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.
Galaxy F62 highlight features • 7,000 mAh battery • 64 + 12 + 5 + 5 MP camera • Exynos 9825 chipset
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.