14 September 2021
Samsung has silently launched a new budget Galaxy A-series smartphone in Japan. The phone is named Galaxy A21 Simple SCV49 which is not exactly a simple name to remember. It is different from the Galaxy A21 global version that was announced in the first half of 2020. The company is primarily aiming at elder users with the new offering.
The Galaxy A21 Simple sports a 5.8-inch HD+ (1560 x 720 pixels)TFT display with a dewdrop notch. Under the hood, it has an octa-core Exynos 7884B processor paired with 3GB of RAM. The phone comes loaded with 64GB of onboard storage which is the only option that you get. The good thing is that there is microSD card support available.
There is a single 13-megapixel camera sensor on the back panel and a 5-megapixel front camera. The selfie shooter is housed within the notch. The whole package is powered by a 3,600mAh battery that should last for a day with ease. The phone will boot Samsung's custom One UI skin based on Android 11 out of the box. There is no fingerprint scanner support but it does have a USB Type-C port and IP68/IPX5 rating.
As for the pricing, the Galaxy A22 Simple will cost JPY 22,000 which is about $200. The available color options include Black and White. It will go on sale in Japan starting September 9th.