[Exclusive]: Samsung Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20’s mass production start in India
"We can expect the Galaxy M10 and M20 to kickstart Samsung's 2019 launches"
Over the past few weeks, several reports have emerged that Samsung is planning to revamp its budget and mid-range portfolio. Citing those in the know, reports have suggested that the Galaxy On and Galaxy J series will be making way for the Galaxy M range. These smartphones in the range have also been spotted on benchmarking services like Geekbench and AnTuTu providing credibility to rumours. And following up to our earlier coverage that the South Korean titan will rejig its strategy for the Indian market as well, 91mobiles has now reliably learnt from industry sources that mass production for the Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20 has started in India.
As per our source, the production has started in the brand's factory in Noida. Although we couldn't confirm when can we expect these devices to go on sale, it's safe to assume that the duo will be kickstarting Samsung's 2019 launches. We also have confirmed information that the upcoming phones will have a notch on the top of the screen, though it remains to be seen whether it would be a wide notch like most handsets these days or the new designs the brand had showcased last month. To recall, at its Developer Conference, the company had revealed new Infinity U, Infinity V and Infinity O displays with the similarly-shaped notch designs.
According to rumours, Samsung's Galaxy M series will comprise the Galaxy M10, M20 and M30 devices. The Galaxy M10 is expected to carry the model number of SM-M105F, while M20's model number is the SM-M205F. The M10 is expected to be an entry-level handset which will draw power from the company's in-house Exynos 7870 octa-core chipset and 3GB of RAM, as per Geekbench. These leaked specs make it clear that the phone will be replacing the likes of the J7 Pro and On7 Prime. Leaks also suggest that the Samsung Galaxy M10 will ship with 16GB / 32GB of storage onboard. Separately, the Galaxy M20 has also been spotted on the Geekbench, revealing that the phone will come powered by the Exynos 7885 chipset working alongside 3-gigs of RAM. The phone is tipped to be available with 32GB and 64GB memory options. AnTuTu benchmark also confirms these specs along with suggesting that the handset will feature a full HD+ resolution with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9, yet another hint that the phone will be having a notch up top.
With inputs from Mukesh Kumar Singh