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The Samsung Galaxy M series has gained a lot of popularity thanks to affordable prices and up-to-date hardware. Samsung has managed to lower prices by selling these models online, reducing distribution costs. The sub-Rs. 15,000 Samsung Galaxy M30 set the pace, and a refreshed version, the Galaxy M30s, really helped the company strengthen its position in this segment. Samsung has now launched a successor to the Galaxy M30s, called the Galaxy M31. You now get a quad-camera setup, an upgrade from the triple camera setup on the M30s. However, the processor and the battery capacity remain unchanged. Will this be enough to keep the Galaxy M series competitive in the market? We review the Galaxy M31 to find out.
Samsung Galaxy M31 smartphone was launched on 26th February 2020. The phone comes with a 6.40-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080x2340 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9.
Samsung Galaxy M31 is powered by a 2.3GHz octa-core Samsung Exynos 9611 processor that features 4 cores clocked at 2.3GHz and 4 cores clocked at 1.7GHz. It comes with 6GB of RAM.
The Samsung Galaxy M31 runs Android 10 and is powered by a 6000mAh non-removable battery.
As far as the cameras are concerned, the Samsung Galaxy M31 on the rear packs a 64-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.8 aperture; a second 8-megapixel camera with an f/2.2 aperture; a third 5-megapixel camera with an f/2.2 aperture and a fourth 5-megapixel camera with an f/2.4 aperture. The rear camera setup has autofocus. It sports a 32-megapixel camera on the front for selfies, with an f/2.0 aperture.
The Samsung Galaxy M31 runs One UI 2.0 based on Android 10 and packs 128GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 512GB) with a dedicated slot. The Samsung Galaxy M31 is a dual-SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM cards.
Connectivity options on the Samsung Galaxy M31 include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, Bluetooth v5.00, USB Type-C, 3G, and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India) with active 4G on both SIM cards. Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, compass/ magnetometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and fingerprint sensor. The Samsung Galaxy M31 supports face unlock.
The Samsung Galaxy M31 measures 159.20 x 75.10 x 8.90mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 191.00 grams. It was launched in Blue and Black colours. It bears a plastic body.
As of 30th March 2020, Samsung Galaxy M31 price in India starts at Rs. 14,999.
|Product Name||Price in India|
|Samsung Galaxy M31 (6GB RAM, 128GB) - Ocean Blue||₹ 14,999|
|Samsung Galaxy M31 (6GB RAM, 64GB) - Ocean Blue||₹ 14,999|
|Samsung Galaxy M31 (6GB RAM, 64GB) - Space Black||₹ 14,999|
|Samsung Galaxy M31 (6GB RAM, 128GB) - Space Black||₹ 15,999|
Samsung Galaxy M31 price in India starts from ₹ 14,999. The lowest price of Samsung Galaxy M31 is ₹ 14,999 at Amazon.
|Release date||26th February 2020|
|Launched in India||Yes|
|Dimensions (mm)||159.20 x 75.10 x 8.90|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||6000|
|Screen size (inches)||6.40|
|Processor||2.3GHz octa-core (4x2.3GHz + 4x1.7GHz)|
|Processor make||Samsung Exynos 9611|
|Expandable storage type||microSD|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||512|
|Dedicated microSD slot||Yes|
|Rear camera||64-megapixel (f/1.8) + 8-megapixel (f/2.2) + 5-megapixel (f/2.2) + 5-megapixel (f/2.4)|
|Front camera||32-megapixel (f/2.0)|
|Operating system||Android 10|
|Skin||One UI 2.0|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 5.00|
|Number of SIMs||2|
|Active 4G on both SIM cards||Yes|
|Supports 4G in India (Band 40)||Yes|
|Supports 4G in India (Band 40)||Yes|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes|