First Samsung Galaxy M Smartphones Set to Debut on January 28

Lloyd Doyle
January 14, 2019

Samsung Galaxy M series will be sold exclusively on the company's online store and Amazon. The South Korean giant is all set to replace the Galaxy On-series and J-series smartphones with its new Galaxy M-series.

While the firm has yet to spill the beans on the possible spec of the smartphones under the new series, a number of leaks have however given away details specs and renders of the device especially the Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20.

Samsung India's senior vice president, Asim Warsi, told Reuters that the company will launch three phones ranging from Rs 10,000 ($141) to Rs 20,000 ($282) initially.

Samsung did not confirm the names of the phones it plans to launch, but it is most likely going to be the Galaxy M10 and M20 as they have been in the news for many weeks now.

The move to launch the Galaxy M series in India first could be related to the company's falling market share in the country. In comparison, Xiaomi had a 27 per cent market share and recorded its highest ever shipments in India in a single quarter. Asked whether the latest series will help the company drive sales and get more market share, Warsi said, "Market share is a byproduct of various actions and business efforts that go in". The Galaxy M devices will have Infinity-V display tech, which in other words, is the same teardrop notch display as we saw on smartphones such as the OnePlus 6T, Redmi Note 7, among others.

Samsung, on its part, is pulling out all the stops with this new series, introducing a 5,000 mAh battery in a device for the first time, packed with fast charging. After several months of speculation, the device is said to be launching at the end of this month in India. "Samsung's only chance in the online channel is if it matches the pricing and specification of players like Xiaomi to offer better value for money", Shah said, suggesting that Samsung could bundle accessories and services. Inside, it is expected come with Exynos 7885 CPU with 3GB RAM, 32GB/64GB storage, 13MP+5 MP dual camera on the back, an 8MP snapper on the front and a massive 5000mAh battery, which will be more than enough to keep the phone running for more than one-and-half day under mixed usage.

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