It was an open secret we knew for a long time. When the pre-launch buzz about Samsung’s new M-Series devices was it its peak, we knew of three new devices from the series; the Galaxy M10, Galaxy M20, and the Galaxy M30. However, when Samsung launched the M-Series devices back in January, only the Galaxy M10 and the Galaxy M20 were officially revealed. The company maintained a stoic silence over the existence of the third phone in the series; the Galaxy M30. That, however, is all history now because Samsung, through its official Twitter handle, recently confirmed not only about the existence of the Galaxy M30, but went ahead and also revealed the launch date for the same.
Samsung Galaxy M30: When is the India launch date?
As evident from the title of this article, the Samsung Galaxy M30 will be officially launched in India on February 27. This incidentally comes exactly a month after the Galaxy M10, and the M20 were launched on January 28. The confirmation about the launch of this device has come directly from Samsung’s own Twitter handle. We have embedded the tweet below in which Samsung has hinted about the triple camera setup on the device.
— Samsung India (@SamsungIndia) February 16, 2019
As of now, it is not known if the Galaxy M30 will also go on sale on the day of its launch. In our opinion, it is likely that the M30 will be on sale a little more than a week after the launch. This means we can expect the handset to be on sale by the first week of March.
Samsung Galaxy M30: Specifications, expected price
As you might be already aware, the Samsung Galaxy M30 is positioned above the M10 and the M20. The upgrade over the Galaxy M20 in particular, however, would not be significant since the major changes are only in the imaging department. In fact, in almost all other aspects, the M20 and the M30 are expected to remain identical. This, of course, includes the processor which happens to be the same Exynos 7904 chipset that we saw on the M20. This is based on the 14nm manufacturing process and houses an octa-core CPU. The graphics are handled by the Mali-G71 MP2 GPU.
We still do not know the storage options in which the handset will launch in India buy it would not be foolhardy to expect a 4GB+64GB variant. The camera department is likely to consist of a 13-megapixel primary camera, a 5-megapixel wide-angle camera, and a 5-megapixel depth sensor. This, hopefully, should help with better background blur in the Live Focus mode. Connectivity options on the M30 are expected to be identical to that on the M20. We do hope, however, that the phone supports 5GHz WLAN networks.
The phone will also sport a triple tray that can accommodate two SIM cards and one microSD card at the same time. As for the pricing, it is expected that the Galaxy M30 will be priced marginally higher than the M20 which means we can expect this phone to retail for around INR 15,990 at launch.