Don't miss that perfect shot again. Meet Galaxy S21 5G and S21+ 5G. Designed to revolutionize 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 chipset on a Galaxy smartphone yet and an all-day battery.1 Things just got epic.
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“It’s a really classy and distinctive flourish that we’ve somehow never seen before in a handset.”GQ
“Photos look sharp, dynamic range is impressive, and the new ‘tripod lock’ feature steadies the 30x and 100x zoom levels on subjects to prevent the viewfinder image from jumping around.”TechRadar *30X Space Zoom available on Galaxy S21 5G and S21+ 5G. 100X Space Zoom only available on Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G.
“We have been getting some incredible battery life cycles out of the device.”Android Headlines
DESIGN AND DISPLAYMade to turn heads
DYNAMIC AMOLED 2X
EYE COMFORT SHIELD
SUPER SMOOTH 120HZ DISPLAY
DYNAMIC AMOLED 2X
EYE COMFORT SHIELD
SUPER SMOOTH 120HZ DISPLAY
Super Smooth 120Hz Display
Our smoothest scrolling screen on a Galaxy smartphone yet keeps up with all your feeds. Incredibly responsive, this display intelligently optimizes the refresh rate for what you do.
Dynamic AMOLED 2X
Unbelievably bright. Incredibly vivid. Surprisingly smooth — this display shines with vibrant colour and amazing clarity, delivering an amazing viewing experience. And that's even in bright sunlight.
*The Dynamic AMOLED 2X display on Galaxy S21 5G and S21+ 5G received a certification from Verband der Elektrotechnik (VDE) Germany for 100 percent Mobile Colour Volume in the DCI-P3 colour range, which means your images aren’t washed out and you’ll get unbelievably vivid colours regardless of differing levels of brightness. The display can achieve peak brightness of up to 1300 nits, improving the contrast between dark and light aspects of digital content for a more brilliant picture quality, with a 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio to make your mobile experience more immersive.
Eye Comfort Shield
Your next movie marathon just got more cozy. Galaxy S21 5G and S21+ 5G reduce harmful blue light at night so you can binge on your favourite shows comfortably.1
*SGS, the world's leading certification company, awarded Galaxy S21 5G and S21+ 5G's display the Eye Care Certification based on its ability to drastically reduce the harmful effects of blue light. This certification can be found on www.sgs.com.
- 1. Eye Comfort Shield is ‘off’ by default, and must be turned on in Settings.
Vibrant in violet
Sleek in silver
Bold in black
Posh in pink
Meet the Phantom colour series3
EXCLUSIVE SAMSUNG.COM COLOURWAYS1
Pick from Samsung.com exclusive colors that reflect your personality — for no extra charge. Galaxy S21+ 5G offers Phantom Gold and Phantom Red hues, paired with a pink gold rear camera design.
- 1. Colour availability may vary depending on country or carrier.
Total eye candy
Brilliant and protective from the inside out.
Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus™Groundbreaking protection
Built for those "oh no!" moments, Gorilla Glass Victus™ delivers scratch and damage resistance that makes it the toughest glass on a Samsung smartphone.4
Take epic photos in every 8K video
8K Video is the highest resolution yet in a Galaxy 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.
SINGLE TAKEOne click and that's a wrap play
Record one take and Single Take turns it into feed-worthy photos and videos you can pick and choose from.5, 6 It’s like a personal video editor, chopping up, slowing down and stabilizing to create content you can upload straight to Instagram.
Super Steady. On
Action-packed and super-smooth
Super Steady begs for action. Now that we’ve combined AI stabilization 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. Dynamic frame rate in FHD Auto Mode delivers a fast 60fps to capture smoother video during the day — then switches to 30fps for brighter video in low light.
PRO-GRADE CAMERAThe 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 are now easy. Capture social feed-ready photos without all the editing.
AI analyzes faces and natural lighting, angles and directions — making sure your subject is the focus and always stunning.
NIGHT MODEThe night is yours
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 ZOOMSay farewell to ‘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 stabilizes the shot when your hand gets shaky.
SELFIEPuts 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.
PERFORMANCECan't stop. Won't stop
INTELLIGENT BATTERYOutlasts your all-nighters1, 9
Super Fast Charging gives you hours of power in minutes of charge.10
Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 is a quick power-up — without the cable.11
Wireless PowerShare lets you use your phone to charge your buds, watch or even a friend's phone.12
*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. This certification can be found on www.usb.org.
Epic battery power
With Galaxy S21 5G's 4000mAh (typical) and Galaxy S21+ 5G's 4800mAh (typical) battery power, you can power through your day — and then some.12
- 1. 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.
- 2. Based on average battery life under typical usage conditions. Average expected performance based on typical usage. Actual battery life depends on factors such as network, features selected, frequency of calls, and voice, data, and other application-usage patterns. Results may vary.
5NM PROCESSORMeet the fastest chip yet in a Galaxy smartphone
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.4
8GB of RAM
*Image simulated for illustration purposes.
SECURITYShare 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.4
STORAGEMake memories truly unforgettable
Up to 256GB of built-in memory means thousands of epic moments stay safe and sound.13
OneDrive gives you additional peace of mind. Automatically sync your photos and videos so they're protected.14
WATER RESISTANTWater? Whatever
IP68 rated protection15
HyperFast 5G lets you download a whole season of your favorite show in a flash. The 5G-compatible chipset delivers faster speeds to keep you connected as you upload or download.16, 17, 18 While Wi-Fi 6 connects you to everything you love quickly and reliably.19
GAMINGPerformance that's got game
Boss-level gaming experience
With the 120Hz display, you get both fast touch response and smooth action. Pair that with 5G and Wi-Fi 6 to keep you connected in real time — and you'll take your game to the next level.
Enhanced Game Booster
Game Booster's new Priority Mode ensures you stay focused on your game by blocking calls and notifications — so you can take full advantage of Galaxy S21 5G and S21+ 5G performance. Plus, our AI-based solution monitors your device usage and automatically adjusts your settings for the best experience — regulating temperature, battery and memory all while you play.
Big Screen Chat with Google Duo lets you easily catch up with a friend or loved one — and dial up the fun with colorful backgrounds. They can drop in anytime, from any place, so you stay closer to those who matter with just a tap18, 19, 20
*Image simulated for illustration purposes.
*Google Duo is a trademark of Google LLC.
*Big Screen Chat can be accessed through the Smart View feature in Google Duo, located within the in-call controls.
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.20, 21
GALAXY SMARTTAGTag it, find it
Tag your keys or wallet, then use the SmartThings Find app to check its last known location for easy tracking.22, 23
The soundtrack to your life in a tap24
WHAT'S IN THE BOXWhat you need to make everyday epic
Start 2021 off right. 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.
Want to power up fast? Get the Samsung 25W Travel Adapter
ACCESSORIESOh, it gets even better
Frequently Asked Questions
Galaxy S21 5G and S21+ 5G have three rear cameras and one 10MP selfie camera. The rear cameras include: one 64MP Telephoto Camera, one 12MP Wide-angle Camera and one 12MP Ultra Wide Camera.
Yes, Galaxy S21 5G and S21+ 5G come with the Super Smooth 120Hz display. The display's refresh rate adjusts between 48-120Hz based on the content you're viewing.
Galaxy S21 5G comes with a 6.2-inch screen, measuring at 71.2 x 151.7 x 7.9 millimeters and weighing at 169g(sub6). Galaxy S21+ 5G comes with a 6.7-inch screen and measures at 75.6 x 161.5 x 7.8 millimeters, while weighing 200g(sub6).1
In addition to its base Phantom colours, Galaxy S21+ 5G comes in Samsung.com exclusive colours Phantom Red and Phantom Gold. Galaxy S21 5G is available in base Phantom colours only.