Samsung’s Unpacked Event: The 5 announcements you should know about

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Samsung has just concluded its 2021 Unpacked Event. The main star of the event was the introduction of three new phones in its S21 lineup, as well as making way for the new true wireless headphones and an item tracker. 

If you are an avid user and fan of Samsung phones, here are the top 5 biggest announcements you should know! 

The Galaxy S21 and S21 Plus on January 29th

The highlight of the event has to be the launch of the $799 Galaxy S21 and the $999 S21 Plus on January 29th. They are (almost!) the same phones, except for the notable difference in their size, and their camera module takes up an entire corner of the phone. The look is something new to the eyes of Samsung users and is definitely something to look out for. 

Preorder is available today. 

Galaxy S21 Ultra’s compatibility with the S-Pen 

The $1,199 Galaxy S21 Ultra is Samsung’s newest top-of-the-line smartphone. It has a bigger screen and consists of more cameras than both the S21 and S21 Plus. Its compatibility with the Samsung S-Pen is the first for Samsung’s S-Line. 

It is available for preorder today and will be launched on January 29th as well. 

The exclusion of the charger for Samsung’s S21 lineup

Following the footsteps of Apple, Samsung will no longer be including a charging brick out of the box with its newest phones. However, the box will come with a USB-C to USB-C cable but, you’ll need to own a compatible charging brick or even buy a new one. Aside from chargers, the S21 lineup won’t include headphones as well. 

Samsung’s most premium earbuds, the Galaxy Buds Pro

The new Galaxy Buds Pro by Samsung boast an improved active noise cancellation, a refined ambient sound mode, an IPX7 rating for water resistance and more fascinating features. They are indeed the true wireless earbuds. 

They cost $199 and are available for preorder. They will be hitting the stores on Friday. 

The Smarttag and Smarttag Plus Item Trackers

Samsung announced a Tile tracker competitor called the SmartTag. It’s a minute Bluetooth Low Energy dongle that you can attach and pair with Samsung’s SmartThings app. However, the SmartTag is compatible with Galaxy devices only. Samsung will also launch the Galaxy SmartTag Plus, which has an ultra-wideband for more precise tracking. 

The SmartTag will cost $29.99 and will be available this January 29th. The SmartTag Plus is at $39.00 and will be launching later this year.