Everything to Know about New Samsung Galaxy M Series Smartphones Launched in India
The Samsung M Series is intended to offer great specs for budget and mid-range online phone buyers. The company wants to rival Xiaomi and Realme in order to gain market share.
These are made in India mobiles, manufactured at the Noida plant by the company. For the uninitiated, Samsung is a South Korean company and is the number 2 mobile brand in India.
So far Samsung has launched many smartphones in the M Series – M52, M32, M42, M01s, M01, M11, M31s, M51, and so on.
Let’s start with the most recently launched Galaxy M32 and M42. You can purchase the one that suits your budget and needs.
Samsung Galaxy M52 5G – Price Rs. 25,999
On Tuesday(28 September 2021), Samsung has launched the latest Galaxy M52 5G, a premium mid-range offering by the South Korean tech giant.
Let’s check out the Specs and Features for the Galaxy M52 5G:
The handset feature a large 6.7 inch super AMOLED Plus display along with a center punch-hole notch, FHD+(2400*1080)pixels resolution, and a high 120Hz refresh rate.
Powering the Galaxy M52 5G is a decent Snapdragon 778 octa-core processor by Qualcomm that is fabricated on a 6nm chipset and comes along with an Adreno 642L GPU that delivers the seamless gaming experience.
It runs on an Android 11 operating system based on Samsung One UI 3.1
Talking about the variants, it comes in the following:
- 6GB RAM and 128GB internal memory.
- 8GB RAM and 128GB internal memory.
Also, the user has the liberty to expand storage up to 1TB by using a shared SIM slot.
For imaging, it has a Triple camera module that includes a 64MP(f/1.8) main camera, a 12MP(f/2.2) 123-degree ultrawide lens, and the last one is a 5MP(f/2.4) macro camera that captures high-quality stunning images and 4k videos.
Furthermore, it got a high-quality 32MP(f/2.2) selfie shooter at the front.
It supports 5G network connectivity, WiFi 6 support, NFS, GPS, side-mounted fingerprint sensor, and USB Type-C support.
Like many new phones, it is also fueled with a large 5000mAH battery that supports 25 Watts fast charging.
Even after equipping with a big battery, the phone weighs 173 grams and has a thickness of 7.6mm.
Lastly, The original price of the phone is Rs. 29,999 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant and Rs. 31,999 for a 6GB + 128GB storage option.
Note – Due to the Amazon Diwali sale, the brand announced a limited period offer deal that may delight many buyers.
The 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant come at a price of Rs 26,999 and the 8GB RAM and 128GB memory variant at a price of Rs 28,999.
Samsung Galaxy M32 – Price Rs. 14,999
21- Jun-2021 – Samsung has launched the new affordable Galaxy M32 online and it is the latest offering for people looking for a smartphone in the 12k to 15K price range.
The starting price of the phone is Rs 14999. The sale of this new smartphone starts on 28 June 2021 on Amazon.
The Samsung Galaxy M32 is the successor to the Galaxy M31 that was launched in February 2020.
Let’s have a look at the specs of the Galaxy M32:
Starting with its display, it features a 6.4 inch super AMOLED infinity-U display, FHD+(2400*1080)pixels resolution, and also has a 90Hz refresh rate and 800nits brightness.
The Galaxy M32 is powered by a MediaTek Helio G80 octa-core processor fabricated on a 12nm chipset and clocked at 2.0 GHz and also comes with an ARM Mali-G52 GPU for gaming.
It runs on its Samsung One UI 3.1 based on Android 11.
Furthermore, it comes in the following variant:
- 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage.
- 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage.
Also, it comes with expandable storage support via a microSD card.
Moreover, the Galaxy M32 has a Quad camera setup at the rear carrying a 64MP(f/1.8) primary camera, 8MP(f/2.2) 123-degree ultrawide angle lens, a 2MP(f/2.2) macro lens, and a 2MP(f/2.4) depth sensor for stunning images.
Additionally, the cellphone has a 20MP selfie shooter for high clarity selfie.
Connectivity options include – Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, a 3.5mm earphone jack, USB Type-C 2.0, and Dual SIM 4G support.
The phone is quite thick with having a thickness of 9mm and weighs 196 grams. Also, it comes with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for unlocking and security.
Lastly, the Galaxy M32 comes with a massive 6000mAH battery capacity along with a 15 Watts fast charging support.
Note – The ICICI bank debit and credit card users will get a special discount of up to Rs 1,250.
Overall, the Samsung M32 is a balanced phone for the price, and people looking for a good mid-ranger will not be disappointed by this new Samsung phone.
Samsung Galaxy M42 – Price Rs. 21,999
The Samsung Galaxy M42 was recently launched and the phone is available in two variants:
- 6 GB Ram and 128 GB Storage – Price Rs. 21,999
- 8 GB Ram and 128 GB Storage – Price Rs. 23,999
Let’s check out the Specs and Features for the Galaxy M42:
The biggest upgrade is that it will come with a 5G network connectivity. It is the first smartphone in the Galaxy M series to come with 5G support.
Powering the phone is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G octa-core processor(8nm) along with Adreno 619 GPU. The performance of the Galaxy M42 is superior to the Galaxy M32 as the SD-750G is a very capable processor.
Aforementioned, the phone comes with 2 RAM options that include 6GB/8GB RAM with 128GB storage support.
The phone operates on the Android 11 operating system along with Samsung One UI 3.1. Samsung is also promising 3 years of software updates which is excellent.
Further, the Galaxy M42 comes with a (6.6-inch) Super AMOLED – infinity U-cut display, HD+ resolution with 720 x 1600 pixels.
This is really odd that Samsung is offering a just HD+ display in place of FHD+ that is even available on a cheaper M32.
For photos and videos, the Galaxy M42 comes with a 48 MP (f/1.8) aperture main camera, 8 MP Ultra-Wide Camera, 5 Mp Depth sensor, and a 5 MP Macro Camera.
Additionally, for clicking selfies we have a 20 MP front camera.
Lastly, we have got a 5000 mAH capacity battery that is sufficient to last all day and comes with fast charging support.
Samsung M42 comes with a fast processor, latest OS, and also has got 5G support. But the display is only HD+ which should have been FHD+ to make it a better deal for the price.
Samsung Galaxy M12 – Price Rs. 10,999
Samsung Galaxy M12 was launched in the first week of February 2021 and it will be available on Amazon for purchase starting 11th March 2021.
The starting price of the phone is Rs. 10,999 for the 4GB Ram and 64 GB Storage version and Rs. 13,499 for the 6 GB Ram and 128 GB Storage version.
Let’s have a look at its specs:
Powering the device is Samsung’s own Exynos 850 octa-core processor which is fabricated on an 8nm chipset along with the ARM Mali-G52 GPU.
The Galaxy M12 offers a 6.5-inch PLS IPS waterdrop notch display with an HD+(1600*720)pixels resolution including a 20:9 aspect ratio, a 270ppi pixel density, and a 90Hz refresh rate.
It may come in India in these following variants:
- 4GB RAM and 64GB onboard storage.
- 6GB RAM and 128GB onboard storage.
Furthermore, it also comes with a dedicated memory card slot to support expandable storage.
Camera details – It has a Quad rear camera setup including a 48MP(f/2.0) primary camera, an 8MP(f/2.2) ultrawide lens, a 2MP(f/2.4) macro lens, and a 2MP(f/2.4) depth sensor. Additionally, it comes with an 8MP(f/2.2) selfie camera.
Connectivity options – WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, hotspot, GPS, USB Type-C 2.0, and a dual SIM 4G support.
The phone weighs 221 grams(heavyweight) and a thickness is 9.7mm and even has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for security and unlocking.
Lastly, it packs with a 6000mAH battery capacity along with a 15Watts fast charging support.
Overall, considering the large battery it is a bit bulky, and also the HD+ display is just about okay.
Samsung Galaxy M02s – Price Rs. 8,999
In Jan 2021, Samsung has unveiled the new affordable smartphone – Galaxy M02s. The sub 10k priced mobile is ideal for daily usage and comes with a large battery and offers a good multi-media experience.
Let’s have a look at what new comes in Galaxy M02s
Powering the phone is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset. It is an Octa-core processor with a clock speed of 1.8 GHz along with an Adeno 506 GPU. It is not the fastest processor for high-end gaming but good for casual gaming at normal settings.
The phone is available in two variants:
- 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage at a price of Rs 8,999.
- 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage at a price of Rs 9,999.
Additionally, storage is further expandable to 1TB. The device operates on Android 10 based on Samsung One UI.
It comes with a 6.5-inch HD+ Infinity V notch display with 1560*720 px resolution.
The phone has a Triple camera setup at the rear including a 13MP main camera, 2MP macro lens, and 2MP depth sensor and for selfies, we have a 5MP front camera.
It offers dual SIM 4G network connectivity.
The thickness of the Galaxy M02s 9.1 mm and the phone weighs 196 grams, a bit bulky.
Furthermore, the device comes with a massive 5000 mAH battery capacity along with 15 Watts fast charging support.
Overall, the Samsung Galaxy M02s offers a good option to budget buyers in the sub 10k price range. It has its cons like lack of FHD display or a powerful processor but comes with a good Ads-free UI.
Samsung Galaxy M02 – Price Rs. 6,999
Samsung launched its affordable Samsung Galaxy M02 smartphone on 2 February 2021 in India.
This brand new smartphone will available for purchase on Amazon and other retail stores from 9 February 2021 at a starting price tag of Rs 6999.
Let’s talk about its specification
Powering the phone is a MediaTek MT6739 quad-core processor clocked at 1.5Ghz along with PowerVR GE 8100 GPU that provides below-average performance.
The Galaxy M02 offers a 6.5-inch PLS IPS infinity-V notch display, HD+ (1600*720) pixels resolution including an aspect ratio of 20:9, and a 270ppi pixel density.
It comes in two RAM variants:
- 2GB RAM and 32GB storage. – Price Rs. 6799.
- 3GB RAM and 32GB storage – Price Rs. 7299.
Additionally, there is expandable storage support up to 1TB(1000GB).
For a fluid experience, it runs on Android 10 based on Samsung One UI.
Camera details – offers a dual-camera setup at the rear carrying a 13MP standard camera and a 2MP macro lens for good close-up shots. Additionally, it comes with a 5MP front-facing camera for selfies.
The device weighs 206 grams a bit bulky, and its thickness is 9.1mm.
It includes various connectivity options are a 3.5mm headphone jack, WiFi, a micro-USB 2.0 port, and a Bluetooth version 5.0.
Lastly, the Galaxy M02 comes with a massive 5000mAH battery capacity which provides you the long-lasting battery backup.
Don’t buy the 2 GB Ram version, 3 GB ram version is better for Rs. 500 extra.
Samsung Galaxy M01s – Price Rs. 9,999
The Galaxy M01s has gone on sale in India for a price tag of Rs. 9,999. It is available in 3 GB Ram and 32 GB storage configuration at offline and online stores.
The Galaxy M01s comes with a large 6.2 Inch display with HD+ 720 x 1520 pixels resolution. It is a TFT panel with a dewdrop notch.
The phone is made from polycarbonate and is available in Grey and blue colors.
Powering the device is the entry-level Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P22 (MT6762) processor. Additionally, it has a 650MHz, IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU that is decent to play modern Android games.
For imaging, the Galaxy M01s comes with 13 MP (primary with f/1.8 aperture) + 2MP (depth) cameras at the back, and there is also an 8 MP (f/2.0 aperture) front selfie camera.
The phone runs on slightly dated Android 9 OS along with the Samsung One UI. However, the M01s will likely get an Android 10 update.
The phone comes with Dual Sim support and has a triple card slot design to offer a dedicated micro-sd card slot.
The phone comes with Dolby Atmos technology, which gives a surround sound experience and has the Samsung Health app pre-installed.
It has a massive 4000 mAH capacity battery and likely comes with a 10 Watts Charger (unverified).
Other features include support for WIFI, a 3.5 mm headphone jack, Bluetooth 4.2, and a rear fingerprint scanner.
Lastly, It weighs 168 grams and has a 7.8 mm thickness.
Samsung Galaxy M11 – Price Rs. 9,499
The Samsung Galaxy M11 comes with 3 GB Ram and 32 GB of internal storage for a price tag of Rs. 9,499. The higher version comes with 4 GB of Ram and 64 GB of internal storage available for Rs. 11,999.
Samsung Galaxy M11 comes with a 6.4-inch HD+ (720×1560 pixels) display with a hole-punch design.
Powering the mobile is an Octa-Core processor (Qualcomm Snapdragon 450) and comes with up to 4GB of RAM.
Both Samsung M01 and the M11 come with Dolby Atmos for superior audio quality and also have support for regional languages such as Hindi, Telugu, and Marathi.
The phone has a triple rear camera setup that includes a 13-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.8 lens and a 2-megapixel depth sensor with an f/2.4 lens.
Also, there is a 5-megapixel wide-angle camera with an f/2.2 aperture.
For selfies, it offers a punch hole 8-megapixel camera sensor at the front along with an f/2.0 lens.
Furthermore, the Galaxy M11 comes with microSD card support to expand storage up to 512GB. Additionally, it has a fingerprint scanner at the back.
Connectivity on the phone includes 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, Hotspot, and GPS/ A-GPS.
Also, there is a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and a 5,000mAh battery that supports 15W fast charging.
Lastly, it weighs 197 grams and has 9.0 mm in thickness.
Overall, a decent mobile for daily usage at an affordable price.
Samsung Galaxy M01 – Price Rs. 8,999
Samsung Galaxy M01 is the latest entry-level mobile from the Korean company. The Galaxy M01 is available in a single variant with 3 GB Ram and 32 GB internal storage for Rs. 8,999.
It is available in three color options – black, blue, and purple.
The M01 comes with a 5.7-inch HD+ (720×1,560 pixels) display with a waterdrop-style notch and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio.
It runs on the latest Android 10 Os along with the Samsung One UI 2.0.
Powering the device is an Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SoC, paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.
It offers a 13-megapixel primary sensor with f/2.2 and a 2-megapixel depth sensor with f/2.4 setup
Also, there is a 5-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.2 and front LED flash.
The connectivity options are Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Bluetooth 4.2, and GPS/A-GPS.
The M01 has a slightly smaller battery capacity (4000 mAH) than the M11 and unfortunately, it doesn’t support fast charging.
Samsung Galaxy M31s – 20, 499
The phone is available in a Gradient pattern in Mirage Black and Mirage Blue with Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
Firstly, it comes with a 6.5 inches Full HD Infinity-O AMOLED display with a punch-hole in the center.
It has a resolution of 1080 * 2400 pixels, a 20:9 aspect ratio, and 420 nits brightness. The mobile has a fingerprint sensor and face unlock support.
The M31s weigh 203g and has a thickness of 9.3mm. Fueling the device is a huge 6000mAh battery with 25W charging support.
Notably, the processor powering the phone is Samsung Exynos 9611 Octa-Core with a clock speed up to 2.3GHz and has the Mali-G72 MP3 GPU.
It runs on the Android 10 Operating system along with the Samsung Experience software.
The phone is available in two memory variants of 6GB/8GB LPDRR4 RAM and 128GB internal storage space (expandable up to 512GB).
As far as the camera is concerned, it comes with 32MP (f/2.2 aperture) front camera for wide selfies and slowfies.
The Quad rear camera includes 64MP (f/1.8 aperture) main camera + 12MP (f/2.2 aperture) ultra-wide+ 5MP (f/2.4 aperture) depth sensor + 5MP (f/2.4 aperture) macro.
The main camera allows you to take a single capture with multiple outputs.
The Samsung Galaxy M31s is available at the price tag of INR 19,499 (6GB/128GB) and INR 20,499 (8GB/128GB).
Samsung Galaxy M31 – Price Rs. 16,999
Samsung has today launched the new Galaxy M31 the successor of the Galaxy M30s that was launched last year.
The new Galaxy M31 comes with a 64 MP primary rear camera, a 32 MP front selfie camera, and a massive 6000 mAH capacity battery.
Price and Availability
The Samsung Galaxy M31 comes in two variants – 64 GB storage and 6 GB ram – Price Rs. 15,999 and the 6 GB / 128 GB storage variant will cost Rs. 16,999. The company is offering an introductory discount of Rs. 1000 to buyers and you can get the base variant for Rs. 14,999.
However, it is not clear when they will offer a discount or if it will be a permanent price.
Besides, you can purchase it starting 5th March 2020 from Amazon or Samsung’s official store.
Notably, the M series phones are available online only and not sold in retail stores.
Specs and Features
Similar to the Samsung Galaxy M30s the M31 uses the Exynos 9611 Octa-Core processor and comes with the Mali G72 MP3 GPU.
Aforementioned, it has a 6 GB DDR4 ram that is sufficient for gaming and day-to-day tasks.
It runs on the latest Android 10 Os along with the Samsung One UI skin on top of it.
The M31 has a 6.4-inch FHD+ (1080×2340 pixels) Infinity-U Super AMOLED Display that offers great multimedia and gaming experience.
The key highlight of the M31 is the Quad-camera set up of 64 MP( Primary Sensor – Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor with f/1.8 aperture)+ 8 MP (Ultra-wide)+5MP(Macro)+5MP(Depth Sensor).
The camera features include – Night Mode, Super Steady Mode, Live Focus, and super slow-motion videos.
What’s more, the M31 comes with a 32 Megapixel selfie camera that can record 4K videos and even take images with background blur.
Considering the hyper-competition, Samsung is not leaving any stone unturned to battle the rivals – Realme and Xiaomi in the Indian market.
Another highlight feature of the Galaxy M31 is the massive 6000 mAH capacity battery that comes with fast charging support (15 Watts Fast charger).
Furthermore, the M31 has USB Type-C Port, 3.5 mm headphone jack, Dual Sim and micro-sd card support, rear fingerprint scanner, and modern connectivity options.
SPECS FOR SAMSUNG GALAXY M31
- Design – Glass front within a plastic body frame.
- Display Size and Type- 6.4” Super AMOLED display with 19.5:9 Aspect Ration; 411 PPI and 1080*2340p screen resolution.
- Performance– Octa-core Samsung Exynos 9611 with Mali-G72 MP3 GPU.
- Ram – 6 GB
- Operating System- Android 10.0 based on Samsung One UI.
- Camera – Quad camera (64+8+5+5 MP) with LED Flash and HDR.
- Selfie Camera- 32 MP front camera with HDR.
- Battery Life- 6000mAh Li-Po battery with 15W fast charger.
- Storage- 64/128 GB internal memory expandable up to 512 GB via MicroSD.
- Connectivity- Dual Sim (4G, LTE, Volte)
- Fingerprint Scanner – At the back.
- Thickness – 8.9 mm
- Weight – 191 grams
- Port – USB Type-C
- Audio – 3.5 mm headphone jack
- Price – Rs. 16,999
Pros – Huge battery, Super AMOLED large display, Android 10, and the Samsung One UI.
Overall – The Galaxy M31 is a good phone for the price and a lot of buyers may want to opt for the Samsung phone in comparison to the Chinese rivals.
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