Galaxy S21 5G
Made for the epic in everyday
Never miss that perfect shot again. Meet Galaxy S21+ 5G. Designed to revolutionise video and photography, with beyond cinematic 8K resolution so you can snap epic photos right out of video. It has it all in two sizes: 64MP, our fastest chip and a massive all-day battery. Things just got epic.
Galaxy S21 5G
DYNAMIC AMOLED 2X
EYE COMFORT SHIELD
SUPER SMOOTH 120HZ DISPLAY
Total eye candy
Brilliant and protected in every way.
CORNING® GORILLA® GLASS VICTUS™
Built for those "oh no!" moments, Gorilla Glass Victus™ delivers scratch and damage resistance that makes it the toughest glass on a Samsung smartphone.3
The video revolution begins here
A total frame-changer
Every day more epic than the cinema
Take epic photos in every 8K video
8K Video is the highest resolution in a smartphone, making your footage look even better than the cinema. And with 8K 24fps, every vlog and memory is your next shot at stardom. Record, upload and watch right on YouTube.
Then use 8K Video Snap to get an album of high-quality 33MP pics right out of every 8K video. It's easy to record now, then snap later.
*YouTube is a trademark of Google LLC.
and that's a wrap
Record one take and AI turns it into feed-worthy photos and videos you can pick and choose from.4, 5 It’s like a personal video editor, chopping up, slowing down and stabilising to create content you can upload straight to Instagram.
Action-packed and super-smooth
Super Steady begs for action. Now that we’ve combined AI stabilisation with 60fps capture, your adventures can get a bit more adventurous — since your phone shoots like an action cam.
Super Smooth 60fps Video lets you relive the moment without skipping a beat. Its dynamic frame rate automatically adjusts so you record super-smooth video in both bright and low light.6
The resolution revolution continues
ULTRA WIDE CAMERA
The beauty is in the details
Shoot in 64-megapixel resolution so you can pinch in and capture with a clarity that makes photos look like a work of art.7
Portraits have never looked better. Capture social feed-ready photos without all the editing.
AI analyses faces and natural lighting, angles and directions — making sure your subject is the focus and always stunning.
The night is yours
Woman camping in the trunk of her van. One shot taken with Galaxy S21 Plus 5G without Night Mode, and one with Night Mode. The image shot with Night Mode is clear, detailed and features more colour than the other photo.
No lighting crew? Hate that obnoxious flash? No problem. Now you can light up the night and capture it in vivid colour, at night or in low light and without all the extras.
30X SPACE ZOOM
Say farewell ‘too far away’
Enhanced camera quality allows for 30x digital zoom, making it look like those back row seats were actually close enough to touch the band.8 Zoom Lock stabilises the shot when your hand gets shaky.
Puts your best face forward
Selfie mode is enhanced by AI to bring out your features in realistic, true-to-life colour.
The 10MP front-facing camera packs in tons of detail, while the fast autofocus makes sure you easily get your best shots.
Can't stop. Won't stop
Outlasts your all-nighters9, 10
Super Fast Charging gives you hours of power in minutes of charge.11
Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 is a quick power-up — without the cable.12
Wireless PowerShare lets you use your phone to charge your buds, watch or even a friend's phone.13
Certified USB Fast Charger 25W logo.
*The USB Implementers Forum, Inc. (USB-IF) was established in 1995 to support and accelerate the market and consumer adoption of USB compliant devices. Galaxy S21 5G and S21+ 5G's Super Fast Charging has been certified to be compliant to the USB standards which means your products have met the highest standards in the industry. This certification can be found on www.usb.org.
Meet the fastest chip ever in Galaxy
Packing more speed, more power and more intelligence, the 5nm processor is fast enough to keep up with the action, so you can do more even faster.3
8GB of RAM
*Image simulated for illustration purposes.
Share only what you want
The Knox security platform delivers a high level of security, protecting your phone from the chip up and giving you more confidence in your data and app permissions. It also features Samsung Knox Vault to keep your biometric authentication data under wraps. And with a larger, lower latency Ultrasonic Fingerprint sensor, you can unlock even faster — even if your finger's dry.
Make memories truly unforgettable
Up to 256GB of built-in memory means thousands of epic moments stay safe and sound.14
OneDrive gives you additional peace of mind. Automatically sync your photos and videos so they're protected.15
IP68 rated protection16
HyperFast 5G lets you download a whole season of your favourite show in a flash. The 5G-compatible chipset delivers faster speeds to keep you connected as you upload or download.17, 18, 19 While HyperFast Wi-Fi connects you to everything you love quickly and reliably.20
Dual SIM lets you connect your phone to two data plans in one device.21
Performance that's got game
Ready for the big screen?
Big Screen Chat lets you easily catch up with your friend groups. Since Google Duo works across devices, they can drop in anytime, from any place. Stay closer to those who matter with just a tap.19, 20, 22
*Image simulated for illustration purposes.
*Google Duo is a trademark of Google LLC.
Motion Mirror keeps in step with your training — letting you project your phone to your TV so you can follow a workout routine while also watching yourself.22
LINK TO WINDOWS
The apps you love, on your PC
Click the Start menu or taskbar and open your pinned mobile apps right on your Windows 10 PC. Scroll through memories, see social media feeds and connect with friends. All a snap when you have Your Phone Apps.
*Users must link their Galaxy device to their Windows PC through ‘Link to Windows’ on phone and Your Phone App on PC, follow the set-up prompts, including being signed into same Microsoft account. Link to Windows is preloaded on select Galaxy devices. Your Phone Apps feature requires Galaxy device to be on and connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the PC.
*Some mobile apps may restrict content to be shared on other screens or may require a touch screen to be able to interact with them.
Tag it, find it
Tag an object or even your pet and your phone lets you know if you've left it behind.23, 24 You can check its last known location for easy tracking.
WHAT'S IN THE BOX
All you need to make everyday epic
Start 2021 off light. It's packaged with exactly what you need — and nothing that will clutter up your drawers.
USB Type-C data cable
Quick Start Guide
*Travel adapter sold separately.
*Some of the listed components may not be available depending on the model you purchase or the country or region you live in.
MY NETWORK SPEED (HIGH)
*All specifications and descriptions provided herein may be different from the actual specifications and descriptions for the product. Samsung reserves the right to make changes to this document and the product described herein, at anytime, without obligation on Samsung to provide notification of such change. All functionality, features, specifications, GUI and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation. The contents within the screen are simulated images and are for demonstration purposes only.
- Measured diagonally, Galaxy S21 5G's screen size is 6.2" in the full rectangle and 6.1" with accounting for the rounded corners and Galaxy S21+ 5G's screen size is 6.7" in the full rectangle and 6.5" with accounting for the rounded corners; actual viewable area is less due to the rounded corners and camera hole.
- Color availability may vary depending on country or carrier.
- When compared to the previous S series.
- The format and amount of Single Take results may differ based on original capture. Results may also differ between rear and front camera captures.
- Single Take is available for up to 15 seconds and results in up to ten images and four videos.
- Supported in Full HD resolution in Auto mode only.
- Maximum image cropping is subject to display resolution and the original image size.
- 30X Space Zoom includes 3x Hybrid Optic Zoom and goes up to 30x Super Resolution Zoom. Super Resolution Zoom includes digital zoom, which may cause some image deterioration.
- Typical value tested under third-party laboratory condition. Typical value is the estimated average value considering the deviation in battery capacity among the battery samples tested under IEC 61960 standard. Rated (minimum) capacity is 3880mAh for Galaxy S21 5G and 4660mAh for Galaxy S21+ 5G. Actual battery life may vary depending on network environment, usage patterns and other factors.
- Estimated against the usage profile of an average/typical user. Independently assessed by Strategy Analytics between 2020.12.07-12.18 in USA and UK with pre-release versions of SM-G991, SM-G996, SM-G998 under default setting using 5G Sub6 networks (NOT tested under 5G mmWave network). Actual battery life varies by network environment, features and apps used, frequency of calls and messages, number of times charged and many other factors.
- Based on Super Fast Charging results from internal Samsung lab tests, conducted with 25W Travel Adapter while it has 0% of power remaining, with all the services, features, and screen turned off. Actual charging speed may also vary depending on the actual usage, charging conditions and other factors. 25W Travel Adapter sold separately.
- Limited to Samsung or other brand smartphones with Qi wireless charging, such as Galaxy S21 5G, Galaxy S21+ 5G, Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G, Galaxy Z Fold2, Galaxy Note20, Galaxy Note20 Ultra, Galaxy S20, S20+, S20 Ultra, Z Flip, Note10, Note10+, S10e, S10, S10+, Fold, S9, S9+, S8, S8+, S8 Active, S7, S7 edge, S7 Active, S6, S6 edge, S6 Active, S6 edge+, Note9, Note8, Note FE, Note5 and wearables such as Galaxy Buds Pro, Galaxy Buds Live, Galaxy Watch3, Galaxy Watch Active2, Galaxy Watch Active, Gear Sport, Gear S3, Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Buds. If battery power is lower than 30% Wireless PowerShare may not function. May not work with certain accessories, covers, other brand devices or some Samsung wearables. May affect call reception or data services, depending on your network environment.
- Wireless Charger sold separately. Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 currently available with Wireless Charger Stand, Wireless Charger Duo Pad and other devices that support 10W or more wireless charging. Sold separately. Actual charging speed may vary depending on the actual usage, charging conditions and other factors. Wireless charger requires power connection. Recommend using Samsung charging cable and/or travel adapter for use of third party items may cause damage to the Wireless Charger Stand and Wireless Charger Duo Pad or a decrease in charging speed. Wireless charging under 5W (Normal-mode) is compatible with WPC.
- Actual number of photos and videos that can be stored depends on your camera setting. Storage space simulation exclusive of pre-installed software and applications. Actual storage space may vary by country, model, file size and format.
- Requires initial setup of OneDrive syncing on Galaxy device. Start with 5GB of free cloud storage or upgrade to a subscription for more storage. App availability and experience may vary by region and device.
- Galaxy S21 5G and S21+ 5G are rated as IP68. Based on test conditions for submersion in up to 1.5 meters of freshwater for up to 30 minutes. Not advised for beach or pool use.
- Requires optimal 5G connection. Actual speed may vary depending on country, carrier and user environment.
- The bandwidths supported by the device may vary depending on the region or service provider.
- 5G network availability may vary depending on the country, network provider and user environment.
- Availability and actual quality may vary depending on network conditions, country and carrier.
- Availability of dual SIM may vary depending on country or carrier. Nano SIM card sold separately. Use of eSIM on Galaxy device may be enabled by software update or disabled in some countries where it is purchased. Availability of eSIM mobile plan may vary depending on carrier.
- Availability is limited to TV models that support Miracast.
- Galaxy SmartTag sold separately.
- All devices must be registered with SmartThings to receive smart notifications. Must be within Bluetooth range. Requires Samsung Account login and connection to Wi-Fi or data network.
- Galaxy Buds Pro sold separately.