Samsung Galaxy M31s: A perfect Non-Chinese midrange smartphone?

The anti-Chinese sentiments are rising among many Indians, and most of them are trying to boycott Chinese products in their way. The mid-range Indian smartphone market is flooded with Chinese manufacturers, and users have very few options to look beyond the Chinese offerings. Samsung is the only active non-Chinese player in the midrange segments are its Galaxy M series are excellent offerings with a great price to performance ratio. Today, Samsung unveiled its latest addition to the M series in the form of Samsung Galaxy M31s, a competitive mid-range offering from the brand.

Samsung Galaxy M31s sports a 6.5" FHD+ sAMOLED Infinity-O Display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection and has a 91% screen-to-body ratio and a peak brightness of 420 nits. From the teaser images, it was speculated that Samsung might incorporate an in-display fingerprint sensor in M31s, but Samsung is sticking with a physical fingerprint sensor in the M31s too. Unlike previous Galaxy M series, Galaxy M31s comes with a side-mounted finger sensor along with the support for face unlock.

Galaxy M31s is powered with Samsung's favorite Exynos 9611 processor, and it is coupled with either 6GB/8GB of Ram with 128GB of storage. Samsung's Exynos 9611 is their in-house octa-core chipset clocked at up to 2.3 GHz, and it is fabricated on a 10 nm process, and it can take off your daily tasks without any hiccups. The graphics department is taken care of by the Mali G72-MP3 GPU, and it can run demanding AAA titles like PUBG at medium to high settings.

Galaxy M31s is equipped with a quad-camera setup, and the primary camera here is a 64 MP Sony IMX 682 sensor with f/1.8 aperture. Samsung usually goes with their inhouse camera sensor in their smartphones, but interestingly, M31s is equipped with a flagship-grade Sony sensor. The secondary camera is 12 MP ultra-wide lens with f/2.2 aperture and comes with 123 degrees FOV. The final two cameras are 5 MP macro and depth sensors. Samsung M31s has a Single take feature, which was previously restricted only to the flagship S series and Note series. With Single take feature, users can get up to 10 different photo and video outputs such as Best Moments, Boomerang, Hyperlapse, etc. in a single shot. The primary camera can shoot videos at up to 4K resolution and comes with support for EIS. The front 32 MP shooter is tucked inside a centrally aligned punch-hole, and it can also shoot videos at 4K resolution and has support for fun-filled AR filters.

Samsung's M series usually displays exuberant battery performance, and Galaxy M31s is no exception to it. Galaxy M31s packs in a 6000 mAh battery, and finally, Samsung has thrown in a faster 25W charger inside the box. The smartphone charges via a Type-C port, and according to Samsung's claim, the included 25W charger can charge the device from 0 to 100% with 97 minutes. Samsung Galaxy M31s also comes with reverse charging technology, where M31s can be used to charge other devices. The smartphone runs on Android 10 with OneUI user interface on top of it.

Samsung Galaxy M31s may not be the best value for your money smartphone available in the market, but if you are looking for a non-Chinese device that covers all the basics right, then you can't go wrong with the Galaxy M31s.

Samsung Galaxy M31s is available in 6GB+ 128GB and 8GB+128GB configurations along with support for storage expansion via a dedicated micro-SD card slot. The smartphone comes in a fresh gradient finish, and it is available in Mirage Black and Mirage Blue color options. Samsung Galaxy M31s starts at Rs.19,499 for the base variant and goes up to Rs.21,499 for the higher-end variant. The smartphone is available for purchase starting August 6th on as part of Amazon Prime day 2020 launches.

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