Samsung Galaxy M21 has been launched in India. The new Samsung phone is the successor to the Galaxy M20 that debuted in the country last year. Being the successor, the smartphone has many upgrades over the previous model. The Galaxy M21 comes with a triple rear camera setup and runs Android 10 out-of-the-box. There is also up to 6GB of RAM over the maximum 4GB RAM option available on the Galaxy M20. The smartphone also features a gradient back finish and offers a waterdrop-style display notch that the company calls “Infinity-U” display. That said, the Galaxy M21 competes against the likes of the Realme 6 and Redmi Note 9 Pro.
The Samsung Galaxy M21 price in India starts at Rs. 13,499 for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant. There is also the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage option that is priced at Rs. 15,499. Both models come in Midnight Blue and Raven Black colour options and will be available for purchase in the country starting 12pm (noon) IST on March 23, as per the listing on Amazon. The e-commerce site is offering a Rs. 500 introductory discount on the smartphones, which will be applicable until March 31. The smartphone will also be available via Samsung.com and select retail stores.
The dual-SIM (Nano) Samsung Galaxy M21 runs Android 10 with One UI 2.0 on top and features a 6.4-inch full-HD+ (1080x2340 pixels) Infinity-U Super AMOLED display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Under the hood, the phone has an octa-core Exynos 9611 SoC, coupled with Mali-G72 MP3 GPU and up to 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM. There is the triple rear camera setup for capturing photos and recording videos with a 48-megapixel primary sensor, paired with an 8-megapixel sensor carrying an 123-degree ultra-wide-angle lens and a 5-megapixel depth sensor.
In terms of selfies, the Samsung Galaxy M21 has a 20-megapixel camera sensor at the front. The selfie camera works with artificial intelligence (AI) based features and supports a preloaded Face Unlock option.
The Samsung Galaxy M21 has up to 128GB of onboard storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 512GB). Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The phone also comes with a fingerprint sensor at the back. Other sensors on the phone include an accelerometer, ambient light, gyro, magnetometer, and a proximity sensor.
Samsung has offered a massive 6,000mAh battery on the Galaxy M21 that supports 15W fast charging. Besides, the phone has 8.9mm of thickness and weighs 188 grams.
Editor's note: A previous version of this article incorrectly mentioned the prices by including the Rs. 500 Amazon introductory discount. The error is regretted.
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