Earlier this year, it was reported that Samsung is going to merge its Galaxy J, On and C series into a single new series called the Galaxy M. We also exclusively reported that Samsung is working on two Galaxy M phones, the first of which surfaced on the benchmarking website Geekbench yesterday. The listing was for the SM-M205F (which will probably be branded as the Galaxy M20) with an Exynos 7885 processor, 3GB of RAM and Android 8.1 Oreo. The device has now surfaced on AnTuTu and it reveals a little more about its specs.
A screen with fewer bezels and possibly a notch?
Beside what Geekbench revealed, the AnTuTu benchmark for the SM-M205F says that the phone will come with a display resolution of 2340×1080 pixels. That’s an odd resolution that can be found on devices like the Oppo R17 or Huawei Honor Play, both of which offer a higher screen-to-body ratio by using a notch for the front camera and other necessary sensors.
Samsung has already revealed it has displays with various types of notch shapes in the works, and the SM-M205F could be the first Galaxy phone with one of those displays. In fact, with the Galaxy M series expected to be an answer to heavy competition from Chinese OEMs in markets like India, it wouldn’t be too surprising to see the entire lineup come with notched screens.
The AnTuTu benchmark also reveals that the device has 32GB of storage. The cameras are apparently 13 MP and 8 MP sensors for the rear and front. It is worth mentioning here that any information revealed in AnTuTu benchmarks is not completely reliable. Things can obviously change by the time the device gets ready for a market launch.
However, specs mentioned in the two benchmark listings are not too far fetched and are in line with what can be expected from the M series smartphones. More information will hopefully come to light in the coming weeks so we can get a better idea of what the Galaxy M phones are all about.