There’s a good chance that if you’ve seen news about Samsung recently, it revolves around the Samsung Galaxy S10 leaks. While hype is building for the S10 lineup, Samsung announced a new lineup of phones today. We now have our first official look at the Samsung Galaxy M10 and M20, two mid-range devices designed to compete with the likes of Xioami, OnePlus, and Realme in India.
Both the M10 and M20 will use octa-core processors. In the M10, we find the Samsung Exynos 7870, a SoC that features eight Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.6 GHz. The M20 has a slightly more advances Exynos 7904 which has two Cortex A73 cores clocked at 1.8 GHz and six Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.6 GHz. Both of these chips are decidedly mid-range and will offer fine performance for activities like browsing Facebook, taking and uploading pictures, and scrolling through Twitter. They may suffer with more demanding tasks like gaming and video editing.
In terms of memory and storage, the Galaxy M10 will come in two variants, a 2 GB/16 GB version and a 3 GB/32 GB version. The M20 is a little bit beefier with either 3 or 4 GB of RAM and 32 or 64 GB of storage. Both devices support expandable storage and support cards up to 512 GB. The phones will also feature the same camera setup, a rear 13 MP f/1.9 sensor that is flanked by a 5 MP f/2.2 ultra-wide sensor. This is one of, if not the first Samsung device to house a wide-angle lens. As for the selfie cam, the M10 has a 5 MP f/2.0 shooter, and the M20 bumps it up to an 8 MP f/2.0 camera.
If you love great battery life, the Galaxy M10 and M20 should impress. The Galaxy M10 has a generous 3,400 mAh battery, but we’re sad to report that it comes with the ancient micro USB connector and does not support fast charging. The Galaxy M20, however, has a gigantic 5,000 mAh battery, a USB type-C port, and fast charging. Helping that battery life are the power-sipping displays. The Galaxy M10 features a large 6.22-inch 1520 x 720 Infinity-V display, while the M20 showcases a 6.3-inch 2340 x 1080 Infinity-V LCD display. It’s a bit odd that Samsung is using LCD panels instead of its famed AMOLED displays, but the low resolution should help with battery life nonetheless. Also, in case you’re wondering, “Infinity-V” is Samsung’s code name for its teardrop notch display design.
Rounding out the specs we find a headphone jack, dual SIM and VoLTE support, and Android 8.1, but no IP rating. The Samsung Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20 both come in Charcoal Black and Ocean Blue and will be available via Samsung’s website and Amazon India. The starting price of the M10 is 7,990 rupees (~$110) for the 2 GB/16 GB model, while the 3 GB/32 GB model comes in at 8,990 rupees (~$125). The Galaxy M20 starts at 10,990 rupees (~$154) for the 3 GB /32 GB variant and the 4 GB/64 GB model is priced at 12,990 rupees (~$180). We don’t have information on when the devices will debut or in what market, but we’ll bring you those details as soon as we get them.
January 28, 2019 at 09:36AM