New Samsung Galaxy M-series phone tipped to launch in India this week

The upcoming Samsung Galaxy M-series phone could be an affordable offering.

  • 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.

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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.