29 April 2020
UPDATE (June 4th, 2020):
The Samsung Galaxy A31 has just been launched in India at an online-only event. It has been released in a single 6GB/128GB configuration at a price tag of Rs. 21,999. The phone will be sold via Flipkart, Amazon India, and Samsung's own online store along with major offline retail stores.
UPDATE (April 27th, 2020):
After a month, Samsung has started taking Galaxy A31 pre-orders in South Korea which means we now know the pricing details. It is listed for KRW 374,000 i.e. about $303 on Coupang, an online shopping website. The price is for the base model and as per the listing, the phone will go on sale starting May 6th.
There are also a bunch of pre-booking offers to attract customers. All the buyers who pre-book the device will get four months of free YouTube Premium and three months of free audiobooks membership. They can further avail flat 20% discount on the phone if they make the payment using the Samsung Card.
Original (March 24th, 2020)
Samsung seems to be on a launch spree for the month of March. It has revealed three smartphones Galaxy A11, Galaxy M21, and Galaxy A41 within the last three days and today, it has taken wraps off one more phone. We are talking about the Galaxy A31 which is another upper mid-range smartphone focused on camera performance and battery life.
The Samsung Galaxy A31 sports a 6.4-inch Full HD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels) Super AMOLED Infinity-U display. Under the hood, it has an undisclosed octa-core 2.0 GHz processor paired with 4GB and 6GB of RAM. There are two storage options i.e. 64GB and 128GB with up to 512GB microSD cards. The exact configuration variants are currently unknown.
The quad rear cameras include a 48-megapixel main sensor with f/2.0 aperture, an 8-megapixel Ultra wide-angle sensor with f/2.2 aperture, a 5-megapixel depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture, and a 5-megapixel macro sensor with f/2.4 aperture. The front camera is a 20-megapixel sensor with f/2.2 aperture which is housed within a notch.
There is a huge 5,000mAh battery to keep the lights on which can be charged quickly using 15W fast charging. Other features include One UI 2.0 based on Android 10, Samsung Pay, and an in-display fingerprint scanner. Samsung is yet to announce Galaxy A31 pricing and availability details. As for color options, fans will be able to choose from Prism Crush Black, Prism Crush Blue, Prism Crush Red, and Prism Crush White.