Samsung has announced a new smart hand, the Galaxy M21, for the Indian market, for 12,999 rupees ($175), GSMArena reported. It was the successor to last year’s Galaxy M20 and another attempt by Samsung to wrest back buyers from Chinese rivals whose phones have taken market share from Samsung.
Although the overall design is similar to previous products, Samsung has made some improvements to the Galaxy M21. At the back, there are now three cameras instead of two, thanks to the addition of a new 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera next to the 5 megapixel depth sensor. The resolution of the main sensor has also been increased from 13 megapixels to 48 megapixels, while the selfie camera now has a 20 megapixel sensor, compared with 8 megapixels for the previous generation. The Galaxy M21 also has a rear fingerprint sensor, a USB-C port and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The Galaxy M21 has a faster Exynos 9611 processor, a larger 6000mAh battery, and an increase dissonance to 4GB and 64GB in memory and storage capacity. The Galaxy M21 features a 6.4-inch 1080p OLED drop display, and the phone will offer a black and blue look.
Doing well in the Indian market is crucial for Samsung, especially as CounterPoint recently reported that India will overtake the United States as the world’s second-largest smartphone market in 2019. However, Samsung’s market share in the country has declined between 2018 and 2019, while that of Chinese rivals such as Vivo, Realme and OPPO has grown by double digits or even triple digits. In the fourth quarter of last year, CounterPoint reported that Vivo overtook Samsung to become the country’s second-largest smartphone maker, behind Xiaomi.