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Samsung inundated us with information about the Galaxy S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra during its first Unpacked 2021 event, and it even made its own unboxing and preview videos for the new phones – you know, pandemic times don’t warrant a bunch of techies ganging up on floor units in a confined space.
First phone with Wi-Fi 6E support, the next wireless internet standard
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The Wi-Fi 6E support in the Galaxy S21 Ultra will be capable of operating on the 6 GHz band. It would work like the current WiFi 6 on 5 GHz but with way more channels that won’t interfere or overlap. According to the Wi-Fi Alliance, Wi-Fi 6E can have 14 additional 80 MHz channels and 7 additional 160 MHz channels, reducing congestion and interference.
The widest 10Hz-120Hz adaptive display refresh range
And at 1440p at that
When it comes to the most imporant part of a phone, the screen, the S21 Ultra delivers new heights. It is equipped with the newest LTPO OLED display technology that allowed for both the record 1500 nits of peak brightness, and the battery-saving, dynamically-allocated refresh rate that can go down to 10Hz when you are looking at static images, or rev up all the way to 120Hz when you game or scroll furiously. This granularly adaptive refresh rate is what makes the S21 Ultra display stand out.
The fastest RAM memory
Blu-ray movie in a second
The 1z packaging process for the LPDDR5 module also made it 30 percent thinner than its predecessor, which means it takes up less space inside smartphones. To make the 16GB package in the S21 Ultra Samsung needed just eight chips, whereas its predecessor based on the 1y process needs 12 chips to offer the same capacity.
First 108MP phone camera sensor capable of capturing 12-bit color
Unlike the iPhone 12 Pro’s ‘Dolby Vision HDR’ capture that’s still 10-bit
It offers a new PDAF focusing system that ups the focusing accuracy by 50% (the S21 Ultra would still use the ultra-wide angle camera for extreme closeups, though), and its Smart ISO Pro HDR imaging technology increases light sensitivity by 50%.
Unlike the iPhone 12’s ‘Dolby Vision HDR’ capture, the S21 Ultra is able to capture the full 12-bit color with a 108MP sensor