Samsung has plenty of new smartphone releases lined-up for 2019, including budget and mid-range devices. There has been a steady stream of of reports and rumors pouring in about the launch of a new Galaxy M series smartphone line-up from the South Korean giant. The Galaxy M series devices are said to replace the current Galaxy J, Galaxy On, and the Galaxy C line-up of budget smartphones.
So far, only two devices have popped up on the radar, which carry the M badge. A couple of days ago, the Galaxy M20 bearing the model number SM-M205F appeared on Geekbench. Now, the same device has showed up on Antutu leaderboards revealing more details.
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Samsung Galaxy M20 Spotted on Antutu
The Galaxy M20 carries the model number SM-M205F and seems to be a mid-range smartphone going by the specifications. That’s what the M series is supposed to be anyway. It is expected to replace other mid-range and budget Galaxy offerings such as the C, On, and J series. That’s a good thing, as it can mitigate the confusion that plagues smartphone buyers when picking up a new budget Samsung smartphone.
According to a recent report, there will be two new M-series phones from Samsung. The second device could be called M30, going by its model number SM-M305F. We are not sure if these are two different devices, or just two variants of the same phone. We haven’t seen the M30 appear on any benchmark or certification sites yet. The M20, on the other hand, has appeared a few times already. It first showed up on Geekbench and has now popped up on AnTuTu as well.
As you can see from the AnTuTu screenshot above, the Galaxy M20 is confirmed to feature the Samsung made Exynos 7885 chipset. The model showcased here, features 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. It also appears to be running Android 8.1 Oreo instead of the latest Android 9.0 Pie. The phone that showed up on Geekbench had the exact same configuration. The phone scores 107452 points in the Antutu benchmark test, which is similar to phones that run the Snapdragon 625 or 636 SoC.
The site also reveals that the phone will come with a Full HD+ display, but the size isn’t known. Most mid-range smartphones from Samsung include a Full HD+ AMOLED display anyway, so this isn’t really a surprise. However, some reports have stated that Samsung will use LCD displays on the base variants of M series devices. Therefore, we are not sure if Samsung is using an LCD or AMOLED display on the M20. The phone is said to have a variant with 64GB of storage as well. Meanwhile, the M30 will reportedly feature up to 128GB of internal storage. The new Samsung Galaxy M series phones could be announced by the end of the year, or early next year.
Samsung Galaxy Phones Coming in 2019
Apart from the new Galaxy M series of smartphones, Samsung is also working on the successor to the Galaxy S9. The Galaxy S10, which is reported to be out in February next year, will include plenty of new technologies from Samsung. The phone is said to have up to 6 cameras with one Time-of-Flight sensor, support for 5G, in-display fingerprint scanner, and a camera cutout on the display. It is also believed that Samsung could launch up to 4 variants.
There have also been reports that Samsung will bring back the Galaxy R line-up, but we are not too sure about this. If this comes to fruition, the Galaxy R will be the most budget-centric phones from the company. Finally, there’s the foldable Galaxy smartphone as well, which could also be unveiled next year.