After several leaks and teasers, Samsung finally took the packaging of its new Galaxy F62 in India today. After following the Galaxy F41 last year, the latest entry in the Galaxy F series increases the ante with some impressive hardware in the lower middle class segment, as it seems to challenge the current category dominator Xiaomi and Realme. The Galaxy F62 has a massive battery, a powerful processor and skilled camera hardware, which will surely give the likes of the Mi 10i and Realme X7 a run for their money.
Galaxy F62: Specifications
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|Front camera||32MP front|
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The Galaxy F62 has a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED Full HD + panel in front of the deck under the Gorilla Glass 3. It is a 60Hz panel. On the back you have a four-camera setup, consisting of a 64MP Sony IMX682 sensor, a 12MP wide-angle camera and 5MP depth and macro sensors. There is a 32MP selfie camera on the front. The device also comes with Single Take mode, introduced with the Galaxy S20 series, which Samsung says can now take up to 10 photos and 4 videos.
The treatment package is also powerfully powerful, with Samsung’s home-brewed Exynos 9825 octa-core SoC leading the charge, paired with the Mali-G76 GPU, up to 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of UFS 3.0 flash storage.
However, it is the massive 7000 mAh battery that makes the headline here, and rightly so. With the exception of Samsung’s own Galaxy M51, you will not find any other smartphone in the middle segment that offers such a large battery. The Galaxy F41 already had a fairly large 6000 mAh battery, so Samsung is pushing things even further with the Galaxy F62 being commendable. The battery is charged via a 25 W quick charger that comes with the phone.
Other highlights of the Galaxy F62 include a 3.5mm audio jack, microSD card support, a side-mounted fingerprint reader, NFC and wired reverse charging support. The phone runs Android 11 out-of-the-box with Samsung’s One UI Core 3.1 on top and supports Knox 3.7, Samsung Pay and Quick Switch.
Prices and availability
Samsung Galaxy comes in two variants. The base model with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage is priced at £ 23,999 (~ $ 330), while the top model, 8 GB / 128GB, will give you back £ 25,999 (~ $ 344). The unit comes in the colors Laser Green, Laser Gray and Laser Blue and will be sold from 22 February at. 12 IST on Flipkart, Samsung.com, Reliance Digital and selected stores.