Samsung announced the Galaxy M31 (first impressions), a successor to the Galaxy M30 (review), back in March earlier this year. A few months down the line, the company has today announced a new offering in the M-series lineup, the Galaxy M31s, which is a follow-up to the M31. Some of the key highlights for which include a massive 6000mAh battery, quad-rear cameras, FHD+ Infinity-O display, and the Exynos 9611 chipset.
Samsung Galaxy M31s: Design and Display
The Galaxy M31s comes with a gradient finish design on the back with a 9.3mm thin chassis. Towards the front, it features a 6.5-inch SuperAMOLED display with an FHD+ resolution and a cutout in the center for housing the front-facing camera. Furthermore, the display also comes with Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3 protection on top. The device comes in two color options: Mirage Black and Mirage Blue.
Samsung Galaxy M31s: Performance
Under the hood, the Samsung Galaxy M31s runs on the Exynos 9611 processor with Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. The Exynos 9611 is an octa-core chipset, built on the 10nm architecture, clocked at 2.3GHz. There is a 6GB and an 8GB RAM and a 128GB internal storage option, with expandable storage of up to 512GB with a microSD card. To power the internals, the device includes a massive 6000mAh battery with support for 25W fast charging and reverse charging. Samsung claims the 25W charging can fully charge a device in ~97 minutes. On the software front, the phone runs on OneUI 2.0 based on Android 10, out of the box.
As for other specifications, the M31s comes with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner for authentication, a 3.5mm audio jack, and a USB Type-C port. For connectivity, it includes support for dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, and Bluetooth 5.0.
Samsung Galaxy M31s: Camera
In the camera department, the Galaxy M31s spots a quad-camera array on the rear. This setup includes a 64MP (f/1.8) primary Sony IMX682 sensor, accompanied by a 12MP (f/2.2) 123° ultra-wide-angle lens, a 5MP macro lens, and a 5MP depth sensor. On the front, the device has a 32MP camera.
Samsung Galaxy M31s: Pricing and Availability
The Samsung Galaxy M31s comes in two configurations: 6GB + 128GB and 8GB + 128GB, which are priced are Rs 19,499 and Rs 21,499, respectively. As for availability, the phone will go on sale starting August 6 on Amazon India.