Samsung is gearing to launch its India-first Galaxy M-series on January 28. The company will launch the entry-level Galaxy M10 (under Rs 10,000) and the mid-level Galaxy M20 (under Rs 15,000) phones, under its all-new Galaxy M-series, in India on January 28. A third device in the Galaxy M-series, aka Galaxy M30, will be launched later, and will be priced under Rs 20,000.
Only recently, the Galaxy M10 was leaked online, and now the Galaxy M20 has leaked in full giving a good look at what could be in store. Based on the leak, it appears that the Galaxy M20 will come with a plastic body with a glass-like glossy finish on the back, much like how things are in the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2. Unlike the Galaxy M10, the Galaxy M20 will come with a fingerprint scanner (on the rear) for biometric authentication.
The Galaxy M20, like the Galaxy M10, will also rock Samsung’s new Infinity-V notch display. The screen size is said to be 6.3-inch and the screen resolution is reportedly set to 1080p+. The Galaxy M10 is said to come with a 6.2-inch screen with a 720p+ resolution. Both the Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20 are expected to pack IPS LCD display, and not Samsung’s signature AMOLED panel.
The Galaxy M20 is further said to come with an Exynos 7885 processor with 3GB RAM and up to 64GB of storage. The phone is said to pack a massive 5,000mAh battery but it will reportedly charge through micro-USB. Samsung has been teasing USB Type-C fast charging for its Galaxy M-series, so probably the feature will be limited to the Galaxy M30, if the leak is anything to go by,
The dual-SIM Galaxy M20 will reportedly run Android 8.1 Oreo software which means no One UI, at least to begin with. Samsung’s One UI is based on Android 9 Pie and is limited to the company’s top-end phones like the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9 for now.
On to the cameras, the Galaxy M20 is said to sport a dual rear camera system consisting of one 13MP sensor and another 5MP sensor.
The Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20 will be sold exclusively via online channels like Amazon India and Samsung’s own e-retail store. Prices will range from just under Rs 10,000 for the entry-level Galaxy M10 model while the Galaxy M20 is expected to cost under Rs 15,000. Clearly, Samsung will be looking to take on the likes of Xiaomi, Realme and Honor – companies that have taken over India’s under Rs 20,000 price segment by storm – with its upcoming Galaxy M-series.