A little less than a month ago, we had reported about a brand new series of smartphones that Samsung is widely rumored to bring out any time now- the Galaxy M series, being heralded by 4 incoming smartphone models: M10, M20, M30 and M50.
Now, we have irrefutable evidence about one of the said models, the Galaxy M10. Just today, on the 18th of December, Galaxy M10 has been given the green light by Wi-Fi Alliance for conformity to its standards of interoperability.
This means that the not only will Galaxy M10 be the first smartphone from the M series to enter the market, but the release date of the Galaxy M10 is also really close.
Samsung has now confirmed that the device would be launched in India first on January 28. The Galaxy M10 would be an online exclusive device and would be available to purchase from Amazon as well as the Samsung Online Shop.
Samsung looks to replace the aging Galaxy J series with the new budget series in M, and while our guess is as good as yours, we think the Galaxy M10 will hit the sweet spot of INR 7,000-10,000 ($100-120) in the budget segment which is currently ruled by Xiaomi and Honor handsets in India.
If you loved the devices like Galaxy J3, Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7, it’s time to bid them adios, and welcome the new Galaxy M10 — should be followed by more devices like M20 and M50 down the line. Keep watching this space for more.
We don’t think Samsung will release the M10 with its One UI and Android Pie pre-installed, but we would expect an update for that later on. Right now, Samsung is busy updating its flagship devices in Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9 to Android 9 Pie while on the hardware front, it has exciting phones like Galaxy S10, 5G phone (S10 variant), and a Galaxy Flex foldable phone lined up.