At an event on 28th January, Samsung announced its new Galaxy M series of smartphones in India. The two devices – named as Galaxy M20 and Galaxy M10 – happens to be the first pair of mobiles from the South Korean company to sport a water-drop display notch, touted as “Infinity V Display”.
The new Galaxy M20 and Galaxy M10 are essentially the devices that Samsung needed to bring to the market mostly due to the seriousness of competition from the market. A company like Xiaomi has eaten a fair share from Samsung’s lower mid-range market in recent years.
It is not a hidden fact that Redmi series of devices, boasting value for money handsets like Redmi 6, Redmi 6A and Redmi 6 Pro have dwarfed some of Samsung’s On series and J series models with their sheer affordability, reliability and performance-to-cost ratio.
Let’s check out what the Galaxy M20 and Galaxy M10 bring to the table.
Samsung Galaxy M20:
- 4GB + 64GB – 12,990 INR
- 3GB + 32GB – 10,990 INR
Galaxy M20 features a 6.3-inch FHD+ infinity V display, marking a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels. The display is almost bezel-less and seems edge to edge. It possesses a very high pixel of 409 PPI making for a sharp on-screen experience.
Powering the Galaxy M20 is a new Exynos 7904 octa-core processor based on 14nm process, clocked at a speed of 1.6GHz. For uninterrupted graphics performance, it comes coupled with the Mali-G71 MP2 GPU.
The smartphone comes in 64GB and 32GB internal storage configurations paired with 4GB and 3GB RAM modules respectively. Its storage can be expanded to a further 512GB using a dedicated microSD slot.
The new Samsung Galaxy M20 operates on Android 8.1 (Oreo) while Samsung’s Experience v9.5 skin runs on top of it, providing a superfast user experience.
Talking about its photography prowess, the mobile boasts a 13MP (f/.19) + 5MP (f/2.2) dual-lens rear camera setup with an LED flash.
The 13-megapixel primary lens comes with f/1.9 aperture and has a new Live Focus feature, which makes for a great low-light portrait mode experience. On the other hand, the 5-megapixel provides 120-degree Ultra-Wide Angle view to grab more scenery into the frame.
For taking selfies, the Galaxy M20 has an 8MP shooter with f/2.0 aperture and the In-Display Flash. Latter serves its purpose during taking the photos in total darkness.
To let the users enjoy multimedia and entertainment, the smartphone offers Dolby ATMOS 360-degree surround sound. It also carries Widevine L1 Certification for streaming HD content. Notably, only the Bluetooth speakers and stereo headsets are supported by Dolby ATMOS.
The Galaxy M20 has a couple of security mechanisms. Firstly, there is an elliptical-shaped fingerprint reader on the rear panel. And then, the phone can also be unlocked using a new Fast Face feature which authenticates a user by reading their face biometrically.
Coming to one of most of the most crucial things it provides – a great battery backup. Samsung’s new Galaxy M20 offers a whopping 5000mAh battery, which makes it a powerhouse.
The phone’s massive 5000mAh battery makes use of an in-box 15W Type-C fast charger. According to the company, the battery is capable of fast-charging at 3X faster speeds. Samsung also doesn’t shy away from stating that a single full charge can last up to 28 hours of viewing videos.
Interestingly, 10 minutes of fast-charging will provide the mobile with 3 hours of video viewing, or 11 hours of music listening capabilities, according to Samsung.
Samsung Galaxy M20 is offered in Charcoal Black and Ocean Blue colors and will be available on Amazon India starting from 5th February.
Samsung Galaxy M10:
- 3GB + 32GB – 8990 INR
- 2GB + 16GB – 7990 INR
Samsung Galaxy M10 is a beefed-down version of Galaxy M10. It has almost every feature that its bigger brother possesses.
Cutting the things short, Galaxy M10 is an even more economical entry-level Android phone that comes with its own shortcomings over its sibling. Following table shows the main difference between the Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20 models.
|Model||Galaxy M20||Galaxy M10|
|Display||6.3-inch FHD+ (2340 x 1080)||6.22-inch HD+ (1520 x 720)|
|Rear Camera||8MP, f/2.0 aperture||5MP, f/2.0 aperture|
|GPU||Mali-G71 MP2||Mali-T830 MP1|
|Processor||Exynos 7904 octa-core, 1.8GHz||Exynos 7870 octa-core, 1.6GHz|
|Storage/RAM||64GB/4GB and 32GB/3GB||32GB/3GB and 64GB/2GB|
|Unlocking||Fast Face Unlocking, Fingerprint Sensor||Fast Face Unlocking|
|Fingerprint Sensor||Yes, rear-mounted||No|
|Dolby ATMOS 360||Yes||No|
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