Apart from the new design, a more powerful SoC, and improved battery life, one of the key upgrades for the Galaxy S21 series is in the camera department.

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Both the Galaxy S21 5G and S21+ 5G are packed with triple rear cameras – you get a 12MP main sensor with OIS, a 12MP ultra-wide unit, and a 64MP 3x telephoto unit OIS. Upfront is a 10MP snapper. Apart from the hardware, Samsung also made sure to incorporate a number of notable improvements to existing features, along with some new ones.

  • 8K Video Snap. Now, you’ll be able to seamlessly grab high-res photos from your 8K video capture.
  • Record unlimited Super Steady Video at 60fps.
  • Director’s View
    • Vlogger View lets you capture video from both the front and rear cameras simultaneously
    • Live Thumbnails give you a preview from all lenses, and allows you to seamlessly switch from one lens to the other during recording.
  • Single Take 2.0 uses 5x more AI processing to deliver ready-to-share shots and videos
  • Enhanced Portrait Mode – Uses AI Powered 3D Analysis Technology
    • Virtual lighting
    • AI Matting
    • Depth Estimation
    • Adjustments and filters (which can be turned on or off)
  • Improved Space Zoom of up to 30x
    • New Zoom Lock feature uses AI-powered Image Stabilizer for tripod-like stability
    • Uses advanced super resolution image processing for clearer images when zoomed in

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5GOf course, Samsung saved the best for last. The Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G packs a 108MP wide-angle snapper with OIS and Phase Detection, a 12MP ultra-wide unit (Dual Pixel), and two telephoto shooters, the first one for long-range (10x) and the second is for mid-range zooming (3x). Both also boast OIS.

Apart from all the goodies that you get from its siblings, the S21 Ultra has a few unique tricks up its sleeve.

  • It can capture 12-bit RAW files, to the benefit of editing
  • It’s also able to record 4K video at 60fps from all lenses
  • Thanks to two telephoto units, the device can utilize its dual zoom feature for Hyper-Detailed 100x Space Zoom
  • Enhanced nona-binning technology for improved night shots, brighter, and more vivid images
  • Faster Bright Night Sensor
  • Enhanced Noise Reduction

Of course, we still have to see how these cameras actually perform, so do stay tuned for our reviews.

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.