Samsung Galaxy M32 5G launched in India at ₹20,999
It has a Dimensity 720 5G chipset
August 25, 2021
Starting Price in India
Samsung has launched its newest Galaxy M series phone in India named the Galaxy M32 5G and as the name suggests, this one brings the 5G upgrade over the Galaxy M32 that launched in June with a 90Hz AMOLED and a 6,000mAh battery. The Samsung Galaxy M32 5G has the Dimensity 720 5G SOC which seems like the only upgrade over the Galaxy M32 because there are some downgrades as well. For example, the 5G version has a 720p display and a smaller 5,000mAh battery.
Now, if you don’t know, the Galaxy M32 5G is just a rebrand of the Galaxy A32 5G so there is no difference in both the phones. The design remains the same which includes a display with a waterdrop notch on the front and a Quad camera setup on the back. There is a side-facing fingerprint scanner. The phone has a polycarbonate back and frame.
Let’s talk about the biggest selling point of this phone – 5G. Samsung is proudly advertising the support for 12 5G bands on this phone and this 5G support is all thanks to the Dimensity 720 SOC. It is a chipset built on the 7nm manufacturing process and it is paired with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The phone also comes with Knox Security that will protect your sensitive data from malware and other threats.
Samsung Galaxy M32 5G has a 6.5-inch TFT and while the 4G version has a Full-HD+ AMOLED, the 5G version settles for a 720p panel. And that’s not it! There is also no mention of a high-refresh-rate panel in the case of the M32 5G. On the other hand, the Galaxy M32 4G has a 90Hz AMOLED. So, that’s one area where Samsung has done massive cost-cutting.
Another area is the battery. The Galaxy M32 4G has a 6,000mAh cell but the M32 5G comes with a smaller 5,000mAh battery. The charging speed remains the same i.e., 15W.
And while you may think we are done with the downgrades, wait a minute. In terms of the cameras, there is no longer a 64 Megapixel primary sensor. Samsung has replaced it with a 48 Megapixel sensor. One upgrade is there in the macro camera as that now has a 5MP sensor instead of a 2MP. For selfies, you get a 13 Megapixel camera (M32 4G has a 20MP selfie camera).
Android 11 runs out of the box with OneUI 3.1 on top and Samsung has promised 2 years of Android OS update this phone.
So, in short, remove the 5G support and all you get is a phone that is not worth spending money on over the Galaxy M32 4G.
In terms of pricing, the Samsung Galaxy M32 5G starts at ₹20,999. Now that’s a price difference of ₹6000 between the base variants of M32 4G and M32 5G. We wonder what Samsung was thinking while pricing the M32 5G at ₹20,999. Anyways, in case you are interested in this phone, the sale starts on the 2nd of September on Amazon.