- Samsung Galaxy M51 is expected to be a mid-range offering that’ll be positioned above Galaxy M31
- The handset is tipped to be powered by Snapdragon 675 SoC paired with 8GB RAM
Samsung Galaxy M51 launch seems around the corner as the handset has acquired Bluetooth SIG certification. As reported by 91mobiles previously, the handset is expected to launch later this month. The phone was spotted on the Bluetooth listing with the moniker ‘Galaxy M51’ and model number SM-515F. It’s similar to the model number that was spotted on Geekbench last month. This means that Samsung Galaxy M51 will be powered by 1.8GHz octa-core SM6150 SoC, which is believed to be Snapdragon 675 chipset, coupled with 8GB RAM. The phone will boot Android 10 out of the box that’ll most likely have Samsung’s OneUI 2 on top.
The new Bluetooth SIG certification doesn’t reveal much about Samsung Galaxy M51, except that it’ll come with Bluetooth v5.0 connectivity. Looking at the specs, it seems to be a mid-range offering that’ll most likely be positioned above Samsung Galaxy M31. However, the chipset feels slightly dated. If you recall, it’s the same chipset that powered last year’s Samsung Galaxy M40 smartphone.
While Snapdragon 675 SoC is not a bad chipset per se, but it’s not as capable as the latest-gen Snapdragon 720G or Snapdragon 730 SoCs. Using a dated chipset could be a deal-breaker for Samsung Galaxy M51; however, these are mere speculations and we’ll have to wait and see how the product will turn out when it goes official.
Separately, Samsung Galaxy M31s is also in the works with the same 64MP quad-camera setup, 128GB storage, and probably an in-display fingerprint sensor. However, the handset launch won’t happen anytime soon as it’s still in the development phase. It will be an upgraded variant of the Samsung Galaxy M31 from earlier this year.