Samsung is gearing up to launch the first Galaxy M smartphone in India later this month, and firmware for the device are already showing up online. In fact, we have firmware for both the Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20 in our database, even though it’s only the M20 that everyone is expecting to be unveiled on January 28th. It suggests Samsung will put both phones on sale at the same time while focusing only on the Galaxy M20.
And that would make sense, as the M20 is expected to have some attractive features. It has a 5,000 mAh battery, an ultra-wide camera at the back, the Exynos 7885 processor, and a notched 6.3-inch screen with very few bezels. The M10 will have a notched screen as well, but the rest of its spec sheet won’t be so spectacular. For example, it only has a 3,400 mAh battery and Samsung’s old Exynos 7870 SoC, so it will find it hard to stand out from the heavily crowded budget smartphone segment in India.
Android 8.1 Oreo with the January 2019 security patch
The firmware for these devices (Galaxy M10 | Galaxy M20) are based on Android 8.1 Oreo, as expected, and include the January 2019 security patch. It’s not often we see Samsung launching new phones with the most current security patch in the Indian market, so it’s good to see that isn’t the case for the Galaxy M series. An Android Pie update is likely to arrive at some point, and we can also expect an update to Android Q considering Samsung has started offering two major updates to its Galaxy J series phones since last year.