Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra phones are here!

Samsung S21 Ultra
Finally, a 10x optical zoom on a Samsung phone: meet the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (Image credit: Samsung)

The Galaxy S21 family launches in 2021 - finally, a naming strategy that makes sense. The family includes the S21, the S21 Plus and the S21 Ultra. All three phones represent Samsung’s flagship line for the year, and they’re all vying slots in the best camera phone hall of fame. 

Most striking on first glance is the design when compared to the Galaxy S20-line. The new contour cut camera design sees a striking departure from previous all-glass-backed Samsung phones. The phone’s metal frame bleeds in around the side and top of the phone, sculpted to form the camera surround. Meanwhile, the glass back of the phone is frosted, much like the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G

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Basil Kronfli

Basil Kronfli is a freelance technology journalist and content creator with a number of specialisms. He started his career at Canon Europe, before joining Phone Arena and Recombu as a tech writer and editor. From there, he headed up and runs Tech[edit], a technology YouTube channel, and has worked alongside this role at Future as a Senior Producer, sharpening his considerable video production skills. 

His technical expertise has been called on numerous times by mainstream media, with appearances and interviews on outlets like Sky News, and he provides Digital Camera World with insight and reviews on camera phones, video editing software and laptops, on-camera monitors, camera sliders, microphones and much more.