Samsung’s budget-friendly Galaxy M series is set to make a Malaysian debut soon, having been spotted on the local SIRIM database by the always-watchful eyes of KevinNgTK. The Galaxy M family is Samsung’s answer to the sub-MYR1,000 price segment, dominated by the likes of Xiaomi, Honor and ASUS.
Bearing model number SM-M205, the Samsung Galaxy M20 was spotted on SIRIM alongside flagship sibling Galaxy S10+. Interestingly, according to the spec sheet, the Galaxy M20 will lack 802.11ac 5GHz Wi-Fi, not unlike the ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2 (and its predecessor). A possible deal-breaker for some. On a positive note, the device supports dual-SIM.
Specs-wise, the Galaxy M20 is pretty sorted. It comes with a 6.3-inch FHD+ Infinity-V display (Samsung’s very own “dewdrop” notch display) and will come equipped with a massive 5,000mAh battery. It will support 15W fast-charging via USB-C, certainly a huge plus.
That aside, it’s powered by a 14nm Exynos 7904 octa-core processor mated to up to 4GB of RAM and up to 64GB of storage. There’s microSD expansion, if so needed.
In terms of optics, the Galaxy M20 gets a 13MP f/1.9 main shooter with a 5MP ultra-wide-angle secondary shooter. The front’s a 8MP f/2.0 unit.
Launched in India late last month, the Galaxy M20 is priced at INR10,990 (MYR629) for the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage model, while for INR12,990 (MYR745), you’ll get the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage version.
Aggressive pricing, without a doubt. Look out for the bottom barrel Galaxy M10 and the higher spec Galaxy M30, too.
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