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Samsung Galaxy F62 Official: Why is it Better than the Galaxy M51?

Will it make it to our shores?

Aside from the Galaxy M51, Samsung has another phone with a large 7000mAh battery with the Galaxy F62, which went official in India. As the second phone under the Galaxy F series, the Galaxy F62 is similar to the Galaxy M51 in more ways beyond that huge battery.

Samsung Galaxy F62 Specs:

  • Exynos 9825 processor
  • 6GB/8GB RAM
  • 128GB storage, expandable via MicroSD
  • 6.7-inch Full HD+ AMOLED Plus Display
  • 64-megapixel main camera with PDAF, 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, 5-megapixel macro camera, 5-megapixel f/2.4 depth sensor
  • 32-megapixel selfie camera
  • 4G, LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, rear mounted fingerprint scanner
  • 7000mAh battery
  • 25w charging
  • Android 11, OneUI 3.1

Common features include a 6.7-inch AMOLED Plus display with Full HD+ Resolution and a centrally-placed punch-hole for the 32-megapixel selfie snapper, side-mounted fingerprint scanner, and the same quad-rear camera setup as the Galaxy M51. Yes, you are also getting a 64-megapixel main camera, 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, and a pair of 5-megapixel cameras: one for depth sensing and one for macro shots. It even comes with 128GB internal storage and 8GB RAM, though there is a more affordable 6GB RAM variant.

What makes the Galaxy F62 different from the Galaxy M51 then? Aside from the back panel design that includes a camera module reminiscent of the one used on the Galaxy A12, the biggest difference is the processing package. Instead of a 8nm-based Snapdragon 730G, the Galaxy F62 gets a 7nm-based Exynos 9825 processor—yes, the same processor that powers the Galaxy Note 10 series from 2019. That makes for a interesting processor of choice for the Galaxy F62, as you are getting a 2019 flagship chip on a 2021 mid-range phone.

While it is no match to 2021 flagship chips like the Exynos 2100 or Snapdragon 888, the Exynos 9825 is still a great option for those looking for flagship performance while having a tight budget. With an official price of Rs 23,999(~Php 15.9k) for the 6GB model and Rs 25,999(~Php 17.2k) for the 8GB model when it officially goes on sale on February 22, the Galaxy F62 appears to be an interesting option for phone buyers who are not ready to jump into the 5G train but want a mid-range phone that can offer flagship-level performance.

It will definitely be interesting if Samsung decides to bring the Galaxy F62 to our shores, as its price makes it very competitive in the sub-Php 20k segment. This phone is one of Samsung’s best possible offerings if it wants to match similarly-priced phones from the likes of realme and Xiaomi.

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