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Samsung budget Galaxy M01 goes official alongside the new Galaxy M11

The Samsung Galaxy M01 is an all-new smartphone targeting the entry-level smartphone segment in India. (Source: Samsung)
The Samsung Galaxy M01 is an all-new smartphone targeting the entry-level smartphone segment in India. (Source: Samsung)
Samsung has unveiled the new Galaxy M01 budget smartphone for the Indian market. It joins the previously revealed Galaxy M11 which is slightly more upmarket, but still very much aimed at the entry-level smartphone segment.
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Samsung has launched two new budget smartphones for the Indian market. The Galaxy M11 has previously been unveiled but it has been joined by the new, even cheaper, Galaxy M01 first unveiled today. The new devices are part of Samsung’s strategy to take the Galaxy brand to a wider audience and create a new generation of owners who aspire to its more high-end flagship models. Both models offer decent specifications and looks at their respective price points but won’t be setting any benchmark charts alight with their performance.

The new Galaxy M01 centers on a 5.7-inch HD+ Infinity-V LCD display and is fitted with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SoC mated to 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage expandable to 512 GB via microSD card. It incorporates two rear cameras, one with 13 MP wide camera and the other with a 2 MP depth sensing sensor that are good for taking “clear photos” while the selfie-camera is rated at 5 MP. Battery is a decent 4,000 MAh capacity which should be good for a full day of mixed use and it even supports Dolby Atmos sound.

The slightly more expensive Galaxy M11 centers on a 6.4-inch HD+ Infinity-O LCD display and is powered by the more powerful, but still modest, Snapdragon 450 SoC. It is mated either a 3 GB/32 GB configuration or a 4 GB/64 GB combo. It ratchets thing up with a triple rear camera arrangement including a 13 MP wide camera, a 5 MP ultra-wide camera and a 2 MP depth sensor which are joined by an 8 MP selfie-camera on the front. It has a large 5,000 MAh battery and also supports 15 W wireless charging.

The Galaxy M01 is retailing from the equivalent of US$120 while the Galaxy M11 starts from the equivalent of US$145.

The Galaxy M11 offers a few more features for not much more coin. (Source: Samsung)
The Galaxy M11 offers a few more features for not much more coin. (Source: Samsung)
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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2020-06- 2 (Update: 2020-06- 2)