Samung Galaxy M21 has received a price cut from the company. The price of the phone now starts at Rs. 13,199 in the country. The phone had reportedly received a price hike due to the increase in tax on mobile phones from 12 percent to 18 percent. The phone was launched in India in March with 6,000mAh battery and triple rear cameras.
Samsung Galaxy M21 price in India cut
The Galaxy M21 was launched by Samsung in India in March at Rs. 13,499 for the 4GB+64GB (RAM+ROM) variant. The 6GB+128GB variant was launched at Rs. 15,499. It then received a price hike due to increase in GST rates on mobiles phones. As a result, the prices went up to Rs. 14,222 and Rs. 16,499 respectively. After the recent reduction in prices, you can by the more modest variant of the two for Rs. 13,199 and the other one for Rs. 15,499.
Samsung Galaxy M21 specifications
The Samsung Galaxy M21 features include Android 10 with One UI 2.0 on top, a 6.4-inch full-HD+ Super AMOLED display, an octa-core Exynos 9611 SoC with up to 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM, a triple rear camera setup (48-megapixel + 8-megapixel sensor + 5-megapixel depth sensor), a 20-megapixel front camera, up to 128GB of onboard storage xpandable via microSD card (up to 512GB), a rear fingerprint sensor, and finally, a massive 6,000mAh battery.
Coronavirus hits smartphone shipments
According to a recent report by Counterpoint Research, the shipment of smartphones in India grew by a “modest” 4 percent due to coronavirus in Q1 2020. An overall decline of 10 percent for the full calendar year has been estimated in the report. The recent price-cut for the Galaxy M21 could be one of the strategies of Samsung to offset the impact of coronavirus on the sale of the phones.
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