Samsung has a firm grasp over the budget and mid-range devices market in India but that was not always the case. In 2017 and 2018, we saw brands like Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo completely dominate this segment, launching one device after the other and offering a ton of features and stunning specs to the customers. Samsung had typically supplied the worst possible devices to this segment until the Chinese smartphone manufacturers showed everyone the potential of this budget segment. Samsung decided to cash in on this by unveiling the M-series and the A-series of devices in 2019, and as expected, both the series became an instant hit. Samsung further cashed in on the rage by launching devices back to back, with minor changes but branding and marketing helped the devices seem new in every sense.
And now the South Korean electronics giant has taken one of its most popular M-series phones and announced its successor. We’re talking about the Samsung Galaxy M21, which is replacing the extremely popular Galaxy M20. Read on to learn about all the specs and features.
Samsung Galaxy M21: Price in India
The Samsung Galaxy M21 was originally supposed to launch on March 16 but the launch date got moved to 18th March. The phone is available in two variants — there is a 4GB/64GB model and a 6GB/128GB model. While the base model is priced at Rs 12,999, you can go for the higher model if you need more storage space by paying Rs 15,999.
The Samsung Galaxy M21 is available in Opal Black, Sapphire Blue, and Pearl White color options. The new smartphone will be sold via Amazon India as well as Samsung’s India website.
Samsung Galaxy M21: Specifications, Features
The Samsung Galaxy M21 is powered by Samsung’s very own Exynos 9611 chipset, which is not too bad for the price.The phone packs 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage space, which is good enough for a typical user to use his phone without hiccups. You also get a microSDXC slot so you can add expandable memory up to 512GB. The phone runs on Android 10 via Samsung’s custom Android skin, One UI, which is currently at version 2.0.
The display is definitely a USP of the phone as it is a large 6.5-inch Super AMOLED panel that Samsung calls an ‘Infinity-U Display’. There is a dot notch present to house the front camera and the screen offers a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels at a density of 403 ppi. The camera setup consists of a 48MP primary lens, an 8MP ultrawide shooter, and a 5MP depth sensor, which come together nicely in the phone’s rear camera setup. The phone can record 4K videos with the rear camera and full HD videos with the 20MP front-facing camera.
The battery is another strong selling point for the device as it offers a backup of 6000mAh. Add to that the 15W fast charging support and the Galaxy M21 is sure to attract attention from buyers shopping for a phone at this price.
What do you guys think about the phone? Is it a copy of the Galaxy M30s that was launched a few months ago? What do you think of the pricing? Tell us in the comments because your opinions matter!