With its extraordinary AI-enabled camera and powerhouse performance, the new flagship from the Samsung Galaxy S Series impresses no end.
Smartphones have come of age and now let users make the most of every moment. The new flagship Galaxy S21+, now available in India, debuts with a head-turning design, an epic pro-grade camera and the most advanced processor ever in a Galaxy device.
For over a decade, the Galaxy S series has delivered ground-breaking, flagship mobile experiences for people who rely on their smartphone for expression, connection and entertainment.
Those already using the premium Galaxy S series smartphones need no telling about the device’s great capabilities, but Galaxy S21+ 5G takes the Android experience way ahead, offering the connectivity, power and performance that is the hallmark of the company.
Priced at Rs 81,999 in India, the Galaxy S21+ base model is for those who do not have the budget for for the Ultra version, or for those seeking an immersive experience of the Galaxy S series.
The 8GB+128GB device with a powerful 2.2GHz octa-core Exynos 2100 processor in Phantom Violet colour brings a lot to the table for its Indian fans.
The Galaxy S21+ is the latest to feature Samsung’s cutting-edge AI-powered cameras, giving mobile photographers (of all skill levels) pro-grade tools that work behind the scenes to ensure that every moment they capture is truly epic.
The Galaxy S21 series’ selfie camera delivers a more natural look and improved details.
There are two key parts to the enhanced selfie experience: Face information detection and restoration.
The AI-powered selfie camera first identifies faces in the image, then segments them from the rest of the details in the scene, and finally applies natural enhancements to the subjects — all in the blink of an eye.
The natural enhancements include bringing out the details in the subjects’ hair, eyes, and facial features and adjusting white balance to create more natural looking skin tones in any environment.
The results will be instantly shareable photos that do not look overly processed or require further editing.
The company has also included support for third-party apps, so users can take images from their favourite camera or social media app and still get the benefits of AI-powered selfie camera.
The Galaxy S21+ goes beyond just improving selfies. It also allows beginners to capture studio-quality portraits of friends, family, and even pets.
The new advanced Portrait mode, formerly known as Live Focus, uses improved 3D sensing to deliver photos with more depth and dramatic effects.
Users can select from a variety of special effects to apply to their final image which include Blur, Studio, High-key Mono, Low-key Mono, Backdrop, and Colour Point.
Although a smartphone is much more than just clicking photos of all types, the camera experience in S21+ is extraordinary.
For elusive faraway shots, an improved 30X Space Zoom helps get clear and steady shots.
There is 10MP Dual Pixel front camera and the rear triple-lens camera has a 12MP Ultra Wide, a 12MP Wide-angle and a main 64MP Telephoto lens.
For streaming movies and playing high-quality games, Galaxy S21+ offers an intelligent, edge-to-edge Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity-O display with adaptive 120Hz refresh rate for smoother scrolling and viewing.
It automatically adjusts the frame rate based on the content whether one is swiping through social feeds or watching shows.
To help reduce eye fatigue, the new ‘Eye Comfort Shield’ feature automatically adjusts the blue light based on the time of day and the content being viewed.
Design-wise, the device Galaxy S21+ offers the same Ultra experience with ‘Contour Cut’ camera housing that seamlessly blends into the device’s metal frame.
The device is coated with a luxurious haze finish on the back for a sophisticated look and feel.
Galaxy S21+ sports a larger 4800mAh battery, perfect for marathon gamers and binge-watchers.
It packs all the power needed to process photos, record 8K videos, enjoy a cloud gaming marathon and make the perfect video clips.
All said and done, the Galaxy S21+ is an extremely apt device for work, productivity, creativity and daily use. For the newcomers, it may be love at the first sight, but for those already with the Galaxy S series, it is a must-do upgrade thanks to its latest AI-driven camera and its sturdy experience.