Samsung Galaxy F62 launched in India with an Exynos 9825 SoC, four rear cameras, 7,000mAh battery, and more
Samsung teased that it would launch the Samsung Galaxy F62 in India on February 15. Although it bears all the markings of a garden variety Samsung mid-ranger, it comes with some interesting specifications, more so when we considering its price. Its base variant with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage costs INR 23,999 (US$$330) and will come in three colourways, namely Laser Green, Laser Grey, and Laser Blue. The Samsung Galaxy F62 will go on sale starting Feb 22 via Flipkart, Samsung's official website and other online e-commerce portals. Its international availability is unknown at this point, although there is a slight chance that it could hit global shores as the Samsung Galaxy M62.
As predicted earlier, the Samsung Galaxy F62 runs a Samsung Exynos 9825 SoC. The 7nm chip was Samsung's flagship offering from 2019 and it was the driving force behind the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series. The powerful SoC from the yesteryears, combined with its colossal 7,000mAh (25W fast charging supported) battery makes the Samsung Galaxy F62 stand out against similarly-specced offerings from the likes of Realme and Xiaomi. However, everything else about the Samsung Galaxy F62 is fairly par-for-the-course. Its 6.7-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED screen is interrupted by a hole-punch selfie camera (32MP). There is a side-mounted fingerprint scanner thrown in the mix too. The Galaxy F62 follows Samsung's cookie-cutter design principles and bears a close resemblance to the Galaxy M51.
However, the Samsung Galaxy F62's quad-camera array consists of a 64MP sensor assisted by a 12MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 5MP Bokeh lens and a 5MP macro lens. Both the selfie and rear cameras can record video at 4K 30 FPS. The improved macro and Bokeh lens should come as a relief for many, especially when 2MP sensors have become the norm. Connectivity options include 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, a USB Type-C port and a 3.5mm Audio Jack. Lastly, the Samsung Galaxy F62 runs Android 11 customized with One UI 3.1 on top.
While the Samsung Galaxy F62 has some truly unique hardware, the lack of a 5G model will hurt its sales prospects in the long run. India is expected to start 5G trials in mid-2021. Prospective buyers will almost certainly pick a 5G-ready smartphone to brace for the eventual 5G rollout in the country, more so when Realme's X7 can be bought for as little as Rs 19,990 (US$275).