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The Ultra variant is usually where Samsung puts a lot of its top-end features – skyrocketing numbers, the most capable cameras, and more. It’s the device that’s reserved for those who are willing to pay the most premium price. For the S21 series, it’s the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G.

Meet The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G

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

The most beefed-up variant of the Korean tech giant’s flagship lineup sports a 6.8-inch WQHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with a 120Hz refresh rate, and a peak brightness of 1,500 nits. The device also boasts an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance and an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner.

Under the hood is a 5nm SoC that delivers up to 20% better CPU performance, up to 35% better GPU performance, and two times faster AI processors. You get up to 16GB of RAM and a choice between 256GB, and 512GB of storage.

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

For optics, you get an upgraded 108MP wide-angle camera with OIS and Phase Detection. There’s a laser autofocus module, a 12MP ultra-wide unit, and two 10MP telephoto shooters with OIS – one 10x and the other, a 3x. Upfront is a 40MP snapper. For more on its cameras, click here.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G- S-Pen Support
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G- S-Pen Support

The Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G also boasts S-Pen support (The S-Pen from the Tab and Note series will work, but you can purchase a new one along with a case). It runs OneUI 3.1 and packs a 5,000mAh battery with support for wired and wireless fast-charging and Wireless PowerShare.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G – All Colors

Other features include Wi-Fi 6E, Dual Bluetooth Technology, Samsung DeX capability, and Stereo Speakers sound by AKG.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G Specs
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G Pricing and Availability

Configurations

  • Phantom Silver: 256GB model with 12GB RAM 
  • Phantom Black: 256GB model with 12GB RAM and 512GB model with 16GB RAM (pre-order-exclusive model)

Pricing

  • 12GB+256GB = PhP69,990
  • 16GB+512GB = PhP79,990

Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G will be available in Samsung.com, Authorized Samsung Stores, other Samsung online partners, and telco partners starting January 29, 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.

For details on how to pre-order, click here.

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.