Samsung Galaxy M31: Price In India, Review, Specifications

Karamchand Rameshwar - Feb 13, 2020

Samsung Galaxy M31: Price In India, Review, Specifications

Samsung Galaxy M31 is a new addition to the Galaxy M series with 64MP quad rear cameras and a 6,000 mAh battery. Here are all you need to know about it.

According to a microsite created by Samsung, the brand will release a new Galaxy M-series smartphone in India on 25 February. The new phone, dubbed Samsung Galaxy M31, will succeed the Galaxy M30 launched last year. The photo on the microsite shows that the handset will carry a quad-camera setup at the back, which is tipped to include a 64MP main sensor. In addition, it will also have the same gradient finish that has been seen on the Galaxy M smartphones last year. In addition, Amazon India also teased that the handset would be available for sale via the e-commerce giant.

Samsung Galaxy M31 Release Date

The microsite also reveals that the Samsung Galaxy M31 launch in India will start from 12 p.m IST on 25 February. However, we are not sure whether the event will be hosted at a place or Samsung will just livestream it online.

Samsung Galaxy M31: Expected specifications

Aside from showing us the launch date, the Samsung Galaxy M31 microsite reveals several key specs of the upcoming phone. The handset will sport a Super AMOLED panel that supports FHD+ resolution and features the Infinity-U design. The photo on the site also shows quad cameras at the back of the phone with a line ‘64 mega pixels’, clearly indicating that the setup will consist of a 64MP sensor. You can also see half of the rear-mounted fingerprint sensor on the photo.

Samsung Galaxy M31 6000 Mah Battery

Samsung Galaxy M31 Quad Cameras

Another highlight of the phone is its monstrous battery. Not stopping at 5,000 mAh, Samsung now increases the battery capacity on the Galaxy M31 by 1,000 mAh over the M30. With a 6,000mAh battery, you wouldn’t have to worry that the phone will run out of battery within one day.

Samsung Galaxy M31 Super Amoled Display

Aside from the specs teased by the microsite, we also speculate that the handset could run Exynos 9611 chipset, aided by up to 6GB RAM. It could be available in either 4GB of RAM + 64GB storage model or 6GB of RAM + 128GB of storage model. In addition, it should be pre-installed with Android 10-based One UI 2.0 out of the box.

Given the revealed specifications, the Samsung Galaxy M31 could be an affordable device to take on the likes of Realme 5 Pro and Redmi Note 8 Pro. 

Samsung Galaxy M31 price: Unavailable

Samsung Galaxy M31 price in India: Rs. 14,999 for 6GB RAM / 128GB storage

Samsung Galaxy M31: Specifications

Display 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display
Chipset Samsung Exynos 9611 SoC
Storage 128 / 256GB of UFS 2.1 storage
Main Camera 64 MP main camera (f/1.8, 26mm, 1/1.72", 0.8µm, PDAF)
8 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.2, 12mm, 1/4.0", 1.12µm)
5 MP macro camera (f/2.2, 25mm 1/5.0", 1.12µm)
5 MP depth sensor(f/2.2)
Selfie Camera 32 MP Selfie camera (f/2.0, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8", 0.8µm)
Battery 6,000 mAh battery

15W fast charging

OS Android 10-based One UI 2

Samsung Galaxy M31: Hands-On Review

Unlike the Galaxy A series with many new technologies and eye-catching design, the Galaxy M has a large battery capacity, decent hardware configuration, and affordable price. To increase competition in the mid-range segment in the first half of 2020, Samsung introduced the Samsung Galaxy M31 in India earlier this month. It is mainly upgraded in terms of battery, configuration, and camera in comparison to its predecessors.

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Samsung Galaxy M31 is Samsung's latest mid-range smartphone.

The most noticeable difference between the Galaxy M31 and its predecessor is the quad-camera system placed in a rectangular cluster like the Galaxy S20. The setup includes a 64 MP main camera with f / 1.8 aperture, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens with a 123-degree field of view, a 5 MP macro camera, and 5 MP portrait camera. This camera system is made slightly convex, not significant.

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Galaxy M31's quad rear cameras.
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The Galaxy M31 uses the top of the U-shaped screen like many models in the price range. It has a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED panel, that supports Full-HD + resolution.
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It has a relatively thick bezel at the bottom.

The back of this model uses a glossy plastic material, which is prone to sweat and fingerprints. Besides, this material makes it difficult to clean the device.

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The top bezel is much thinner.

Hardware configuration of the Galaxy M31 includes Exynos 9611 processor, 6 GB RAM, and 128 GB storage. The device boots Android 10 with One UI 2 running on top. The device is equipped with a 6,000 mAh battery, that charges with 15W fast charging technology over a USB Type-C port. According to Samsung, the battery on this phone can give enough fuel for 26 hours of watching videos or 119 hours of continuous listening to music.

While some models under Rs. 20,000 already have an in-screen fingerprint sensor, the Galaxy M31 still uses a one-touch fingerprint sensor mounted on the back. The device also supports face unlock technology, for fast and accurate unlocking speed.

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Camera UI of the device is still the same as its predecessor with the normal and ultra-wide-angle modes. Besides, this model is still integrated with AI features, professional shooting, portrait mode ... and wide-angle video recording capability. This feature will be useful for Vlogger and YouTuber who often shoot travel videos. However, users can not switch between normal and wide-angle mode during video recording like the Galaxy Note10.

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Galaxy M31 is sold in India at Rs. 14,999 for 6GB RAM / 64GB storage model. In the price range of less than Rs. 20,000, Samsung's new smartphone competes with Oppo A91, Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max, or Vivo S1 Pro. The Galaxy M31 has the advantage of large battery capacity, good display, several features inherited from high-end devices ... 

Samsung Galaxy M31: Launch News

After a handful of leaks and rumors, Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy M31, the successor to the Galaxy M30s launched last fall. The Samsung Galaxy M31 will be the next mid-range smartphone in the M-series with a 64MP quad rear camera setup, 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-U display, and a whopping 6,000 mAh battery with 15W fast charging standard.

Samsung Galaxy M31 Feature

Like its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy M31 will still be equipped with a 6.4-inch screen, using a Super AMOLED panel with Infinity-U design and Full HD + resolution. The overall design of the device will still not be much different from the M30s when both are made from plastic with glass on the front. The fingerprint reader is still placed at the back of the phone.

Samsung Galaxy M31 Colors

The highlight of the Galaxy M31 probably comes from the 64MP camera and the massive 6,000mAh battery. Traditionally Samsung has upgraded the camera and battery life for the successor, so it is not difficult to understand when the Galaxy M31 is equipped with a 64MP main camera. Its quad-camera setup include: a 64MP f / 1.8 wide-angle camera, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle f / 2.2 camera, a 5MP f / 2.4 macro camera and a 5MP f / 2.2 depth camera. It also has a 32MP f / 2.2 selfie camera on the front. This camera spec of the Galaxy M31 is almost similar to the Galaxy A71 which was launched at the end of last year.

Samsung Galaxy M31 Camera
Samsung said that the Galaxy M31 is the first smartphone in the M-series line to be equipped with a separate macro camera for close-up photography.

In terms of hardware configuration, Samsung keeps the Exynos 9611 chipset of the Galaxy M30s on the new device, paired with 6GB RAM and 64 / 128GB storage, with support for a microSD card. It runs on Android 10 with One UI 2.0 interface on top (however, it will be cut out some features such as the ability to record screen).

The Galaxy M31 is equipped with the same 6,000mAh battery as its predecessor. With such a high-capacity battery, users can comfortably get 2-3 days of use with basic tasks in a single charge. It also comes with 15W fast charging technology that helps shorten charging time.

Samsung Galaxy M31 Front Back

The Galaxy M31 will be officially launched in the Indian market on the Amazon retail page on March 5 with the price of Rs 14,999 for the 64GB version and Rs 15,999 for the 128GB version.

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