In 2019 we are expecting the all new Tech and revolution in smartphone industry and when we talk about Samsung it is one of the brand which is surely amazed us with the design of pinhole display and more to see in MWC 2019 the all new Samsung S10 and S10+ and many more revolutionary smartphones.
The new reports are showing up that Samsung is preparing to launch a new Galaxy M series that may redefine the affordable and mid-level price segments currently dominated by the Chinese players like Xiaomi, Lenovo, Realme etc.
The Samsung will launch two Galaxy M smartphones in India in the month January. Samsung Galaxy M10 which will be priced around Rs 9,500 and Galaxy M20 will retail around Rs 15,000. Samsung M series might also debut with the Infinity-V displays which come with a waterdrop-type display notch.
According to reliable industry sources, the third smartphone M30 with triple-rear camera system will probably arrive in January.
|Model||Samsung M10||Samsung M20||Samsung M30|
|Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE||GSM / HSPA / LTE||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|Phone Dimensions||155.7 x 75.8 x 8.8 mm (6.13 x 2.98 x 0.35 in)||156.4 x 74.5 x 8.8 mm (6.16 x 2.93 x 0.35 in)||159 x 75.1 x 8.4 mm (6.26 x 2.96 x 0.33 in)|
|SIM Type||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Display Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Display Size||6.2 inches, 89.9 cm2 (~76.1% screen-to-body ratio)||6.33 inches, 93.8 cm2 (~80.5% screen-to-body ratio)||6.38 inches, 101.6 cm2 (~85.1% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Display Resolution||720 x 1520 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~270 ppi density)||1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~412 ppi density)||1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~395 ppi density)|
|OS||Android 8.1 (Oreo)||Android 8.1 (Oreo)||Android 9.0 (Pie)|
|Chipset||Exynos 7870 Octa (14 nm)||Exynos 7904 Octa (14 nm)||Exynos 7904 Octa (14 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53||Octa-core (4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)||Octa-core (4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)|
|GPU||Mali-T830 MP1||Mali-G71 MP2||Mali-G71 MP2|
|Card slot||microSD, up to 512 GB||microSD, up to 512 GB||microSD, up to 512 GB|
|Internal||16/32 GB, 2 GB RAM & 3 GB RAM LPDDR3||32/64 GB, 3 GB RAM & 4 GB RAM LPDDR4x||64 GB, 4 GB RAM|
13 MP, PDAF
5 MP, Ultra-Wide Sensor
5 MP, Ultra-Wide Sensor
5 MP, AF,
5 MP, depth sensor
|Features||LED flash, panorama, HDR||LED flash, panorama, HDR||LED flash, panorama, HDR|
|Video||1080p@30fps||2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps||2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps|
|Front Camera||5 MP, f/2.0||8 MP, f/2.0||16 MP|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, hotspot||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, hotspot||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE||5.0, A2DP, LE||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS|
|USB||microUSB 2.0||Type-C 2.0||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 3400 mAh battery||Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery||Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery|
|Colors||Ocean Blue, Charcoal Black||Ocean Blue, Charcoal Black||Ocean Blue, Charcoal Black|
Made in India
The first-ever ‘M’ series smartphones with industry-first features are currently being manufactured for the millennials at Samsung’s factory in Noida. It will be a global launch for the ‘M’ series in India and may reach other markets later. And that is the reason how the price is kept so competitive with new Samsung M line-up.
Samsung is Openly Challenged Xiaomi to compete
Samsung which is still the most vertical integrated player in the Indian market, has set its eyes firmly on de-throwing Xiaomi’s highly-successful Redmi series in the affordable and mid-price range segment by the launch of its new M series line-up.
“Samsung has access to latest display, camera, memory and connectivity technologies from hardware perspective. Further, it can enjoy global scale for the same ‘M’ models more than Xiaomi,” Neil Shah, Partner and Research Director at Counterpoint Research told IANS.
“Samsung is also in better position in offline market and a robust service network. The only caveat has been Xiaomi sacrificing margins and out-pricing competition – the challenge which Samsung will have to crack with these new models,” Shah noted.
“Samsung’s new Galaxy ‘M’ series of smartphones with industry-first features indicates the importance it accords to India as a growth market,” said Prabhu Ram, Head-Industry Intelligence Group (IIG), CyberMedia Research (CMR).
“It would look at bolstering and taking the fight to Xiaomi in this price segment, and further cement its leadership in Indian market,” Prabhu Ram told IANS.
The launch of the ‘M’ series in India, following months of R&D carried out by Samsung India, would be in line with the company’s strategy to consolidate its position among the country’s millennials.
“There is a need for Samsung to prove their presence in the affordable and mid-price segment. For some time, the company focused on the premium and luxury segments but now is the time to refresh the bouquet for the highly-saleable segments in our country,” Faisal Kawoosa, Founder and Principal Analyst, TechARC.
“Samsung offers phones with prices ranging from Rs 8,000-75,000 (INR) and this very variety sets it aside from other mobile manufacturers,” said N. Chandramouli, CEO of TRA Research.