Samsung is reportedly cancelling the Galaxy M41 smartphone. The device which was under the radar of leaks for a while was rumoured to sport an OLED display from a third-party supplier for the first time.
According to Sammobile, reports from South Korea have said that the company has stopped further development on the Galaxy M41. The device was expected to succeed the earlier launched Galaxy M40.
Why was it scrapped?
The report further says the company will rather shift its focus on the new iteration, the Galaxy M51. While the reasons for the shift are still uncertain, the upcoming Galaxy M51 is likely to be a rebranded A51. Of course, with a few tweaks here and there.
The reportedly shelved Galaxy M41 has been leaked multiple times before. Recently, it was reported that the company could be planning to source OLED displays for the M41. The supplier was TCL’s China Star Optoelectronics Technology.
The decision, however, was opinionated to be unusual as Samsung being an OLED supplier to various OEMs, uses the in-house displays on its smartphones. That being said, the reason for the company’s withdrawal could also be the sales of its predecessor.
If we recall, the Galaxy M40 launched exactly a year ago. It had a punch-hole camera and Snapdragon 675 SoC. However, the pricing was a little off compared to the industry standards when the Redmi Note 7 Pro was selling with the same processor at a much cheaper price tag.
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Galaxy M51: What’s New?
Talking about the Galaxy M51, it has equally surfaced on the interwebs since a while. While the specifications remain a bit sceptical so far, recent Geekbench listings have floated the idea that the device could sport Snapdragon 675 SoC which was earlier used on the Galaxy M40. Additionally, earlier reports also point that the Galaxy M51 will come with Samsung’s 64MP sensor to rival the likes of Redmi and Realme.
Further, reports also indicate that Samsung which earlier planned to source displays from Chinese manufacturers will go ahead with its own displays. This is because the displays reportedly failed to comply with the company’s quality standards.
The upcoming Galaxy M51 will likely include a 128GB variant on its device. This move will definitely place the smartphone right in the slot to compete with the rivals. In all likelihood, the Galaxy M51 is going to be a powerhouse with a touch of Samsung’s own OLED displays. Let us wait for more leaks in the future.