Samsung unveils trio of new smartphones

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Samsung Electronics Co. unveiled its latest flagship phone, the Galaxy S21, on Thursday at a streaming event tied to the CES 2021 tech program. The company 005930 announced three new smartphones, including a pair of Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21 + phones at a price of $ 799 and $ 999, respectively. The 6.2-inch and 6.7-inch 5G-compatible phones come with faster chips and a better camera that enables editing of objects from photos via artificial intelligence. Samsung is taking pre-orders for the phones, which will ship on January 29.

A higher-end Galaxy S21 Ultra has improved cameras and stylus specs. The 6.8-inch phone is priced at $ 1,199 and will be available on January 29. The streaming event also marked the launch of Galaxy Buds Pro, new wireless earbuds, and Galaxy SmartTags, which track devices. In addition, Samsung said it was expanding its mobile partnership with Alphabet Inc.’s GOOGL, + 0.03% GOOG, -0.00% Google to enhance automotive and home communications applications such as Android Auto, Google Nest, and SmartThings. The news comes almost three months after Apple Inc. AAPL, -0.51% introduced four new iPhone 12 devices with 5G capabilities. The quartet ranges in price from $ 699 to $ 1,099.