Samsung Galaxy M-Series is the new India-first lineup of smartphones from the South Korean electronics giant, and they will be launch in India on Monday. Ahead of that date, we wanted to give you a fair idea of what to expect from the Galaxy M-Series launch, and to that end, here's everything we know thus far about the smartphones, from the official titbits Samsung has teased to the numerous leaks and their accompanying specifications. So far, the company is rumoured to launch several Galaxy M-Series handsets, such as the Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20, with the Galaxy M30 and Galaxy M50 also said to be in the pipeline.
Samsung Galaxy M-Series launch, release date, specifications: What's official thus far
Samsung earlier this month announced that the Galaxy M-Series of India-first smartphones will be launched on Monday, January 28. Stay tuned to Gadgets 360 for all the details from the launch itself. Samsung also revealed the new Galaxy M smartphones will go on sale on February 5 from Amazon India and the company's own online store. During its launch announcement, Samsung also said the new budget Galaxy M smartphones will be targeted at 'young millennials' and feature 'powerful' displays, cameras, batteries, and processors.
Separately, Samsung on its online India store and Amazon India put up teasers of the new budget smartphones, revealing the Galaxy M-Series will bear features like an Infinity-V Display, large batteries, fast charging, dual rear camera setups, and fingerprint sensors. A USB Type-C port, 3.5mm headphone jack, and bottom-facing speakers were also spotted, tipping their inclusion on at least on of the new models, if not all.
Samsung Galaxy M-Series price, specifications, features: All that's leaked thus far
As we mentioned, Samsung Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20 are expected to be the first to launch, with the also leaked Galaxy M30 and Galaxy M50 thought to make their way to retail shelves at a later date. Thus far, the Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20 price in India have been leaked, as well as a bunch of specifications for all the smartphones. A recent listing on a Samsung app also tipped that the Android Pie update for the smartphones is only due in August, corroborating older leaks that detailed the Galaxy M-Series will launch with Android 8.1 Oreo on board.
According to a report by IANS, which cites 'reliable industry sources', the Samsung Galaxy M10 price in India will start Rs. 7,990 for its 2GB RAM/ 16GB storage model, going up to Rs. 8,990 for the 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage model. On the other hand, the Galaxy M20 price in India is said to start at Rs. 10,990 for the 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage model, going up to Rs. 12,990 for the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage model.
In terms of specifications, the Samsung Galaxy M10 is said to run Android 8.1 Oreo, and sport 6.2-inch HD+ (720x1520 pixels) display. The phone will reportedly be powered by 14nm octa-core Exynos 7870 SoC, with 2GB and 3GB of RAM options. The Galaxy M10 is 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, have dimensions of 155.6x75.6x7.7mm, and weigh 160 grams.
The Samsung Galaxy M20 on the other hand is reported to also run Android 8.1 Oreo, and sport a 6.3-inch full-HD+ (1080x2340 pixels) resolution. It's said to be powered by Samsung's Exynos 7885 SoC and come with 3GB and 4GB of RAM options. The Galaxy M20 is said to have 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 5-megapixel will reportedly be used to capture wide-angle shots. 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.
As for the Samsung Galaxy M30, it is said to run Android 8.1 Oreo, and feature a 6.38-inch (1080x2220 pixels) Infinity-U display, and be powered by the Exynos 7885 SoC coupled with 4GB RAM. A triple rear camera setup is also tipped, with a 13-megapixel and two 5-megapixel sensors. It's supposed to bear a 16-megapixel selfie camera. The Galaxy M30 is also said to offer 64GB and 128GB storage options. A 5,000mAh battery has been reported, and the smartphone's said to have dimensions of 159x75.1x8.4mm.
Finally, we come to the Samsung Galaxy M50 - unfortunately though, not much is known about this smartphone beyond it supposedly featuring an AMOLED display instead of the LCD displays said to be used on the three other rumoured models. It can be expected to run Android 8.1 Oreo at launch as well.