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10 reasons to upgrade to the Galaxy S21

With the new year comes a new series of Galaxy smartphones to support your productivity and foster collaboration wherever you’re working.

Introduced at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event on Jan. 14, the new Galaxy S21, S21+ and S21 Ultra 5G are built for the modern workday, with HyperFast performance and new features that guarantee your mobile experience is always seamless and secure.

If you’re already using a Samsung Galaxy device, you know just how they can improve the way you work. And if you aren’t, you’ll be impressed with Samsung’s latest offerings.

Whether you are an IT leader looking for the right mobile device for your workforce or a business professional upgrading your personal phone, here are 10 reasons to opt for the Galaxy S21 lineup:

1. Office at your fingertips

When you unbox your Galaxy S21, you can start working right away, thanks to integration with leading Microsoft business apps like Office, Outlook and OneDrive. As you to edit files and communicate with your team, you can have your work automatically saved in the cloud. When you need to share an idea, Samsung Notes seamlessly syncs with OneNote, Outlook and Teams. Of course, the S21 also works beautifully with Google Workspace (formerly known as G Suite), so you can get the job done the best way that works for you.

2. Phone and PC beautifully in sync

Ever wish you could transfer content from your smartphone to your computer without having to use email or a flash drive? Now you can, with Link to Windows, which lets you access everything on your smartphone right from your PC. On the S21, Link to Windows is natively integrated at the system level. Just pull down your quick panel and toggle Link to Windows to connect to your PC and access all your mobile notifications, messages, photos apps and phone calls. Drag and drop photos to your desktop, listen to a podcast on Spotify or check important notifications as you get them, all without ever picking up your phone.

3. Productivity gets the big-screen treatment

With the power of Samsung DeX and Galaxy S21, your productivity expands beyond your smartphone. Using a Samsung Smart Monitor or any Miracast-enabled display, you can wirelessly connect your S21 to the big screen. Add a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse to transform your smartphone into a full-fledged desktop experience. If you have a PC or Mac, you can also use DeX wirelessly to run your favorite Android apps alongside your native PC or Mac desktop.

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4. Innovation comes fast

Because millions more people are now working from home, Galaxy S21 devices include HyperFast 5G, providing increased bandwidth and lower latency. If you need to jump on a conference call in Microsoft Teams or Google Meet, the experience is seamless. You can even use your S21 to create a 5G hot spot and share connectivity with your other devices.

5. All-day battery — and then some

When you’re facing approaching deadlines or emailing a colleague on the go, battery anxiety doesn’t help. The S21’s all-day intelligent battery manages and conserves power so you can get through the longest days without having to stop and recharge. When you do need to power up, Samsung’s Super-Fast Charging technology gets you hours of charge in just a few minutes, so you never miss a beat. (Note that the Super-Fast charging accessory is sold separately.)

6. Director’s View

Galaxy S21 devices include an impressive pro-grade camera system. Zoom in close, take photos and videos like a pro, and capture incredible share-ready moments utilizing multiple camera lens. You can even film in 8K at up to 24 frames per second.

The new Director’s View feature allows you to capture video from your device’s front-facing and rear-facing cameras simultaneously. Capture footage at a work site while also keeping your face visible in a side-by-side or picture-in-picture mode.

7. Ultra-wideband file sharing

The S21+ and S21 Ultra 5G offer a quick and easy way to share files between devices with the Point to Share feature. When you’re with a group of coworkers and want to share documents, there’s no need to use a flash drive or adhere to your email’s file size limits. Instead, utilize your S21+ or S21 Ultra 5G’s built-in file sharing capabilities using ultra-wideband (UWB) technology. Simply select your team members and clients from the share menu and send them files with one tap. The Point to Share feature works with any Samsung devices that support UWB.

8. Note-taking gets a major upgrade

Galaxy Note users are well accustomed to the benefits of the S Pen. On the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G exclusively, you can pair an optional S Pen with the device. Easily jot down notes and sketch out ideas using Samsung Notes and take advantage of all the tools in the Air Command menu. Whether you’re on the go or in the office, the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G combined with an S Pen makes it simpler to brainstorm, sign documents and navigate with precision.

9. Defense-grade Knox security

Samsung has always been at the forefront of mobile device security. The Galaxy S21 is no different, thanks to Samsung Knox, a defense-grade solution for keeping your work and your business protected from the chip up. Knox defends your S21 from intrusions, malware and other malicious threats. The S21 devices also introduce Knox Vault, which combines tamper-resistant secure memory with our secure processor for an additional layer of protection. This advanced security architecture keeps your data — including your Blockchain private key, Samsung Pay credentials and more — out of unauthorized hands.

10. Your private data stays private

If you want to take your Galaxy S21’s security one step further, you can use the device’s built-in biometrics capabilities, protected by Samsung Knox. This makes accessing your device convenient but highly secure. For your most sensitive data, S21 devices include a Secure Folder feature, which adds an extra level of protection. You can also take advantage of Samsung Pass, another security tool that lets you access your saved passwords with a quick fingerprint scan.

The Galaxy S21, S21+ and S21 Ultra 5G offer a new way to work and collaborate — with natively integrated productivity apps, wireless Samsung DeX technology, Knox Vault and powerful hardware — ideal for the modern workday.

Are you looking for more remote work solutions? See what else Samsung has to offer people working from home. Or, discover four enterprise technology trends to watch in 2021.

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Michael Archambault

Michael Archambault is a technology writer located in Long Island, New York. For the past decade, Michael has covered the consumer technology space, reporting on the latest industry offerings while crafting comprehensive how-to guides, hands-on-reviews and opinion-editorials.

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