A new series from Samsung called the M-series is to be announced. The M in the Series stands for Millenials means for the Youth in their early 20s age. It is for the raw and sustainable power, they need means the processor and the battery.
This M-series is said to be the online exclusive phones and is aimed to be competitive like those of the Chinese brands like Xiaomi. Moreover, it is to disrupt Xiaomi’s market. Xiaomi advertises itself the No. 1 brand, However, it is on the basis of sales. Samsung can pull the sales if it provides decently specced phones. Any shortcoming in the phone will be covered the name Samsung itself.
But we are not talking here about the sales etc. We are going to analyze whether these devices will offer competition to the market and ultimately value to the buyer. One thing I would like to clarify is that the devices are not yet leaked but the specs are leaked and as most of the leaks come out true, we will move further.
The M-series is said to be comprised of 5 Phones – M10, M20, M30, M40, M50. Out of these, the information about the M40 and M50 is negligible except that M50 is said to be the near flagship phone in the series. Out of the rest three M10 and M20 fall in the mid-range category, which is the most competitive segment.
M10 is expected to price at the ₹10,000. This makes it the competitor to the king in the segment – the Asus Zenfone Max M2. And M2 just beats the M10 in raw performance. The Exynos 7870 in the M10 is nowhere close the Snapdragon 632 in M2. But the CPU is not everything.
Both the phone shave big screens. Both have a dual rear camera setup. Samsung phones usually have an edge in the camera department so here Samsung might win.
M2 has 4000 mAh battery and M10 has 3500 mAh battery. M2 has a slightly wider notch on the screen while the M10 will come with the minimalistic Infinity-V notch which looks way better.
So if you want raw power, the Asus Max M2 is a clear winner. But if raw power is not in your top priorities, then you can certainly have a look at the Samsung Galaxy M10 when it comes out.
Samsung Galaxy M20 is expected to price around ₹15,000. At this price, it is in the race with the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2, Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro, Realme UI, Realme 2 Pro.
The processor in the M20 is the Exynos 7885 which can be considered similar to the Snapdragon 636 which is in the Redmi Note 6 Pro and the battery is also similar – 4,000 mAh battery. However, the display notch in the M20 is narrower than the Redmi Note 6 Pro – which is the Infinity-V.
So it can be competitive in the market given that its dual rear camera setup proves better than the Redmi Note 6 Pro. If the camera proves to be good, the Samsung Galaxy M20 will also be the best all rounder phone under ₹15,000 just like Redmi Note 6 Pro.
This phone is expected to be priced above ₹25,000. At this price point, Exynos 7885 is totally overpriced. But it has a triple rear camera. One normal, one wide-angle, and one telephoto zoom lens. If this camera worked out great then this will be one of the points of discussion and buying option for camera lovers.
Also, it will be having a massive 5,000 mAh battery and an Infinity-U display with a U shape small notch. This phone will appeal to the camera lover in such a way that no other phone in this segment would do.
Samsung is a big name in itself. It has its own display manufacturing, chip manufacturing, and massive R&D. They could have made the phones better as everything is under their control. They are their own suppliers which make the materials available to them at a comparatively very low price.
Also as they are selling online, they also don’t have to do distributor and reseller margins. This further reduces the cost. But they also work on very large margins as compared to these Chinese or other players like Xiaomi or Asus.
So that was my thoughts on the Samsung M series. Only time will tell how these phones will actually come out and perform.
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