Samsung Galaxy M31s is the newest mid-range device in the Galaxy M series. It was launched in India and serves as an immediate upgrade to Galaxy M31 that was released in February 2020. The Samsung Galaxy M31s price is ₹19,999 ~ N120,000 for the 6GB RAM/128GB ROM variant and at ~ ₹21,499 ~ N125,000 for the 8GB RAM/128GB ROM variant.
Mid-range smartphones from Samsung rapidly became the breeding ground for quality phones for low prices.
Due to competitive pricing, latest hardware and software, the Samsung Galaxy M series has achieved tremendous prominence. Despite the amazing specs on paper, Samsung has managed to reduce the prices. The mid-range Samsung Galaxy M30 and the revised edition, the Galaxy M30s improved the company ‘s role in the mid-range market.
Now Samsung has released a Galaxy M30s successor, named the Galaxy M31s. You are now having a quad-camera configuration, an improvement from the M30s selfie camera. Nevertheless, the battery capacity and CPU remain unchanged. Would that be enough to maintain business competitive with the Galaxy M series? We take a peek at the Galaxy M31s to find out.
Quick Reviews Of Samsung Galaxy M31s
The Galaxy M31 features a quad-camera setup on the back. A 64 MP primary sensor (with Sony Sensor IMX682, LED flash, f/1.8 aperture), a 12 MP ultra-wide-angle lens (with a 123-degree field of view, f/2.2 aperture), a dedicated 5 MP lens (f/2.4 aperture) for macro shots and a 5 MP depth sensor (f/2.4 aperture).
It provides photographs in HDR, Panorama, and a variety of filters and editing tools to enrich the experience of photography. Another important feature of the Galaxy M31s is that it is capable of capturing very nice 4 K images, which is really unusual in this category.
It houses a 32 MP (f/2.0) shooter on the front (with Sony IMX616 sensor and f/2.2 aperture). You can shoot 4 K footage and slo-mo images, too.
The M31s sports a 6.4-inch full HD+ AMOLED screen with a resolution of 2340×1080 pixels. Samsung has also included a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for extra protection.
The photography functionality is the greatest upgrade that one can anticipate with the M31s over the predecessor Galaxy M30s.
The Galaxy M31 packs a 2.3Ghz Exynos 9611 (10 nm) octa-core processor coupled with 6 GB RAM and storage of 64GB/128 GB which can be expanded with an sd card. It is not built for heavy gaming but it can manage casual gaming very well.
The fingerprint sensor on the back and functions flawlessly and reliably to open the phone as opposed to the facial recognition app. The handset operates Android 10-based operating system One UI 2.
It sports a whopping 6,000mAh battery and the company said the device can provide video playback up to 26 hours.
Samsung Galaxy M31s Full Specs
|Announced Date||30th July 2020|
|Release Date||6th August 2020|
|Display Size & Type||6.5 inches Super AMOLED|
|Screen Resolution||1080 x 2400 pixels|
|Pixel Density||405 PPI|
|Software||Android 10; One UI 2|
|Chipset||Exynos 9611 (10nm)|
|64 MP (f/1.8)|
12 MP (f/2.2)
5 MP (f/2.4)
5 MP (f/2.4)
|32 MP (f/2.0)|
|3.5mm Headphone Jack||Yes|
|Network||2G, 3G, 4G|
|Connectivity||GSM, GPS, WiFi, BT 5.0, NFC|
|Battery||-Non-Removable Li-Po 6000 mAh|
-USB: Type-C port (USB 2.0)
-Fast battery charging: Yes (25W)
-Wireless Charging: No
-Power Share: No
|Colors||Mirage Black, Mirage Blue|
|Price||Starts from ~ ₹19,999 ~ $280 ~ N120,000|
*Pls Note that the price of this device may change with time.
Samsung Galaxy M31s Price & Availability
- 6 GB RAM / 128 GB ROM ~ ₹19,999 ~ $280 ~ N120,000
- 8 GB RAM / 128 GB ROM ~ ₹21,499 ~ $290 ~ N125,000
Samsung is yet to announce when to release the Galaxy M31s. It would not be surprising if the device is to be released in the next few months and with different specs and prices.
But according to some sources, it will be on sale in Indian online retail stores from August 6, 2020. It will be available in Nigeria probably in October or may not. STAY TUNED! The Tecno Spark 6 Air price in Nigeria will start from $130 ~ N50,000.
Samsung needed to fix the issue of price to specs ratio of her mid-range devices so as to compete well with the likes of Xiaomi, Huawei, and Redmi. Its M series smartphones aim to do that. The Samsung Galaxy M31 was the first M-series smartphone released this year followed by the Galaxy M31s. The two devices feature a beautiful design, the latest hardware, and a quality camera.
Is the Samsung Galaxy M31s worthy to buy it when it is released? There are several reasons to purchase this device, but they are decent ones, just to be honest. Both the OLED screen and battery life are good. The chipset can offer performance that would be sufficient for everyday activities, so as long as you have no intention of playing heavy games. There is really no excuse not to buy this device, other than the performance.
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