Samsung is preparing to launch its budget-friendly Galaxy M01, if the latest Wi-Fi Alliance certification indicates anything.
Samsung Galaxy M01 with Android 10 gets Wi-Fi Certification
The device has passed through the Wi-Fi Alliance, the agency that certifies Wi-Fi devices before their market release. What the Wi-Fi Alliance reveals with the upcoming Galaxy’s certification is that the device itself is entry-level and low-end.
The Wi-Fi certification documentation shows that the Galaxy M01 will have 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi. This is standard for most devices. High-end devices, however, have the latest Wi-Fi standards. What are those? 802.11ac and 802.11ax. 802.11ac Wi-Fi allows mobile devices to have less interference from other products (such as microwaves, for example). 802.11ax, formally known as Wi-Fi 6 to tech enthusiasts, provides the fastest internet upload and download speeds. The upcoming M01 has neither 802.11ac nor Wi-Fi 6. This is why the M01 cannot be a high-end smartphone.
Additionally, the M01 only provides for single-band, 2.4GHz Wi-Fi. Premium smartphones feature 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi. 5GHz Wi-Fi is dual-band, while 2.4GHz is single-band. Again, buyers get the best on more expensive devices. The M01’s single-band Wi-Fi is a second testimony to its lower-tier status.
Two model numbers
There are two model numbers for the Galaxy M01, according to the Wi-Fi documentation. The first model number, SM-015F/DS, shows a few things. First, “SM” stands for “Samsung,”…