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Report: Samsung Galaxy F could be the firm's new camera-first phone series

Devices are expected to debut later this month.

Published onSeptember 15, 2020

Samsung Galaxy A51 rear camera macro
  • Reports suggest Samsung could introduce a new smartphone line to India.
  • Dubbed the Galaxy F series, the line will reportedly focus on camera smarts.
  • The line is aimed at the ~$272 segment, which could see it compete with Samsung’s own Galaxy M series.

If you thought two mid-range Samsung smartphone lines just weren’t enough, you’re in luck. The company is reportedly set to introduce yet another mid-range smartphone series to India in the form of the Galaxy F line.

Per a report by 91Mobiles, the Galaxy F line will join the Galaxy A and Galaxy M series in the region and will be sold online below the Rs 20,000 (~$272) mark.

As for differentiating this series from its two sibling lines, it’s reported that Samsung will focus on the Galaxy F’s photography prowess, but this might be tougher than it sounds considering how well-stocked the Galaxy M devices are.

Why Galaxy F when Galaxy M will do?

Take the Galaxy M31 for instance which comes in at a similar price point. It’s headlined by a 64MP primary sensor with another three rear snappers in tow. The phone also features a 6.5-inch display and a 6,000mAh battery, covering the fundamentals.

The Galaxy F’s rumored sticker price doesn’t give Samsung much wiggle-room to set it apart from the Galaxy M line. It’s also not immediately obvious how it could markedly improve camera performance at this price point. The Galaxy F line could feature more subtle improvements like the inclusion of optical image stabilization, larger sensors, and more specialized lenses.

Still, with the launch of another series, Samsung runs the risk of oversaturating the Indian market and cannibalizing its existing offerings.

Beyond its own family, Samsung will also need to look over its shoulder at its rivals. The likes of the POCO X2 and realme 6 Pro come in at well under Rs 20,000 and also employ quad-camera arrays with 64MP primary sensors.

91Mobiles believes the first Samsung Galaxy F device will be available later this month.

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