Weekly poll results: the Samsung Galaxy F62 could be a hit, if its price drops
The Samsung Galaxy F62 became available in India on Monday, then a few days later it became clear that the model will go global under the M62 name. Samsung Thailand even listed all the official specs for the M-series variation (unsurprisingly, it’s a carbon copy).
We don’t know the worldwide pricing, but in India the F62 starts at INR 24,000 ($330/€270). Which, judging by last week’s poll, is a bit too high for comfort – most voters like the phone, but they think it’s a bit too pricey. Some forward-looking individuals pointed out that the resale value of a 4G phone will be lower than that of a 5G model.
The Exynos 9825 can still go toe to toe with current mid-range chips (especially in graphics tests). The Snapdragon 730G of the very similar Galaxy M51 doesn’t even come close. Still, if resale value is a consideration, you should keep in mind that 5G networks will expand quite a bit over the next year or two. Then again, the 7,000 mAh battery would have been through fewer cycles.
Either way, the M51 is an old hat – with the Galaxy F62/M62 available, Samsung’s original 7,000mAh phone has lost its luster. In fact, the M51 arrived in India at a slightly higher price, INR 25,000, so some people seem happy to get an F62 at launch day pricing.
For what it’s worth, the M51 cost €360 in Europe back in September, so we expect the Galaxy M62 will be in the same price range. We’ll find that out on Wednesday next week.
Currently with the credit card +Samsung discount a discount of 13% odd is available on the Samsung site (€ 240/$283 for the 6/128 version) in India. Throw in a buyback of old phone and the price drops even more
- 27 Mar 2021
A 4000mah battery lasts one day. For two days you will require a 8000 msg battery ! The f62 has a 7000 mah battery. Do the math
- 26 Mar 2021
In the end we can buy is Xiaomi Phone . Idk how they manage to make it that cheap. Data harvesting is nothing new or people are worried of. What else it could be!!
- 11 Mar 2021