The Galaxy M31s, one of Samsung's most value-oriented smartphones of the year, is on its way to Europe, premature product listings reveal. While the electronics juggernaut has yet to officially announce the move, half a dozen of its European subsidiaries already went ahead with publishing the Galaxy M31s support pages. As of Friday noon local time, localized variants of those are already live in Germany, Italy, Portugal, Czech Republic, Slovenia, and Hungary.
This development is pretty much as good as an official announcement of the Galaxy M31s coming to the Old Continent. Naturally, it's quite possible more European markets will be included in this Western release.
Samsung upping its value game in Europe
The Galaxy M31s is expected to start at around €250 in Europe. It's unclear if the base 6GB/128GB model will be accompanied by the 8GB/128GB one that debuted in India last week. That's not exactly a guarantee, based on Samsung's track record in the West. Or, better said: based on how much more competitive the Indian market is to warrant such a memory configuration. After all, the last thing Samsung would want is to cannibalize the sales of its more expensive devices with the Galaxy M31s.
Further adding to the value of this smartphone is its 25W fast charging support, not to mention the massive amount of screen real estate its 6.5-inch Infinity-O Super AMOLED display (2,400 x 1,080) offers. Samsung's own Exynos 9611 is the brains of the operation, with the overall package offering dual-SIM and microSD card slots, a 6,000mAh battery, a 32-megapixel front camera, and a remarkably capable quad-camera setup on the back. The main system utilizes a 64-megapixel wide-angle camera with a 123-degree ultra-wide lens sitting on top of another 12-megapixel sensor. The remaining two modules are both 5-megapixel affairs specifically designed for macro and depth-mapping functionality.
Overall, the Galaxy M31s goes above and beyond the value European consumers are used to getting from Samsung, so hopefully this release isn't a one-off, but a sign of a larger trend.