While everyone is anticipating the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S10, the Galaxy S10+, and also the Galaxy S10e – there’s another smartphone that slipped past SIRIM certification. That is the Samsung Galaxy M20, their new series of smartphone that is aimed to compete with ASUS, HONOR, Realme, and also Xiaomi.
The Samsung Galaxy M20 has the codename of SM-M205G. A quick Google search reveals that this smartphone has already launched in India.
The Galaxy M20 has this list of specs:
- 6.3-inch PLS TFT (similar to IPS) V-shaped notch display with 2340×1080 pixels in resolution
- Exynos 7904 Octa chipset
- 2x Cortex-A73 @ 1.8GHz + 6x Cortex-A53 @ 1.6GHz
- Mali-G71 MP2 with 2 GPU cores
- Dual rear-facing cameras
- 13MP f/1.9 with PDAF
- 5MP f/2.2 wide-angle lens
- 8MP f/2.0 selfie camera
- Up to 6GB LPDDR4X RAM
- Up to 64GB internal storage
- 5,000mAh battery
The Galaxy M20 also has another great selling point – USB-C and fast charging with that humongous 5,000mAh battery. This phone comes with bundled with a 15W Type-C fast charger which drastically reduces the time needed to charge that large battery.
In terms of real competition, Samsung has to go through the ASUS ZenFone Max Pro (M2) and the Realme 2 Pro. The other competition that Samsung will want to keep an eye on is the HONOR 10 Lite, which is priced at RM749.
From the specs alone, the Samsung Galaxy M20 already seems like a great competitor against some of the other smartphones in that price range. Both the ASUS ZenFone Max Pro (M2) and the Realme 2 Pro have similar specs but their price is way higher than what Samsung is expected to be asking for.
The Samsung Galaxy M20 is priced at Rs. 10,990 (~RM623.14) for 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant and Rs. 12,990 (~RM742.62) for 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant. At this price range, both Realme and ASUS better have something up their sleeves.