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.
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 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.