Samsung announced that the Galaxy A31 and A11 will be available from 9 May and 23 May respectively.
Samsung Galaxy A31 and A11 Singapore launch
The Galaxy A31 will be available from 9 May on Samsung Online Store, and the online stores of selected telecommunication operators (M1 and Singtel) and major consumer electronics & IT stores, with a recommended retail price of S$348. It available in two dynamic colours – Prism Crush Black and Prism Crush Blue.
The Galaxy A11 will be available from 23 May on Samsung Online Store, Singtel Online Shop, and the online stores of major consumer electronics & IT stores, with a recommended retail price of S$198. It is available in two colours – Black and Blue.
Samsung Galaxy A31 and A11 Specs
|Galaxy A31||Galaxy A11|
|Display||6.4-inch, Full HD+ (1080×2400)|
|6.4-inch HD+ (720×1560)|
|Camera||Main: 48MP, F2.0|
Ultra-Wide: 8MP, F2.2
Depth: 5MP, F2.4
Macro: 5MP, F2.4
Selfie: 20MP, F2.2
|Main: 13MP, F1.8|
Ultra Wide: 5MP, F2.2
Depth: 2MP, F2.4
Selfie: 8MP, F2.0
|Dimension / Weight||159.3 x 73.1 x 8.6 mm/185g||161.4 x 76.3 x 8.0 mm/177g|
|Chipset||MediaTek MT6768Octa Core (Dual 2.0GHz + Hexa 1.7GHz)||Qualcomm Snapdragon 450Octa Core (1.8 GHz)|
128GB Internal Storage
Micro SD slot (up to 512 GB)
32 GB Internal Storage
Micro SD slot (up to 512 GB)
|SIM Card||Dual SIM (3 slot)||Dual SIM (3 slot)|
|Battery||5,000 mAh (typical), 15W Fast Charging||4,000mAh (typical), 15W Fast Charging|
|Payment||Samsung Pay (NFC)||–|
|Biometric||In-Screen Fingerprint||Rear Fingerprint, Face Recognition|
|Colour||Prism Crush Black, Prism Crush Blue||Black, Blue|
Inexpensive Samsung phones
We’ve recently called into question what is truly valuable in a smartphone. The Galaxy A31 and A11 are Samsung’s attempts at answering this question.
Unfortunately, it seems like Samsung is once again prioritising cramming in as many (likely mediocre) cameras as possible. I have very strong feelings about this, and perhaps I shall write a separate article about it.
Manufacturers should really stop putting in four cameras on their phones when it means compromises in other more important aspects, such as the processor and screen. Extra focal lengths can be good, but not useless macro and depth cameras.
Just glancing through the specs, I’m quite surprised that the use of a TFT display on the A11. I can’t remember the last time I’ve seen a TFT display; they’re pretty bad. For S$198 there are other budget phones from companies like Xiaomi with much better displays. Just for the TFT display alone, I might be a bit cautious about the A11.
If you do decide to snag a Galaxy A31 or A11, remember that when purchasing on online you can use Shopback to get cashback on your purchase to save yourself some money. Check out our deals page for more Singapore deals.
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