.Samsung Galaxy S21 Model Number Details for Country and Regions

Samsung Galaxy S21 Model Number for Country and Regions

The Samsung Galaxy S21 comes with different model numbers for different markets, but they’ll start with SM-G991, SM-G996, and SM-G998. If you plan to have one of those, you should check the Galaxy S21 model number carefully as this will determine the amount of internal storage, RAM, and Chipset or processor.

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With three different models to choose from, Samsung announced that the Galaxy S21 is for everyone. The Galaxy S21 (SM-G991) and Galaxy S21 Plus (SM-G996) are designed for those who want an affordable flagship experience, while the Galaxy S21 Ultra (code SM-G998) offers everything you could want in a smartphone. Below is a little comparison between the three. If you want to buy or already have a Samsung Galaxy S22 5G series, you can read the model number here.

Key Specs Samsung Galaxy S21 Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Screen size 6.2 inches 6.7-inch 6.8 inches
Dynamic AMOLED 2X Dynamic AMOLED 2X Dynamic AMOLED 2X
Resolution: 1080x2400 pixels Resolution: 1080x2400 pixels Resolution: 1440x3200 pixels
120Hz 120Hz 120Hz
HDR10+ HDR10+ HDR10+
1300 nits 1300 nits 1300 nits
Chipset Exynos 2100 (5nm) - Global Exynos 2100 (5nm) - Global Exynos 2100 (5nm) - Global
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 (5nm) - USA/China Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 (5nm) - USA/China Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 (5nm) - USA/China
Storage/RAM 128GB - 8GB RAM 128GB - 8GB RAM 128GB - 8GB RAM
256GB - 8GB RAM 256GB - 8GB RAM 256GB - 8GB RAM
512GB - 16GB RAM
Rear cameras 12MP (f/1.8) wide 12MP (f/1.8) wide 108MP (f/1.8) wide
12MP (f/2.2) ultrawide 12MP (f/2.2) ultrawide 12MP (f/2.2) ultrawide
64MP (f/2.0) telephoto with 3x optical zoom 64MP (f/2.0) telephoto with 3x optical zoom 10MP (f/2.4) telephoto with 3x zoom
10MP (f/4.9) telephoto with 10x zoom
Front cameras 10MP (f/2.2) 10MP (f/2.2) 40MP (f/2.2)
Battery size 4,000 mAh 4,000 mAh 5,000 mAh
Colors Phantom Violet Phantom Violet Phantom Silver
Phantom Gray Phantom Silver Phantom Black
Phantom Pink Phantom Black Phantom Navy
Phantom White Phantom Black
Phantom Brown

Samsung Galaxy S21 Model Number Details

The Samsung Galaxy S21 model number will decide which processor is built inside, you will either have a Snapdragon 865 or Exynos 990. Below is a list that details each on region-based models, carriers and chipset supported by particular models. In some cases, a single country itself has more than single versions. All Samsung Galaxy S21 series support 5G and cover both Sub6 and mmWave networks.

DEVICE NAME MODEL NUMBERS CHIPSET RAM OPTION STORAGE OPTION COUNTRY/CARRIERS NETWORK TECHNOLOGY
Samsung Galaxy S21 5G SM-G991B Samsung Exynos 2100 8GB 128GB Global / Europe / Asia / Middle East / Latin America GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
SM-G991B/DS Samsung Exynos 2100 Global / Europe / Asia / Middle East / Latin America
SM-G991U Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 US
SM-G991U1 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 US-Unlocked
SM-G991W Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Canada
SM-G991N Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Korea
SM-G9910 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 China
Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G SM-G996B Samsung Exynos 2100 8GB 128GB and 256GB Global / Europe / Asia / Middle East / Latin America GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
SM-G996B/DS Samsung Exynos 2100 Global / Europe / Asia / Middle East / Latin America
SM-G996U Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 US
SM-G996U1 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 US-Unlocked
SM-G996W Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Canada
SM-G996B Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Korea
SM-G9960 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 China
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G SM-G998B Samsung Exynos 2100 12GB and 16GB 128GB, 256GB and 512GB Global / Europe / Asia / Middle East / Latin America GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
SM-G998B/DS Samsung Exynos 2100 Global / Europe / Asia / Middle East / Latin America
SM-G998U Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 US
SM-G998U1 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 US-Unlocked
SM-G998W Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Canada
SM-G998B Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Korea
SM-G9980 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 China

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22 thoughts on “Samsung Galaxy S21 Model Number for Country and Regions”

  1. SM-G991B/DS Samsung S21
    Ik heb een Bosch Intuvia Display van mijn Ebike
    hoeveel watamp gebruikt mijn Samsung S21
    Om hem via de Intuvia op te laden

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  2. Hi, I have an s21 5 G with model number sm-g991q. However I can’t find this in your list. This device doesn’t have Turkish language, Can I install other model’s firmware to it? İnteresting thing is, this device has Snapdragon 778, although others have Exinos or 888.

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  3. Hi,I’m purchasing a Samsung s21 plus with number g996u. Is it us factory unlocked for all carriers with 128gb and snapdragon?? Thanks.

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  4. What is the difference between a U code and U1 code? Samsung shows it on their model number detail page as follows:
    SM-G996U US
    SM-G996U1 US-Unlocked

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  5. Samsung website shows model numbers, for example a Samsung s21 plus as:
    G996U Country US
    G996U1 Country US – Unlocked
    What’s the difference?
    Most adds I see for US version unlocked phones show the model number G996U, not U1.

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