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Samsung Galaxy M31s vs Samsung Galaxy M31: What’s different?

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A new member of the Galaxy M series has been launched recently — and one that has interesting price tags, as the lineup is wont to have.

The Samsung Galaxy M31s in 6GB/128GB and 8GB/128GB memory configurations have debuted in India for ₹19,499 (around P12,786 or $260) and ₹21,499 (P14,098 or $287), respectively.

The smartphone is the successor to the Samsung Galaxy M31, which got official in February, but only arrived in the Philippines in May, most likely because of the strict COVID-19-related lockdown measures imposed at the time.

In India, the 6GB/64GB Galaxy M31 currently sells for ₹17,499 (P11,475 or $234); the 6GB/128GB, for ₹18,499 (P12,131 or $247); and the 8GB/64GB, for ₹20,499 (P13,442 or $274). Here in the Philippines, the version available packs 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, and it retails at P13,990 ($285).

Product video of the just-launched Samsung Galaxy M31s

So what are the differences between the Samsung Galaxy M31s and Samsung Galaxy M31, at least on paper? Here, we quickly compare the two devices.

Design will always be a matter of preference. In our case, we pick the M31s over the M31 because of the slightly bigger punch-hole — not waterdrop — screen with smaller bezels, which should translate to a better viewing experience; the side-mounted fingerprint sensor, which is easier for us to reach than the one placed on the back of the phone; and the more interesting gradient colors.

A big battery rated at 6,000mAh is still one of the highlights of the newer model, but this time, we’re getting support for 25-watt fast charging instead of just 15 watts.

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The quad camera of the Galaxy M31s is also headlined by a 64-megapixel sensor; however, it’s now a Sony IMX682, not a more inferior Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1, this time around. And the ultra-wide-angle lens has gone from 8 megapixels to 12 megapixels.

Other than those mentioned? Well, everything else is the same, from the Exynos 9611 chip used and the featured 5-megapixel depth and macro sensors and 32-megapixel selfie shooter to the Android-10-based One UI version running on each smartphone. You can find their respective specs at the end of the article.

Noting the price difference between the Samsung Galaxy M31s and Samsung Galaxy M31, are you going to choose the newly announced unit, or are you okay with the older model? Share your thoughts with us.

Samsung Galaxy M31s specs

  • 6.5-inch Infinity-O Super AMOLED display, 2,400 x 1,080 resolution (20:9), Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Octa-core Exynos 9611 processor
  • 6GB/8GB RAM
  • 128GB expandable storage
  • Quad 64-megapixel, f/1.8 (main, Sony IMX682), 12-megapixel, f/2.2 (ultra wide), 5-megapixel (macro), and 5-megapixel (depth) rear cameras
  • 32-megapixel front camera
  • Fingerprint reader (rear-mounted)
  • 6,000mAh battery with 25-watt USB-C fast charging
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • One UI based on Android 10
  • Colors: Mirage Blue, Mirage Black

Samsung Galaxy M31 specs

  • 6.4-inch Infinity-U Super AMOLED display, 2,340 x 1,080 resolution (19.5:9), Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Octa-core Exynos 9611 processor
  • 6GB/8GB RAM
  • 64GB/128GB expandable storage
  • Quad 64-megapixel, f/1.8 (main, Samsung Isocell Bright GW1), 8-megapixel, f/2.2 (ultra wide), 5-megapixel, f/2.4 (macro), and 5-megapixel, f/2.2 (depth) rear cameras
  • 32-megapixel, f/2.0 front camera
  • Fingerprint reader (rear-mounted)
  • 6,000mAh battery with 15-watt USB-C fast charging
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • One UI based on Android 10
  • Colors: Ocean Blue, Space Black, Red

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Editor-in-chief: Alora Uy Guerrero has 18 years of experience as an editor for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. She took time off journalism to manage OPPO’s digital-marketing campaigns. When not busy with her babies, she’s working on Revü, a passion project — or probably traveling or obsessing over her favorite bands, movies, TV shows, and basketball teams.