Samsung launches the Galaxy M02s budget smartphone in India

Samsung launches the Galaxy M02s budget smartphone in India

In just a week, Samsung will host its first Galaxy Unpacked event for 2021 and unveil the all-new Galaxy S21 series. But the next-gen flagships won’t be the first devices launched by the South Korean manufacturer this year. That is an honor reserved for a device on the opposite end of the spectrum — the Galaxy M02s.

Samsung Galaxy M02s: Specifications

SpecificationSamsung Galaxy M02s
Display
  • 6.5-inch HD+ LCD Infinity-V display
  • 1560 x 720 pixels
SoC
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
RAM & Storage
  • 3GB/4GB RAM
  • 32GB/64GB storage
  • microSD card expansion slot (up to 512GB)
Battery & Charging
  • 5,000mAh
  • 15W fast charging
Rear Camera(s)
  • 13MP primary camera
  • 2MP macro camera
  • 2MP depth sensor
Front Camera(s)
  • 5MP selfie camera
Port(s)
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • micro USB port
SoftwareOne UI based on Android 10

The new Samsung Galaxy M02s is a successor to the Galaxy M01s from last year, and it comes with an updated design that falls in line with other recently launched Galaxy M series devices. It offers modest specifications, including a Snapdragon 450 SoC, a 6.5-inch HD+ display with a waterdrop-style notch, up to 4GB of RAM, and up to 64GB of onboard storage.

For photography, the Galaxy Mo2s offers a triple-camera setup on the back that includes a 13MP primary sensor, a 2MP depth sensor for portrait shots, and a 2MP macro sensor. Over on the front, it has a single 5MP selfie shooter. Powering the device is a massive 5,000mAh battery, which features 15W fast charging support.

As with other entry-level smartphones in the market today, the Galaxy M02s comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack and a micro-USB port. However, unlike its predecessor, the Galaxy M02s doesn’t feature a fingerprint scanner. Finally, on the software front, the Galaxy M02 runs Samsung’s One UI skin based on Android 10.

Pricing & Availability

The Samsung Galaxy M02s will go on sale in India in the coming days via Samsung’s website and Amazon. It will be available in three colorways — Black, Blue, and Red — at a starting price of ₹8,999 for the 3GB/32GB variant. The 4GB/64GB variant will be available for ₹9,999.

    Samsung Galaxy M02s
    The Samsung Galaxy M02s is a great entry-level smartphone that features Qualcomm's Snapdragon 450 SoC, up to 4GB of RAM, and up to 64GB of storage. It also packs a massive 5,000mAh battery and a large 6.5-inch HD+ LCD display.

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Pranob Mehrotra
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A Literature and Linguistics graduate with a keen interest in everything Android. When not writing about tech, Pranob spends most of his time either playing League of Legends or lurking on Reddit.