Galaxy M11 and Galaxy M21 leaked renders reveal the designs of Samsung’s upcoming budget phones
Last year, Samsung introduced the affordable Galaxy M series to tackle competition from brands like Xiaomi. The venture started with the launch of Samsung Galaxy M10 and the Galaxy M20, which were meant to supersede the Galaxy J series. Over the last year’s course, Samsung bolstered the Galaxy M series with more powerful devices including the Galaxy M30 and the Galaxy M40, following mid-cycle upgrades to the phones in the series with models such as the Galaxy M10s and M30s. In the following year, Samsung is launching newer devices with more features. After launching the Galaxy M31 (our first impressions) last month, Samsung could soon launch the Galaxy M11 and the Galaxy M21.
Samsung Galaxy M21: 48MP camera, 6,000mAh battery, AMOLED display
Starting with the Samsung Galaxy M21 first, “Notify Me” for the smartphone has already gone live on Amazon India. The microsite also confirms some of the key specs of the smartphone including its cameras, battery capacity, and screen technology. The Galaxy M21 is slated to come with a triple rear camera setup with a 48MP primary camera. In comparison, the Galaxy M20 featured a 13MP+5MP dual rear camera setup. The resolution of the selfie camera has also been bumped up from 8MP to 20MP.
The battery capacity has also been increased from 5,000mAh on the Galaxy M20 to 6,000mAh on the Galaxy M21. Further, while the Galaxy M20 featured a Full HD+ LCD display, its successor will feature a sAMOLED (Super AMOLED) display, although the resolution of the display could be either HD+ or Full HD+.
Additionally, 91Mobiles claims that the Samsung Galaxy M21 could launch with the same specifications as the Galaxy M30s. This means that the phone could be powered by an Exynos 9611 – a visible upgrade over the Exynos 7904 on the Galaxy M20 – with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB. Lastly, the phone is also likely to launch with One UI 2.0 based on Android 10 out-of-the-box as Galaxy M20 has already received the update.
Samsung Galaxy M11: Snapdragon 450, hole-punch HD+ display, 3GB RAM
While there’s no official word on the Samsung Galaxy M11, the phone has been spotted on the Google Play Console Device Catalog. Based on the listing in the database, the Galaxy M11 will be powered by a Snapdragon 450 chipset compared to the Exynos 7884B on the Galaxy M10s. At least one of the variants will feature 3GB RAM. Further, the resolution of the display is 1560 x 720 pixels and while the display technology is unknown, we can expect the use of a sAMOLED display as on the predecessor.
As per the render, the phone will also feature a single hole-punch for the selfie camera in the top left corner of the device. While the specifications of the rear camera aren’t confirmed, we can expect at least a dual-camera setup on the back just like the Galaxy M10s. Further, while the fingerprint scanner isn’t visible, we can expect the phone to feature one since “com.sec.feature.fingerprint_manager_service” is listed among the phone’s features. Notably, while the Galaxy M10 lacked support for fingerprint unlocking, the Galaxy M10s featured a rear-mounted capacitive sensor.
Samsung Galaxy M21 Launch date
The Amazon page confirms that Samsung Galaxy M21 will launch in India on March 16th. Meanwhile, the launch date for the Galaxy M11 isn’t confirmed yet but might see it on the same day.