Samsung Galaxy M01s Moniker Confirmed by Wi-Fi Alliance Certification, Launch Seems Imminent

A new budget handset device called the Samsung Galaxy M01s is likely to see officialdom soon. Read more to find out what to expect from this entry-level device!

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Ever since its announcement back in early 2019, Samsung’s M-series devices have played a key role in keeping Samsung relevant in the budget segment in India and emerging markets. Designed from the ground up, these devices are custom built to compete against very capable devices from brands like Xiaomi and Realme. Samsung’s M-series typically consist of handsets priced between the INR 7000 – INR 18,000 mark. The company already launched the first iteration of M-Series phones earlier this year in the form of the M31 and the M21. We have also been hearing about the possibility of the company coming up with even lower-priced handset called the Galaxy M01 for a while now. Today, however, we have come across another handset called the Samsung Galaxy M01s bearing the model number SM-017F on the Wi-Fi Alliance Certification website. The same device had also appeared on Geekbench a few days ago.

Before we take a look at the expected specifications of this phone, here are is a screenshot of the WI-Fi alliance certification.

As evident from the image above, we do not have much information about the specifications of the phone.

That was not the case with the Geekbench listing for the phone a screenshot of which is embedded below.

Samsung Galaxy M01s Geekbench

From the Geekbench listing above, we can deduce that the Samsung Galaxy M01s will come powered by the MediaTek MT6762V/WB processor, which is the codename for the MediaTek Heli P22 SoC. This is different from the standard M01 model which is likely to feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SoC. The phone also gets 3GB of RAM and runs Android 9.

It remains to be seen if Samsung launches both these devices  – the Galaxy M01 and the M01s in the near future. By the looks of it, we could see these handsets launch in separate markets with one model NOT overlapping the other. Samsung is known to do this to several other handsets from its A-Series and M-Series range.

Anyway, we will post more information about the Samsung Galaxy M01s as and when we get it.

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Having spent the better part of the last decade writing about technology, Rahul is among the most experienced tech journalists in India. His writing career began back to 2006 when he started off as a member of the Microsoft PYPC (Protect Your PC) team. At Microsoft, most of his time was spent on creating and updating Microsoft’s Knowledge Base articles. In 2008, thanks to his proclivity for consumer technology, he joined Techtree, then India’s most popular consumer tech website. In his decade-long career, Rahul has contributed to several Indian and International publications including GQ Magazine, Onlygizmos, iPhoneHacks, and The Inquisitr.