Samsung Galaxy M21 Gets New SOS Alert Feature to Messages App and Camera Improvements with One UI 2.5 Update

The update brings October 2020 security patch to the budget-centric smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy M21 Prime Edition

Samsung Galaxy M21 was launched in India in March this year. The budget-centric smartphone comes with some interesting features like Android 10, AMOLED screen, and long-lasting battery life. Samsung recently rolled out OneUI 2.1 update to the smartphone adding new camera features like Single Take, My Filter, and more. Now, the company has started rolling out a new update to the Galaxy M21. Multiple users are reporting about the new OneUI 2.5 update in India. The latest update brings a host of interesting features including new SOS Alert feature, camera improvements, and more. Let’s take a closer look at the new features that have been added to the Samsung Galaxy M21 with the latest OneUI 2.5 update.

Samsung Galaxy M21 gets OneUI 2.5 update

The latest update comes with version number M215FXXU2ATJ5 and it is about 649.53MB in size. The update also adds October 2020 security patch to the budget-centric smartphone. The official changelog reveals some interesting features. To start with, it brings new features to the Samsung keyboard. The update adds new Landscape mode to the Samsung Keyboard app. It also updates the search function of the ‘Manage Input Languages’ screen in the Keyboard Settings to make it easier to find input languages.

The update also brings a new SOS Alert feature. With this, users can send SOS location-sharing messages every 30 minutes for 24 hours. This new security feature will surely come in handy at the time of distress. Moving on, the update brings some improved quality and stability to the camera of the Samsung Galaxy M21.

Samsung Galaxy M21 specifications

Recollecting some key specifications, the Samsung Galaxy M21 features a 6.4-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-U display with a screen resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels. The phone gets its power from the Samsung Exynos 9611 processor along with Mali G72MP3 GPU. The handset packs a 4GB of RAM and 64/128GB of internal storage.

In terms of optics, you get a triple-camera setup with a combination of 48MP primary lens, 8MP ultra wide-angle sensor with 123-degree FoV, and a 5MP depth sensor with f/2.2 aperture. On the front, there is a 20MP selfie shooter with f/2.0 aperture. The device packs a 6,000mAh battery with 15W fast charging support. The smartphone comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. On the connectivity front, it supports Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C port and dual-SIM support.

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