We've rounded up all of this week's best Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra deals right into one page here - perfect if you're looking to explore your options with this stunning flagship device. While still great for 2023, you'll probably know this device isn't exactly the latest in the range - that crown goes to the newer Galaxy S23 Ultra deals. If you're looking for the latest and greatest, we heavily recommend checking out that device instead - especially since the S21 Ultra is now discontinued and getting harder to find new at most retailers.
Joining its two smaller siblings, the Samsung Galaxy S21 and Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus, the Ultra was one of the three flagships offered by the company back in January 2021. Interestingly, this release was almost two months earlier than when we normally see big launches from Samsung.
Debuting at a price of $1,199, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is actually a whole $200 cheaper at launch than its predecessor - the Galaxy S20 Ultra. This change is reflected across the entire January 2021 range, and very much seems to herald a shift in focus from Samsung to offer those 5G flagships at a much more palatable price point.
Of course, even we're struggling to call this phone cheap by any stretch of the imagination and it looks like Samsung is still very much pulling out the stops for this brand-new edition. Key upgrades include a new Snapdragon 888 processor, quad-camera array, S-Pen support, and a 6.8-inch display capable of 120Hz at 1440p resolution. It's also the only phone now to offer a maximum of 512GB capacity, 12GB of RAM, and a metal-backed design - all top-end features that previously were featured on lesser devices but have now been stripped back significantly.
So, let us help you cut down that upgrade cost with our roundup of the best Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra deals just below. Also included further down the page are more of our initial impressions, plus a specs sheet in case you wanted to compare this new device to its siblings or the iPhone 12 Pro Max.
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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra deals
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra deals: what you need to know
OS: Android 11 | Screen size: 6.8-inch AMOLED, 120Hz| Resolution: 1440 x 3200 | CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 | Memory: 12 / 16GB | Weight: 172g |Storage: 128 / 256 / 512| Battery: 4,800mAh | Rear camera: 108MP main/ultrawide/telephoto| Front camera: 40MP
While Samsung offered compromises on the standard Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21 Pro devices to bring their prices down to more reasonable climates, the South Korean tech giant still pulled out all the stops for the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra - the big daddy of the current flagship lineup.
Unlike it's smaller siblings, who are dropping down to 8GB of RAM, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra retains its 12GB while still upping its processor significantly to the new Snapdragon 888. It's also now the only S21 model to feature a top-end 512GB capacity variant, which also has a hefty 16GB of RAM to boot. Another key upgrade is the screen tech in the Ultra - which is now fully capable of offering both 1440p resolution and a 144Hz refresh rate. That's a refresh rate that's matched on the two other new devices, but only at a 1080p resolution.
That new processor should, if recent benchmarks are to be believed, give the Galaxy S21 Ultra a significant CPU performance boost of around 25% and a similar boost in power efficiency too. Key camera upgrades are also being offered in the form of an expanded housing, giving you access to four rear cameras - a 108MP main camera, 12MP ultrawide, and two 10MP telephoto lens with 3x and 10x zoom functions.
S-Pen support is now also standard on the Galaxy S21 Ultra, although you'll have to buy the accessory separately - no freebies here, unfortunately - at least upon release.
Of course, all that premium, cutting-edge tech comes at a price - an eye-watering $1,199 in this case, which, in all fairness is still $200 cheaper than its immediate predecessor. Worth noting also is the Galaxy S21 Ultra is the only 2021 flagship from Samsung to retain its metal-backed chassis, instead of the plastic now used on the two more budget options.
Read more in our Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra review
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