Samsung recently launched a new website that supplies information about the possible design, features, and launch date of the Samsung Galaxy M20. According to Samsung's new microsite for the device, the company will announce the handset on January 28, and it will likely become available first in India before it reaches the other parts of the world. The website also includes renders of the Galaxy M20, and the images show the waterdrop notch above the handset's display, which also houses the single front-facing camera and the earpiece. Meanwhile, the back panel of the handset contains the oval-shaped fingerprint sensor and the dual rear camera setup. Renders of the device also show that the handset will have a USB Type-C port at the bottom, along with the 3.5-millimeter headphone jack and the loudspeaker.
The website also provides hints about the features of the Galaxy M20. Among the features stated in the website are the inclusion of large batteries and support for fast charging, which allows the device to top up its power pack three times faster. The website also says that the smartphone will include a camera equipped with an ultra-wide-angle lens, and it also claims that the handset will have powerful processors compared to other products at the same price range.
Background: While there are multiple handsets that Samsung will launch as part of the Galaxy M lineup, the presence of the dual rear cameras suggests that the device that the South Korean tech giant will unveil in late January will be the Galaxy M20. Rumors released within the past few months already detailed the design and specifications of the Galaxy M20, and the renders provided by Samsung on its website corroborates with many of the details included with the rumors. While it is not shown in the renders, the smartphone will reportedly feature dual SIM card slots, and the device will be available in two color options, namely blue and dark grey. Moreover, the rear panel of the handset will have a polycarbonate construction.
Recent rumors further claim that the Galaxy M20 features the Exynos 7904 chipset and 3GB of RAM. There will possibly be two variations of the device, one of which will have 32GB of flash storage while the other features 64GB of internal storage. Furthermore, the device will also sport a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display with a Full HD+ resolution, while the front-facing camera comes with an 8-megapixel sensor. On the other hand, the rear shooters of the smartphone include one 12-megapixel and one 5-megapixel imaging modules. Earlier reports further reveal that the device will contain a 5,000mAh battery. Aside from the Galaxy M20, Samsung Electronics will also reportedly launch the Galaxy M10, the M30, the M40, and the M50 as part of the Galaxy M lineup. While most of the handsets under the Galaxy M series will launch as entry-level devices, earlier rumors claim that the South Korean tech giant will instead unveil the Galaxy M50 as a mid-range handset.
Impact: The details provided by Samsung on its official website corroborates with many of the details shared in earlier leaks. Based on the features of the handset, the Galaxy M20 will likely be one of the devices that Samsung needs to properly compete in the entry-level smartphone market. However, the pricing of the handset will ultimately affect the device's competitiveness, although it is expected that the smartphone will cost around $250 based on several recent reports.