Samsung Galaxy M31 has been unveiled. It is the successor of the M30 which was launched last year. This new version comes with a 64MP quad cameras, a Super AMOLED display and a huge 6,000mAh battery capacity. Let’s further reveal the Samsung Galaxy M31 specs.
Samsung Galaxy M31 Specs & Features
- Display: Super AMOLED, 6.4inches, 1080 x 2340 pixels (411 ppi).
- Platform: Android 10, One UI 2.0. Exynos 9611 chipset, Octa-core 2.3GHz CPU & a Mali-G72 MP3 GPU.
- Storage: 6GB/64GB ROM or 6GB/128GB ROM. Expandable
- Camera: 64MP + 8MP + 5MP + 5MP Quad rear cameras.
- Selfie camera: 32MP f/2.0 aperture.
- Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass.
- Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 6000 mAh battery, Fast battery charging 15W.
- Colors: Ocean Blue, Space Black
- Price: $205 / N74,000
Placing the M31 and the M30 side by side, you will notice that there is a change and where is the change? The change comes from the camera design. Galaxy M31 now follows the trending camera design for 2020, it comes with a camera design similar to the one on the Galaxy A51 and the S20 series.
The vertical rectangular module houses four lens with a single led flash. Another physical change is on the fingerprint sensor, the M31 fingerprint sensor has stadium shape while the one on the M30 is circle. So this are the things Samsung has few touches on.
The back of the Galaxy M31 is made from plastic and it also has a plastic frame. The smartphone was launched with two colors which are Ocean Blue and Space Black. It supports dual Nano SIMS and a Micro SD card.
Coming on to the front, there is a “U” notch cut-out for the selfie camera. Samsung calls it an Infinity-U notch. This is also the same notch present on the M30. Galaxy M31 screen measures 6.4inches diagonally with a Full HD+ resolution, that is, a 1080 by 2340 pixels.
The smartphone uses a Super AMOLED panel which has a ppi density of 411 for amazing color reproduction. The chin on the M31 is now lesser than the one on the M30, that’s why it has a screen to body ratio of 88.0% and a 19:5:9 aspect ratio.
Hardware & Software
The M31 comes with a new chipset which is faster than the one on the M30. Under the hood, the smartphone comes with an Exynos 9611 chipset which uses an Octa-core processor with a speed of 2.3GHz for the first four cores and 1.7GHz for the last four cores.
It runs on Android 10 with the latest One UI 2.0 and a Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. The device comes in two configurations which are 6GB RAM & 64GB ROM or a 6GB RAM and 128GB ROM. You can even expand the storage more with a Micro SD card.
Coming on to the camera department, the device comes with a four rear cameras which includes a 64MP main camera with f/1.8 aperture, 8MP ultra wide with f/2.2 aperture, 5MP macro lens with f/2.2 aperture and a 5MP depth sensor with f/2.2 aperture.
The rear camera has a single led flash and it can shoot 4K videos at 30fps and 1080p videos at 30fps. It also supports electronic image stabilization. On the front, the device has a 32MP camera for selfies or video calls with f/2.0 aperture. The front camera can shoot 1080p videos at 30fps.
The battery aspect is what blew everyone away, the device comes with a whopping 6,000mAh battery capacity which can be recharged quickly with a 15W fast charger. It comes with a 15W fast charger out of the box. Samsung claims the phone’s 6,000mAh battery can easily last you for two days of usage.
They also further breaks this up into different types of usage: Up to 21 hours for internet (Wi-Fi, standard), up to 48 hours for calls, up to 26 hours for video playback, and up to 119 hours for music play back. Connectivity options includes Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS and FM Radio.
Samsung Galaxy M31 Price in Nigeria & Availability
The Samsung Galaxy M31 price in Nigeria starts from N74,000 which translates to $205 USD and it’s Availablity in Nigeria is not yet confirmed but we guess it might be available soon.
Note: This price listed here is what the smartphone is priced abroad and not in Nigeria. It might be priced at this amount if it arrives in Nigeria but there is a huge possibility that the price will change if it arrives in Nigeria. Just take this price as a pinch of salt for now.
Samsung Galaxy M31 - Full Specifications
|2G||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|3G||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|Announced||2020, February 25|
|Build||Glass front, plastic back, plastic frame|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Type||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.4 inches, 96.7 cm2|
|Resolution||1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~411 ppi density)|
|OS||Android 10.0; One UI 2.0|
|Chipset||Exynos 9611 (10nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)|
|Card slot||microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)|
|RAM/ROM||64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM
|Quad||64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.72", 0.8µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide), 1/4.0", 1.12µm
5 MP, f/2.2, 25mm (macro), 1/5.0", 1.12µm
5 MP, f/2.2, (depth)
|Features||LED flash, panorama, HDR|
|Video||2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS|
|Single||32 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8", 0.8µm|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|Radio||FM radio, RDS, recording|
|USB||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Size||Non-removable Li-Po 6000 mAh battery|
|Charging||Fast battery charging 15W|
|Colors||Ocean Blue, Space Black|
|Price||About 190 EUR|