Samsung's Galaxy M Phone Family Is A Clever Defensive Move Against Huawei And Xiaomi

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Samsung has long reigned supreme as the world's top smartphone maker, but the company's seat at the throne is continually coming under attack from Chinese OEMs like Xiaomi and Huawei. Both companies have been offering budget-minded smartphones that deliver enviable specs at attractive price points. Samsung is fighting back hard with its new Galaxy M series, which is launching first in India, which is an extremely price sensitive market.

The Galaxy M20 and Galaxy M10 share a similar design theme, but differ in the choice of processor and in screen sizes (although both feature one of Samsung's latest takes on the notch: the Infinity-V Display). The Galaxy M20 is equipped with a 6.3-inch FHD+ display and features an 8MP selfie shooter nestled in the notch.

On the back you'll find dual cameras: a 13MP primary sensor that is backed by a 5MP ultra-wide-angle sensor. Powering the smartphone is Samsung's own Exynos 7904 octa-core SoC paired with either 3GB or 4GB of RAM and either 32GB or 64GB of internal storage. However, the biggest claim to the fame for the Galaxy M20 is perhaps its battery, which is a massive 5,000 mAh unit. That buff battery should enable multi-day battery life for users that might not always have convenient access to a power outlet.

Stepping down a rung to the Galaxy M10 gets you a 6.2-inch HD+ display (1520x720), 5MP selfie camera, and the same dual camera setup as its pricier sibling. The smartphone also uses a lower-spec'd Exynos 7870 octa-core SoC and either 2GB or 3GB of RAM paired with 16GB or 32GB of internal storage. The Galaxy M10 also comes with a much smaller battery, measuring in at just 3,400 mAh. However, it should still be good enough for all-day runtimes.

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Both smartphones are dual-SIM capable and include a microSD slot that can accommodate another 512GB of storage. The phones in addition incorporate a fingerprint sensor on the back of the smartphone, avoiding the first-generation in-display sensors that are increasingly becoming popular at the higher-end of the Android smartphone market.

The Galaxy M20 and Galaxy M10 will go on sale at and starting on February 5th. The phones will be available in either Ocean Blue or Charcoal black and will start at around $155 and $112 respectively, which is quite a bargain for the intended market (or any market, for that matter).