The Galaxy M is Samsung's answer to losing India's first place to Xiaomi


Samsung's new mid-range Galaxy M series will be launched in India on January 28, the company announced on Amazon India via India Today. It is expected that the line will consist of three telephones in total (the M10, M20 and M30), all with the new teardrop "Infinity-V" screen.

The announcement of the new phones focused on India happens when Samsung is under intense pressure from Chinese rivals in the country. According to Counterpoint data, Xiaomi outperformed Samsung's Indian market share in the fourth quarter of 2017 and maintained a five-point lead from the third quarter of 2018.

The Amazon listing appears to show that the phone will have a USB-C charging port next to a headset.
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While the phone's exact specifications are still being kept confidential, Amazon's listing shows they will have dual rear cameras, a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, USB-C and a headphone jack. In an interview with Reuters, Samsung's senior vice president in India, Asim Warsi, said the phones would cost between 10,000 and 20,000 rupees ($ 140 to $ 280) and will have large batteries and fast charging.

Last year, Samsung announced that it would try to fight back against its increasingly competitive Chinese rivals, using their mid-range phones to debut new features before they reach their flagship. The Galaxy A9 was the first device to have four rear cameras, while the Galaxy A8 was the first to display its "Infinity-O" display. Now the Galaxy M will be the first of the company's phones to present its new tear-drop display.


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