The Samsung Galaxy A31 with 6GB RAM + 128GB storage is priced at RM1,099 and you can buy it now from several retailers on Lazada Malaysia. It’s available in 3 colours – Blue, White and Black.
As a comparison, the older Galaxy A30s was launched with 64GB of storage for RM899 and a larger 128GB storage variant was later introduced for RM999. Although the new Galaxy A31 costs RM100 more, it has a couple of notable upgrades.
The device still retains a 6.4″ Super AMOLED display but it now pushes a Full HD+ resolution of 2400×1080 instead of having a lower HD+ screen on the A30s. The screen has a small notch at the top and it has an in-display fingerprint sensor. Instead of an Exynos processor, the A31 is powered by a MediaTek Helio P65 which is similar to the Vivo S1.
For taking pictures, the device now gets an improved quad-camera setup. It has a 48MP main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle shooter, and two 5MP cameras for macro and depth effects. The phone also gets a 20MP selfie camera that sits on a tiny notch on the top of the screen.
Powering the device is a larger 5,000mAh battery which is 25% bigger than its predecessor. It charges via USB-C and it supports 15W fast charging. Also retained is a 3.5mm headphone jack and you can still expand storage via a microSD card. The device also has NFC and it supports Samsung Pay.
If you’re looking for a phone with a larger battery, there’s also the Samsung Galaxy M31 that’s priced at RM1,099. It also features a 6.4″ Full HD+ AMOLED display but it packs a higher resolution 64MP main camera and a larger 6,000mAh battery. Take note that the build is probably less premium than the Galaxy A series and it doesn’t come with NFC support.