On taking a closer look, one would notice that the Samsung Galaxy M31 smartphone has similar elements with some well known Samsung phones of the past.
It possesses a chassis that gives it a very similar resemblance to the Samsung Galaxy M30. This chassis is not 100% similar to the M30 however and is quite obvious as an upgrade.
Unlike the Samsung M30, M31 possess a quad- pro camera set up which greatly resembles what is seen in the Samsung Galaxy S20. This special camera set up at the rear is actually the only differentiating factor between this smartphone and the Samsung Galaxy M30.
Apart from the special quad camera system, a capacitive finger print sensor can also be found at the rear of the Samsung Galaxy M31 smartphone. In addition to the camera and sensor, the Samsung logo which signifies that the smartphone is a Samsung product can also be found at the rear.
At the front, there is a 6.4 inch super AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 with a screen density of 441PPI. This display contains a drop notch which houses the front camera.
It is available in space black and ocean blue colors.
When compared with it’s predecessors, the camera of the Samsung Galaxy M31 is a substantial upgrade. The camera is built on a penta camera system which has four rear cameras and one front camera.
The rear cameras comprises a 64MP primary camera with an aperture of f/1.8, an 8MP ultra wide camera with an aperture of f/2.2, a 5MP macro camera with an aperture of f/2.2 and a 5MP depth camera with an aperture of f/2.2.
Using this amazing camera system, you can easily take photos in panaroma, HD, shoot 4K videos at 30fps and 1080p videos at 30fps.
The front camera of the Samsung Galaxy M31 is a 32MP camera with an aperture of f/2.0. With this camera, you can take photos in HDR and shoot 1080p videos at 30fps.
Hardware, Software And Other Features
The Samsung Galaxy M31 offers some upgraded mid range specs when compared to the Samsung Galaxy M30. With it’s hardware, you can run several mildly power intensive tasks without any hassles.
Beneath the hood, you will find an octa core exynos 9611 processor. This processor can stand up to the Qualcomm snapdragon 710 processor.
The Samsung Galaxy M31 smartphone also offers a Mali- G72 MP3 graphics processing unit, 6GB of RAM, 64GB or 128GB internal storage, a storage extension option through micro SD and a huge inbuilt li- po battery of 6000mAh.
The fast charge capacity of the Samsung Galaxy M31 is pegged at 15w. Though, it is kind of small considering the massive battery.
The Samsung Galaxy M31 operates with One UI 2.0 which co- exists alongside the android 10.0 operating system.
The Samsung Galaxy M31 has a 3.5mm jack as well as the USB 2.0 (USB type C). There are several other connectivity options, some of which include; dual- band Wi- Fi as well as Bluetooth 5.0
The internet connectivity of the Samsung Galaxy M31 smartphone is pegged at 4G LTE. The Samsung Galaxy M31 smartphone does not support 5G.
Furthermore, the Samsung Galaxy M31 makes use of the nano- sim.
Samsung Galaxy M31 Price And Availability
Globally, the starting price of the Samsung Galaxy M31 is pegged at $212. When converted to other currencies, it stands at 77, 486 naira, 21,794 Kenyan Shillings and 1,145 Ghana Cedis
The Samsung Galaxy M31 was announced globally in February 2020 and is widely expected to hit shelves all over the world around March 2020.
Samsung Galaxy M31 Full Specifications
|Name||Samsung Galaxy M31|
|Model||SM-M315F, SM-M315F/DS, SM-M315F/DSN|
|2G||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|3G||850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|Sim||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
Body And Display
|Dimension||159.2 x 75.1 x 8.9 mm|
|Build Type||Glass front (Gorilla Glass 3), plastic back, plastic frame|
|Colors||Ocean Blue, Space Black, Red|
|Screen Type||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Screen Size||6.4 inches [87.0% Screen-to-body ratio]|
|Resolution||1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio ~412 PPI|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|OS||Android 10.0; One UI 2.0|
|Chipset||Exynos 9611 (10nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)|
|Internal||64 GB / 128 GB|
|RAM||6 GB / 8 GB RAM|
|SD Card||Yes [Dedicated]|
|Front Camera||32 MP, f/2.0 (wide)|
|Main Camera||Quad Camera|
64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide)
5 MP, f/2.4, 25mm (macro)
5 MP, f/2.2, (depth)
|Features||LED flash, HDR, panorama|
|Video||2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS|
|WIFI||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS|
|USB||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|Alert Types||Vibration; Sounds|
|Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, light|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM)|
|– XviD/MP4/MKV/H.265 player|
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/APE/Flac player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
|CAP||Non-removable Li-Po 6000mAh battery|
|Fast battery charging 15W|