The fact that Samsung is working on a new entry-level handset called the Samsung Galaxy M01 is known to us, smartphone enthusiasts for a while now. In our previous article on the Galaxy M01, we had reported about the phone appearing on the Wi-Fi Alliance Certification website. More recently, most of the specifications of the device appeared on a Google Play Console listing. Today, thanks to the phone making an appearance on FCC, we know that the Samsung Galaxy M01 and the Galaxy A01 (which is another entry-level handset) have almost identical specifications.
The official FCC documentation that we have managed to source clearly states that the Samsung Galaxy M01 and the Galaxy A01 are almost the same handsets. The major difference between the two is that the Galaxy M01 has a larger 4,000mAh battery compared to the 3,000 mAH battery on the A01.
Another difference is the removal of support for a few GSM and LTE bands, and the addition of a dual SIM slot on the M01.
By the looks of it, both these handsets are intended for different markets. Going by the larger battery capacity and the supported GSM and LTE Bands, the Samsung Galaxy M01 appears to be a device that could launch here in India. The Galaxy A01, on the other hand, seems to be targeted at the US and European markets – although we will need to wait for an official confirmation from Samsung as far as this aspect is concerned.
The FCC document also has a schematic drawing of the Samsung Galaxy M01, which clearly reveals the dual rear camera setup.
Thanks to previous leaks, we already know that the Galaxy A01 will feature an HD+ panel (mostly an LCD display) and that it will come powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 chipset. We still do not know the storage and RAM options in which the handset would be sold once it launches. We also know that the device will ship with Android 10 out of the box.