Samsung Galaxy M01s with MediaTek Helio P22 and Android 9.0 launched in India for ₹9,999 ($133)

Samsung Galaxy M01s with MediaTek Helio P22 and Android 9.0 launched in India for ₹9,999 ($133)

Samsung’s Galaxy M-series attempts to capture the online sales segment in the entry-level for Samsung, clashing against the likes of Xiaomi and Realme on this end. Over the years, Samsung has launched many devices within the M-series lineup, including the Galaxy M01 and Galaxy M11 that were launched just last month in India. Samsung has now arrived with a new smartphone in the form of the Samsung Galaxy M01s, and it occupies a curious position within Samsung’s existing portfolio.

Samsung Galaxy M01s: Specifications

Specification Samsung Galaxy M01s
Dimensions & Weight
  • 6.2″ HD+ LCD TFT
  • Infinity-V notch
SoC MediaTek Helio P22
RAM & Storage 3GB + 32GB
Expandable up to 512GB
Battery & Charging 4000mAh
Fingerprint sensor Rear
Rear Camera
  • Primary: 13MP, f/1.8
  • Secondary: 2MP, f/2.4
Front Camera 8MP
Android Version Android 9.0

Considering Samsung just launched the Galaxy M01 last month, the Galaxy M01s may not be intending to phase out the Galaxy M01 just yet, and may instead co-exist alongside as an alternative option. Though, we’d argue that it does dilute what the “s” moniker stands for, and confuses users on the underlying specifications. There are a few upgrades on the Galaxy M01s compared to the Galaxy M01, but there are a fair few downgrades as well.

For one, the display on the Galaxy M01s is larger. Seeing that this is intended to be a budget device, we can’t fault the HD+ resolution, though obviously FHD+ would have been sweeter. Further, the front camera is also seeing an increase in MP count. There’s also a fingerprint sensor onboard. Unfortunately, the regression comes in the form of the MediaTek Helio P22 SoC, which is a mid-range SoC (at launch) that is two years old at this point. Also disappointing is the fact that the device comes with Android 9.0 Pie.

Pricing and Availability

The Samsung Galaxy M01 has also seen a price increase in recent days, so the Galaxy M01s slots in cheaper at ₹9,999 for the sole 3GB + 32GB variant. The device will be available in two colors — Light Blue and Gray — and will be available for sale across Samsung’s retail stores,, and other major e-commerce platforms.

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Aamir Siddiqui
Aamir Siddiqui

A journalist at XDA-Developers and the current Editor in Chief, I have been writing for XDA since 2015, despite being a qualified business-litigation lawyer. A low-end smartphone purchase in 2011 brought me to the forums, and it's been a journey filled with custom ROMs ever since. When not fully dipped in smartphone news and tutorials, I love traveling to places just to capture pictures of the sun setting. You can reach out to me at [email protected] or on Twitter (@aamirsidd94).

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