Last year, Samsung showed some signs of resurgence in the midrange and entry-level smartphone market segment. With the new M-series and revamped A-series, Samsung tried to regain its market segment at the lower end of the smartphone market segment. Samsung looks to carry that momentum into the new year. And the first M-series phone for this year looks to be the Samsung Galaxy M31. This phone will come with upgraded specs to last year’s Samsung Galaxy M30 and Samsung Galaxy M30s. Though there has been quite a lot of rumors about the specs of the Samsung Galaxy M31, the highlight of the Samsung Galaxy M31 so far is the 64MP quad-camera setup.
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Samsung Galaxy M31 camera teaser
The latest bit of information about the specs of upcoming Samsung Galaxy M31 come from three Indian YouTubers who first noticed the Samsung Galaxy M31 64MP camera teaser poster on the internet.
The first one of the two is Gaurav Chaudhary, a.ka Technical Guruji, who took to his twitter handle to reveal the teaser poster. This particular poster came had no serious information about the actual camera sensor. Rather, it revealed that #MegaMonster is on its way referring to Samsung Galaxy M31. But Technical Guruji confirmed that there is going to be a huge upgrade in the camera department. Until this, we were thinking that it would come with a 48MP quad-camera setup. Though it was an upgrade to Galaxy M30s in terms of the number of sensors, the fact that the primary sensor remained the same didn’t excite us much.
The concrete information about the primary sensor was revealed by Geekyranjit through his twitter handle. The picture he shared came with all the elements of the picture shared by TechnicalGuruji but it came with added information about the primary sensor. According to the picture, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy M31 will come with a 64MP primary sensor.
YouTuber known as C4ETech has shared another photo confirming the massive 6,000 mAh battery in the Samsung Galaxy M31. It is an upgrade to last year’s 5,000 mAh battery in the Samsung Galaxy M30. However, M30s already has a 6,000mAh battery. The battery department is where the Samsung Galaxy M31 will have an upper edge over its competitor.
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Samsung Galaxy M31 camera setup
We believe that Samsung Galaxy M31 will come with a quad-camera setup at the back. The phone will come with a 64MP primary camera. The sensor is thought to be Samsung’s own Isocell GW1 sensor. As with the Samsung Galaxy M30 and Samsung Galaxy M30s, the primary sensor will be accompanied by an ultra-wide-angle sensor and a depth sensor. This time around, Samsung will also include a macro senor. Good news for people who are actually into macro photography. It is reported that the camera sensors will be arranged in an L-shaped camera module.
Samsung joining the quad-camera bandwagon?
Since Realme launched the Realme 5 with the quad-camera setup, almost all of the brands in the mid-range price segment have joined them creating a trend. Right now, almost all of the smartphones leading the race in the mid-range segment to come with the quad-camera setup. It includes Realme XT, Redmi Note 8 Pro, Realme X2. And now, Samsung seems to have joined the list with its Samsung Galaxy M31.
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The recent teaser of the camera specs adds to the information we already have about the specs of the upcoming device. The Samsung Galaxy M31 will come with Samsung’s Exynos 9611 chipset under its hood. While we were expecting Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 665, the Geekbench database revealed that it will be powered by the same Exynos 9611 which powers the Galaxy M30s. It will come with four Cortex-A73 cores clocked at 2.3Ghz and four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.7Ghz. Graphics will be handled by Mali- G72 MP3. The Geekbench database also suggested that the phone will come with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage onboard. It will come with the latest Android 10 with Samsung’s One UI 2.0 on top.
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Certification
Further details about the phone emerged after it went through Wi-Fi and Bluetooth certification tests. These certifications confirmed that the phone that went through the Geekbench test as SM-M315F was indeed the Samsung Galaxy M31. The phone went through the certifications as SM-M315F/DS where DS reveals it will be a dual sim phone. The phone will come with support for dual-band Wi-Fi connectivity and Bluetooth 5.0. It will support Wi-Fi frequency bands of 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz.
Samsung Galaxy M31 Specs (rumored & confirmed)
- Chipset: Exynos 9611
- CPU: 10nm Octa-Core (Quad 2.3GHz Cortex A73+ Quad 1.7GHz Cortex A53)
- GPU: Mali-G72MP3 GPU
- RAM: 6GB
- ROM: 128GB
- OS: Android Pie 10 with One UI 2.0
- SIM: Dual SIM (nano + nano)
- Back Camera: 64MP rear camera with LED flash, an ultra-wide-angle camera, a depth sensor, a macro-lens
- Connectivity: Dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.0
- Battery: 6000mAh
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Launch And Price
The Samsung Galaxy M31 launch is nearer than it has ever been. If the recent price-drop of Samsung M30s is any indication, we might be able to see the phone no later than next month. However, we expect the phone to go official along with Samsung Galaxy M11 within this month after Samsung unveils the Samsung Galaxy S20 and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. Considering the competition in the mid-range segment, the device should come with aggressive pricing.
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