Samsung Galaxy M32 5G arrives in the budget M-series which is an unusual place for a 5G smartphone at this point. With some clear low budget features here, Samsung is bringing an otherwise novel feature for a budget smartphone or is it? You see, what truly makes a smartphone budget is the pricing and while Samsung has introduced budget specs on the smartphone, it didn’t quite nail the pricing and you’ll see why. First, let’s take a look at the major features and specs of this smartphone so you can get a sense of what it is working with.
Samsung Galaxy M32 5G Specs at a Glance
- 6.5 inches, 720 x 1600 pixels IPS LCD Infinity-V display
- Octa-core MediaTek MT6853 Dimensity 720 5G and 6GB/8GB RAM
- Quad rear camera – 48MP main sensor + 8MP ultrawide + 5MP macro shooter + 2MP depth sensor
- Front camera – 13MP sensor
- 128GB built-in storage expandable up to 1TB
- Fingerprint (side-mounted)
- 5, 000mAh non-removable Li-ion battery
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In a bid to make the cheapest 5G smartphone list, the Samsung Galaxy M32 5G comes with specs that are incongruous with the 5G connectivity on it. At this point, we are used to seeing 5G smartphones with a level of fairly powerful specs. It is also worthy to note that this is the Galaxy A32 5G just remodelled, nice one Samsung, we are just going to pretend we didn’t notice.
On the premise of the budget specs, this seems like a perfect fit for Samsung’s budget line of smartphones and this is also the first 5G smartphone that line. The smartphone has a MediaTek Dimensity 720 5G processor which is besides its 5G modem is comparable in terms of performance to the Helio G95 but with a 7nm process. This is a fairly powerful processor for a budget smartphone and you have 6GB or 8GB memory options to pick from.
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Furthermore, the smartphone also features a 128GB UFS 2.1 ROM across both its 6GB and 8GB memory options. You’ve got One UI based on Android 11 with two years of promised OS upgrade. It also comes with an ample 5, 000mAh battery with a meagre 15W fast charge through the USB Type C 2.0 port. In addition, there is the quad-camera at the back of the smartphone which is a solid budget setup and a 13MP front camera for selfies.
Price and Availability
You can cop the 6GB variant at $280 which is about 140, 000 Naira and the 8GB variant for $310 – approximately 155, 000 Naira. At the price, this seems like a whole lot of compromise just to have 5G on a phone. However, if you can live with it then by all means go for it. The smartphone will be available for sale come September 2nd in blue and black colour options.