Last month, the Indian government hiked the GST rate on mobile phones, forcing brands to hike the prices of their current smartphone line up. The Samsung Galaxy M21 and Galaxy A50s were among the many to get more expensive. However, the company has now announced a price cut for both these affordable offerings across all variants.
Samsung is not the first brand to cut prices of smartphones that recently received a price hike. Vivo had previously dropped the price of the base variant of the Vivo S1. Here are the new pricing and availability details of the Samsung Galaxy M21 and A50s.
Samsung Galaxy M21 and Galaxy A50s price cut in India
The Samsung Galaxy M21 was launched in India just last month with the 4GB + 64GB variant priced at Rs 12,999 and 6GB + 128GB model priced at Rs 14,999. Post the GST hike, these variants were retailing for Rs 14,222 and Rs 16,499, respectively. And now, with the recent price cut the base 4GB variant will set you back by Rs 13,199 and 6GB model will retail for Rs 15,499.
The Galaxy A50s, on the other hand, was launched last year in 4GB + 128GB and 6GB + 128GB variants with the pricing set at Rs 22,999 and Rs 24,999, respectively. These prices were jacked up to Rs 21,070 and Rs 26,900 following the price hikes by the company. But now, you can pick these up for Rs 18,599 and Rs 20,561, respectively.
The new pricing of these smartphones is already listed on the official Samsung website. However, at the moment, e-commerce platforms are only delivering products in orange and green zones, therefore we suggest checking which zone you are in before placing an order.
Samsung Galaxy M21 and Galaxy A50s specifications and features
To recap, the Samsung Galaxy M21 features a 6.4-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with an Infinity-U notch design. It is powered by the Exynos 9611 chipset and runs Android 10 along with the latest One UI 2 custom interface. Powering the smartphone is a massive 6,000mAh battery with 15W fast charging technology via USB Type-C. Other features include a 20-megapixel selfie camera, a 48-megapixel triple rear camera, rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and more.
The Samsung Galaxy A50s ships with a 6.4-inch full HD+ Infinity-U Super AMOLED display and gets the Exynos 9610 chipset. Out of the box, the phone boots the Android 9 Pie-based One UI and houses a beefy 4,000mAh battery with 15W fast charging support. On the rear, the smartphone features a 48-megapixel primary sensor with night mode, 5-megapixel depth sensor and an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, while on the front is a 32-megapixel snapper.