New Delhi: Samsung will be selling the Galaxy M31 for the first time today. The device is placed in the mid-range segment and will try to compete with Xiaomi’s popular Redmi Note line-up and Realme XT. The Samsung Galaxy M31 will be available on Amazon India website, official Samsung online and offline stores.
The Galaxy M31 will be available in two variants. The 4GB/64GB variant is priced at ₹14,999 and the 6GB/128GB variant is priced at ₹15,999. Samsung claims that these prices are after a discount of ₹1000. The original price of the 4GB/64GB variant is ₹15,999 whereas the 6GB/128GB is originally priced at ₹16,999. The sale will go live at 12PM. The buyer can choose between two colours, Ocean Blue and Space Black.
The Galaxy M31 houses a quad camera setup which features a 64MP module as the primary lens. Samsung has used pixel binning technology that essentially produces sharp 16MP images using the primary lens. This, the company claims, will produce clearer but less memory-consuming images.
The camera setup also comprises one 8MP wide-angle camera, one 5MP macro lens and a 5MP depth sensor. The front camera is a 16MP unit that is housed in a water-drop notch. The screen is a 6.4-inch unit that has a FHD+ SuperAMOLED display with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9.
Samsung Galaxy M31 features a massive 6000mAh battery that gets 15W charging through a USB Type C port. The back panel also features a capacitive fingerprint sensor. The phone also gets Bluetooth 5.0 and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
For performance, Samsung has used the Exynos 9611 chipset which is paired with 4GB or 6GB RAM.
Xiaomi will be launching a competitor to the Galaxy M31 on March 12. The Chinese company will be conducting an online-only launch event citing the growing threat of coronavirus. The next generation of Redmi Note smartphones will be unveiled at the event. Redmi Note 9 and Redmi Note 9 Pro will also be priced under ₹20,000.