Thursday, 17 January, 2019

Samsung shows off the new Galaxy M, its first notched phone

Samsung set to launch India-first online-only Galaxy M series this month-end Samsung wants crown back, seeks to blunt Xiaomi’s edge
Sherri Watson | 14 January, 2019, 17:14

Samsung's growth in India has slowed down to a trickle.

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.

India will be the first country to launch the new series smartphones, the company said in a statement.

In December, the government had introduced new regulations - effective February 1 - that would bar online marketplaces with foreign investments from selling products of the companies where they hold stakes, and ban exclusive marketing arrangements.

What's more the official page has a firm launch date for the new Galaxy M phone - January 28. Meant to appeal to a millennial audience, the new series of phones have been designed in India. As per reports, Samsung will first be launching the Galaxy M10 and M20 phones first and Galaxy M30 will be announced later. Hence, Samsung Galaxy M20 can become the first Samsung smartphone with 5,000mAh battery. Rumours also claim that Samsung might launch the premium Galaxy M40 at the same event, but nothing is confirmed by the brand at the moment.

In their press release, Samsung has refused to share details about the specs and features, and have said, "Samsung's new range of Galaxy M smartphones come with powerful display, powerful camera, powerful battery and a powerful processor helping the smartphones deliver power-packed performance for young millennials".

The Galaxy M10 is the smallest of the bunch with a 6” display and 3,400mAh battery.

It is worth noting that the new Galaxy M series will take the place of the budget Galaxy J series, and for a starter, the series will pack premium features to give the much-needed push to Samsung in the budget segment. Stay tuned to PhoneRadar for more updates!