Meet Samsung’s New Galaxy M Series Phones M10 And M20

Over the past few years, Samsung is not been in the competition of mid-range smartphone segments especially in the Indian market. Where brands like Xiaomi, Honor, Realme, Nokia, OPPO are offering eye-catching design, good specs and most importantly affordable prices that attracts the users most. Now finally Samsung breaks the silence and has announced two new smartphones from its Galaxy M-series first in the Indian market.




This Samsung’s new Galaxy M-series has come up with the concept of millennials and to take on brands like Xiaomi, Honor, Realme and other.

Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20 are the first setup smartphones from the M-series lineup that has been officially launched in India on Monday (28, January). The new Galaxy M phones are being marketed as “India-first” smartphones and especially targeted to affordable price-range.

The Galaxy M10 and M20 are spotted with a new Infinity-V display which is first in Samsung Phones. To offer an immersive experience to users these two also comes along with long battery life and an ultra wide-angle camera.

Now take a deep look over the features details of both these millennial smartphones of Galaxy M-series.

Feature details of Samsung Galaxy M10

Design and display

The Galaxy M10 doesn’t show too much diversion from the basic designing principles of other Samsung’s mid-range smartphones.

It comes up with an all-plastic unibody design that gives solidity to the phone. The front of the phone ships with a water-drop-style V-shaped notch and minimalist bezels around the display.

Galaxy M series

The right side of the phone holds the volume rocker and the power button just at the position of easy to reach out to. On the other hand, the SIM tray with a dedicated slot for Micro SD card is placed on the left side of the phone.

The bottom part houses the 3.5mm headphone jack, Micro-USB port, and a primary microphone.

On the back, the dual-camera array is vertically placed at the top left corner along with a LED flash. The speaker grille is placed on the bottom end of the rear panel of the phone.

The Samsung Galaxy M10 boasts with a stunning 19.5:9 aspect ratio type 6.22-inch LCD infinity-V-display of resolution 720×1520 pixels.

You will notice that the chin is slightly larger compared to other side bezels but that won’t really concern you, as the phone comes with 90% screen-to-body ratio to give you immersive viewing experience.

Camera and sensor

The dual camera setup on the back of Galaxy M10 brings a 13MP primary camera with an aperture of f/1.9 and combined with a 5MP ultra wide secondary camera.

The secondary camera is there to provide you 120° field view by which you can capture a lot more of the scene in your images.

Galaxy M series

On the front in the water drop style notch, there is a 5MP selfie shooter with an aperture f/2.0 that comes with the support of live focus and in-display flash.

Sensors on Galaxy M10 include a gyroscope, accelerometer, distance sensor, electronic compass, ambient light sensor, vibration motor, and an infrared sensor.

Unfortunately, you won’t find fingerprint unlock option on this phone as the company has shown more confidence in face unlock option.

Software, processor, and performances

The Samsung Galaxy M10 is powered by 1.6GHz Exynos 7870 chipset which is an octa-core processor. And with the Mali 830 GPU, you can operate your day-to-day work smoothly and also experience good gaming performance.

Galaxy M10 doesn’t come up with the latest Android Pie, instead, it runs Android Oreo v8.1 on top of Samsung experience 9.5 UI, which is meant to provide a very cohesive and optimize the experience.

Battery and connectivity

The Galaxy M10 is powered by a 3400mAh battery under the hood, which is standard for this category smartphones and will be last long for a full day on a single charge on normal uses.

Connectivity options M10 include GPS, Bluetooth, Micro-USB, 3G and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India).

RAM, storage, and price

The Galaxy M10 will be available with two different variants. One is 2GB RAM + 16GB internal storage at Rs 7,990 and the other is 3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage at Rs 8,990. It will also available in two different colors ocean blue and charcoal black.

Samsung Galaxy M10 full specification

NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 20(800), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 300/50 Mbps
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
LAUNCH Announced 2019, January
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2019, February 5
BODY Dimensions 155.6 x 75.6 x 7.7 mm (6.13 x 2.98 x 0.30 in)
Weight 163 g (5.75 oz)
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY Type PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.22 inches, 96.6 cm2 (90% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 720 x 1520 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~270 ppi density)
PLATFORM OS Android 8.1 (Oreo); Experience 9.5
Chipset Exynos 7870 Octa (14 nm)
CPU Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Mali-T830 MP1
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 512 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal 32 GB, 3 GB RAM or 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
MAIN CAMERA Dual 13 MP, f/1.9, 1/3.1″, 1.12µm, PDAF
5 MP, f/2.2, 1/5″, 1.12µm, depth sensor
Features LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
SELFIE CAMERA Single 5 MP, f/2.0
Features HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
SOUND Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
  – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Radio FM radio
USB micro USB2.0
FEATURES Sensors Accelerometer, proximity
BATTERY   Non-removable Li-Ion 3400 mAh battery
MISC Colors Ocean Blue, Charcoal Black
SAR 0.24 W/kg (head)
Price About 100 EUR

 

Feature details of Samsung Galaxy M20

Design and display

The elder sibling, Galaxy M20 keeps nearly same designing and built quality to the M10. But here are some improvements, the rear-mount fingerprint sensor is back placed at comfortable to your reach. The normal USB-port has upgraded to USB-type-C port, which is really great over the competition in this segment smartphones.

Galaxy M series

The Galaxy M20 sports with 19.5:9 aspect ratio type 6.3-inch full HD+ infinity-V-display with an ultra-clear resolution of 1080×2340 pixels and 409 ppi pixel density.

Just like Galaxy M10, It has come along with 90% screen-to-body ratio to give you full view experience.

Camera and sensor

The dual-camera setup on the back of Galaxy M20 consists of a 13MP primary sensor with an aperture f/1.9 and a 5MP secondary sensor of aperture f/2.2 specially dedicated to capturing wide-angle field view. So, that you can capture more area in a single frame.

On front inside the V-shaped notch, there is an 8MP selfie camera of aperture f/2.0 is ripe to capture selfies for you.

Galaxy M series

Along with the fingerprint sensor on the back, Galaxy M20 include a gyroscope, accelerometer, distance sensor, electronic compass, ambient light sensor, vibration motor, and an infrared sensor.

Software, processor, and performances

The Samsung Galaxy M20 is powered by 14nm based brand new Exynos 7904 octa-core processor which equipped with two performance Cortex-A73 cores clocked at 1.8GHz and six Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.6GHz, for better battery efficiency.

According to Samsung, the chipset has been optimized for India to deliver high-end multimedia functionality.

The chipset can handle your day-to-day works quite easily and the Mali-G71MP2 GPU is there to provide you a smoother and better gaming experience.

The Galaxy M20 will disappoint you on software section as it comes up with Android Oreo v8.1, not with the latest Android Pie. This handset also experiences UI 9.5, which Samsung says that this updated UI will reduce bloatware and bring a simpler UI.

Battery and connectivity

The Galaxy M20 packs with a massive 5000mAh battery, which can easily last for two days on normal uses. It also comes with the support of fast charging up to 15W.

Connectivity options in Galaxy M20 include GPS, Bluetooth, USB Type-C, 3G and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India).

RAM, storage, and price

Samsung Galaxy M20 is also available in two different variants. One is 3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage at Rs 10,900 and the 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage variant will be available at Rs 12,900. This model also available in Ocean blue and charcoal black colors.

Samsung Galaxy M20 full specification

NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat12 600/50 Mbps
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
LAUNCH Announced 2019, January
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2019, February 5
BODY Dimensions 156.4 x 74.5 x 8.8 mm (6.16 x 2.93 x 0.35 in)
Weight 186 g (6.56 oz)
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY Type PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.3 inches, 97.4 cm2 (90% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~409 ppi density)
PLATFORM OS Android 8.1 (Oreo); Experience 9.5
Chipset Exynos 7904 Octa (14 nm)
CPU Octa-core (4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
GPU Mali-G71 MP2
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 512 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal 64 GB, 4 GB RAM or 32 GB, 3 GB RAM
MAIN CAMERA Dual 13 MP, f/1.9, 1/2.8″, 1.12μm, PDAF
5 MP, f/2.2, 1/6″, 1.12μm, depth sensor
Features LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
SELFIE CAMERA Single 8 MP, f/2.0
Features HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
SOUND Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
  – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Radio FM radio, RDS, recording
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
BATTERY   Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery
MISC Colors Ocean Blue, Charcoal Black
SAR EU 0.25 W/kg (head)     1.59 W/kg (body)
Price About Rs 10,900

 

Conclusion

These two Samsung’s Galaxy-M-series smartphones are come as an online-exclusive model and will be available on Amazon India and Samsung India online store from 5th February.

Here is something extra for you, as part of launch offer by Jio, on purchasing the Galaxy M10 and M20 buyers will get doubled data benefit on Rs 198 and Rs299 plans.

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