Samsung's Affordable Galaxy M Series Takes On Chinese Competition

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This leak shows that the information that's typically placed in the top right corner on Samsung phones is now moved closer to the center, including here the battery percentage and the network signal indicator. This segment has seen enormous popularity and growth over a couple of years in the country, which led Samsung to bring this new Galaxy M series smartphones with a complete design overhaul. Apart from Xiaomi, there are other "cheap and good" contenders like Pocophone, Realme and ASUS with its Zenfone Max Pro M2. Both smartphones appear promising and should attract consumers in this price segment. With the Galaxy M series, it appears that Samsung is trying to wrestle back market share from Xiaomi.

Samsung India will launch new phones today under a new Galaxy "M" brand name.

Out of the two handsets, the M20 is a slightly better proposition with more features and better internals.

Finally, the Korean manufacturer launched the Galaxy M20 and Galaxy M10 in the Indian market. It is essentially a lite version of the M20, and features a similar 6.22 inch Infinity V display. The Galaxy S9's Infinity Display has extremely thin bezels already, but thanks to the Infinity-O Display, the company was able to squeeze it to an even more minimal profile. In terms of design, the front is identical to an OPPO F9 or a Realme 2 Pro while the rear looks like last year's ZenFone Max Pro M1. The devices run on Exynos 7904 1.8Ghz octa-core and Exynos 7870 1.6Ghz octa-core processors respectively.

Here's hoping that Samsung can pull something pretty special out of its sleeve for the Galaxy S10 unveiling on 20 February, where T3 will be reporting live from the event.

Face up, the Galaxy M20 looks almost identical to recently launched budget phones like Honor 10 Lite and Realme U1 with a water drop notch and thin bezels.

Previous reports suggest that the Galaxy M10 may skip the fingerprint sensor and come with face ID unlock support only. It offers a massive 5000mAh pack which is compatible with 15W fast-charging as well. They are said to be running on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system.

The Galaxy M20 will be prices at INR 12,990 (almost PKR 25,500) for the 4GB/64GB version whereas, the 3GB/32GB one will cost INR 10,990 (around PKR 21, 500).

It will start taking steps this year to replace plastic packaging materials with paper and other environmentally sustainable elements, Samsung said. The 5.8-inch S10 will be "just be the smallest S10" and feature the same specifications, including the same Exynos chipset and RAM options as the more expensive S10 models.

For optics, the M20 comes with a dual rear cam setup comprising of a 13 mp primary camera and a 5 mp ultra wide lens camera. It is powered by a 3,400mAh battery that supports three times faster-charging.

Both the smartphones will be available for purchase exclusively through and Samsung India e-Store. Galaxy M10 2GB/16GB variant is priced at Rs. 7,990 while 3GB/32GB variant is priced at Rs. 8,990.

Just a few days ago, Samsung dropped a thinly veiled tease for its 2019 flagship, the Galaxy S10. And the RAM on this device too is in two variants, 3GB and 4GB, while the internal storage levels are 32GB and 64.