Samsung launches (elsewhere) the Galaxy M31s with 25 Watt fast charging, refined design
Here in the Netherlands, Samsung launched the Galaxy M31 in early July – the Galaxy M31s is already making its appearance in India. The latter has been improved on a few subtle points. It is not yet clear whether he will also come to the Netherlands.
Galaxy M31s officially in India
You would almost forget, but the Galaxy M31-without-s has been on the market for a while. In February we predicted that he would come to Europe, in March we confirmed a Dutch release. Yet it took until early July before you could buy the Galaxy M31 in the Netherlands. In India, however, the refined version of the device is already on the starting blocks. This time the notch is completely gone, and we see a 6.5 inch FHD AMOLED screen with a hole for the front camera.
The Galaxy M31s is similar in many ways to the M31. Inside still runs the Exynos 9611 processor that we also know from the Galaxy M21 and Galaxy A51. However, the M31s comes standard with 128MB of internal storage. Furthermore, we see that the Galaxy M31s has a fingerprint sensor that is on the side of the device – in the power button.
While the main camera still has a 64-megapixel sensor, the wide-angle lens gets an upgrade with a 12 MP sensor. In addition, the M31s will get some of the new camera modes we know from the Galaxy S20 series, such as Single shot and a night mode for the Hyperlapse mode. The 5 MP macro and depth cameras are the same as those of the M31. The front camera – 32 MP – does not change either.
In terms of battery, the Galaxy M31s does what the M21 and M31 do: they have a huge capacity of 6000 mAh. But where the earlier models only support fast charging with a capacity of 15 watts, the Galaxy M31s can charge with 25 watts. The device runs on Android 10, with the somewhat stripped-down 'Core' version of Samsung's own One UI interface – see our Galaxy M21 review for more information.
Is the Galaxy M31s coming to the Netherlands?
A month ago we already wrote that Samsung seems to be bringing more devices in its M-series to Europe and the Netherlands. Since then, the M31 appeared, but also the M31s and even the Galaxy M51 seem to come to Europe sooner or later (think: autumn). However, we don't dare to say whether the M31s will also come to the Netherlands. We need more instructions for this, which are not yet available.
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