After introducing the Galaxy M31 and Galaxy M31s in February and July, respectively, Samsung today announced the Galaxy M31 Prime Edition. Thanks to Amazon.in, we knew its specs and price already, but the Korean tech giant made things official today and revealed the phone's sale date.
The Galaxy M31 Prime Edition comes in a single 6GB/128GB memory configuration priced at INR16,499 ($225/€190) and has three color options – Ocean Blue, Space Black, and Iceberg Blue. Amazon says there's a 64GB variant as well, but it's not mentioned in Samsung's press release or on its official Indian site.
The Galaxy M31 Prime Edition will go on sale in India from October 17 through Samsung's online store, Amazon.in, and select retail stores across the country. But Amazon Prime members will get a chance to buy it a day early.
The Samsung Galaxy M31 Prime Edition shares the internals and design with the Galaxy M31, meaning you get an Exynos 9611 SoC and a 6.4" FullHD+ Super AMOLED display. There's a 32MP selfie camera and a 64MP quad camera on the back of the Android 10-based One UI 2.1-running phone. You also get a rear-mounted fingerprint reader and a 6,000 mAh battery with 15W charging. And the Prime Edition comes in one new color (Iceberg Blue) and a complimentary 3-month Amazon Prime subscription.
Additionally, the Galaxy M31 Prime Edition comes with an 'Always On' Amazon shopping app, which offers quick access to products on Amazon with a right swipe on the home screen.
Besides, the smartphone comes pre-installed with a dedicated folder that contains popular Amazon ecosystem apps such as Amazon Shopping, Amazon Prime Video, Amazon Prime Music, Kindle, and Audible. We believe this is why the phone is called "Prime Edition".