In the past few years, OEMs have been bringing a new line of Ultra-Premium devices to market. These phones represent the very best those companies have to offer and traditionally give users that cutting edge feel, for a premium price tag.

The new Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra perfectly fits that description, with Samsung packing in the best the company has, including the very first integration of an optional S-pen into the Galaxy S line of devices, a true turning point for the line. Of course, no Ultra Premium device would be complete without superior camera performance and the S21 Ultra promises to deliver.

The 6.8-inch AMOLED 120 Hz QHD+ variable refresh rate Infinity-O display offers superior brightness and contrast ratios, and Samsung claims it is their best and brightest display yet. Under that display is one of two different 5nm 64-bit Octa-Core Processors clocking in at either 2.9GHz + 2.8GHz + 2.2GHz or 2.8GHz + 2.4GHz + 1.8GHz, we assume an Exynos and Snapdragon chip respectively.

That’s paired with either 128/256GB of storage and 12 GB of RAM or 512 GB of storage and 16GB of RAM. However you look at the S21 Ultra line, I think it will have power to spare. Speaking of power this is all supported by a 5000mAh battery, USB C PD 3.0 fast charging and Qi Fast Charging 2.0 with reverse charging too.

Camera-wise Samsung has included a rear Quad camera set up including an Ultra wide 12MP f/2.2 lens, Wide angle 108MP f/1.8 lens, x3 optical zoom Telephoto 10MP f/2.4 lens and an x10 optical zoom Telephoto 10MP f/4.9 lens. Around the front is a 40MP 7/2.2 80 degrees field of view selfie camera.

Connectivity-wise the S21 Ultra includes WiFi 6E, Dualband Bluetooth 5, NFC and GPS. Of course, it comes with 5G including both Sub 6 and mmWave frequencies. Samsung has also included Ultra-Wide Band allowing for unlocking ‘future cars’ and ultra-precise object tracking for Samsung UWB trackers which are coming soon too.

Security features include in-display Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, Samsung Knox and face recognition. All of this is running on top of Android 11 with Samsung’s latest One UI. The Samsung S21 Ultra will come in Black, and Silver through regular channels and additional colours will be available exclusively on including Phantom Titanium, Phantom Navy and Phantom Brown.

How much does all of this cost? Check out the Australian pricing below.

Storage RAM RRP Colours
Galaxy S21 Ultra 512GB 16GB $2,149 Phantom Black

Phantom Silver

256GB 12GB $1,949
128GB 12GB $1,849

At the beginning of 2021 we’re not sure you could want anything more in a smartphone that is realistic. While a COVID-19 repelling 5G field would be nice, that may not actually be a thing. Just wear a mask.

We can’t wait to get our hands on this year’s Top of the Line Samsung device, and with availability for preorders opening today, you may not have to wait long either.

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Does this mark the end of the Note lineage?