“Samsung Galaxy M31 has been listed on Amazon India with teasers revealing key specifications such as a 64MP quad camera setup and 6,000mAh battery”
Samsung Galaxy M31 has been confirmed to launch in India on February 25th, according to a teaser poster on Amazon India. Alongside the India launch date, the microsite also gives us a detailed look at the overall design of the phone and confirms some key specifications. Samsung Galaxy M31 will come with a 64MP quad rear camera setup, a full HD+ Super AMOLED display with a waterdrop notch and a massive 6,000mAh battery, much like its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy M30s.
A teaser video in the Samsung Galaxy M31 Amazon page also reveals the presence of a USB Type-C port at the bottom, while a 3.5mm audio jack is also seen. Both the volume rocker and the power button are placed to the right, while to the rear, the M31 sports a physical fingerprint sensor. The rear camera layout features a rectangular module that has the four cameras arranged in an L-shaped pattern and the module also includes an LED flash. The overall design looks fairly close to that of the Samsung Galaxy M30s that was launched five months ago, barring the presence of the additional camera module.
Samsung Galaxy M31 will likely be an incremental upgrade over the Galaxy M30s. It clearly retains the same overall chassis and the 6,000mAh battery, while the 6.4-inch display size is also expected to remain the same. It is also expected to retain the Exynos 9611 chipset for processing power, while RAM and storage variants are also expected to be exactly what the M30s offered — a 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant, and a 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant. The Samsung Galaxy M31 is expected to run on Android 10-based One UI 2.0 out of the box. The key difference is likely the upgraded quad camera setup coupled with the new 64-megapixel sensor.
Samsung had introduced its first Galaxy M30 smartphone back in February 2019, featuring the same display size and quality, but with the older Exynos 7904 chipset, lesser RAM of 3GB in the base variant, a 13-megapixel based triple rear camera and a 5,000mAh battery. Following a reasonably successful run in the mid-range space, the device was given a mid-life upgrade within seven months, with the Galaxy M30s. The Samsung Galaxy M30s presently sells in India at Rs 12,999, which should be fairly indicative of the price range that the Galaxy M31 should be launched at. Even at a slight premium for the new camera module, the Samsung Galaxy M31 should be priced within Rs 15,000, making it an interesting budget smartphone to consider.