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The Samsung Galaxy A31 is now officially a Bluetooth device

The Samsung Galaxy A30. (Source: NashvilleChatter)
The Samsung Galaxy A30. (Source: NashvilleChatter)
There is now evidence that Samsung is readying multiple new Galaxy A-series smartphones for launch at this point. The latest of these is the A31, or SM-A315F/DS. This device has been approved by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (Bluetooth SIG) to use this technology.
Deirdre O Donnell,

Samsung may be gearing up to replace the Galaxy A30 with a 2020 model. It has sent this device (the SM-A315F/DS) to the Bluetooth SIG, which confirms its expected product name and its Bluetooth 5.0 spec. Therefore, this phone, much like its A41 sibling, may be a real-world device soon.

The A31 has managed to remain relatively elusive in terms of pre-launch leaks. However, it may have been spotted on the Geekbench 5 benchmarking website, as the SM-A315F. Should these results really pertain to the upcoming 2020 Galaxy A variant, it will have 4GB of RAM and run Android 10 (presumably skinned with One UI 2).

Oddly, all 4 new listings associated with the "samsung SM-A315F" indicate that it, like candidate A41s found on the same database, will have a MediaTek (MT6768V/CA) processor. Its specs and identifiers may reveal that it is the Helio P65 on this occasion.

We may have to wait until these phones are revealed in order to figure out why Samsung may have eschewed Qualcomm silicon, not to mention its very own Exynos chips, in their production. On that note, the A31 has reportedly been approved by Indian authorities to work in that country, suggesting that it may be launched in this market soon.

The Galaxy A31's possible specs and Bluetooth certification. (Source: Geekbench 5 via NashvilleChatter; Bluetooth SIG via MySmartPrice)
The Galaxy A31's possible specs and Bluetooth certification. (Source: Geekbench 5 via NashvilleChatter; Bluetooth SIG via MySmartPrice)
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Deirdre O Donnell, 2020-03- 7 (Update: 2020-03- 7)
Deirdre O'Donnell
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.