a 10MP snapper. The device is capable of 8K video recording at 30fps and 4K at up to 60fps. Check out the new camera features here.

It runs on Samsung’s OneUI 3.1 and packs a 4,000mAh battery with both wired and wireless fast-charging, and Wireless PowerShare. It also retains the Ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner, Samsung DeX capability, and Stereo Speakers sound by AKG.

Samsung Galaxy S21 5G Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S21 Specifications
Samsung Galaxy S21 Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S21 5G Pricing and Availability

The device comes in four colors – Phantom Violet and Phantom Gray. It’ll be priced at PhP 47,990 and will become available at Samsung.com, other Samsung online partners, and telco partners starting February 5, 2021.

Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy S21 series will not come with a charger, but for a limited time, those who will purchase a unit will be offered a 25W wall charger as a freebie.

Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.