Around a week after its official unveiling, the Samsung Galaxy S21 series is finally available for pre-order in Nepal. Like always, Samsung Nepal has announced exciting freebies for those who enroll in the pre-booking. Not only this, but Samsung is also offering EMI facilities, online payments, discounts on popular services for early customers. There will also be a lucky draw among pre-orders customers, the winner of which will get one business class round trip to the EU from Turkish Airlines. In this post, we will be taking a look at the features of the new S21 Series and deep dive into the pre-booking process and associated costs and offers.
Samsung S21 Series Overview
The Samsung S21 Series is the successor to the S20 series that was launched last year. Like last year, the flagship series from Samsung features three new smartphones – S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra. The S21 and S21+ are very similar to each other whereas Samsung has placed the S21 Ultra as a more premium option than the two.
The S21 series features edge-to-edge Dynamic AMOLED displays with center-placed punch-hole cutouts. All three devices support variable refresh rates upto 120Hz. The display on the S21 is the smallest at just 6.2-inch followed by the 6.7-inch display on the S21 Plus. The screen on the S21 Ultra measures 6.8-inch. While the screens of S21 and S21+ maxes out at FHD, the one on the S21 Ultra has QHD+ resolution. All the S21 series get the Gorilla Glass Victus treatment to protect the display from drops and scratches.
The global variant of the series comes with the Exynos 2100 chipset. With the new chipset, Samsung has ditched its custom Mongoose cores and opted for the Arm Cortex design. It is based on Samsung’s 5nm chipset and features one Cortex X1 cores, three Cortex A78 cores, and four Cortex A55 cores. Unlike last year, the S21 series units launching here feature integrated 5G modem and thus, are 5G ready. The phones ship with Android 11 with Samsung’s OneUI 3.1 on top. Samsung has added a chip-level solution along with Knox Vault for security.
Talking about the cameras, the S21 and S21+ feature a triple-camera setup consisting of three 12MP sensors. Samsung has improved the camera and AI features making it more convenient for users to take their favorite shots. Similarly, the Space Zoom has been further improved to yield better shots at 30x zoom.
The S21 Ultra, on the other hand, has a 108MP camera that lets users take 12-bit HDR photos with better color and wider dynamic range. It is accompanied by an ultra-wide camera and dual Telephoto lenses. The latter helps the phone achieve 100x Space Zoom. The S21 Ultra has some additional features like the Ultra-WideBand connectivity and support for the S pen which are both first for the series.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Series Specifications:
|Specifications||Samsung Galaxy S21/S21+||Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra|
|Display||6.2” (S21); 6.7” (S21+) Dynamic AMOLED; 120Hz refresh rate; HDR10+; 1300 nits||6.8-inches Dynamic AMOLED; 120Hz refresh rate; HDR10+; 1500 nits|
|Display Protection||Gorilla Glass Victus||Gorilla Glass Victus|
|Resolution||FHD+ (2400 x 1080pixels)||WQHD+ (3200 x 1440 pixels)|
|Chipset||Exynos 2100; 5nm||Exynos 2100; 5nm|
|RAM||8GB LPDDR5||12GB LPDDR5|
|Storage||256GB UFS 3.1 (non-expandable)||256GB UFS 3.1 (non-expandable)|
|Battery||4000mAh (S21); 4800mAh (S21+)||5000mAh|
S21: Gray, Violet
S21+: Black, Silver, Violet
Samsung S21 Series Price in Nepal, Payment, and Availability
Now to the part you were all waiting for. Samsung Nepal has priced the Galaxy S21 and S21+ at NPR 109,000, and NPR 129,999, respectively for the 8/256GB variant. The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, on the other hand, has a price tag of NRP 154,999 for the 12/256GB variant in Nepal. Samsung Nepal is offering one-time breakage insurance for 1 year for each purchase.
Prebooking ends on the 4th of Feb, 2021. You can pre-order any of the three S21 smartphones via the order page of Samsung Nepal. All you need to do is deposit pre-booking fee of NPR 5,000. This time around you can use online payment to pay for the pre-booking. The online payment partners for the pre-booking for the S21 series are Esewa and CellPay.
Also, Samsung Nepal is offering an EMI facility starting from NPR 9,200 with a 0% interest rate. As of now, the offer is available through select Samsung Brand store through 5 banks – NIC Asia, NIBL, Sanima, Nabil, and Global IME. NIBL is also offering an additional cashback of NPR 2500 for the first 150 EMI customers.
Samsung also has an exchange facility from Arko Store and IMS Smart. Customers can get additional benefits worth Rs. 3,000 if they trade in their old phones.
|Samsung S21 Series||Price in Nepal (Official)||Availability|
|S21 (8/256GB)||NPR 109,999||Available for Pre Booking from
|S21+ (8/256GB)||NPR 129,999|
|S21 Ultra (12/256GB)||NPR 154,999|
S21 Series Pre-Booking in Nepal: Gifts and Offers
All the pre-bookers will receive Samsung’s latest SmartTag (Rs. 2,599) location tracker for free. Furthermore, they will also get exciting discounts on Galaxy Buds Pro (Rs. 25,300), Tab A 8.0 2019 (Rs. 19,099), Tab A7 LTE (Rs. 34,999), and Watch 3 (Rs. 54,999). Out of them, users can choose only one. The discount varies depending upon the device that you pre-book.
- Up to 7% discount on Business Class and up to 5% discount on Economy Class on Turkish Airlines
- 1 bottle of wine and 1-hour boating (two times) if staying at Himalayan Front Pokhara or Waterfront Resort by KGH group.
- 10% Discount on Food & Beverage at Thamel Kitchen.
- 15% Discount on bakery items at Aloft.
- 15% off on total bill by Himalayan Java.
- 2 cups of Illy Coffee at Mezze.
- 10% Discount on total bill and a welcome drink by Trisara.
- 10% Discount by IMS Lil Smiles.
- Up to NPR 500 off by Jeevee on purchase bill of at least NPR 3,000.
- 20% off on all services by Let Me In for two times.
- 250 points on linking bank account from CellPay.
In addition to all the freebies and discounts, all pre-order customers will be eligible for a special lucky draw with the following prizes of winners:
- 1st Prize: One Business class round trip ticket to EU from Turkish Airlines.
- 2nd and 3rd Prize: Two nights complimentary stay at Himalayan Front Hotel or Waterfront Resort on BB basis for a couple.
- 4th Prize: Gift voucher worth Rs. 10,000 from Let Me In.
- 5th Prize: One dinner voucher for two at Thamel Kitchen by Marriott Hotel.
Similarly, ten lucky winners will get three units of Samsung Galaxy SmartTag.
So, what do you think of the Samsung S21 series in Nepal? Are the available variants adequate? Do the price tags justify the specs? And finally, can these perks convenience potential consumers to pay in advance? Let us know in the comments section.