Samsung Galaxy M31 with 64MP quad cameras, One UI 2.0 based on Android 10 launches in India
Last year, Samsung’s mobile division took the radical step of reorganizing its priorities for the price-sensitive markets such as India. The electronics giant introduced a new series – the M Series – to tackle intense competition from brands like Xiaomi and Redmi. It began 2019 by launching the Galaxy M10, Galaxy M20, and the Galaxy M30. Later on in the year, the Samsung Galaxy M30s was launched as an upgrade to the Galaxy M30 and it was followed by the Galaxy M40. Almost five months after the Galaxy M30s, Samsung is now bringing the Galaxy M31 to India with minor upgrades – most importantly, a 64MP camera.
The Samsung Galaxy M31 now features a quad camera setup on the back, with a 64MP Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor for the primary camera. The other cameras include an 8MP wide-angle camera with a 123º field of view, a 5MP macro camera, and a 5MP depth sensor. The front camera has also been upgraded from 16MP on the Samsung Galaxy M30s to a 32MP sensor on the Galaxy M31.
Internally, not much has changed; the Samsung Galaxy M31 is also powered by Exynos 9611 like its predecessor but 6GB RAM now comes as the standard option. In terms of storage, there’s an option between 64GB and 128GB of UFS 2.1 NAND flash storage. The smartphone also retains the massive 6,000mAh battery along with 15W charging while the 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display also remains the same.
In terms of software, the Galaxy M31 now comes with One UI 2.0 based on Android 10 out of the box. Samsung hasn’t made any promises on future updates but the state of software updates appears to be improving significantly. The Galaxy M20 and the M30 received the Android 10 update in December last year, so there’s hope for Android 11 on the Galaxy M31 as well.
Samsung Galaxy M31 Specifications
|Specification||Samsung Galaxy M31|
|Colors||Ocean Blue, Space Black|
|Dimensions & Weight|
|RAM and Storage|
|Expandable Storage||Up to 512GB|
|Battery and Charging||6,000 mAh|
15W Fast Charging
Price & Availability
The Samsung Galaxy M31 will be available in India via Amazon and Samsung’s online store starting March 5th, 12PM IST.
The 6GB/64GB variant is priced at ₹15,999 whereas the 6GB/128GB variant will be priced at ₹16,999. However, for the first few sales, there is an additional discount of ₹1,000 if you purchase the phone on Amazon.