Samsung launched its new budget phone in India today under the Galaxy ‘M’ series. It is the successor to the last year’s Galaxy M30s, named Samsung Galaxy M31. The Galaxy M30s was praised for its insane 6,00mAh battery, and the Galaxy M31 keeps that, plus adds a lot more. The phone is priced at Rs 14,999 for the base variant.
The Galaxy M31 has the same Infinity-U display on the front as the GalaxyM30s, and even the rear camera setup is similar except for the fact that there is an extra camera on the rear. The fingerprint scanner is also placed on the back. There is a USB Type-C port on the bottom. So yes, there isn’t anything special in terms of the design as it is almost the same in terms of the looks as the Galaxy M30s.
Coming to the specifications, the Samsung Galaxy M31 comes with a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Full-HD+ display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. So, the display panel is also the same as the on Galaxy M30s. Not just the display, but SOC powering the latest Galaxy M31 is the old Exynos 9611 that powered the M30s as well. It is based on the 10nm manufacturing process & comes with the Mali-G72 MP3 GPU.
The phone has 6GB LPDDR4X RAM & 64/128GB UFS 2.1 storage. There is also a dedicated slot for a microSD card, so you can add a microSD card of up to 512GB.
‘Like the last year’s Galaxy M30s, the Samsung Galaxy M31 has a massive 6,000mAh battery, which is more than enough to last two days on normal usage. There is also 15W fast charging via USB Type-C port. Android 10 runs out of the box with OneUI 2.0 on top.
So far, there is no difference in the specifications when compared to the Galaxy M30s. But when we talk about the camera setup, that’s where Samsung has made some improvements. There is a primary 64 Megapixel Samsung GW1 sensor on the rear, a secondary 8 Megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, a 5 Megapixel Macro lens & a 5 Megapixel depth sensor. Compared to the Galaxy M30s, the Galaxy M31 gets an upgraded 64MP camera & an extra Macro lens.
There is a 16MP selfie camera.
SAMSUNG GALAXY M31 – PRICING & AVAILABILITY
Samsung Galaxy M31 comes in two colors – Ocean Blue & Space Black. The pricing is as follows –
6GB + 64GB – Rs 14,999
6GB + 128GB – Rs 15,999
Sales start on March 5th & the phone would be available online on Amazon.