Samsung Galaxy A21s to Launch in India Early Next Week, To be Priced Under Rs 20,000

Is the new Samsung Galaxy A21s on the verge of being launched in India?


It’s been a month since Samsung launched its new budget handset called the Samsung Galaxy A21s in select markets. Back then, there was a talk about the possibility of this handset, eventually making its way to India. Today, we have come across reports indicating that Samsung could launch the A21s in India sometime early next week. The report also states that the phone will be priced under the INR 20,000 mark when launched.

While we had talked about the specifications of the device in our previous articles, many of our readers might have not read those stories. Let us, therefore, in this article, take a closer look at the specifications of this budget Samsung smartphone.

The Samsung Galaxy A21s makes use of Samsung’s own Exynos 850 chipset. This is a very new SoC that has rather interesting internals. While the ‘8-series’ naming scheme might make you think it is a high-end SoC, in reality, the Exynos 850 is an entry-level chip. However, it is based on an 8nm manufacturing process and houses eight Cortex A53 cores making it perhaps the most power-efficient chipset currently available for smartphones. The phone appears to be offered in three variants- a base 3GB/32GB variant, a mid-tier 4GB+64GB variant, and a top-end 6GB+64GB variant. The dual SIM handset also gets a dedicated tray for the microSD card.

The Samsung Galaxy A21 gets a large 6.5-inch PLS TFT LCD display with a resolution of 720 x 1600 (HD+). This is a significant cost-cutting move by Samsung, especially considering that the company’s other budget phones already feature AMOLED panels as well as FHD+ resolution. It remains to be seen whether the variant of the Galaxy A21s launched in India gets the same display specs as the variants sold in less competitive markets.

Moving on to the camera setup, the Samsung Galaxy M21 gets a quad-camera array at the rear consisting of a 48MP primary camera, an 8MP secondary ultra wide-angle camera, and twin 2-megapixel cameras. At the front, the handset gets a 13MP fixed focus unit housed inside a punch-hole. Typical of budget Samsung handsets, the Samsung Galaxy M21 gets a massive 5,000mAh battery with support for 15W fast charging using the USB Type-C interface. The handset runs Samsung’s OneUI that is based on Android 10.

Looking at the specs, the Samsung Galaxy A21s should be priced under the INR 13,000 – INR 15,000 mark for it to sell in decent numbers in India.