After a few weeks of teasing, Samsung has unveiled the successor to the Galaxy M30s in India. The Galaxy M31 is a new mid-range smartphone from the South Korean electronics giant, and it brings improvements to the camera along with newer software.
The Galaxy M31 will be available in India starting March 5 through Amazon.in. It is priced at Rs 14,999 for the 64GB variant, while the 128GB variant of the device costs Rs 15,999. It will be available in two colors: Ocean Blue and Space Black.
Galaxy M31 features Exynos 9611 SoC, Android 10, 64MP quad-camera, 6000mAh battery
The Galaxy M31 features a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-U display with Full HD+ resolution. The phone's design is similar to that of its predecessor, featuring a plastic frame and a glass panel at the front. There is a capacitive fingerprint reader on the rear.
The phone's quad-camera setup features a 64MP (1/1.7-inch) sensor with F1.8 aperture, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera (F2.2 aperture, 123-degree FoV), a 5MP (F2.4 aperture) dedicated macro camera, and a 5MP (F2.2 aperture) depth sensor. At the front, the Galaxy M31 has a 32MP (F2.2 aperture) camera hidden inside the U-shaped notch. The phone can record 4K 30fps videos using both front-facing and rear-facing cameras.
For the first time, Samsung is bringing the dedicated night mode to a Galaxy M series smartphone. The South Korean firm claims that it works well, but we'll have to test it out during our review before passing judgment. Other camera modes include AR Emoji, Bixby Vision, Hyperlapse, Live Focus, Slow Motion, and Super Slow-Mo.
The Galaxy M31 keeps the Galaxy M30s' Exynos 9611 octa-core processor. It will be offered in two storage variants—64GB and 128GB—and both of them use 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM and UFS 2.1 storage chips. There's a dedicated microSD card slot for storage expansion.
The phone runs Android 10 with One UI Core 2.0. It comes with most of the Android 10 features, including Google's UI navigation gestures, dark mode, and enhanced privacy controls. However, it misses out on One UI 2.0 features like a screen recorder. It also features Widevine L1 certification and Dolby Atmos audio.
Similar to the Galaxy M30s, the Galaxy M31 comes powered by a 6000mAh battery and supports 15W fast charging. A 15W fast charger comes bundled with the phone, but headphones don't come as a part of the package. The phone also features LTE, GPS, dual-band Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, FM Radio, USB 2.0 Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.