Samsung, which had earlier planned to launch its new budget smartphone — the Galaxy M21 on March 16, has now deferred the launch to March 18. While the reasons for the delay remains shrouded in mystery, there is a good chance that the ongoing Coronavirus scare could be one of the causes. As for the Samsung Galaxy M21, the product succeeds the Galaxy M20 from 2019. Samsung has already revealed some of the key specifications of the phone via an official Amazon landing page. This, coupled with previously leaked specs, essentially means we know almost everything important about the phone — save for the price. Anyway, in case you have been too busy dealing with other important things in your life and did not have a chance to read about the Galaxy M21 yet, here’s a brief look at the key aspects of the phone.
Samsung Galaxy M21: Specifications, Key Features
The Amazon landing page (and Samsung’s own website) touts three key features of the Galaxy M21 — the camera, the large battery capacity, and the excellent display. The camera, for example, is touted to use a 48MP sensor, which is a significant upgrade over the M20’s 13MP primary sensor. The phone will also get two other rear-facing cameras, the details of which have not been officially revealed yet. Rumor mills, however, point towards the possibility of the phone getting an 8MP ultra-wide secondary camera and a third 5MP depth sensor. The original Galaxy M20, if you recall, came with a dual-camera setup consisting of the aforementioned 13MP primary sensor and a 5MP depth sensor. The M21’s rear camera setup is enclosed in a rectangular array with a single LED flash placed right outside of this array. The front camera also sees a significant upgrade with a 20MP sensor placed in the front in place of the M20’s 8MP camera.
The second key feature of the phone is the massive 6,000 mAh battery, which is also a significant upgrade over the already large 5000 mAh battery we saw on the Galaxy M20. The larger battery will ensure that the Samsung Galaxy M21 easily lasts more than one day on a single charge. While not confirmed yet, there is also talk of the phone featuring support for Samsung’s 15W adaptive fast charging.
The Samsung Galaxy M21 gets a 6.3-inch display, which is the same size as the Galaxy M20. What has changed here is that the M21 uses an AMOLED instead of the PLS TFT display that we saw on the Galaxy M20. Almost all the other key display specs — including the display resolution remains the same. What also changes from its predecessor is the U shaped notch instead of the V-shaped notch.
Samsung Galaxy M21: Hardware Specs
While this has not been confirmed yet, the Galaxy 21 is likely to feature Samsung’s own Exynos 9611 SoC. This seems to be Samsung’s new bread and butter chip with a wide variety of devices using the same chipset. Recent examples include the Galaxy M31, and the Galaxy 51. The Galaxy M21 is also likely to be offered in a variant with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Anyway, do note that the bit about the processor and the variants have not been confirmed yet. As for the pricing, the phone will be positioned below the M31 and could set you back by Rs 13,999 for the base version.
Apart from the Galaxy M21, Samsung is also likely to announce another budget handset called the Samsung Galaxy M11 in the next few weeks. As for the Galaxy M21, do let us know what you think about the handset in the comments section below.