Samsung Galaxy A21s With Unknown Exynos 850 SoC and 3GB RAM Spotted on Geekbench

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Samsung, it seems, is working on a lot of entry-level handsets these days. Over the past few months, we have seen the company announce the launch of several budget and mid-range devices across the globe. Some of the handsets introduced by Samsung in the three months since 2020 began include the Galaxy A71, Galaxy A51, Galaxy A41, Galaxy A31, Galaxy M21, and the Galaxy M31, among others.

A few days ago, we had also reported that Samsung is working on a new A-Series device called the Samsung Galaxy A21. As evident from its naming scheme, this handset will be positioned below the Galaxy A31 (which was only recently unveiled by the company in select markets).  What is even more remarkable is the fact that we are already hearing about a new “in-development” phone called the Samsung Galaxy A21s — which, as you might have guessed, seems to be a successor to the yet-unreleased Samsung Galaxy A21.

Folks over at Sammobile had reported about this A21s with the model number SM-A217F a few months ago, but since that report back in January 2020, it has been complete radio silence as far as the Galaxy A21s is concerned. Today, however, we came across a fresh Geekbench listing, which at least initially seems to be of this mythical Galaxy A21s.

Samsung Galaxy A21s

The listing does seem a bit sketchy since it has a reference to a Samsung Exynos 850 processor, which in case you aren’t aware, does not exist as of now. The phone also seems to have an unusual amount of RAM (2584 MB), which is around 2.5GB. What it does get right is the model number SM-A217F which per the Sammobile report, is indeed that of the Samsung Galaxy A21s. Another thing evident from the Geekbench listing is that the handset runs Android 10.

Previously leaked information about the Samsung Galaxy A21s indicated that it would only be made available in select markets across the world. Sammobile had also stated that the A21s might not be a true successor to the Galaxy A21 and that it could be a slightly different variant of the standard A21 designed for a different market. The report had also indicated that the SM-A217F could be offered in two storage options (32GB and 64GB) and that it will also feature a 2MP macro camera. Other specifications of the handset remain as sketchy as the recently leaked Geekbench scores.

As the case always is with leaks, we suggest you take this report about the Samsung Galaxy A21s with the traditional pinch of salt. If we do her any further update on this handset, you will be the first to know. Do watch this space for more updates on the Samsung Galaxy A21s.


Having spent the better part of the last decade writing about technology, Rahul is among the most experienced tech journalists in India. His writing career began back to 2006 when he started off as a member of the Microsoft PYPC (Protect Your PC) team. At Microsoft, most of his time was spent on creating and updating Microsoft’s Knowledge Base articles. In 2008, thanks to his proclivity for consumer technology, he joined Techtree, then India’s most popular consumer tech website. In his decade-long career, Rahul has contributed to several Indian and International publications including GQ Magazine, Onlygizmos, iPhoneHacks, and The Inquisitr.