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iQoo 3, Samsung Galaxy M31 launch Highlights: iQoo 3 5G variant costs Rs 44,990, M31 at Rs 14,999

Samsung Galaxy M31, iQoo 3 Launch Price in India, Specifications LIVE updates: The Galaxy M31 is a budget friendly smartphone from Samsung, while iQoo 3 is a flagship level phone with 5G capability.

By: Shruti Dhapola | Mumbai, New Delhi | Updated: February 25, 2020 2:53:10 pm
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Samsung Galaxy M31, iQoo 3 Launch Price, Specs LIVE updates:  iQoo, which is a new brand from vivo, has launched its iQoo 3 flagship phone, which will be powered by the Snapdragon 865 processor and is a 5G-ready device. The iQoo 3 starts at Rs 36,990 and goes up to Rs 44,990 for the 5G only variant.

The iQoo 3 is a flagship level smartphone, though the company has launched two 4G variants at Rs 36,990 for 8GB RAM and 128GB storage and Rs 39,990 for 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. The phone sports a 48MP quad rear camera and a punch-hole display on the front. The phone comes with 55W fast charging support.

Read our full review of the Samsung Galaxy M31 here

The Galaxy M31 comes with a 64MP triple camera at the back and a big 6000 mAh battery. Samsung had previously introduced this on the M30s. The M series is the budget friendly one from Samsung. It will go on sale on Amazon India from March 5, and also be made available on Samsung eStore and other Samsung retail stores. The phone starts at Rs 14,999 for the base 6GB RAM and 64GB version, while 6GB RAM and 128GB version will cost Rs 15,999.

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Highlights

    13:37 (IST)25 Feb 2020
    Samsung Galaxy M31 launched at Rs 14,999

    The Samsung Galaxy M31's price has been revealed by the company. The phone will start at Rs 14,999 for the 6GB RAM and 64GB storage version. There's also a 6GB RAM and 128GB version at Rs 16,999. The Galaxy M31 has a 32MP selfie camera with a slo-motion video for front camera as well, support for 4K recording and AR doodle and AR Emoji feature  from Samsung. It comes with a 6000 mAh battery and 15W fast charging. The phone runs the Samsung Exynos 9611 processor and this is a dual-SIM phone. The phone has LPDDR4 RAM, and it also includes a microSD slot with up to 512GB support. 

    Here's everything you need to know about Samsung Galaxy M31

    13:20 (IST)25 Feb 2020
    iQoo3: Price, special customer service offers

    All iQOO customers will be eligible for free pick and drop service pan India. Customers can reach out to the company via toll free numbers, social media handles, office website.  The phone will come in 4G and 5G versions. The 8GB RAM and 128GB 4G only version will cost Rs 36,990. The 8GB RAM and 256GB version with 4G will cost Rs 39,990. The 5G variant comes with 12GB RAM and  256GB version will cost Rs 44,990. The phone will go on sale on Flipkart.   

    Here's everything you need to know about iQOO 3

     

    13:11 (IST)25 Feb 2020
    iQoo 3 Camera

    IQOO 3 gets 48MP quad cameras at the back, a combination to 48MP main lens, 13MP telephoto lens, 13MP wide-angle camera and 2MP bokeh camera. Other camera features include Super Night mode. 

    13:07 (IST)25 Feb 2020
    iQoo3 Gaming features:180 Hz touch response rate

    The phone has pressure sensitive buttons on the side panel to reduce pressure on the thumb. There’s an L-shaped cable charger and 4D gaming vibration to support different vibrations for different sounds and a 180Hz touch response rate.  It also comes with Multi-Turbo mode with Center Turbo and AI Turbo for improvements while playing games.  

    13:03 (IST)25 Feb 2020
    iQoo 3: Three colours, display, in-display fingerprint scanner

    The phone will come Black, an Orange and a Blue colour option. iQOO 3 will be a 5G ready smartphone. It comes with 55W super flashcharge technology that is claimed to charge the phone up to 50 per cent in just 15 minutes.  The display is 6.4-inches, this an AMOLED display. The display is HDR 10+ ready. 

    12:58 (IST)25 Feb 2020
    iQoo3: A 5G ready smartphone, runs Snapdragon 865

    iQOO 3 is powered by Snapdragon 865 processor. The processor is tremendous improvement over Snapdragon 855, says Sachin Kalntri, Senior Director, Product Marketing at Qualcomm India who is also on the stage. The processor is coupled with Adreno 650 GPU. The graphics performance is said to increase up to 25 per cent, while the power consumption is 35 per cent lower. 

    It also comes with LPDDR5 RAM, which has better speeds and reduced battery consumption. It also comes with UFS 3.1 standard for faster file reading. 

    12:51 (IST)25 Feb 2020
    What will be the price?

    The price will be the major question for the iQoo 3. Realme X50 Pro 5G starts at Rs 37,999 and goes up to Rs 44,999. Given the iQoo phone is also a 5G phone, the price will be closely watched. After all the phone comes with flagship like specifications, and boasts of a high-end performance driven by the Snapdragon 865 processor. Will iQoo undercut Realme and price this under Rs 35,000?  

    12:35 (IST)25 Feb 2020
    iQoo3 launch event starts

    iQoo's director of marketing Gagan Arora on stage to talk about the new phone. He says iQOO 3 has the highest score on Antutu benchmark tests, though of course, as we all know that's not really all it takes when it comes to performance on a smartphone. The phone has the latest Snapdragon 865 processor. The iQOO brand is all about quest and to outperform ourselves,  Arora says. The brand is inspired by millennials and it stands for I quest on and on, according to the company.  

     

    12:28 (IST)25 Feb 2020
    iQoo 3 launch has begun

    iQoo 3's launch event has begun.  The event is taking place in Mumbai.  

    12:03 (IST)25 Feb 2020
    iQoo 3 5G phone: Key features

    iQoo 3 is a flagship-level phone, one that will challenge the OnePlus series, the recently launched Realme X50 Pro 5G along with other phones which will come in a similar price bracket. iQoo is a new brand entering the Indian market and it has been touting how this will be the first phone powered by the Snapdragon 865 processor to launch in India, though Realme has officially beaten it by a day. The phone will also be 5G ready, which is another similarity with the Realme device. The iQoo 3 will come with 55W FlashCharge and a big 4440 mAh battery. iQoo 3 will likely sport a triple camera at the back.  

    11:49 (IST)25 Feb 2020
    Samsung Galaxy M31: Camera details

    Samsung has already revealed quite a few details about this phone, which includes the camera. The main camera is 64MP, along with an 8MP ultra wide camera, a 5MP depth sensor and a 5MP macro camera. The camera has an LED flash as well. Based on the images shared on Amazon India, the camera module is quite prominent and in a rectangular shape.  The front camera will be 32MP, according to reports. Samsung is yet to confirm this. Samsung Galaxy M31 camera

    11:01 (IST)25 Feb 2020
    iQoo 3 livestream: How to watch the event

    iQOO will livestream the launch event on its official website iqoo.com, on its social media handles and also on Flipkart.  The YouTube link for the event is now live.  iQoo is a new brand in India. It launched as a sub-brand of vivo in China last year. The iQoo 3 is being touted as a flagship phone, one which will offer the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor for the Indian market. 

    10:57 (IST)25 Feb 2020
    Samsung Galaxy M31: How to watch livestream

    Samsung's Galaxy M31 will go on sale on Amazon India. The website has a  dedicated banner running for the launch, which will take place at 1 pm. Samsung will reveal the price and RAM+storage combination for the phone. According to reports, the Galaxy M31 will come with 6GB RAM and 64GB or 128GB storage on board. Read more on how to watch livestream here.

    Samsung Galaxy M31 specifications 

    The Galaxy M31 has a gradient back finish, a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and four cameras at the back. The camera at the back includes a 64MP main camera, an 8MP ultrawide camera, a 5MP macro camera, and a 5MP depth camera. The Galaxy M31 will have a Super AMOLED Infinity-U display and a a big 6,000mAh battery. The phone will run Android 10 with One UI 2.0 on top. The processor is expected to be Samsung's own Exynos 9611. The phone will likely have a 32MP front camera for selfies.