Samsung today updated its Android Pie update roadmap on its Members app, adding the upcoming Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20 budget Android smartphones to the list. The two smartphones are set to be launched in India as Amazon exclusives in the country on January 28. As various leaked benchmarks have confirmed recently, the Galaxy M10 and M20 smartphones will launch with the Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out of the box and not the latest Android 9.0 Pie. However, consumers who purchase these smartphones may have to wait quite long to receive the stable Pie update.
Samsung Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20 to Receive the Android Pie Update in Q3 2019
The updated Android Pie rollout roadmap shared by Samsung reveals the Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20 smartphones will be updated to Android 9.0 Pie in August this year. While there is no mention of the company’s new One UI skin in the roadmap, there is a possibility that the Galaxy M-series smartphones may get One UI with the Pie update. Going by the latest roadmap, the update will begin rolling out for the two smartphones in the month of August. However, some users may have to wait until September to receive the update as it will be rolled out in phases.
The Samsung Galaxy M10 is expected to feature a 6.2-inch sized HD+ resolution Infinity-V display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It is expected to be powered by Samsung’s all-new Exynos 7904 mid-range mobile chipset. Built on a 14nm FinFET manufacturing process, the Exynos 7904 features two ARM Cortex-A73 cores clocked at up to 1.8 GHz and six ARM Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.6 GHz. In the camera department, Galaxy M10 will feature a 13MP + 5MP dual-camera setup on the back.
Samsung Galaxy M20, on the other hand, will feature a slightly larger 6.3-inch PLS LCD Infinity-V Display with 1080 x 2340 Full HD+ resolution. Similar to the Galaxy M10, the Galaxy M20 is expected to run on an Exynos 7904 chipset under the hood. However, previous Geekbench listings suggest the handset might be powered by an Exynos 7885 chipset instead. In terms of memory, the Galaxy M20 could feature 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable onboard storage. The smartphone’s key selling point will be a massive 5000mAh capacity non-removable battery with fast charging support. As far as pricing is concerned, it is rumored that the Galaxy M10 may start at INR 8,990 in India, while the Galaxy M20 could be priced at INR 12,990.