Samsung Galaxy M02 debuts in India with a 6.5-inch display and 5,000mAh battery for ₹6,999

Samsung has launched its latest offering for the Indian market, the Galaxy M02. The device is an entry-level smartphone and sits below the Galaxy M02s in the product range, bringing with it a ₹6,999 (approximately $96) price tag. It features a large 6.5-inch HD+ display and a massive 5,000mAh battery. At launch, the company is selling the device on for ₹6,799 (approximately $93).

The South Korean giant says that the phone aims to bring “never-before features” to users on a budget. The 6.5-inch HD+ Infinity V display houses a 5MP front-facing shooter. The company says that the large display is ideal for “video calls, content streaming, online education and entertainment”. At the back, the phone sports a dual-camera system consisting of a 13MP primary camera and a 2MP macro sensor.

Commenting on the launch, Aditya Babbar, Head of Mobile Marketing for Samsung India, said:

“To strengthen our vision of ‘Powering Digital India’, Samsung is creating innovative and affordable technology to cater to new and evolving consumer behaviour. The launch of Galaxy M02 is a testimony to Samsung’s commitment towards expanding and empowering digital adoption for new India and its accelerated digital needs including learn from home, work from home and entertainment anywhere. With the launch of Galaxy M02, we are confident that this mega entertainer will further strengthen our positioning in the sub 10K segment[.]”

As for the internals, the phone is powered by a quad-core MediaTek 6739 processor and is available in 2GB and 3GB RAM variants. The phone packs 32GB of internal storage which can be upgraded up to 1TB via a microSD card. It ships with Android 10-based One UI 2 out of the box. The device sports a microUSB port for charging, a dual-sim card slot, and comes in black, blue, red and grey colors.

The Galaxy M02 will go on sale starting February 9 on Samsung’s online store, Amazon, and other retail stores. The device competes against a host of devices from OEMs such as OPPO and Xiaomi in the sub-₹10,000 market and joins the similarly-priced Snapdragon-powered Galaxy M01.

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