Samsung launched two phones today in India-the Galaxy M11 and the Galaxy M01 both budget phones.The Galaxy M11 had been launched in the UAE before.Their price is in the range where most of India’s smartphone sales come from.The question is have they got enough in them to make a mark in the market.
At this particular moment India or should I say some Indians are on a boycott Chinese products mission.Though it will not last long I feel but Samsung can gain a lot from this trend.Samsung has very few phones in this range and the Galaxy M11 and Galaxy M01 may seal the deal.
It is always good to see giants of any industry investing in low budget sections.The mass can also have a taste of what an established big value brand can have.Again does the Samsung Galaxy M11 and Galaxy M01 have the specs to attract the mass.Let’s see.
The Galaxy M11 comes with a glass front and plastic back and frame.The fingerprint sensor is rear mounted alongside the triple camera module.The front has a punch hole camera module.Bezels are minimum with a slightly big chin at the bottom.A 3.5mm jack is present and the dual sim tray has a dedicated Micro SD card slot.
The dimensions are 161.4mm x 76.3mm x 9mm.The phone weighs 197g.
Galaxy M11 sports a 6.4″PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen with HD+ (720×1560)resolution and ~81.6% screen to body ratio.The aspect ratio is 19.5:9 and the display has ~268ppi.
OS,PROCESSOR AND STORAGE
The Samsung Galaxy M11 runs Samsung’s One UI 2.0 based on Android 10.There is obviously no DeX mode which is only for top end Samsung phones.
Under the hood is the Qualcomm Snapdragon450 a 14nm technology chipset with octa core processor(6×1.8GHz).The GPU is Adreno506.
There are two storage variants-3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage.With the dedicated Micro SD card slot you can expand storage upto 512GB.
The Galaxy M11 features a triple camera module with a primary 13MP wide sensor(f/1.8),a 5MP ultra wide sensor(f/2.2) with 115degrees field of view and a 2MP depth sensor(f/2.4) with Live Focus.LED flash,Panorama and HDR are supported.1080p videos can be shot at 30fps.
The selfie shooter is a punch hole 8MP wide sensor(f/2.0) with HDR support.It can shoot 1080p videos at 30fps.
Fingerprint sensor is rear mounted.
Along with the 3.5mm jack for audio the speaker has Dolby Atmos support.
Samsung Health App is pre installed to check your health 24×7.The Galaxy M11 also comes with the Alive Keyboard feature a “Make For India” innovation that allows effortless chatting using intelligent & meaningful keyboard suggestions in multiple Indian languages including Hindi,Marathi and Telegu.
BATTERY AND COLOURS
The Galaxy M11 is powered by a 5000mAH non removable battery which supports 15W fast charging(USB TYPE C).
It is available in Metallic Blue,Black and Violet colour variants.
The 3GB/32GB variant is priced at Rs.10999 and the 4GB/64GB variant at Rs.12999 in Flipkart.
The Galaxy M01 also has the same plastic back and frame.The camera module at the back is a dual one and there is no fingerprint sensor.The front has a waterdrop notch camera module which is V shaped.
The dimensions are 147.5mm x 70.9mm x 9.8mm.The phone weighs 168g.
The Galaxy M01 also has a PLS TFT capacittive smaller 5.7″display with 720×1560 resolution.The screen to body ratio is ~77.5%,aspect ratio 19:9 and ~295ppi.
OS,PROCESSOR AND STORAGE
It also runs the Samsung One UI 2.0 based on Android 10.
Under the hood is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 chipset(12nm) with octa core processor(4×2.0GHz,4×1.45GHz).The GPU is Adreno 505.
The Galaxy M01 comes in only one variant-3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage.It also has a dedicated Micro SD card slot through which you can expand storage upto 512GB.
The Samsung Galaxy M01 has a dual camera module with primary 13MP wide sensor(f/2.2) sensor and a 2MP depth sensor(f/2.4).
The front camera is a 5MP sensor(f/2.2).
There is no fingerprint sensor.Face Unlock is present as your only means of smart unlock besides the customary PIN or Password unlock.
3.5mm jack is present along with speakers which supports Dolby Atmos.The Galaxy M01 also has the Alive Keyboard feature and pre installed Samsung Health App.
BATTERY AND COLOURS
Samsung Galaxy M01 has a 4000mAH battery which supports micro USB charging.
Black,Blue and Red are the color variants available.
The Galaxy M01 is priced at Rs.8999 on Flipkart.
There are many phones in this segment but the recently launched Realme Narzo 10 and 10A comes to mind first.
The Realme Narzo 10 comes in direct comparison with the Samsung Galaxy M11 but it is priced at Rs.11999 for its 4GB variant.Realme Narzo 10 has a greater internal storage capacity of 128GB,its display is IPS LCD and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.It also has a triple camera module like Galaxy M11 but its primary sensor is of 48MP way higher than the M11.The ultra wide sensor is also of 8MP and the bfront camera is also better of 16MP.Even the videos have gyro EIS which the Galaxy M11 cannot boast of.
Realme Narzo 10A priced at Rs.8499 will be compared with the Samsung Galaxy M01.The Narzo 10A betters the Galaxy M01 with a 5000mAH battery,6.5″IPS LCD display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3,a triple camera module and the presence of a rear mounted fingerprint sensor.
As you can see the Galaxy M11 and Galaxy M01 lacks behind the Realme Narzo 10 and 10A in price as well as specs.So if you do not have a brand affinity towards Samsung then there is no chance you will buy these two phones.But as I said earlier with the on going trend in India these two phones of the Samsung Galaxy M series may seal the deal.We will have to wait and see.
Will you buy them?Let me know in comments.