The Samsung Galaxy M21 2021 emerges as the following of the 2020 Samsung Galaxy M21. Placing both smartphones in a comparison table shows pretty much the same features as far as performance goes. However, Samsung did make some changes in the design department. More on that later in the article.
Where to Buy Samsung Galaxy M21 2021
Samsung Galaxy M21 2021 Key Specs & Features
- 6.4 inches Super AMOLED Display, 1080 x 2340 Pixels, ~403 PPI
- Android 11; One UI 3.1 Core
- Exynos 9611 (10nm)
- 4GB / 6GB RAM
- 64GB / 128GB Built-in Storage
- 48MP + 8MP + 5MP Triple Rear Cameras
- 20MP Front Camera
- 4G LTE Network
- Fingerprint (Rear-mounted)
- Non-removable 6000 mAh Li-Po Battery
Design and Display
Taking a look at the Samsung Galaxy M21 2021 from the front will definitely leave with the impression that it’s the same as the former from 2019, however, flipping the device to have a rearview shows Samsung actually made some tweaks, as mentioned in the introductory paragraph.
First off, Samsung swapped the gradient system seen on the 2020 M21 and served us with a line strip pattern instead. The camera module was also tweaked, leaving us with an array of cameras outside of a frame as seen in 2020.
The rear of this Android phone also holds a fingerprint sensor and the Samsung branding, which indicates it’s a Samsung phone.
For colours, enthusiasts will have just two options, which include Charcoal Black and Arctic Blue, as opposed to Midnight Blue and Raven Black from 2020. A deep dive could just leave with the conclusion that both colour options are actually different shades of each other.
What’s more, the build of the Samsung Galaxy M21 2021, basically comprises glass up front, plastic on the rear, and plastic on the frame, which is pretty much the same setup as seen on the former.
On-board the Samsung Galaxy M21 2021 camera department, are cameras that are basically a reminisce of what we got from the M21 from 2020. However personal use may show improvement, as this assumption is based on paper specs.
The rear setup on this smartphone comprises a 48MP primary camera with an aperture of f/2.0, an 8MP ultrawide camera with an aperture of f/2.2, and a 123˚ field of view. We also have a 5MP depth camera with an aperture of f/2.2. Video recording with this setup is capped at 4k @ 30fps.
Moving up front, we find a single 20MP shooter with an aperture of f/2.2. This camera is capable of shooting videos up to 1080p @ 30fps.
Hardware and Software
The reminisce continues. The Samsung Galaxy M21 2021 performance setup is yet another replica of the 2020 M21.
On-board we have an Exynos 9611 processor with a 10nm process, Mali-G72 MP3 GPU, 4GB / 6GB RAM options, 64GB / 128GB storage options and a non-removable 6000mAh Li-Po battery.
On the software side, we have the One UI 3.1 core user interface running on the Android 11 operating system.
The Samsung Galaxy M21 2021 features a 3.5mm headphone jack, a USB Type-C port, dual-band WiFi, and low energy Bluetooth 5.0.
Internet connectivity here is capped at 4G, which means enthusiasts won’t be getting 5G for downloads, streaming, and uploads.
Samsung Galaxy M21 2021 Price and Availability
The price of the Samsung Galaxy M21s starts at $154 which translates to 63,371 Naira in Nigeria, 16,668 KSH in Kenya, and 918 GHC in Ghana.
The Samsung Galaxy M21 2021 was announced on July 21, 2021, and was also released for purchase on July 26th, 2021.
Samsung Galaxy M21 2021 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Samsung Galaxy M21 2021:
- Platform: Android 11, One UI 3.1 Core
- Processor: Exynos 9611 (10nm) (Octa-core – 4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
- GPU: Mali-G72 MP3
- Memory: 4GB / 6GB RAM
- Colours: Charcoal Black, Arctic Blue
- Dimension: –
- Weight: –
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM
- SIM Count: Dual-SIM
- Display: 6.4-inches Super AMOLED, 1080 x 2340 Pixels, ~84.2% screen-to-body ratio, 19.5:9 ratio, ~403 PPI
- Screen Protection: –
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 48MP (Primary) f/2.0, PDAF + 8MP (Ultrawide) f/2.2, 123˚ FOV + 5MP (Depth) f/2.2
- Rear Camera Features: LED flash, Panorama, HDR, 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps, 720p@240fps, gyro-EIS
- Front Camera: 20MP Camera, f/2.2, HDR, 1080p@30fps
- Built-in Storage: 64GB / 128GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes (Dedicated slot)
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: –
- HSPA+: –
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Version 5.0, A2DP, LE
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: –
- USB Port: Type-C 2.0
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: –
- Push Emails: –
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: –
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: –
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: –
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (rear-mounted)
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: –
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: –
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: –
- Video Editor: –
- Document Viewer: –
- Document Editor: –
- Battery: Non-Removable 6000mAh Li-Po Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: –
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