Samsung is preparing to start the development of its two new budget-centric Galaxy M-series devices in India. Due to the Coronavirus lockdown, most of Samsung’s product line had been hampered but as the government is easing the restrictions, the South Korean giant is back on its feet. To that end, two Samsung smartphones with model numbers SM-M515F and SM-M317F have been reportedly spotted and they could be the Galaxy M51 and the Galaxy M31s respectively.
There were doubts earlier on whether the Galaxy M51 would be called the M41 or not but it would now seem that Samsung is going with the former. While it is very little in the way of specs or design of the devices, it is believed that the Galaxy M51 would be a rebranded version of the Galaxy A51 with additions such as a higher capacity battery.
Samsung has been known to do this earlier while launching the Galaxy M30s which was more-or-less the same as the Galaxy A50s. It is mentioned in the report that Samsung is likely developing a 128GB storage variant of both the phones although don’t rule out a 64GB version of the device.
The Galaxy M-series had been started more budget-centric markets such as India, Sri Lanka, Russia, and more. In India, the M-series receives heavy competition from the likes of Xiaomi and Realme who have been known to launch extreme value for money offerings in the lucrative budget smartphone segment. Samsung has been trying to emulate this model with both the M-series and also the A-series but recent reports have shown the OEM to lag behind Xiaomi and more recently even Vivo in terms of smartphone sales.