Samsung is coming into 2019 with a lot of hope, building a lot of expectations. This is understandably a very important year for the company what with the launch of the Galaxy S10 series and the foldable phone to mark the tenth anniversary of the Galaxy line. Equally important is the newly minted Galaxy M series that includes the Galaxy M10 and M20 (Review). With these phones, Samsung hopes to win back market share in India, and the new Galaxy M phones are all set to go on sale for the first time at 12pm.
The Galaxy M10 and M20 are online-only models that will be available on Amazon India and Samsung’s online store starting 12pm. The Galaxy M10 is the cheaper of the two with its price starting at Rs 7,990 for the base model with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage and Rs 8,990 for the 3GB/ 32GB variant. The Galaxy M20 is priced a little higher up starting at Rs 10,990 for the 3GB/ 32GB version and going up to Rs 12,990 for the 4GB/ 64GB variant. Customers looking to buy the Galaxy M10 or M20 can also avail some exciting launch offers like double-data benefit on Rs 198 and Rs 299 plans for Jio 4G customers, No Cost EMI up to 6 months and total damage protection at Rs 1,199. The Galaxy M10 and M20 bring a number of new and exciting features never seen before on an affordable Samsung phone. The biggest new feature is of course the new Infinity-V waterdrop display that is on both the devices. Both the phones offer droplet-style notches with minimal bezels all around for a more immersive viewing experience. The Galaxy M10 brings a 6.2-inch TFT display with an HD+ resolution, while the M20 sports a 6.3-inch FHD+ display. Both the phones also meet with Widevine L1 standard.
The Galaxy M10 and M20 are similar in looks as they both come with plastic back panels in two colour options - Ocean Blue and Charcoal Black. The biggest difference is that the M20 comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, while the M10 only offers a facial recognition feature. The M20 is also the only one among the two to get a Type-C port with support for 15W fast charging.
Under the hood, there is a 1.6GHz Exynos 7870 chipset powering the M10, and a new Exynos 7904 chipset powering the M20. Both the phones support storage expandability via microSD card up to 512GB. The Galaxy M20 is also the first Samsung phone to come with a 5,000mAh battery, while the M10 gets a 3,400mAh capacity.
Both the Galaxy M phones come with similar dual camera setups on the back. You get a 13MP primary sensor with f/1.9 aperture and a 5MP secondary ultra wide-angle sensor with f/2.2 aperture. Up front, the M10 gets a 5MP selfie camera, while the M20 gets an 8MP camera. Both the phones also ship with Android 8.1 Oreo with a new Experience UI 9.5 on top, which Samsung says has been customised to offer a cleaner UI. Samsung has confirmed that the phones will receive Android Pie later this year.