Geekbench’s database just revealed the existence of an unannounced Samsung Android mid-ranger which is believed to be part of an entirely new series. The handset is listed with the model number SM-M205F, indicating its branding will fall under the Galaxy M moniker that has been long rumored to replace Samsung’s budget Galaxy J lineup. It was tested with a RAM capacity of 3GB while running Android 8.1 Oreo. The manufacturer is unlikely to launch a lower-end device with a newer Android version before its high-end Galaxy S and Note-series smartphones have received the update.
The device is listed as being powered by an Exynos 7885 octa-core processor that has so far been used in slightly more premium mid-rangers like the Galaxy A8 (2018) and the recently announced Galaxy A7 (2018). The Galaxy M series is believed to be positioned below the Galaxy A line to cater to the entry-level and lower mid-range segment of the market but it appears that Samsung might not be willing to cut down on its performance. The processor used here is clocked at 1.59GHz and includes two Cortex-A73 performance-oriented cores and six Cortex-A53 high-efficiency cores. Alongside its in-house Exynos CPU, Samsung is also making premium Galaxy A-series smartphones with Qualcomm Snapdragon processors, including the recently announced Galaxy A9 that utilizes the Snapdragon 660 SoC, while the Korean company is also rumored to be working on a Snapdragon 710-powered Android handset.
The Samsung SM-M205F had also surfaced earlier today in a separate report alongside the SM-M305F device which is said to be a higher-end model in the lineup. The devices are expected to be marketed as the Galaxy M20 and the Galaxy M30 and will later be joined by the Galaxy M40 and Galaxy M50, insiders claim. All of these models will supposedly feature LCD panels, except for the Galaxy M50, which will possibly have a Super AMOLED display. Several previous reports have suggested that Samsung is willing to replace its multiple budget series with the Galaxy M lineup to avoid complicated naming schemes moving forward.