After launching the Galaxy M01 and M01s, under the Rs 10,000 price bracket, Samsung is back again with another affordable, entry-level smartphone. Called the Galaxy M01 Core, the smartphone is the company’s third-offering under the 10,000 price segment in the past 2 months and is designed specifically to cater to the growing needs of Indian users who are yet to onboard the smartphone bandwagon by bringing down the price barrier to entry.
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Samsung Galaxy M01 Core: Design and Display
In terms of design, the Galaxy M01 Core comes in at 8.6mm of thickness and has a plastic back. The back has a stripe design and is available in three colorways: Black, Blue, and Red. Towards the front, there is a 5.3-inch HD+ TFT display, with the old border design approach found on the older-generation smartphones.
Samsung Galaxy M01 Core: Performance
At its core, the Samsung Galaxy M01 Core runs on the MediaTek MT6739, which is a quad-core processor with up to 1.5GHz of clock speed, and the Mali G71 MP2 GPU, for graphics processing. Assisting the processor is 1GB / 2GB of RAM and 16GB / 32GB of onboard storage. To power the internals, the device includes a 3000mAh battery, which, according to the company, offers up to 11 hours of usage.
On the software front, the M01 Core runs on the Android Go platform, which is a lightweight Android offering for low-performance smartphones that focusses on offering a faster and smoother experience even on low resources. Moreover, it incorporates the Make for India UX that offers a range of features to aid users in transitioning from feature phone to smartphone. Some of these features include Intelligent Inputs – Smart Paste and Suggest Notification, Intelligent Photos, and many more.
Samsung Galaxy M01 Core: Camera
For optics, the Galaxy M01 Core sports a single 8MP camera on the rear and a 5MP shooter on the front.
Samsung Galaxy M01 Core: Pricing and Availability
The Samsung Galaxy M01 Core comes in two configurations: 1+16GB and 2+32GB, priced at Rs 5499 and Rs 6499, respectively. It will go on sale starting July 29 across Samsung Opera House, Samsung.com, Samsung retail stores, and other online channels.