Last year, Samsung decided to manufacture phones for budget-conscious consumers. It also launched a few mid-range smartphones to compete with Chinese rivals. The electronics giant introduced a new series – the M series that enabled Samsung to survive and thrive through the intense competition from brands like Xiaomi and Redmi. In 2019, the company launched the Galaxy M10, Galaxy M20, and the Galaxy M30. Later on in the year, the Samsung Galaxy M30s was launched as an upper-end variant of these smartphones. It was then followed by the Galaxy M40. Almost after the five months of releasing Galaxy M30, Samsung is now bringing the Galaxy M31 to India with a few upgrades in hardware. The main selling point of the phone is a 64MP camera and a price tag. The phone will be available in the market at around $281.
The Samsung Galaxy M31 now features a quad-camera setup at the rear side. The primary camera has a 64MP Samsung ISOCELL bright GW1 sensor. The other cameras are consist of an 8MP wide-angle camera with a 123 field of view. There will be a 5MP macro camera and a 5MP depth sensor. The front camera for selfie pictures has also been upgraded from 16MP to 32MP. Apart from the camera, we don’t see any significant changes. The Galaxy M31 uses the same Exynos 9611 processing chip just like its predecessor. The device has 6GB RAM for the standard option. In terms of storage, the device comes in two options for the user to select – 64GB and 128GB.
The smartphone has a heavy 6,000mAh battery that comes along with 15W wired charging. The display is of 6.4-inch super AMOLED that also remains the same as its predecessor. The Galaxy M31 comes with One UI 2.0 with Android 10 out of the box. Last month the Galaxy M20 and M30 received the Android 10 update.