Samsung used to be the top smartphone company in India especially around the time Android became a commercial success. Recently though, Xiaomi has overtaken them in sales. Now, Samsung India announced that the Budget Galaxy M Series will launch on 28th January.
Samsung plans to launch 3 phones in the Galaxy M series. The prices range from Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 20,000.
UPDATE (28th January, 2019): Galaxy M10 and M20 launched, starting at Rs. 7,990.
Galaxy M series launch in India
Samsung India’s Asim Warsi said, “The M series has been built around and incepted around Indian millennial consumers,” today while announcing the M series in India.
Warsi said that the M series phones will have better batteries and features like Quick Charging. Samsung wishes to rule the Indian market once again with budget phones. As we know, due to Xiaomi’s aggressive pricing on great performing phones, Samsung has suffered losses in India. And, India happens to be one of the biggest smartphone markets currently.
Asim Warsi also said that Samsung makes a considerable (two digit percentage) of their profits from online sales in India. So, Galaxy M series will be available via Amazon and Samsung Stores. Amazon India already has a page for Galaxy M. You can check it out here.
Apart from what Warsi confirmed, the posters on Amazon also hint at powerful processors. I am guessing the newer Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 series processors. The images also hint at Waterdrop Notch and minimal bezels.
Here’s a look at the poster on Amazon:-
Galaxy M Global Launch
Samsung also says that Galaxy M won’t be exclusive to India. But, will launch in India first. They confirm that the phones will launch worldwide by January end or maybe around February.
Smartphone companies are right now focusing more on the budget range. Google has a budget Pixel 3 coming around May. Redmi Note 7, priced at just $150 launched in China recently. Oh, here are 6 good reasons why you should wait for Redmi Note 7 to launch in India.
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