Samsung Galaxy M12 has a 90Hz display, 6,000mAh battery, and an affordable price tag

Samsung Galaxy M12 has a 90Hz display, 6,000mAh battery, and an affordable price tag

Hot on the heels of the Galaxy A32 launch in India earlier this month, Samsung is back with yet another smartphone. The company has just refreshed its budget-friendly Galaxy M series with the launch of the Galaxy M12. The Galaxy M12 is a direct successor to the Galaxy M11 and offers several notable improvements over its forerunner, including a 90Hz display, a 6,000mAh battery, and more memory on the base variant. With competitive specification and pricing, Samsung is pushing hard to give Xiaomi’s recently launched Redmi Note 10 some much-needed competition in the budget segment.

Galaxy M12: Specifications

SpecificationGalaxy M12
Dimensions and Weight
  • 164.0 x 75.9 x 9.7mm
  • 221g
Display
  • 6.5-inch LCD
  • 1600 x 720 (HD+)
  • 90Hz screen refresh rate
SoC
  • Exynos 850:
    • 4 x Cortex-A55 @ 2.0GHz and 4 x Cortex-A55 @ 1.6GHz
    • 8nm
  • ARM Mali-G52 GPU
RAM and Storage
  • 4GB/6GB RAM
  • 64GB/128GB flash storage
  • MicroSD card support
Battery & Charging
  • 6,000 mAh battery
  • 15W fast charger (inside the box)
Rear Camera
  • Primary: 48MP ISCOCELL HM2
  • Secondary: 8MP ultra-wide
  • Tertiary: 5MP depth sensor
  • Quarternary: 2MP macro
Front Camera
  • 8MP
Ports
  • USB Type-C port
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
Connectivity
  • 4G LTE
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Type-C port
  • WiFi 802.11.b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz)
Security
  • Side-mounted fingerprint reader
Software
  • One UI 3.1 Core with Android 11

Galaxy M12 front

The Galaxy M12 features a 6.5-inch HD+ LCD display with a 90Hz screen refresh rate and is the most affordable Samsung phone yet to offer a high refresh rate panel. Under the hood, the phone is powered by the home-brewed 8nm Exynos 850 chipset, paired with 4GB/6GB RAM and 64GB/128GB storage. The back of the phone houses a quad-camera setup comprised of a 48MP ISOCELL HM2 primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide shooter, a 5MP depth sensor and a 2MP macro lens.

A 6,000mAh battery keeps the show running and you also get a 15W charger inside the box. On the software front, the Galaxy M12 comes running the latest One UI 3.1 Core based on Android 11. Other highlights of the phone include a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, a 3.5mm audio jack, dual SIM support, and a microSD card slot.

Pricing & Availability

The Galaxy M12 comes in two variants: 4GB + 64GB and 6GB + 128GB. The base model is priced at ₹10,999, while the top model is priced at ₹13,499. As a limited introductory offer, users paying with ICICI credit or debit card can avail up to ₹1000 cashback. The Galaxy M12 will go on sale starting March 18 from Amazon India, Samsung.com, and select retail chains.

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