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A phone that may be the Samsung Galaxy M31s pops up on Geekbench

Is the Galaxy M31 getting a new variant. (Source: Amazon.in)
Is the Galaxy M31 getting a new variant. (Source: Amazon.in)
The Galaxy M30s was a considerable success for Samsung in 2019. Now, it appears the OEM may be looking to replicate its success this year. Some evidence of a device that may conform to this description has surfaced on a benchmarking website.
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Samsung has released a successor to the Galaxy M30 already in 2020; now, it seems the M30s may get the same treatment. A device called the "samsung SM-M317F" has been tested on Geekbench 5. As the M31 is the SM-M315x, it is possible that this novel identifier corresponds to an incremental variant.

On the other hand, should this new leak prove valid, the putative M31s may not be much different from the pre-existing mid-ranger. It is listed as having 6GB of RAM and as running Android 10, which is something offered by the actual M31.

Furthermore, this "SM-M317F" apparently runs on the Exynos 9611, which is also present in the M31 and is getting on in years at this stage. Therefore, it seems that the scope for distinguishing features in this new Galaxy MXXs variant has shrunk in 2020.

It does not help that its apparent sibling, which starts at INR 14999 (~US$197) on Amazon, also features Samsung's largest 6000mAh smartphone battery.

The "Galaxy M31s" on Geekbench. (Source: Geekbench via NashvilleChatter)
The "Galaxy M31s" on Geekbench. (Source: Geekbench via NashvilleChatter)
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I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-06-12 (Update: 2020-06-12)