Samsung Galaxy M21 with 6,000mAh battery, 20MP front camera launched in India

Samsung Galaxy M21 with 6,000mAh battery, 20MP front camera launched in India

Samsung has a very wide portfolio of smartphones to offer across the entire smartphone price spectrum. But despite the offerings, the company does not always manage to successfully capitalize on certain segments of the market. For instance, Samsung smartphones lagged behind in the online commerce segments as they failed to keep up against the likes of Xiaomi, and now Realme. Samsung countered this with an increased focus on the online segment, and this focus has eventually evolved into the Galaxy M-series that we see right now. Today, Samsung has launched a new entrant in the M series, with the new Galaxy M21.


Samsung Galaxy M21: Specifications

Specification Samsung Galaxy M21
Dimensions and Weight
  • 8.9mm thick
  • 188g
  • 6.4″ FHD+ sAMOLED;
  • Infinity-U
  • 420nits peak brightness
  • Gorilla Glass 3
SoC Exynos 9611:

  • 4x Cortex-A73 @ 2.3GHz
  • 4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.7GHz
  • 10nm FinFET process

Mali-G72 MP3

RAM and Storage
  • 4GB LPDDR4X + 64GB
  • 6GB + 128GB

Expandable through dedicated microSD card slot

Battery & Charging
  • 6,000 mAh battery
  • 15W fast charging
  • 15W fast charger included in box
Rear Camera
  • Primary: 48MP
  • Secondary: 5MP, Depth Sensor
  • Tertiary: 8MP, Wide-Angle Camera
Front Camera 20MP
Other Features
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Rear fingerprint scanner
Android Version One UI based on Android 10

The Samsung Galaxy M21 succeeds the Samsung Galaxy M20 that was launched in India back in January 2019. The Galaxy M21 had already been leaked to an extent, so the device does not come across as a complete surprise.

The highlight of the phone is of course, the massive 6,000 mAh battery that easily lasts for more than 1.5days on a single charge, even under heavy use. You also get 15W fast charging capabilities, as well as a 15W charger in the box. Being a Samsung phone, the sAMOLED display will also attract users at this price point, though the phone does not come with any of the high refresh rate tricks that other devices like the Realme 6 sport.

Samsung Galaxy M21

The Galaxy M21 has a triple rear camera setup, comprising of an unspecified 48MP sensor, coupled with a wide-angle camera and a depth sensor. The front camera is a 20MP shooter, which would be appreciated by people who like to take a lot of selfies.

Pricing and Availability

The Samsung Galaxy M21 will be available in India for ₹13,499 (~$180) for the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant and ₹15,499 (~$207) for the 6GB/128GB variant. The phone will be available in Midnight Blue and Raven Black color options and will be available for purchase from March 23, 2020, on and Samsung. Samsung also mentions that from April 1, 2020, the prices may revise upwards as per new GST rates.

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Aamir Siddiqui
Aamir Siddiqui

A journalist at XDA-Developers and the current Editor in Chief, I have been writing for XDA since 2015, despite being a qualified business-litigation lawyer. A low-end smartphone purchase in 2011 brought me to the forums, and it's been a journey filled with custom ROMs ever since. When not fully dipped in smartphone news and tutorials, I love traveling to places just to capture pictures of the sun setting. You can reach out to me at [email protected] And my Twitter is @aamirsidd94.

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