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Samsung's Galaxy S21 is sleek with a new wraparound metal design

Samsung says its Galaxy S21 works better than last year's S20, and it also costs $200 less.

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Samsung's Galaxy S21 phone has arrived, and out of the trio of S21 devices, it's probably the "no-brainer" device that most people will bring home. Read our S21 review, if you want to learn more.

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The S21 starts at $800 in the United States, which is a cool $200 cheaper than its predecessor, the S20. 

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One way Samsung allowed the S21 to start at that lowered price was by replacing the Gorilla Glass from the back with polycarbonate, also known as plastic.

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The S21 is also the most compact of its siblings, rocking a 6.2-inch screen. 

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Samsung revamped its camera housing design, which now better accentuates the camera lenses on the phones' backs while linking them with their metal frames.

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You can compare the new design better in this photo.

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There are three lenses on the back: A 64-megapixel telephoto, 12-megapixel wide-angle, and a 12-megapixel ultrawide lens,

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The S21 has a 10-megapixel camera on the front.

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As usual, there's a USB-C connector on the bottom.

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You can pick from four pastel shades with the S21. This one is called phantom violet, but there are also pink, blue and white options. 

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For more pictures of the S21, keep scrolling. 

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As usual, there's a USB-C connector on the bottom.

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