[Update: With Infinity-V displays] Samsung may unveil the Galaxy M series smartphones next month
We have seen enough evidence already to confirm that Samsung is gearing up to launch Galaxy M series smartphones in the near future. From our exclusive reports and benchmark listings, we also have an idea about the possible color options, storage variants, and specifications. Thanks to a new report today, we now have information about the launch time frame as well.
According to a report from the Indian news agency IANS, Samsung is planning to unveil the Galaxy M series in India next month by releasing three new smartphones. The report, which is based on industry sources, says the new models will come with many “industry-first” features to differentiate themselves in the crowded Indian market. The report doesn’t mention what these features are, but the strategy sounds similar to the one adopted by the company for its midrange offerings in the recent months.
Galaxy M1, M2, and M3 launching soon
While the report doesn’t specifically mention the models, these could be what we referred to as the Galaxy M10, M20, and M30 in the recent leaks. However, going by today’s report, it appears these models might carry the Galaxy M1, M2, and M3 monikers at launch. We have also heard some online chatter about the alleged Galaxy M50, but we are not sure if it will be one of the three devices launching next month.
As per the recent Geekbench listing, the Galaxy M30 will come with an Exynos 7885 SoC, 4 GB of RAM, and Android Oreo 8.1 onboard. Though the official specifications may vary slightly from the prototypes used for testing, it is clear the Galaxy M series will be a budget lineup as reported earlier. This could be the reason behind Samsung’s decision to debut the new series in India first as budget devices account for a bulk of the smartphone sales in India.
Update: IANS has come up with more details about the new Galaxy M models. It says Samsung will launch the Galaxy M10, M20, M30, and M40 smartphones next month. These models will reportedly sport large batteries and Infinity-V displays of up to 6.4 inches in size.