Just over a month after it was first unveiled, the Samsung Galaxy M12 will go on sale in India. The device already has a landing page on the local Amazon and Samsung pages. Search results on Samsung.com show that we will see the 4GB and 6GB versions of the phone (the basic 3/32GB configuration is nowhere to be seen).
The launch is scheduled for March 11 at noon, which is next Thursday. It’s too early to talk about the price of the phone, but we can look at its close relatives – the M11 was launched for INR 15,000 (now discounted to INR 11,000), the current Galaxy A12 also started for INR 15,000 (now discounted to INR 14,000).
The landing pages in India mention that the 6.5″ LCD has a refresh rate of 90Hz, whereas there was no mention of this earlier – note that Samsung has withdrawn the Vietnamese page. Anyway, a high refresh rate is not the reason why the M12 is better than the A12.
The M-series model also has an Exynos 850 chipset, which is a lot more advanced than the Helio P35 – 8nm vs. 12nm, Cortex-A55 vs. A53 and a faster GPU to boot. The M12 again has the upper hand on battery power with an extra 1,000 mAh in the tank, bringing the total to 6,000 mAh (both phones charge at 15W).
Both phones use the 48 MP ISOCELL GM2 sensor in their primary cameras and pair it with a 5 MP ultra-wide-angle camera (123º). That’s all we have so far – we thought we knew everything about the Galaxy M12, but it turns out we didn’t. So, check back next week for the price and any other changes.
Samsung Galaxy M12 comes to India on March 11 with a surprising upgrade to a 90Hz screen