Last month, new information emerged online suggesting that Samsung is prepping a completely new budget series of phones under the Galaxy M moniker. It also came to be known that this series could probably replace the popular Galaxy J series along with a number of other budget lines.
Now, fresh information regarding the Indian pricing of two of the Galaxy M series devices has emerged. The two devices reportedly called Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20 will be priced aggressively, according to a report from 91Mobiles.
Samsung Galaxy M10, Galaxy M20 Leaked Pricing
As per the tech publication’s sources in the manufacturing industry, the Galaxy M10, which will be the more affordable model, will cost less than INR 10,000 while the Galaxy M20 which is the more premium one will cost under INR 15,000. Moreover, though not confirmed, it could very well be that Samsung sells this new series online owing to the aggressive price strategy.
It seems Samsung has felt pressing need for a new budget series due to the current extremely competitive nature of the budget smartphone segment and the Galaxy M will be the very first devices that will reflect Samsung’s new strategy for the segment. The aggressive pricing will be helped by the fact that these new handsets are being made in India itself, as was reported previously. This will help in cutting down costs of the pocket-friendly handsets from Samsung.
Samsung Galaxy M10, Galaxy M20 Leaked Specs
If you’re wondering about the design and specifications of the new upcoming phones, we do have some leaked info that reveals not all but some details. Front panels of the alleged Galaxy M20 leaked last week hinted Samsung would be taking the notch route for the first time in 2018 with the new series. A dew-drop notch with thin bottom bezels is expected on the Galaxy M20, as per those renders. That’s pretty much all we know about the physical aspect of the device. As far as specifications go, both the above-mentioned models have appeared on Geekbench, revealing some juicy info about the hardware.
The Galaxy M10 (model number SM-M105F) and the Galaxy M20 (model number SM-M205F) also appeared on AnTuTu. Starting with the lower-end model, the Geekbench listing says that it will be equipped with an Exynos 7870 chipset, assisted by 3GB of RAM. Android 8.1 Oreo was reportedly running onboard the benchmarked model and we can expect 32GB of storage looking at current industry standards. Also, these handsets will probably have dual-SIM capabilities.
As for the Samsung Galaxy M20, its Geekbench listing hinted at a more potent Exynos 7885 chipset with 3GB of RAM. The handset also runs Android 8.1 Oreo which is understandable because Samsung is currently working on Android 9 Pie for only its top-tier handsets. The same handset’s encounter with AnTuTu revealed that it has a display resolution of 2340×1080 pixels. This is similar to what the OPPO R17 has on its display. Additionally, the benchmark revealed 32GB of native storage for the device but we can very well expect 4GB versions too as is the norm in the budget segment.
Samsung Galaxy M10, Galaxy M20 Launch Date
Besides these two devices, there’s a third Galaxy M smartphone that is relatively still under the shadows. The handset with model number SM-M305 could potentially be called Galaxy M30 looking at the previous naming sequence. Launch dates of these devices are not yet known but we will let you know when Samsung reveals something concrete in the coming weeks.