Samsung Malaysia has gotten really busy with its Galaxy A series in the past week. After quietly releasing the Galaxy A11 and the Galaxy A31, we now have the Galaxy A21s on our shores. This is their latest mid-range smartphone that offers a quad-camera setup and a huge 5,000mAh battery.
Interestingly, the device is listed with an Exynos 850, which is a new 8nm processor for budget phones. It is an octa-core unit that uses Cortex-A55 cores that are clocked up to 2.0GHz. If the 64GB internal storage isn’t enough, you can expand it further via a microSD card.
The Samsung Galaxy A21s has a 6.5″ HD+ (1600×720 pixels) Infinity-O display that has a 13MP selfie camera on the top left corner. For imaging, it gets a quad-camera setup that consists of a 48MP main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens and two 2MP shooters for macro and depth effects.
Powering the device is a large 5,000mAh battery which supports 15W fast-charging via USB-C. The device has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and it also supports face unlock.
For RM939, there are better sub-RM1,000 mid-range smartphone options that provide a much better display and a large battery. If you can fork out an extra RM160, you could get the Galaxy A31 that has a full HD+ AMOLED display, double the storage and it also has NFC support for Samsung Pay.
Here’s a recap on the current Samsung Galaxy A series lineup in Malaysia:
Galaxy A11 3GB RAM + 32GB storage – RM599
Galaxy A21s 6GB RAM + 64GB storage – RM939
Galaxy A31 6GB RAM + 128GB storage – RM1,099
Galaxy A51 6GB RAM + 128GB storage – RM1,299
Galaxy A51 8GB RAM + 128GB storage – RM1,399
Galaxy A71 8GB RAM + 128GB storage – RM1,799