Samsung Galaxy M Series India-First Smartphones to Launch by January-End

Samsung to launch its budget Galaxy M line in India first before a global release

Samsung to launch its budget Galaxy M line in India first before a global release

The Galaxy M series smartphones will be available on, as well as on Samsung's own online store. We should start seeing some teasers from Samsung now that it has confirmed the launch of the Galaxy M series in India on January 28.

While the firm has yet to spill the beans on the possible spec of the smartphones under the new series, a number of leaks have however given away details specs and renders of the device especially the Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20.

Samsung's decision to debut the new budget handset line in India is believed to be a direct result of the South Korean company's market share having recently been overtaken by Xiaomi in the region. However, a new Reuter report claims that phones under the budget M series will first launch in India before heading to other markets, in a bid to regain ground ceded to Chinese rivals such as Xiaomi in the world's second-biggest mobile phone market. The smartphone giant is also expected to discontinue the Galaxy J and Galaxy On series in the sub-continent. So expect their specifications and features comparable to phones from the likes of Xiaomi, Honor, Realme, etc. They will have features like fast charging and hefty batteries, he confirmed. Furthermore, India will be the first country to launch the new series of smartphones, the company said in the same press release. The word on the street is that Samsung might launch the Galaxy M30 as well on January 28. The Galaxy M30 is also said to come with a 5,000mAh battery and may also be Samsung's cheapest phone with a triple camera system.

He said that Samsung finished the October-December 2018 quarter with 40% market share by value, as per GFK data, with a "healthy growth over the previous year".

The Galaxy M10 price in India is rumoured to start under Rs 10,000, while the M20 should be priced under Rs 15,000.

Xiaomi has managed to maintain a steady lead over Samsung for over a year now, with a 27.3% market share compared to its rival's 22.6% in the July-September 2018 period, buoyed by a almost 50% share in the online segment and rapid expansion in its bricks-andmortar channel as well, according to IDC.

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