- Samsung is tipped to launch a new Galaxy M-series phone in India this week
- The handset is expected to feature a big screen
- The upcoming Galaxy M-series phone could be a budget offering
As Samsung prepares for the launch of the Galaxy S21 series on January 14th, a new Galaxy M series handset is tipped to launch in India as early as this week, according to tipster Mukul Sharma. The tipster claims the phone will have a big screen and he also shared an exclusive poster image, which reveals Samsung will promote the handset with the #MAXUP hashtag. The upcoming Galaxy M-series phone could either have a waterdrop or hole-punch cutout to accommodate the selfie camera and feature volume controls on the right side. We can speculate the handset could be an affordable offering.
As of now, there is no word on what this Samsung Galaxy M-series phone will be but there have been reports of several Galaxy M-series phones that are expected to launch in India in Q1 2021. The Samsung Galaxy M02s (SM-M025F) was recently spotted on the Google Play supported devices list with the codename ‘a02q’, which is the same as the Galaxy A02s. This is a pretty good indication the handset could be a rebrand of the Galaxy A02s for some markets. The Samsung Galaxy A02s was unveiled back in November alongside the Galaxy A12.
The Samsung Galaxy A02s packs a 6.5-inch HD+ Infinity V display with a waterdrop notch. It is powered by an octa-core processor coupled with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage that is further expandable via a microSD card. The handset boots Android 10-based OneUI custom skin on top. Moving to cameras, the Samsung Galaxy A02s has triple cameras with a 13MP primary sensor, a 2MP depth sensor for portrait shots, and a 2MP macro unit for close up shots. There is a 5MP camera on the front for selfies and video chats. The phone packs a 5,000mAh battery and supports 15W fast charging. Samsung Galaxy A02s is priced at EUR 150 (around Rs 13,200) for the single 3GB + 32GB model.