Samsung Galaxy M21 is here: Exynos 9611 SoC, 48MP triple camera, and 6,000 mAh battery

18 March 2020
It's basically a Galaxy M31 with downgraded cameras.

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  • Anonymous

Razaninaufal, 23 Mar 2020because the SoC in flagship phones are more power-efficient... moreActually they have one of the longest battery lives among all mobiles. Check gsmarena battery test list.

  • Razaninaufal

CptPower, 23 Mar 2020Wonder why lowest of the low have 1/3 more battery juice th... morebecause the SoC in flagship phones are more power-efficient. even though these low-end phones use 5000+ mah battery, doesnt mean that they have longer battery life.

Wonder why lowest of the low have 1/3 more battery juice than a flagship device.
Samsung is strange company like it always was.

marilonblues209, 19 Mar 2020M30s became M31 and M21. Good work Samsung Yeah ! The new mobile division head is making Samsung more like Huawei.
Shame !

DroidBoye, 19 Mar 2020My mindset is relative to competition. For instance, Samsun... moreOkay. Got it now. I really didn't understand the approach by Sammy. At least they could use A55 instead of A53. The GPU was already better than 600 series.
Frankly speaking, 9611 is actually 9610. It wasn't developed to compete 600 series.
I don't know why Samsung didn't use a new SoC for A*1 series.
May be they are going to use a SoC with own made GPU with the A series. This is why they didn't bother to develop another SoC.

Anonymous, 19 Mar 2020J series 2017 was excellent with metal build and OLED displ... moreBut with a crappy SoC and the metal frame was so-so.

M30s became M31 and M21. Good work Samsung

dude111, 18 Mar 2020They ended their custom designs, not their entire mobile ch... moreDidn't I say that as well?

My point was why aren't there "more" of the same?

  • Anonymous

Morsel, 18 Mar 2020J series users should not buy a Samsung phone anyway. The... moreJ series 2017 was excellent with metal build and OLED display for J5 and J7.

Morsel, 18 Mar 2020I failed to get your point. Exynos 9611 is a midrange. Why ... moreMy mindset is relative to competition. For instance, Samsung is pitting the 9611 as their midrange SoC pricewise which competes with G90T, SD730/730G and Kirin 810 which were using a76 + A55 last 2019. It's 2020 now and still Samsung still stuck with A73 + A53 combo with their 9611.

Abhi-Darth-Plagueis, 18 Mar 2020I don't understand. If Samsung does want to keep exynos div... moreThey ended their custom designs, not their entire mobile chips. Exynos has always existed on ARM stock cores for their mid and low end.

I don't understand. If Samsung does want to keep exynos division working then why not let them to do some "actual work" and design socs for different segments, instead of spamming same 9611/7904 everywhere they go?

I get that Mongoose was shut down but hey, you already got expertise now, you have experience, you've been doing this for years for default ARM designs - biggest of all you got a top class fab facility that managed to challenge and beat Intel and others on manufacturing process advantages/innovation; unlike Huawei or mediatek.

Why don't they build their own different socs on regular, updated ARM designs now, is beyond me.

Maybe it's because of ISP or modem or some such. Perhaps someone else can shed some light.

Anonymous, 18 Mar 2020And which hardware are you referring to specifically?J series users should not buy a Samsung phone anyway.
These users will get better value elsewhere.
Though things has changed with new M series.

Anonymous, 18 Mar 2020The GPU itself is not that bad. Last year the Galaxy a50 wa... moreThat's true. Old A73 was crap and A53 is too much power hungry than A55.
Bad move by Samsung.
In recent years. Only 2 good moves were taken by samsung in SoC.
The exynos 980 and collaborating with AMD to make own GPU.

DroidBoye, 18 Mar 2020Don't be in denial my dudes. Samsung's midrange Exynos SoC ... moreI failed to get your point. Exynos 9611 is a midrange. Why won't they use it in a midrange device ?

Anonymous, 18 Mar 2020Yeah, you are right, I don't know what they were thinking w... moreI'm starting to hate Samsung new mobile division head.
They are thinking they are getting more numbers.
But in fact Samsung is loosing it's reputation and in the long run it will hurt them badly.

Samsung lost themselves in the woods... Poor Strategy in releasing the same phone with different names.....If they dont want to go with qualcomm chipsets, then they need to create more exynos chipsets competing with various qualcomm mid range chipsets....Customers are smart enough to understand the specs, just ram/storage/more cameras will not do the trick, Performance matters.... Please get rid of A01, A10, A20, A40, M20 & M40 phones.... Low range can have A30 and M10 series, Mid range can have M30 and A50 series... Upper mid range can have A70 series.... M series should not have SAMOLED.... A series should have SAMOLED, Water resistant, OIS, Sturdy build..... By cutting short their portfolio they can provide faster Patch and OS updates.... Samsung need to concentrate on improving camera picture quality for mid range and upper mid range phones. Samsung dont have handsets to compete with Realme X2 Pro, Redmi K30 Pro and Oneplus 7T in terms of performance and price. They are trying suicide attempts..... Why the heck I should buy A71 in the place of Realme X2 Pro? I sometimes think that Samsung does it purposely to encourage competition, because they are supplying components to all the competitiors....

DroidBoye, 18 Mar 2020So uhhhmmm... how many excess 9611 stocks Samsung needs to ... moreWhen I see Exynos 9611 it reminds me of the Oprah meme "You Get a Car, You Get a Car, Everyone gets a car".

Samsung telling it's phones "You Get a 9611, You Get a 9611, Everyone gets a 9611"

  • Anonymous

They're losing what made Xiaomi and realme popular
All their midrange phones are coming with the same processor
Who's going to buy their more expensive offerings
They all come with the same specs, except design
Only difference is one with a notch and one with a punch hole
Their optical fingerprints are a disgrace and they are extremely slow, unlike others so

  • Anonymous

Samsung is officially killing their Exynos SoCs running on Mongoose cores. They are moving back to ARM, which might explain the abundance and spamming of Exynos chipset in every minor refresh/release.