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Samsung Galaxy M10: grab yourself this $112 smartphone with 6.22-inch Infinity V Display, ultra-wide dual camera and 3400 mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy M10: grab yourself this $112 smartphone with 6.22-inch Infinity V Display, ultra-wide dual camera and 3400 mAh battery

Introducing the Samsung Galaxy M10, a budget smartphone with great specs that should appeal to the masses. Read on to find out more about the South Korean company’s latest offerings.

To be frank, there isn’t a smartphone from Samsung that is available around this price range for us to compare. Let’s look at last year’s offering – the Galaxy A8:

  • 5.6-inch Full HD Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 2220 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio or ~441 ppi density
  • IP68 certified – dust proof and water proof over 1.5 meters and 30 minutes
  • Infinity display (similar with Fullview display)
  • Front/back glass with aluminium body
  • Corning Gorilla Glass protection
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Always-on display
  • Exynos 7885 Octa chipset, Octa-core (2x2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 6x1.6 GHz Cortex-A53) processor, Mali-G71 graphics and 4GB RAM
  • 16MP primary camera with f/1.7 aperture, phase detection autofocus and LED flash
  • Dual 16MP + 8MP secondary camera with f/1.9 aperture
  • 32GB/64 internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to maximum 256GB
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
  • Android Nougat 7.1
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • January 2018 release date
  • ~ USD 450 price tag

The Galaxy A8 is a splendid smartphone with its large 5.6-inch Full HD Super AMOLED screen with Infinity display, great features and functions like the Always-On display and IP68 certification, medium-upper performance level and a great dual 16MP+8MP selfie camera makes for an interesting smartphone.

Now that one year has gone, the M-series is a new lineup introduced by Samsung. There will be this M10 being positioned as an entry-level device, then we have the M20 for the mid-range level, and finally the M30 for the high-end market with its triple camera setup.

Here’s what you will get with the Galaxy M10:

  • 6.22-inch HD+ PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen with 720 x 1520 pixels, 19:9 ratio or ~270 ppi density
  • Exynos 7870 Octa (14 nm) chipset, Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53 processor, Mali-T830 MP1 graphics and 2GB/3GB RAM
  • Dual primary camera: 13MP with f/1.9 aperture, 1/3.1", 1.12µm and PDAF + 5MP with f/2.2 aperture, 1/5", 1.12µm, LED flash, panorama and HDR
  • 5MP secondary camera with f/2.0 aperture and HDR
  • 16GB/32GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to maximum 512GB
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3400 mAh battery
  • Samsung Experience 9.5, based on Android Oreo 8.1
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • January 2019 release date
  • 7,990 Indian Rupee or ~112 USD for 16GB storage + 2GB RAM or 8,990 Indian Rupee and ~127 USD for 32GB storage + 3GB RAM

Let’s begin with the obvious, where we can see that the Galaxy M10 is sporting a large 6.22-inch screen with 90% screen ratio. This makes for a large viewing area as the Infinity V display comes into effect. But be advised though, with its HD+ resolution and not your usual Full HD stuff.

Under the hood of the M10 is something in the entry-level, precisely where it is targeted at. Here you will find it is equipped with a decent Exynos 7870 chipset paired with a suitable octa-core processor, decent graphics and a choice of either 2GB or 3GB RAM.

Storage-wise, you got a choice to go for either 16GB or 32GB of internal storage. Either way, should you need more space; just pop in a microSD card that can take you all the way up to 512GB of extra space.

On the camera side of things, you can get perfect shots in low light with the F1.9 aperture and great portrait shots with the live focus feature. The ultra-wide dual primary camera with a 120’ angle then lets you take group photos with more things on the background being captured.

With a 3400 mAh battery supplying the necessary juice to the Galaxy M10, there’s no problem to power up the smartphone for at least a day or two.

One last thing to consider, it comes with a smoother and faster UX that is optimised for the Galaxy M Series; all thanks to Samsung Experience 9.5.

Conclusion:

It may be a little too early to celebrate the new M-series by Samsung, but the Galaxy M10 has already been making waves all over the world. It is a pretty decent smartphone with a very affordable price tag; which we don’t normally associate with the Korean manufacturer. With the Galaxy M20 and Galaxy M30, you know they mean serious business in capturing the bulk on the market in 2019.

Samsung Galaxy M10 had just been released for 7,990 Indian Rupee or ~112 USD for the 16GB storage + 2GB RAM variant and 8,990 Indian Rupee or ~127 USD for the 32GB storage + 3GB RAM variant. Ocean Blue and Charcoal Black are the two available colours.

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