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Samsung introduces the new Galaxy F Series

Samsung is set to launch the Galaxy F41 today. The F-series is starting in India first as a mid-range option, and the expectation is that Samsung will focus on cameras.

  • It’s reported that Samsung will differentiate the new series by focusing on cameras. 
  • Samsung’s event invite told us it would feature a good-sized 6,000mAh battery, a Super AMOLED Infinity-U display, and a triple camera with a 64-megapixel main camera, and be about 6.5-inches in size.
  • In terms of the camera prowess, we may see Samsung pursue small but useful features not always seen on mid-range devices, like optical image stabilization, larger sensors, and more specialized lenses.
  • An apparent benchmark was seen on GeekBench, showing it’ll run an Exynos 9611 SoC, have 6GB of RAM, and run on Android 10.
  • The Exynos 9611 is a step or two down from the Snapdragon 730, and around the Snapdragon 665 level of performance.
  • The already-launched Samsung Galaxy M31s specs seem to line up very closely with what we’re seeing with the F41, but a straight rebrand doesn’t really make sense, so we’re looking for additional features and improved camera tech.

From India to the world?

  • Despite the fiercely competitive marketplace, Samsung has used India as a proving ground. 
  • The M-series first launched in the country before heading into other markets, including the recent M51 with a 7,000mAh battery.
  • I’d again expect the F-series to be trialed in India before a wider release, if Samsung is able to clearly differentiate the device line and gain traction in the niche it’s trying to find.
  • But at the same time, it’s not going to be easy. 
  • There’s so much competition in the mid-range and value-end, with Xiaomi/Redmi releasing a handful of new devices each month, Samsung’s own A and M series, Oppo, and many more. 

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