“The Samsung Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20 are both budget offerings that come for a starting price of Rs 7,990”
After a barrage of leaks and rumours, Samsung’s Galaxy M series smartphones have gone official in India. The new budget lineup from the brand offers two handsets Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20. As said during the pre-launch campaigning, both the offerings are targeted at millennials with a near bezel-less display and other interesting features. Of course, this is the global unveiling of the company’s new M series. And taking a shot at Xiaomi-owned POCO at this global event, Samsung said the Galaxy M20 will support Widevine L1 licence for HD content, which the POCO F1 lacks.
The Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20 both come with Samsung’s latest Infinity V panel that has a small waterdrop-style cut-out up top to house selfie camera. While the Galaxy M10 is for the entry-level users, the Galaxy M20 is an affordable model with a beefy battery, fast charging tech, improved chipset, and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.
Samsung Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20 price in India
The Samsung Galaxy M10 priced in India is Rs 7,990 for the base 2GB + 16GB option, while the top-end 3GB + 32GB variant costs Rs 8,990. Its elder sibling, the Galaxy M20 will set you back to Rs 10,990 and Rs 12,990 for the 3GB + 32GB and 4GB + 64GB options, respectively. Both offerings have been introduced in two colour options: Charcoal Black and Ocean Blue. They both will be up for grabs from e-commerce site Amazon.in as well as Samsung’s official website starting February 5th. The company has partnered with Jio to offer 4GB data per day on Rs 198 and Rs 299 recharge packs, resulting in savings worth Rs 3,110.
Samsung Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20 specifications
Starting with the premium model – Galaxy M20, the handset packs a 6.3-inch display with Full HD+ resolution (1,080 x 2,340) and a screen-to-body ratio of 90 percent. At its core lies, 1.8GHz octa-core Exynos 7904 chipset paired with up to 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage, which is user expandable up to 512GB by adding a microSD card.
In terms of photography, the Galaxy M20 features dual 13-megapixel f/1.9 ultra-wide sensor + 5-megapixel f/2.2 sensor with LED flash on the rear. Its selfie camera gets an 8-megapixel shooter on the front. The device comes pre-loaded with Android Oreo-based Samsung’s Experience 9.5 UI. Powering the unit is an impressive 5,000mAh battery with Type-C 15W fast charging. Lastly, for security, it employs a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and a face unlock feature.
As for the Galaxy M10, its form factor is somewhat similar to Galaxy M20, but its specs are slightly toned down. The handset sports a 6.22-inch display with HD+ resolution and is powered by Exynos 7870 chipset. The phonemaker offers the device with two configurations: 2GB + 16GB and 3GB + 32GB. The storage can be further boosted up to 512GB via microSD card.
For photography, it flaunts the same camera setup as the Galaxy M20; however, the front camera on Galaxy M10 is a 5-megapixel shooter. A 3,400mAh battery fuels the device, while it runs on a custom Android Oreo OS out of the box – the power optimisation performance of the handset will improve the performance and battery life, the company claims. There’s no fingerprint sensor on the phone, but Samsung has used face unlock feature for security. Connectivity options on both the phones include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3.5mm headphone jack, GPS/ GLONASS.
|Octa Core, 1.6 GHz|
|Samsung Exynos 7 Octa|
|2 GB RAM|
|6.22 inches (15.8 cm)|
|720x1520 px, 270 PPI|
|13 MP + 5 MP Dual Primary Cameras|
|5 MP Front Camera|