Samsung has reportedly pushed back the Galaxy M51 launch to September this year. The company is having manufacturing difficulties with the device and the production is running slower than usual, MySmartPrice reports citing unnamed industry sources.
It's unclear what is causing the said production difficulties, though. It could be because of the COVID-19 pandemic-induced disruptions in the supply chain, or because of some internal issues.
Samsung was looking to source display panels for the Galaxy M51 as well as for the Galaxy M41 from Chinese firm CSOT. However, the Korean giant apparently wasn't satisfied with the quality of the sample OLED panels supplied by the company.
It eventually decided against the plan and killed the Galaxy M41 altogether. The company is now leaning on its in-house firm Samsung Display for the Galaxy M51's OLED panel. This uncertainty may have led to this long delay in its arrival.
Galaxy M51 launch postponed to September
The first reports about the Galaxy M51 emerged back in January this year. It was reported that Samsung has begun production of the handset at its Noida factory in India. However, the device has since remained as elusive as ever.
A report last month said that the Galaxy M51 could launch in India at the end of June or in early July. However, that doesn't seem to be happening.
According to the recent report, we'll have to wait a few more months before we could get our hands on Samsung's most powerful Galaxy M series phone yet. Hopefully, there won't be any more delays.
The Galaxy M51 will likely pack the Snapdragon 730 chipset with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
A 64GB variant should also be available, possibly with a lesser amount of RAM. The handset is rumored to feature a quad-camera setup on the back, consisting of a 64-megapixel ISOCELL Bright GW1 primary sensor.
Other rumored specs include a 5,000mAh (or bigger) battery with at least 15W fast charging, dual SIM support, an in-display fingerprint scanner, and a Super AMOLED punch-hole display of Full HD+ resolution.
The device will run Android 10 out of the box, with Samsung's One UI on top.
Samsung has several products lined up for launch in the next few months. There's the flagship Galaxy Note 20 series, Galaxy Tab S7 series, Galaxy Z Flip 5G, and the Galaxy Fold 2. The company also has a couple of Galaxy Watch 3 models and a pair of wireless earbuds coming out soon.