We have been getting leaks from various sources regarding Samsung’s plans to unveil a brand new “M” series of smartphones. The rumor has it that this new M series could replace the current J series which is known for its budget range of devices.
According to the latest leaks, the Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20 which will be the first devices in the M series, are expected to have an aggressive pricing. It appears like the Galaxy M10 would cost less than Rs.10,000 and the Galaxy M20 is expected to be priced under Rs.15,000. If the devices are launched in this price bracket, it could face serious competition from devices like the Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 6 Pro.
If the devices are not packed with decent specifications, it can hardly sustain in this price segment as there is heavy competition among various brands in this particular range. The key attraction of these devices is the fact that these devices will be manufactured in India as reported earlier which would help the brand to lower down the import costs.
The key specifications of the Galaxy M20 have been leaked already, thanks to the device’s Geekbench appearance. The device sports comes with the codename SM-M205F and it will be powered by the Samsung’s own octa-core Exynos 7885 chipset and 3GB of RAM.
The Galaxy M20 achieved a single-core score of 1,319 and a multi-core score of 4,074 as per the listing. It must be noted that both the scores are lower than that of the Galaxy A8 which runs on the same processor. The listing further reveals that the smartphone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo. Moreover, a dew drop shaped notch is expected on the Galaxy M20.
The Galaxy M10 has also passed through Geekbench. The processor used in the M10 is Samsung’s own Exynos 7870 which is an octa-core processor with a base frequency of 1.59 GHz. There will be 3 GB RAM and the handset will run Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box.
The launch date of both the devices are not known yet but we expect Samsung to announce it in the upcoming weeks. Till then, stay tuned for updates.