What if we told you there was no need to compromise while buying a new smartphone? What if you could get powerful, all-round specs in a device that costs less than Rs 15,000? No, we aren’t pulling your leg. There is a new smartphone that does just this. With industry-leading cameras, a gaming-ready processor, battery life that beats everyone else by a long mile, and a display with the deepest blacks, it’s got everything you’d expect from a high-end phone. What are we talking about? The all-new Samsung Galaxy M30s… and if we got you curious about the smartphone, then you’re at the right place.

A monster 6,000mAh battery

That’s not a typo. The Galaxy M30s actually has a massive, 6,000mAh battery, which is surprising when you consider how slim and light it is. Thanks to its ‘monster’ battery, the Galaxy M30s makes battery anxiety a matter of the past. Play games, watch streaming shows, get your work done, chat with your friends, spend time on social media, and you’ll still have enough battery left to go to bed and then to work the next day, all without charging your phone. But just how much is 6,000mAh? It’s enough for a whopping 29 hours of video playback. And if you feel that’s still not enough, there’s 15W Fast Charging support as well for juicing up the tank quickly.

Gorgeous sAMOLED display

The Galaxy M30s is a gorgeous device, thanks to its slim profile and the stunning colours it comes in — Opal Black, Sapphire Blue, and Pearl White. But what really stands out is the 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-U display. With an FHD+ resolution, a 91 percent screen-to-body ratio, 420nits brightness, and a 78960:1 contrast, this makes everything look good. Switched off, the Galaxy M30s looks stunning thanks to the minimal bezels. Switch it on, and you’ll absolutely love how crisp and vibrant everything looks.

The Exynos processor and RAM make this a gamer’s dream device

Gamers will absolutely love the Galaxy M30s thanks to its Exynos 9611 processor. This octa-core SoC is based on a 10nm process, making it a very cool-running and efficient chip. It’s also got Mali G72MP3 GPU for taking care of graphics-intensive games, and there’s up to 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM, which is more than enough for lag-free multitasking and snappy app launches. And with up to 128GB storage, there’s enough space for the biggest games and even your music library at the same time.

Samsung’s also made some useful software enhancements just for avid gamers, such as the Game Booster mode, which ramps up performance and analyses your usage patterns to optimise resources for smooth, fluid, high-FPS gaming.

The 48MP triple-camera setup

A fantastic camera is often our first demand from a new phone. The Samsung Galaxy M30s delivers on this front with its triple-camera system that includes a 48MP f/2.0 main shooter, an 8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide shooter, and a 5MP f/2.2 depth sensor.

It’s not just the hardware that manages to impress us, but also the camera software. For example, the Galaxy M30s has Night Mode that takes vivid, vibrant, and noise-free photos even in the most challenging situations. The ultra-wide camera, meanwhile, is perfect for taking photos that really capture the grandeur of landscapes and cities. And thanks to the depth sensor, you get Live Focus mode that’s ideal for capturing DSLR-like portraits.

The M30s also excels when it comes to shooting videos. Motion footage comes out stabilised thanks to the Super Steady feature, while other fun modes like Hyperlapse and Super Slow Motion giving you a lot of creative capabilities. And then there’s the Intelligent Scene Optimizer, which uses AI to detect and optimise recording for over 20 different kinds of subjects — from sunsets to people.

In sum, the Samsung Galaxy M30s is a loaded smartphone that makes the pricier phones look bad. It packs in a lot for its starting price tag of Rs 13,999 (for the 4GB RAM, 64GB storage variants), making it an attractive proposition. The higher-end variant offers 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage, and this one will cost you Rs 16,999.

While the Galaxy M30s is worth a buy, you could also consider the Galaxy M10s in case you’re looking for an even more affordable option. The Samsung Galaxy M10s is one of the very few handsets in the sub-Rs 10,000 segment to offer a Super AMOLED display. The core specs of the Galaxy M10s include the Exynos 7884B SoC mated to 3GB RAM and 32GB storage, a 6.4-inch HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity V display, a dual-camera setup with a 13MP primary sensor and a 5MP secondary ultra-wide-angle lens, an 8MP selfie camera, and a 4,000mAh battery with 15W fast-charging support.

Both the Galaxy M30s and Galaxy M10s go on sale from September 29th via Amazon.in and Samsung’s online store.