Samsung India’s first launch of the year: The Galaxy M series is here. The Galaxy M10 and M20 are the first smartphones of the series. The M series focuses on budget and value for money. But is it really value for money and ready for the competition based on the specs and pricing? Let’s find out.
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Samsung Galaxy M10:
The budget-friendly one, Galaxy M10 doesn’t hold back in power. Specs are:
It features a 6.22-inch HD+ ‘Infinity-V’ display which means a tear-drop notch with really thin bezels on all the sides of the display.
Galaxy M10 is powered by a 14nm 1.6Ghz Octa-Core Exynos 7870 SoC. It’s an old chipset also present in Samsung Galaxy J7 and J6 which gives similar performance to a Snapdragon 625. Although SD 625 is slightly faster because of 2.0Ghz clocking.
M10 sports a 13MP primary lens (F1.9 Aperture) with 5MP 120-degree wide angle Dual Camera Setup on the back. There is a 5MP Selfie camera on the front with In-display flash feature.
Samsung Galaxy M10 features a 3400mah Battery, Android 8.1 Oreo with Samsung Experience 9.5 UX (Pie Update expected by Aug 2019) and memory expandable to 512GB. The phone lacks a fingerprint scanner but has a face unlock. It has Wideline L1 support for HD content streaming. It also has a micro-USB port to charge and data transfer.
The Samsung Galaxy M10 comes in two variants: 2GB+16GB for Rs7990 and 3GB+32GB for Rs8990. Both variants are available in Black and Blue color.
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Samsung Galaxy M20:
The mid one, Galaxy M20 has some great specs to offer.
It features a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and a tear-drop notch similar to M10.
The Galaxy M20 is powered by a 14nm 1.8Ghz Cortex A73 Dual-Core + 1.6Ghz Cortex A53 Hexa-Core Exynos 7904 SoC. It’s a brand new chipset with Mali G71 MP2 GPU which is expected to give slightly better gaming performance than a Snapdragon 636 which is present in phones like Redmi Note 5/6 Pro and Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1.
M20 sports a 13MP primary lens (f/1.9 Aperture) with 5MP 120-degree wide angle Dual Camera Setup same as the M10. There is an 8MP f/2.0 aperture front camera with In-display flash feature.
Samsung Galaxy M20 features a whopping 5000mah Battery! Android 8.1 Oreo with Samsung Experience 9.5 UX (Pie Update expected by Aug 2019) and memory expandable to 512GB. The phone has a fingerprint scanner on the back as well as a face unlock. Along with the Wideline L1 certification, the M20 also has a Dolby Atmos support for sounds that aren’t coming out of its own speakers like for Bluetooth speakers and regular Headsets.
Samsung decided to give the M20 a Type-C port with quick charge support which is a huge step up. It comes with an In-Box 15W fast charger which according to Samsung provides “3 times faster charging”. FYI Samsung, nobody uses a 5W charger!
The Samsung Galaxy M10 comes in two variants: 3GB+32GB for Rs10990 and 4GB+64GB for Rs11990. Both variants are available in Black and Blue color.
Both the phones will go on sale starting February 5 on Amazon.in and Samsung India’s Online Store.
Jio Users exclusively get the Double Data Offer which provides double data on Rs199 and Rs299 packs. Savings worth Rs 3110 for 10 recharge.
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