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Samsung Galaxy M20: amazing 6.3-inch with infinity display, ultra-wide 13MP+5MP camera and 5000 mAh battery for just $159

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We don’t normally associate Samsung with a budget smartphone, but the Galaxy M20 surely surprise us all with its offering.

It begins at the start of 2019, with the release of Galaxy M10 which has the following specs:

  • 6.22-inch HD+ PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen with 720 x 1520 pixels, 19:9 ratio or ~270 ppi density
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 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

Even though there’s nothing to shout about, the M10 offers some value for those who are on a tight budget.

With the ball already rolling, it is just natural for the Galaxy M20 to make an appearance sooner rather than later. Let’s scrutinise it further then:

  • 6.3-inch Full HD+ PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio or ~409 ppi density
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Exynos 7904 (14 nm) chipset, Octa-core (2x1.8 GHz Cortex-A73 & 6x1.6 GHz Cortex-A53) processor, Mali-G71 MP2 graphics and 3GB/4GB RAM
  • Dual primary camera: 13MP with f/1.9 aperture, 1/2.8", 1.12μm and PDAF + 5MP with f/2.2 aperture, 12mm (ultrawide), 1/6", 1.12μm, LED flash, panorama and HDR
  • 8MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture and HDR
  • 32GB/64GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to maximum 512GB
  • Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery with Fast battery charging
  • Samsung Experience 9.5, based on Android Oreo 8.1
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • February 2019 release date
  • 10,990 Indian Rupee or ~$159 USD for 32GB storage + 3GB RAM or 12,990 Indian Rupee and ~$189 USD for 64GB storage + 4GB RAM

The Galaxy M20 kick things off with a larger 6.3-inch PLS TFT screen with higher Full HD+ resolution, which is what you would expect within this price range. Definitely a huge step up against the Galaxy M10.

In terms of hardware, the Galaxy M20 also improves a lot with the mid-range Exynos 7904 chipset paired with a fast octa-core processor, good graphics and either 3GB or 4GB RAM. More than capable of running your favorite apps and games that are out there in the market.

Camera-wise, the 13MP+5MP on the Galaxy M20 is similar to those on the Galaxy M10, except for the upgraded 8MP selfie camera. A definite plus point for those who love taking selfies.

Moving on to the storage side of things, the Galaxy M20 have two options available – 32GB or 64GB of internal storage. Whichever option you choose to go with, there’s still the expansion slot available that can take in up to a cool 512GB.

Last but not least, the 5000 mAh found on the Galaxy M20 is something you don’t normally find from the Korean manufacturer. Expect it to be able to last for a day or two in between charging.

Conclusion:

With all things considered, the Samsung Galaxy M20 offers great value for money for those who are looking to get a decent mid-range smartphone. Large 6.3-inch screen, good mid-range hardware, good 13MP+5MP primary camera, decent 8MP selfie camera and a huge 5000 mAh battery to boot.

Samsung Galaxy M20 had just been released for $10,990 Indian Rupee or ~$159 USD for the 32GB storage + 3GB RAM variant or $12,990 Indian Rupee and ~$189 USD for the 64GB storage + 4GB RAM variant. You get to choose either Ocean Blue or Charcoal Black color.

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