Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Stories August 2

As the “Right to Repair” movement picks up steam, Samsung has partnered with iFixit to offer genuine repair parts for Galaxy devices, and those parts are available for purchase starting today.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Stories June 14

We’ve all broken a screen at some point or another, and it’s not a particularly cheap fix. For a limited time, though, Samsung will repair a cracked screen on a Galaxy smartphone for just $50.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Stories April 15

Buying a slightly older phone is a good way to save some money, but if you’re not comfortable buying from a private seller, Samsung is now selling refurbished versions of the Galaxy S21 lineup with solid discounts.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Stories February 22

Samsung ‘Expert RAW’ camera app will be available on these devices

Samsung’s camera app has some features for both the novice and the advanced user, but the Galaxy S22 helped usher in a new “Expert RAW” camera experience. Now, Samsung has confirmed an expansion of the Expert RAW app to more devices.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Stories February 9

Samsung has been getting better and better when it comes to Android update support, often beating Google’s own Pixel phones on speed and longevity. Now, Samsung has announced that it will offer four years of major Android updates on the Galaxy S22 and some other recent releases.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Stories February 7

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra was one of our favorite phones of 2021, but with its sequel around the corner, it’s a phone that’s going to start to fade away. Ahead of the Galaxy S22’s unveil, Samsung has just removed the Galaxy S21 Ultra from its website, seemingly signaling that the phone has been discontinued.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Stories January 21

[Update] Samsung adds Pro Mode support for Galaxy S21 Ultra telephoto camera via Expert RAW app

Samsung is now adding Pro Mode support for the Galaxy S21 Ultra’s dedicated telephoto camera via a new “Expert RAW” app.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Stories December 28, 2021

Despite chip shortages and other issues, 2021 was a pretty great year for smartphones. We saw continued improvements to new form factors, the arrival of potential game-changers, and more. What was your favorite Android phone of 2021?

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Stories December 3, 2021

How to install the Android 12 Beta on Samsung Galaxy smartphones

Android 12 brings a lot of exciting features to the OS, even in Samsung Galaxy devices. With the beta release of One UI 4, Samsung devices are able to take advantage of new color-theming options and privacy features. Fortunately, Samsung is making the beta available to a few select devices before Android 12 is completely released.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Stories November 16, 2021

Samsung just announced that it would roll out Android 12 widely to the Galaxy S21 series starting yesterday, and US carriers are already getting on board. Not long after Samsung’s announcement, Verizon opened the floodgates for Android 12 on the Galaxy S21 series, the first US carrier to do so.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Stories November 15, 2021

After a couple of months in beta, Samsung is officially rolling out Android 12 to the Galaxy S21 series in a stable, wide rollout. This comes in record time, less than 30 days after the update rolled out to Pixel smartphones.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Stories November 11, 2021

Samsung launched its Android 12 Beta well ahead of the schedule anyone expected, and it seems that’s going to result in the stable rollout launching earlier than it did last year. According to a Samsung employee, the Galaxy S21’s Android 12 Beta has wrapped up, and the next update will be the stable rollout.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Stories November 2, 2021

Ahead of its seemingly imminent stable release, Samsung is pushing out yet another update to its Android 12 Beta testers on the Galaxy S21, with this fourth update focusing in on squashing many remaining bugs and issues.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Stories October 25, 2021

One of the areas in which many Android devices fall behind Apple is the lack of easy access to repairs, but that’s something Samsung is actively working to change. This week, Samsung has announced a partnership with Best Buy that will bring smartphone repairs even for foldables to US Best Buy locations.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Stories September 14, 2021

How to install the Android 12 Beta on Samsung Galaxy S21

Android 12 hasn’t been officially released yet, but Samsung is opening the door for its beta program in several regions around the world. Now, the One UI 4.0 Beta with Android 12 is rolling out to Samsung Galaxy S21 users — here’s how to use it.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Stories September 13, 2021

Google still hasn’t released Android 12, but it seems that’s not slowing partners. Tonight, Samsung has announced that it will release its Android 12 beta in the US starting on September 14.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Stories August 31, 2021

Google is set to release Android 12’s stable build on Pixel phones sometime soon, but it seems Samsung will be closer than ever in starting its beta program. According to a new teaser, Samsung will release its first Android 12 build in September.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Stories August 5, 2021

Samsung’s numbers just keep dropping as Galaxy S21 sales are reportedly even slower than S20

2020 was a rough year for Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S20 series, with slow sales that were chalked up in part to high prices and in part to the height of the pandemic. A year later, though, it seems that the Galaxy S21 isn’t doing any better as sales have continued to drop.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Stories July 28, 2021

We’re a little over a month away from the formal release of Android 12 on Google’s own devices, but apparently that’s not slowing Samsung down too much. Overnight, the company briefly revealed that some Samsung Galaxy S21 devices would be eligible for an Android 12 Beta way ahead of schedule.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Stories July 2, 2021

Samsung launches Galaxy S21 Ultra in Navy Blue, exclusive to Best Buy

Despite it being the highest-end Samsung phone, the Galaxy S21 Ultra doesn’t exactly come in a breadth of color options. Today, a new option is joining the fray with the Galaxy S21 Ultra launching in a new Navy Blue variant.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Stories March 22, 2021

It’s no secret that 2020’s Galaxy S20 series sold far below everyone’s expectations, of course in part due to the high cost and bad timing that came with a pandemic that left millions without steady income. For 2021, though, Samsung is making up for its poor performance, with Galaxy S21 tripling sales numbers in the United States.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Stories February 3, 2021

The Galaxy S21 series is arguably one of the most well-defined series from Samsung in a long time, but you still might some things explained or at least addressed. So we’re going to go into detail so that you know just what to expect.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Stories January 29, 2021

Samsung has long made some of the best flagship phones in the Android world, and starting in 2020, the company decided to go all out with its “Ultra” models. To enthusiasts, it sounds like an amazing idea, but for the average customer, it’s not exactly an easy sell, especially when we’ve seen the rise of excellent devices at nearly half the cost with “affordable flagships” such as the Pixel 5. Still, Samsung accomplished its goal, the Galaxy S21 Ultra is the best Android phone you can buy, and it might even be worth its price tag. 

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Netflix adds HDR support for Samsung Galaxy S21 series, TCL 20 5G

Although expected, Netflix has now “officially” certified the recently released Samsung Galaxy S21 series to play HDR content on the streaming platform along with the TCL 20 5G.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Stories January 28, 2021

Video calling has become more important than ever before, and Samsung’s new smartphones have a neat way to take advantage of that. With the Galaxy S21 series, users can apply custom backgrounds and other video effects to apps such as Google Duo, Zoom, and Microsoft Teams.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Stories January 24, 2021

For years now, Android has supported the useful ability to install system updates in the background, only requiring a quick reboot to apply the changes. With monthly updates becoming the norm, it’s a great quality-of-life improvement. Samsung has been holding off on the feature for years, though, and that’s not changing as the Galaxy S21 series still lacks support for seamless updates.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Stories January 22, 2021

After the first teardown of the entry-level model in the series, the first video dismantling the Galaxy S21 Ultra has dropped showcasing just how difficult it is to repair.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Stories January 15, 2021

Where to pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra in the US

Samsung had a strong showing this week at its Galaxy Unpacked event, showcasing its latest smart home devices, accessories, and, of course, phones. Here are the many, many ways to pre-order the new Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+, & S21 Ultra, as well as the best deals for each of them.

As RCS takes over the default messaging service on Android, Google Messages is leading the charge. Yesterday, Samsung and Google announced that Google Messages would be “native” to the Galaxy S21 but without going into detail on what that meant. Now, we’ve got a bit more context.

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One of the controversial aspects of Samsung’s new Galaxy S21 series is the removal of the included charging brick. In a later Q&A, Samsung has confirmed that it will keep removing the charger from future releases and addressed a few other burning questions.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Stories January 14, 2021

The Samsung Galaxy S21 series is here with a refreshed design, new features, and also a collection of new wallpapers; here’s the full collection available for download.

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Samsung Pay is done with MST now that Galaxy S21 series drops the feature

Mobile payments have become a really useful tool, but they’re still not accepted everywhere. Samsung broke that rule with its clever MST tech that could emulate a traditional card, but with the Galaxy S21, Samsung is done with MST for payments.

Samsung’s Galaxy S21 series went official this morning as the company’s 2021 flagship series. There are certainly pros and cons to these devices on the spec sheet, but what really tells the story is trying them in person. Here are our very first impressions of the Galaxy S21 and S21 Ultra, as well as a quick unboxing.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 series will soon double as a key for your Ford, Audi, or BMW

Today, Samsung announced the Galaxy S21 series, complete with ultra-wideband (UWB) technology to better connect to your other smart devices. The next great example of how to use the UWB on the Galaxy S21+ and S21 Ultra is to use it as a car key for your next vehicle from Ford, BMW, and others.

The ability to expand storage on the fly using a microSD card is something that’s been an advantage of Android devices for years, but it’s something that’s slowly been going away. After years of supporting the feature, Samsung is officially saying goodbye to the microSD card, stripping the feature from all three of its Galaxy S21 models.

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It’s no secret that pricing was the Achilles heel of last year’s Samsung smartphones, but the company is starting off 2021 with a huge step in the right direction with its new Galaxy S21 that sees a $200 price cut. Here’s what you need to know about Samsung’s new trio of flagships.

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Where to watch Samsung Unpacked 2021 w/ Galaxy S21 reveal [Livestream]

Today’s the day. Samsung is getting ready to fully reveal its Galaxy S21 series as well as the Buds Pro and Samsung Smart Tag. As usual, the event will be livestreamed for all to enjoy from the safety of their homes. Here’s where to catch the Galaxy S21 event and watch Samsung Unpacked.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Stories January 13, 2021

Tomorrow Samsung will officially reveal the Galaxy S21 series to the world, but the leaks haven’t slowed down because of that. The folks over at WinFuture had a few more tidbits to share including the ability for Galaxy S21 buyers to choose from some additional colors for their new phones.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Stories January 12, 2021

It’s no secret at all that Samsung is removing the charger from the Galaxy S21 box, but a fresh leak gives us the biggest confirmation of that to date. As reported by WinFuture, the box the Galaxy S21 ships in is incredibly slim with no charger or headphones included.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Stories January 4, 2021

The Google Discover feed is a useful place to keep up with new stories you’re interested in, but the functionality becomes even handier when it’s a part of the homescreen. That experience is only available on select devices such as Pixels, but starting on the Galaxy S21, Samsung may finally adopt Google Discover.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Stories December 21, 2020

While 2020 might have been a year to forget for obvious reasons, 2021 looks a lot brighter. With rumors of a proposed Unpacked event planned for early January, Galaxy S21 series leaks are reaching a tipping point.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Stories December 8, 2020

Samsung’s Galaxy S21 series is launching earlier than ever this year, and now we’re getting our best look yet at what’s to come. The latest Galaxy S21 leak shows off the design and colors of all three phones on video and divulges the full camera specs.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Stories December 7, 2020

Apparent real-life photos of the Galaxy S21 and S21+ have now leaked giving us a glimpse of the devices for the first time in the flesh and corroborate previous camera information leaks.

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