Samsung Galaxy M21 Specification, Price, and Release Date

Samsung announced the Galaxy M21 in February 2020, and in March the same year, the company added another smartphone to its M series – the Galaxy M21. In this article we shall be looking at the main difference between the two phones, and also the Samsung Galaxy M21 specification, price, as well as release date.

Samsung Galaxy M21 Specification, Price, and Release Date

Samsung Galaxy M21 Features

The main difference between the two phones is clearly seen in the camera department. The Galaxy M31 comes with a quad camera setup which is made up of a 64MP main, 8MP ultrawide, 5MP macro, and 5MP depth sensor units. On the other hand, the Galaxy M21 features a triple camera which is a combination of 48MP main, 8MP ultrawide, and 5MP depth sensor modules. The 32MP selfie camera on the Galaxy M31 is also downgraded to 20MP on the Galaxy M21.

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Apart from these differences, the Samsung Galaxy M21 matches the Galaxy M31;s specs. It is powered by Exynos 9611 chipset and comes in two memory configurations – 4GB/64GB and 8GB/128GB. The Galaxy M21 runs on Android 10-based One UI 2.0, and it also has a dedicated microSD card slot for storage expansion by up to 512GB.

The Samsung Galaxy M21 also features a 6.4 inch Full HD+ AMOLED display and packs a 6000mAh battery that charges through a USB-C port up to 15W. The phone also has a fingerprint reader on the back for biometric authentication.

Samsung Galaxy M21 Price and Release Date

The Samsung Galaxy M21 price isINR12,999 ($175/€160) for the 4GB/64G  memory option and it the release date in India is slated for March 23, 2020. It will go on sale in India through Amazon India, and the available colours are Raven Black and Midnight Blue.

As at the time this post was written, there are no words concerning the price and availability of the 6GB/128GB variant.

Samsung Galaxy M21 Specification

Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)
Announced 2020, March 18
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2020, March 23
Dimensions 159 x 75.1 x 8.9 mm (6.26 x 2.96 x 0.35 in)
Weight 188 g (6.63 oz)
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass 3), plastic back, plastic frame
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.4 inches, 100.5 cm2 (~84.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  420 nits max brightness (advertised)
OS Android 10.0; One UI 2
Chipset Exynos 9611 (10nm)
CPU Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU Mali-G72 MP3
Card slot microSDXC (dedicated slot)
Internal 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM
  UFS 2.1
Triple 48 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
5 MP, f/2.2, (depth)
Features LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS
Single 20 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide)
Features HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
Radio FM radio, RDS, recording
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  Non-removable Li-Po 6000 mAh battery
Charging Fast charging 15W
Colors Midnight Blue, Raven Black
SAR 0.47 W/kg (head)    
Price About 160 EUR
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