Since the past few weeks, we have been reporting about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy M20 smartphone. The phone belongs to the Galaxy M-series, which is the latest lineup aimed at the budget segment. Additionally, this phone is reportedly being manufactured in India at Samsung’s factory in Noida, Uttar Pradesh. Now, in the latest scoop, the Galaxy M20 has leaked in live images showing its display panel with a waterdrop notch on top. As we know, waterdrop notch has been in trend since Chinese manufacturers like OPPO decided to use it instead of the traditional notch design that debuted with Apple’s iPhone X. Let’s dig out more about the live image of the Galaxy M20.
Samsung Galaxy M20 Live Images Reveal Waterdrop Notch
The live image of the Samsung Galaxy M20 shows the full frontal design of the phone. However, the primary element that gets all the attention is the waterdrop notch, which houses the front camera alongside a slew of sensors. Besides, the leaked image also shows how Samsung has included a large display on the Galaxy M20 making it look more premium than the phones from its J-series. The Galaxy M20 also seems to be thicker at the chin than it should be, but we think that regardless of that, the phone will manage to have a higher screen-to-body ratio.
Well, we never really expected Samsung to fall for the industry trends like waterdrop notch, but after looking at the leaked images of the Galaxy M20, we are surprised. What’s more out of the line is that Samsung recently introduced its new range of Infinity Displays that were to be used on the upcoming Galaxy phones, but none of those displays had a waterdrop notch.
Rumored Specifications of Galaxy M20
Going by the previous leaks, the Galaxy M20 is expected to come powered by Samsung’s proprietary Exynos 7885 mid-range chipset clocked at 1.6GHz. The phone may come with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, which should be paired with a microSD card slot for further expansion. As for the display, the phone might feature 6-inch Super AMOLED display with 1080×2340 pixels resolution. On the software side, we may see the phone launch with Android 8.1 Oreo layered with Samsung’s custom UI. We think that the phone may receive an update later that will bring it to Android 9.0 Pie. For optics, the Galaxy M20 may settles for a 16MP rear camera and 5MP front-facing camera. A 3300mAh battery might back the device.
Will Samsung Make The Cut With Its Upcoming Galaxy M20 in India?
As we mentioned in the beginning, Samsung has already started mass production of the Galaxy M20 smartphone in India. The company may launch the phone at the beginning of January 2019. The latest M-series by Samsung is proof enough that the company now wants to rival its Chinese competitors in India. However, we think that Samsung needs to focus on the pricing of these phones to penetrate the budget segment in the Indian smartphone market, which is now a playground for budget phones with premium specifications. We are quite excited to see how the upcoming Galaxy M20 turns out to be and will it be able to woo the Indian consumers. Going by the rumoured specifications, we doubt its win.
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