TechSamsung Galaxy A31 Launched in India, Not a Value for Money Product

Samsung Galaxy A31 Launched in India, Not a Value for Money Product

Samsung Galaxy A31 Launched in India

Today (4th June, 2020) Samsung has launched a new device for Indians. South Korean company has dropped Samsung Galaxy A31 in India with one of the worst specifications. Well, it’s not the first time when they have launched smartphone with higher price tags. Samsung’s strategy is quite normal from the beginning, they release weaker specifications phone with high price. Specifications, Indian price and availability has been mentioned in this post, keep reading and know why Samsung Galaxy A31 doesn’t justify the specifications in it’s price.

Specifications of Samsung Galaxy A31

Display Size6.4 inches
Resolution TypeFHD+(2400 × 1080)
Screen-to-Body Ratio84.9%
Aspect Ratio20:9
Display TypesAMOLED Infinity-U display
Graphics PPI412 PPI
Max. BrightnessN/A
Colour VariantsPrism Crush Black, Prism Crush Blue, Prism Crush White
RAM Variant6 GB
Storage Variant128 GB
ChipsetMediaTek Helio P65 (MT6768)
Chipset Fabrication12 nm
CPU2 cores @ 2.0 GHz + 6 cores @ 1.7 GHz
Rear Camera
* Primary Lens
* Ultra-Wide Angle Lens
* Depth Sensor
* Macro Lens
5 MP + 48 MP + 8 MP + 5 MP
* 48 MP (f/2.0)
* 8 MP (f/2.2) [123° FoV]
* 5 MP (f/2.4)
* 5 MP (f/2.4)
Front Camera20 MP (f/2.0)
Rear FlashSingle LED
Face UnlockYes
Fingerprint ScannerIn-display
Slot TypeDedicated Slot
Expendable Upto512 GB
OTG SupportYes
Front ProtectionN/A
Back Panel MaterialPlastic
Water ResistantNo
3.5 mm Audio JackYes
Charging PortUSB Type-C
Battery5000 mAh
Charging Adapter15W
SIM ConfigurationNano SIM + Nano SIM
Dual VoLTEYes
Network Types4G VoLTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
Wi-Fi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4+5GHz
Bluetooth Version5.0
NavigationGPS, Glonass, Beidou, Galileo
User Interface (UI)One UI 2.1
Android Version10
Audio TechnologyN/A
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Light Sensor, Virtual Proximity Sensing
Height159.3 mm
Width73.1 mm
Depth8.6 mm
Weight185 grams

Pricing and Availability of Samsung Galaxy A31

Samsung Galaxy A31 comes in 6 GB + 128 GB variant with three colour options. And Samsung India has set the price of ₹21,999 for Indian market.

It is available in Samsung E-store, Flipkart, Amazon and Benow other than offline retail stores. You don’t have to wait for the sale as Galaxy A31 is openly available for purchase.

Pros and Cons of Samsung Galaxy A31 (Based on Specifications)

Pros of Galaxy A31

  • Samsung didn’t play the game of 2 MP in depth sensor and macro lens, offered 5 MP for both.
  • Samsung Galaxy A31 comes with the contact less payment feature (via NFC).
  • Samsung maintained the weight(185 g) and thickness(8.6 mm) of smartphone even with 5000 mAh.

Cons of Galaxy A31

  • Samsung Galaxy A31’s body ratio is not even closer to 90%.
  • It comes with the MediaTek Helio P65 chipset which is based on 12 nm fabrication. And due to P65 processor, higher CPU frequency gets limited to 2.0 GHz.
  • It features a virtual proximity sensor and not the actual proximity sensor.
  • Samsung is still providing 15W normal charger. Other brands are offering 15W charger in their budget phones.
  • Price of Samsung Galaxy A31 is sky-high as per the specifications.

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