Samsung Galaxy M31 has set the market on fire as the go-to smartphone for those looking for an affordable yet powerful handset with a stellar quad camera setup as well as long-lasting battery life. The smartphone is up for grabs through both online and offline channels – you can log onto Amazon.in or Samsung.com to purchase the new Samsung Galaxy M31 or head to popular retail stores to pick a unit. The phone is the successor to the hugely successful Galaxy M30s and builds upon some of its most important features. If you’re in the market for a budget device, you really need to take an in-depth look at the new Galaxy M31. Here are all the things you need to know about it.
Quad cameras that pack a powerful punch
The quad-camera setup of the Samsung Galaxy M31 includes a 64MP wide camera, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera, a 5MP macro camera, and a 5MP depth sensor. The 64MP main camera is an ISOCELL Bright GW1 image sensor that excels at clicking great images in all lighting conditions, and its high-resolution sensor means you can zoom in and crop your photos without losing much detail. The 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera with 123-degree field-of-view is great for getting a wholly new perspective on whatever it is you’re shooting and capture the scene as you see it. As for the 5MP macro camera, it allows you to get incredibly close to your subjects to capture the tiniest of details. Lastly, the 5MP depth sensor allows you to click portrait shots.
Photography as its forte, the Galaxy M31 even offers excellent video shooting capabilities, moreover. You get 4K video support, apart from the ability to capture attractive Slow Motion clips. And that’s not all, a Hyperlapse mode has entered the phone as well, for grabbing stunning timelapse videos, while there’s even an Ultra Wide Video mode that uses the phone’s ultra-wide-angle camera.
Slo- mo Video
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Ultra Wide Video
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Unbelievable 2-day battery
Another impressive aspect of the Samsung Galaxy M31 is its 6,000mAh battery that’s guaranteed to give you 2-day battery life. It allows the phone to offer a whopping 48 hours of talk time, up to 21 hours of web browsing, up to 26 hours of video playback, and up to 119 hours of music playback. In the box, Samsung has also added a 15W fast charger that ensures that the device doesn’t take a long time to get juiced up.
Gorgeous Super AMOLED display
Coming to the front, it’s highlighted by a 16.21cm (6.4-inch) Super AMOLED Infinity-U display bearing full HD+ resolution. It’s a full-screen front surface that pushes the bezels to be as minimal as possible. And since it’s an sAMOLED panel, you can be assured of deep black, punchy colours, and excellent viewing experience even under sunlight. On the top is a tiny teardrop notch that houses the phone’s front camera.
This display not only boasts of a peak brightness of 420 nits, but it also comes with the Widevine L1 certification, which allows you to stream content from apps like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video in true HD resolution. It’s also got a massive 100000:1 contrast ratio that should furthermore alleviate your experience of using the smartphone by automatically adapting to the ambient lighting.
A smooth and powerful performance is ensured with the Samsung Galaxy M31 thanks to its 10nm Exynos 9611 chipset, which comprises a 2.3GHz octa-core processor and Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. This assembly should ensure that high-end apps and games like PUBG Mobile run smoothly. Also aiding the phone’s operations is 6GB worth of RAM, which is common for both its 64GB and 128GB storage variants. Of course, you will be able to expand the storage up to 512GB thanks to the microSD card slot.
Intuitive and feature-rich software
On the software front, it’s no surprise that Samsung’s One UI 2.0 based on Android 10 has made its way into this device. With a simplified visual language and a streamlined design, this UI ensures that you find everything you’re looking for in seconds. A Dark Mode is part of the experience, and so is the Digital Wellness feature for helping you cut down on excessive smartphone usage.
Exquisite high-end design
Samsung has blessed this handset with a slim and lightweight design. It boasts of an 8.9mm thin body that tips the scales at 191gms. The phone comes in two colour options, namely Ocean Blue and Space Black, both of which are glossy in nature. The Galaxy M31’s fingerprint scanner has been placed on its rear surface, right beside its quad camera setup. A headphone jack is indeed present on this smartphone, meaning you can stay connected to your favourite movie and music streaming services without worrying about the wireless headphones’ battery running out.
Price and release date
Like we said, the Samsung Galaxy M31 is already available for purchase via Amazon.in, Samsung.com, and select retail stores across the country. The 6GB + 64GB variant is being sold at Rs 15,999, whereas its 6GB + 128GB model is going for Rs 16,999. A number of introductory offers are available on the device as well that are bringing the costs of the two models down by Rs 1,000 to Rs 14,999 and Rs 15,999. So make the perfect smartphone for photography, video streaming, and battery life yours today!