The Samsung Galaxy A31 succeeds the Samsung Galaxy A30. It brings upgrades to the design and hardware department, making up for a more appreciable mid-range smartphone. In this article, we explore the Samsung Galaxy A31 specs and price, which will help you make your purchase decision.
Where to Buy Samsung Galaxy A31
Samsung Galaxy A31 Key Specs & Features
- 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Display, 1080 x 2400 pixels, (411 ppi)
- Android 10.0; One UI 2
- Octa-core Processor
- 4GB / 6GB RAM
- 64GB / 128GB Inbuilt Storage, with Support for Micro-SD
- 48MP + 8MP + 5MP + 5MP Quad Rear Camera
- 20MP Front Camera
- Fingerprint Sensor (Under Display)
- 5000 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery
Design and Display
The Samsung Galaxy A31 features a design that appears to have been iterated from the Samsung Galaxy A51. You have got a design that seems to have been coined from the A51 in a more budget centric manner.
Its rear panel holds a setup that was also featured on both the Samsung Galaxy A51 and the Samsung Galaxy A71. It’s a quad-camera setup housed in a square box.
Below that camera module is the Samsung moniker branding, which indicates its a Samsung smartphone.
Upfront, we have a setup 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display with a u-shaped notch housing a selfie camera. This display has a screen resolution of 1080 x 2400 and a screen density of 411 ppi.
Speaking on cameras, the Samsung Galaxy A31 follows a trend we have seen on most mid-range smartphones. It houses camera features that have been featured on other Android phones in the mid-range lineup.
It has a quad-camera system on the rear which comprises a 48MP primary camera, an 8MP ultrawide camera, a 5MP macro camera, and a 5MP depth camera.
Upfront is a 20MP camera for selfies. This camera is capable of taking photos in HDR, as well as shooting videos 1080p videos at 30fps.
Hardware and Software
Being a smartphone designed for the mid-range smartphone market, the Samsung Galaxy A31 packs in capable mid-range specs.
As at the time this article was written, Samsung had not made known the chipset that would be featured on the A31. However, there are rumors that it may feature the same MediaTek Helio P65 processor featured on the Samsung Galaxy A41.
You have also got the option of choosing either 4GB or 6GB of RAM, 64GB or 128GB of internal storage. This smartphone is powered by a 5000mAh battery, which is way bigger than what we have on the Samsung Galaxy A41.
On the software side, you have got Samsung One UI running on the Android 10.0 interface.
The Samsung Galaxy A31 features a 3.5mm headphone jack, USB Type-C port, NFC, Dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0 and lots more.
Internet connectivity is capped at 4G LTE, there isn’t any 5G support, internet speed is limited to 4G for downloads and streaming.
Samsung Galaxy A31 Price and Availability
Samsung Galaxy A31 price in Nigeria starts at around 95,000 Naira. The smartphone costs around 1100 GHs in Ghana, around 3,170 EGP in Egypt and 22,700 KSh in Kenya. You can buy the Galaxy A31 at leading online stores near you starting at around $223.
The Samsung Galaxy A31 was announced on March 18th and is expected to go on sale in June 2020.
Samsung Galaxy A31 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Samsung Galaxy A31:
- Platform: Android 10.0; One UI 2
- Processor: Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz & 6×1.7 GHz)
- GPU: –
- Memory: 4GB RAM / 6GB RAM
- Colours: Prism Crush Black, Prism Crush Blue, Prism Crush Red, Prism Crush White
- Dimension: –
- Weight: 185 g
- SIM Type: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, Dual stand-by)
- SIM Count: Dual-SIM
- Display: 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Display, 1080 x 2400 Pixels (411 ppi)
- Screen Protection: –
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 48MP (wide) f/2.0 + 8MP (ultrawide) f/2.2 + 5MP (Macro)f/2.4 + 5 MP (Depth), f/2.4 Quad Cameras
- Rear Camera Features: LED flash, panorama, HDR,
- Front Camera: 20MP Camera, f/2.2, 25mm(wide), 1080p@30fps Video
- Built-in Storage: 64GB / 128GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
- NFC: –
- Infrared Blaster: –
- USB Port: USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: Yes
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: –
- Barometer: No
- SpO2: No
- Pedometer: No
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Under Display, Optical)
- Iris Scanner: No
- Face Unlock: –
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: –
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: Non-Removable Li-Po 5000 mAh Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: Yes, 15W Fast Charging Capacity