A little over a month ago that the Korean firm announced the Galaxy M01 and M11 and shortly thereafter Samsung is adding yet another model to its Galaxy M line. The company thus announces this Galaxy M01s, an entry-level phone aimed at a user with limited budget.
Although it might seem otherwise, Samsung plans to sell the two phones in the M01 range at the same time despite their relatively small differences. What updates can we find on the firm’s cheap mobile phone?
A cheap but solvent mobile
The highlight of the device is the presence of a 6.2-inch HD + screen that presents the already classic notch that the brand calls Infinity-V and that hides a front camera for capturing selfies. Despite having some roughly large bezels, the phone has a decent screen-to-body ratio of 81.8%. This is a TFT panel that ends up leaving us with a 19: 9 display format and a density of 271 dpi.
Moving inside the Samsung Galaxy M01s, the phone hides a MediaTek eight-core Helio P22 processor with 3GB of RAM. It is a 12nm chipset made with 8 cores less powerful than the Snapdragon 439 processor of the Galaxy M01. As for the storage, the 32 GB are maintained with the option of expansion by MicroSD.
To capture photos, despite the price of the device, on the back of the smartphone we have a dual camera consisting of a 13MP primary sensor and a 2MP depth sensor. Meanwhile, for selfies, the phone has an 8MP camera, somewhat better than the M01’s 5MP one.
Completing the specification sheet we find one of the great strengths of the mobile, a 4,000 mAh battery is charged through a MicroUSB connector. To this we must add other interesting specifications such as a fingerprint sensor on the back shell, all working with Android 9 with One Ui, the signature personalization layer.
The best of the Samsung Galaxy M01s
Despite costing less than 120 euros to change, it is appreciated that Samsung has left useful features for users, such as a rear fingerprint sensor that is sometimes difficult to find in this type of mobile. The double rear camera also adds as well as the adoption of a full screen format where the front camera is housed in the notch of the mobile.
The battery is once again one of the strengths of the Samsung mobile. We have a 4000 mAh cell that, given the characteristics of the screen, ensures more than 48 hours of autonomy without the need to be looking for an outlet to charge the mobile. Of course, at this price we cannot require fast charging.
Weaknesses of the Samsung mobile
The power with its processor is one of the great ballasts of the device but we must think that this is not a mobile, it will spend the afternoon playing Call of Duty, Fortnite or PUBG Mobile. The mobile can successfully run most of the apps available in the Android app store.
We also miss Android 10 on the smartphone because it is still a phone that reaches the market in mid-2020, precisely when Android 11 is about to see the light.
Who should buy the Samsung phone?
At the moment, nobody, because the smartphone has only been presented at the Indira and we doubt that you are going to invest your money in a smartphone of these characteristics having similar options that if sold in Spain. In case of arrival, it is a good, mobile for those who do not look for great florists on their device, but they do have a good battery life and a modern design.
Samsung’s cheap smartphone has been put up for sale in India at a price of Rs 9,999, which is about 116 euros in exchange. It is available in gray and blue but at the moment we do not know Samsung’s plans for possible international commercialization. In the event that it finally reaches our country, it would not be unusual to see it at around 129 euros.