06 October 2020
UPDATE (September 20th, 2020):
Samsung India has tweeted that the Galaxy F series is coming soon. It teases that the new series "will definitely leave a mark on you. Stay tuned to go #FullOn". It does not offer any other information but the teaser suggests it will be aimed at the youth audience.
UPDATE (September 16th, 2020):
The alleged Samsung Galaxy F41 has been spotted on the Google Play Console listing. It is listed with a Full HD+ notched display but of unknown size. The choice of processor is Exynos 9611 paired with up to 6GB of RAM. It will run Android 10 out of the box which is now an outdated version as Android 11 has launched.
UPDATE (September 15th, 2020):
As per new tips, Samsung's first Galaxy F-series smartphone will be called Galaxy F41. The tipster claims that the phone will bear model number SM-F415F. It is said to be priced under Rs. 30,000 in India with a release expected to happen between September's last week or early October. In other words, an official launch is not too far from now.
Correction, F41 not F31. Sorry guys https://t.co/oULU8TpH6m— Chun (@chunvn8888) September 14, 2020
Original (September 14th, 2020)
Samsung is reportedly broadening the range in which mid-tier phones come even further so as to accommodate a new series. According to an exclusive report from 91Mobiles, Samsung could introduce a new Galaxy F-series for India. The new series will further expand the company’s footprint in the country’s mid-range segment.
Reportedly, the new series will target the same Rs. 15,000-Rs. 20,000 range that the company’s existing M-series already targets. Also, Samsung has announced a few Galaxy A-series phones in the same segment of late as well. So, if the report is true, Samsung’s three series will aim to offer the mid-tier phone to the Indian consumers.
It will be interesting to see how Samsung would manage to avoid cannibalizing then, especially when the Galaxy M-series is doing great in the country and proving to be a great catalyst in the company’s smartphone business. The new series that is aiming to target the same segment will further strengthen the brand’s hold on the market.
The report mentions by citing industry sources that the Galaxy F-series will be camera-centric, which means you can expect improved camera performance compared with the Galaxy M offerings. So, this could be a key differentiating factor between the two series, though not the only factor.
The report from the tech publication further says that initially, the Galaxy F-series will focus on the online market only. Samsung may consider bringing it offline later, just like it did with the Galaxy M-series.
The report concludes that the new Galaxy F-series by Samsung could launch by this month's end.