Samsung launched its Galaxy M31 budget smartphone at the beginning of this week. We had reported about the brand’s plan to sell its phones offline as well. Now, a new report has claimed that the offline sale of Galaxy M31 will start from March 6th in India. While we already know that it will be available on Amazon from March 5th, the retail stores will officially sell this handset the next day. In addition to this information, it has been revealed that the phone will be priced higher by Rs 1,000. Interestingly, Apple has also announced its resolution to open its first offline store in India next year.
Samsung Galaxy M31: specifications and features
The Samsung Galaxy M31 sports a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-U display with a full-HD+ resolution of 1,080 x 2,340 pixels. The selfie snapper is placed inside a waterdrop notch while the device relies on Samsung Exynos 9611 octa-core processor for performance. The chipset is assisted by Mali-G72MP3 GPU. There is a 6GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB of internal storage. The latter can be expanded via a microSD card.
In terms of optics, the phone offers a quad-camera setup. It includes a 64MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 5MP macro lens and a 5MP depth sensor. The setup is arranged in a rectangular design adjacent to a physical fingerprint sensor. The Galaxy M31 also sports a 32MP Sony IMX616 sensor at the front. To keep the phone running, there is a massive 6,000mAh battery unit with support for 18W Fast Charging. The Galaxy M31 boots Android 10 with One UI 2.0 on top. The device also features a USB Type-C port, 3.5mm headphone jack, Bluetooth 5.0, 4G/LTE, Wi-Fi and GPS.
Samsung Galaxy M31: price and availability
The Samsung Galaxy was launched for Rs 14,999 for the base variant and Rs 15,999 for the 128GB model. Buyers will have to pay Rs 15,999 and Rs 16,999, respectively at brick and mortar stores. The phone will be available from March 6th across retail stores while on Amazon and Samsung’s official store, it will be available on March 5th.