Samsung is reportedly working to launch an all-new M-series for budget and mid-range smartphones in the Indian market. As per the reports, the South Korean giant will launch two phones under its M-series, which could possibly be named Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20.
The company has reportedly started mass production of both the smartphones in India, suggesting that the official launch of the Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20 is imminent. Now, the latest report suggests that the smartphones will be priced aggressively to win the highly-competitive budget smartphone segment in India.
According to the report, the Samsung Galaxy M10 could be priced under Rs. 10,000 (approximately $142) while the Samsung Galaxy M20 could be priced around Rs. 15,000, which roughly converts to $213. Considering the aggressive pricing, it won’t be surprising if Samsung keeps the M-series as an online-only smartphone series.
With Chinese smartphone manufacturers dominating the Indian smartphone market in the budget and mid-range category, Samsung is feeling the pressure to price its smartphones more aggressively. Most of the Chinese phones are priced very aggressively and offers great value-for-money.
Earlier reports have suggested that the Galaxy M10 will be a budget offering that will be powered by the company’s in-house Exynos 7870 octa-core processor. It is expected to pack 3GB RAM and two options for internal storage — 16GB and 32GB. As for the software, the phone will be running Android Oreo operating system out-of-the-box with the company’s custom interface.
On the other hand, the Galaxy M20 variant is rumored to be powered by the Samsung’s own Exynos 7885 upper mid-range processor, coupled with 3GB RAM and 32GB of onboard storage. The device is said to feature a Full-HD+ screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels with an unknown screen size, and just like M10, this one too will run Android Oreo out-of-the-box.
While the company has not revealed when the upcoming M-series smartphones will launch in India, we are expecting the Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20 to go official in early 2019.