Days after announcing the new Galaxy M11 and M01 smartphones in India, Samsung has introduced a new A-series device called the Galaxy A31. The phone takes up from last year’s Galaxy A30 and is slotted just below the Galaxy A51. This is the first time that the Galaxy A31 has been announced anywhere in the world, and we can expect the phone to make its way to other budget markets as well. For perspective, Samsung’s Galaxy A-series is the highest selling smartphone lineup for the company, with the Galaxy A50 bagging the title of most sold phone last year.
Galaxy A31: Price and availability
The Samsung Galaxy A31 is priced at Rs 21,999 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant, which happens to be the only configuration the laptop is currently available in. The phone is available for purchase starting today through all major e-commerce websites like Amazon, Flipkart, Croma, and more. The Galaxy A31 is available in Prism Crush Black, Prism Crush Blue, and Prism Crush White colour options.
Galaxy A31: Specifications
The phone features a 6.4-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display with a 20:9 aspect ratio. Unlike the Galaxy A51, the A31 has an Infinity-U display which is just a fancy word for a waterdrop notch. The phone measures 159.3×73.1×8.6mm and weighs 185 grams.
Powering the phone is a MediaTek Helio P65 chipset which is supported by 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. There is also the option to increase the storage of the phone to 512GB using a microSD card. Software-wise the phone runs on OneUI 2.0 which is based on Android 10. For authentication purposes, the phone has an in-display fingerprint sensor.
On the camera side of things, the phone has a quad-camera setup with a 48MP main camera which is supported by an 8MP ultra-wide sensor, 5MP macro sensor, and a 5MP depth sensor. The selfie shooter on the phone is a 20MP sensor with an f/2.2 aperture. A 5,000mAh battery runs the whole setup and it is supported by a 15W fast charging solution.
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