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Samsung Galaxy M21 2021 Edition launched, but can you spot the difference?

There are few changes between the original Galaxy M21 and this refreshed version.

Published onJuly 21, 2021

samsung galaxy m21 2021 edition india
  • Samsung has launched the Galaxy M21 2021 Edition in India.
  • The phone isn’t much of a step up over the original device but does pack a slight visual refresh.
  • It comes in at under Rs 15,000 in India.

There’s a new Samsung mid-ranger with a big battery available in India this month. The Korean company has announced the Galaxy M21 2021 Edition‘s arrival in the country.

As its name suggests, the Galaxy M21 2021 edition isn’t a vast upgrade over the original M21 launched in March 2020. Visually, it is slightly different.

While the M21 2021 retains the 20MP waterdrop selfie shooter of its predecessor, it packs a redesigned rear camera array. The primary 48MP sensor now sits on its own and below the 8MP ultra-wide and 5MP depth sensors. The rear also features a pinstripe design. There’s also a physical fingerprint sensor on the back.

The phone’s fronted by a 6.4-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen, while internally, there’s an unnamed 10nm octa-core CPU. Presumably, Samsung’s reusing the Exynos 9611 here. Powering this chip is a 6,000mAh battery, continuing the precedent set by previous Galaxy M models. A 15W charging system also features.

Other features include an SD card slot, a 3.5mm headphone jack, GPS, dual-band Wi-Fi, and a USB-C port.

Samsung Galaxy M21 2021 Edition: Price and availability

The Galaxy M21 2021 Edition, with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, comes in a little cheaper than its predecessor at Rs 12,499 (~$164). It’s a tiny improvement of around $6, but it’s an improvement nonetheless.

If you own a Galaxy M21, don’t bother upgrading. Of course, those looking for a specs improvement should look further up the Samsung ladder or consider the lengthy list of alternatives. That price drops the Galaxy M21 2021 in among the impressive Redmi Note 10 and 5G-packing POCO M3 Pro.

The Galaxy M21 2021 goes on sale in India on Amazon from July 26 in Arctic Blue and Charcoal Black colorways.

Next: The best phones under 15,000 rupees in India

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