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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 in Nigeria is N150,000 for the 6GB RAM/128GB ROM variant and ~ N160,000 for the 8GB RAM/128GB ROM variant.
The Samsung Galaxy M series has achieved tremendous prominence due to its competitive pricing and latest hardware. Despite the amazing specs on paper, Samsung has managed to reduce the prices of many of its devices in the M series.
To be honest, Mid-range smartphones from Samsung has rapidly become the breeding ground for quality phones for low prices. The Samsung Galaxy M30 and the revised edition, the Galaxy M30s improved the company’s role in the mid-range market.
Now Samsung has released the 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 this be enough to maintain the Galaxy M series in the mid-range markets? We take a peek at the Galaxy M31s to find out.
Samsung Galaxy M31s price in Nigeria
the Samsung Galaxy M31s is available in Nigeria and it has a price range of N140,000 – N155,000.
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The Galaxy M31s 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.
There is a punch-hole in the front which 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 for up to 26 hours.
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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 N145,000|
*Pls Note that the price of this device may change with time.
Samsung needs to fix the issue of price to specs ratio of her mid-range devices so as to compete well with the likes of Xiaomi, Realme, and Redmi. And, I think the 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? 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.