Just a couple of months ago, Samsung launched a budget smartphone for those who are looking to get a smartphone from Samsung at the lowest price possible. If you are looking for a non-Chinese smartphone and you don’t have much to spend, then this is the ideal choice. The M series from Samsung targets the budget segment, and the M01 core is no exception. In this topic, we will share the official Samsung Galaxy M01 Core Android 11 R release date and feature guidelines.
Google has recently rolled out the Android 11 update for the Google Pixel series. Recently Samsung started rolling the One UI 3.0 beta (Android 11) for the Samsung Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy S20, and many more. You can check out more details of Samsung One UI 3.0 here.
Nothing is confirmed as of yet! As soon as Android 11 is made available to the OEMs, it is likely that Samsung will start rolling out beta updates for the Galaxy M01 Core. In fact, the Korean smartphone manufacturer will roll out the Galaxy Android 11 update roadmap once it is available.
Samsung Galaxy M01 Core Device Overview
The Samsung M01 Core sports a 5.3-inch HD+ TFT panel with an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. The phone is plastic built, and from the front, it does have some bezels too. Handling the performance is the MediaTek MT6739, which is an entry-level quad-core processor for smartphones.
Coming to the optics, we get a primary 8MP shooter with f/2.2 aperture that can shoot 1080p videos @30 fps. On the front, we get a single 5 MP shooter. There are two storage variants of the phone: 16GB+1GB and 32GB+2GB. There is support for MicroSD expansion on both of them though. Connectivity options for the device include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth v4.20, Micro-USB, Wi-Fi Direct, 3G, and 4G.
There is no Type-C port here. Instead, we get the traditional micro USB port. We also get a modest 3000 mAh battery that should be enough to power this lower-powered phone. We do get the 3.5mm headphone jack here. The phone comes with Android 10 out of the box with the Google Go program. So there are no issues as far as updates for two years are concerned. There are three color variants for this phone: Black, Red, and Blue. The USP of this device is the price which starts only at around 5,500 INR for the base 16GB+GB variant, while for the higher 32GB+2GB variant you will have to pay about 1000 more. For the price of under 7000 INR, this is the best that you can get from Samsung.
Android 11 – Overview
Android 11 is the eleventh iteration of Google’s own OS (Operating System). It was released on September 8, 2020, and rolled out to their Pixel phones on day one. Later, OnePlus, Xiaomi, Oppo, and Realme rolled the beta update for their flagship device on the same day. Here is the feature list of Android 11:
- Scheduled Dark Theme
- ‘Conversations’ Section in Notification Shade
- Built-in Screen Recorder
- Pin Apps in the Share Menu
- Send Images in Notification Replies
- New APIs for 5G
- Reverse Wireless Charging Support (Google Pixel 4a or 5)
- Use Bluetooth Headphones in Airplane Mode
- Scrolling screenshots
- Bubble Notifications on by Default
- New Back Cover Gestures (Likely Pixel-Exclusive)
- Show Refresh Rate
- Power Menu Toggles
- Quick Access Wallet
- New Permissions Options
- Background Location Access Must Be Granted Manually
- Auto-Block Spammy Permission Prompts
- New Scoped Storage Permission
- New Motion Sense Gesture (Pixel 4)
- New Notification History UI
- Increase Touch Sensitivity
- Better Back Sensitivity
- Mobile Drivers License Support
- Changes to BiometricPrompt API
- Improved Call Screening
- Support for Punch Hole & Waterfall Displays
- Disable Vibrations While Using the Camera
- HDMI Low-Latency Mode
- Low Latency Video Decoding
- New Bluetooth Stack
- Separated Quick Settings & Notification Tray
- Music Player in Quick Settings
- Unsupported Bluetooth Codecs Are Now Grayed Out
- Suggested Apps in Home Screen Dock
Android 11 for Samsung Galaxy M01 Core
Updated on February 05, 2021: Today Samsung rolled the January 2021 security patch update to the device globally with build number M013FDDS2AUA1. The update is still based on Android 10 and not the Android 11 R.
Since Samsung is quite busy rolling out the One UI 2.0 (Android 10) update for the devices and there are quite a few devices waiting in line. So, it seems unlikely that the Android 11 update announcement will be made anytime soon. It is expected that the update will be made available for the Galaxy M01 Core users only the next year after the stable Android 11 update comes out for the Google Pixel devices. We will keep you in the loop once we have more information in this regard.