Samsung has once again raised the bar on its smartphones’ batteries with the launch of the keenly priced Samsung Galaxy M51.
The M51 ships with an enormous 7,000 mAh battery – which is 1,000 mAh more capacity than the brilliant Samsung Galaxy M31 that I reviewed earlier this month and which quickly sold out.
The Galaxy M31 is easily capable of lasting three days between charges and owners of the Galaxy M51 can probably expect similar battery life. When it eventually does need a top up, the Galaxy M51 has 25-Watt fast charging, which means it shouldn’t take long at all to recharge (Samsung’s official site is annoyingly vague with the figures).
The M51 has a 6.7in Super AMOLED Plus display, which is pushing it close to the 6.9in Galaxy Note 20 in terms of screen size. It has a 1080 x 2340 screen resolution, which is the same resolution as the M31 and only marginally worse than the 1,080 x 2,400 resolution of the Note 20.
The M51 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, which should give it a performance edge over the M31, although it will be some way behind the flagship devices.
On the camera front, it has a 64-megapixel main camera, a 12-megapixel ultrawide, a 5-megapixel macro and a depth sensor to support live focus. The front-facing selfie camera is 32-megapixels. It does support 4K video capture, but only at 30 frames per second.
The phone is going on sale in Germany first, at a very respectable price of €360 ($429). It will go on sale in other European markets in due course, although there’s no mention of a U.S. release yet.