Samsung launches the new Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20 in India for ₹7,990 and ₹10,990

Samsung launches the new Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20 in India for ₹7,990 and ₹10,990

Samsung has finally launched the new Galaxy M-series, starting off with the new Galaxy M10 and the Galaxy M20 in India. The new devices are the first to launch with Samsung’s new Infinity-V display, and are targeted at “young millennials” in India.

Samsung Galaxy M20

Samsung Galaxy M20

Specifications – Samsung Galaxy M10 & Samsung Galaxy M20

Specification Samsung Galaxy M10 Samsung Galaxy M20
Display 6.2″ HD+ (720 x 1520 pixels) LCD display;
Water drop notch
6.3″ FHD+ (1080 x 2340 pixels) LCD display;
Water drop notch
SoC Exynos 7870; 14nm;
8x Cortex-A53
Exynos 7904; 14nm;
2x Cortex-A73 + 6x Cortex-A53
RAM & Storage 2GB+ 16GB;
3GB + 32GB
3GB + 32GB;
4GB + 64GB
MicroSD expandability Up to 512GB through dedicated slot Up to 512GB through dedicated slot
USB micro USB Type-C
Battery 3,400 mAh 5,000 mAh;
Quick charging up to 15W with included charger
Fingerprint Sensor No Rear
Dual SIM Yes; Dual 4G VoLTE Yes; Dual 4G VoLTE
Rear Camera Dual:
13MP, f/1.9 + 5MP ultra wide lens
Dual:
13MP, f/1.9 + 5MP ultra wide lens
Front Camera 5MP 8MP
Android Version Samsung Experience UX v9.5 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo Samsung Experience UX v9.5 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo
Pricing ₹7,990 (~$112) for the 2GB+16GB variant;

₹8,990 (~$126) for the 3GB + 32GB variant

₹10,990 (~$155) for the 3GB + 32GB variant;

₹12,990 (~$183) for the 4GB + 64GB variant

Availability February 5, 2019 from Amazon.in and Samsung.com February 5, 2019 from Amazon.in and Samsung.com

The new Samsung Galaxy M10 and Samsung Galaxy M20 feature the same overall design, but with differences in screen size and other key internals to provide for a wider price coverage. As is obvious, the M10 is the lower-specced version within the siblings, competing against the likes of Xiaomi’s Redmi series, while the M20 offers some more over and above the M10 and competes against the likes of Xiaomi’s Redmi Note series.

The highlight of the devices is the large and immersive screen, which lends a very clean look to the device and sets it apart in the targeted price range. The processors, especially the Samsung Exynos 7904, should be able to accomplish all that is expected out of a budget/ early mid-range device in the Indian market. The large 5,000 mAh battery on the Galaxy M20 would also be appreciated by power users.

Another highlight of the M10 and M20 is the ultra-wide 5MP secondary rear shooter, which will allow the user to shoot more expansive photos that fit a lot more in a single frame. This feature is not commonly seen in this price segment, so it would be interesting to see the reaction of the target audience towards this addition. The dual rear camera setup can also take live focus portrait shots.

A small disappointment with the Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20 is that the devices come with Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box, underneath Samsung Experience UX v9.5. This is a missed opportunity for Samsung, as a launch with Android 9 Pie could have been a very good marketing point, especially at this segment. The Galaxy M10 also does not feature a fingerprint scanner anywhere on the device.

Samsung Galaxy M10

Samsung Galaxy M10

Both the new devices are Made in India in accordance with the government’s Make in India initiative. The devices also come with Widevine L1 certification for streaming HD content through a few popular streaming apps.

The Samsung Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20 will be available in Ocean Blue and Charcoal Black color options. The Galaxy M10 will cost ₹7,990 (~$112) for the 2GB+16GB variant and ₹8,990 (~$126) for the 3GB + 32GB variant. The Galaxy M20 will cost ₹10,990 (~$155) for the 3GB + 32GB variant and ₹12,990 (~$183) for the 4GB + 64GB variant. The phones will be sold online through Amazon.in and Samsung.com from February 5, 2019. Reliance Jio 4G users will also be able to enjoy double-data offers on the phone.

What are your thoughts on the new Samsung Galaxy M-series smartphones? Let us know in the comments below!

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