Everything Samsung Announced at Its 2021 ‘Unpacked’ Event
At the beginning of 2020, weeks before the first US cities went into lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Samsung showed off a batch of new phones. Pricing for the least expensive of the lot, the Galaxy S20, started at an astonishing $1,000. Almost a year later, we’re still battling a fearsome spike in Covid cases, but the global health emergency hasn’t stopped Samsung from barreling along with new hardware. This time, appropriately, there’s less fanfare around the release.
At its second-ever virtual Galaxy Unpacked event on Thursday morning, Samsung took the wraps off of three new smartphones: the Galaxy S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra. Where predecessors debuted new technologies like 8K video recording and up to 100X zoom with the camera, Samsung’s latest phones merely refine the Galaxy brand without adding much that’s new. More important, these phones cost less than the ones from last year.