Samsung is pushing big — once again — into the segment that initially led it to becoming India’s biggest smartphone maker (title has been with Xiaomi for quite some time now though) — budget smartphones. The South Korean giant is all set to launch its latest M-series smartphones in the Indian market — Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20.
The company, at a launch event in India today at 6:00 PM IST unveiled the latest Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20 smartphones. Launching today, the smartphones will go on sale in India from 5th February exclusively through Amazon India.
The Galaxy M series smartphones have been leaked online several times and most of the phone’s specifications are already known. The Galaxy M10 is expected to be priced around Rs. 8,990 while the Galaxy M20 is expected to be priced around Rs. 12,990.
In terms of specifications, the Samsung Galaxy M10 is said to sport 6.2-inch HD+ (720 x1 520 pixels) display and will be powered by 14nm octa-core Exynos 7870 SoC along with 2GB/3GB of RAM. It is also said to feature a dual rear camera setup, with a 13-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor. It’s said to run on a 3,400mAh battery.
Coming to the Galaxy M20, the device will come with 6.3-inch full-HD+ (1080 x 2340 pixels) resolution. It’s said to be powered by Samsung’s Exynos 7885 SoC and come with 3GB/4GB of RAM. It will feature a dual rear camera setup with a 13-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.9 aperture and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/2.2 aperture.
The Galaxy M20 is said to come with 32GB/ 64GB of inbuilt storage, and include a microSD card slot for memory expansion. It is said to feature a massive 5,000mAh battery with fast-charging support.
These newly launched M series smartphones will be available on Amazon as well as Samsung Online Store starting February 5th. As already mentioned, these are completely Made In India phones. And while Samsung hasn’t really announced markets except India in its selling plans, don’t be too surprised if these models make it to the south-east Asian market soon.Both the smartphones are available in two RAM and storage options at the following prices: Samsung Galaxy M10 [2GB of RAM/ 16GB storage]: Rs 7,990
Samsung Galaxy M10 [3GB of RAM/ 32GB storage]: Rs 8,990
Both the variants of the Samsung Galaxy M10 supports microSD cards of up to 512GB.
With massive strides into India’s budget smartphone category, Chinese smartphone manufacturers have been dominating the Indian smartphone market and have consequentially acquired majority of the market in the budget segment. Samsung, which was leading the market for many years, is now second to Xiaomi which has been leading the market for over a year now.
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