The tech industry had just enough time to get a good night’s sleep after CES closed its digital curtain before Samsung presented its first Unpacked event of 2021. The Korean smartphone giant launched three new models in the Galaxy S21 family: the Galaxy S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra.
If you follow Samsung closely, you know that the naming convention indicates that after last year’s jump from S10 to S20, this year’s products are an incremental improvement rather than a level jump. Indeed the S21 line has an upgraded design, a more powerful and versatile camera system, and upgraded 5G chips.
Over the past few years, we have been accustomed to seeing smartphone pricing increase as the devices incorporate more and more technology and features. But the S21 models are $200 less than their S20 equivalents. Last year’s S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra started at $999, $1,199, and $1,399, respectively. This year’s S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra start at $700, $999, and $1,199.
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