Samsung Galaxy M2 hits benchmarks, probably featuring a notch



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A next Samsung device that apparently has a display slot was recently compared to AnTuTu and Geekbench with the model number SM-M205F. The device is believed to belong to a new series of smartphones and hit the shelves like the Samsung Galaxy M2. The inclusion of an Exynos 7885 chipset with a Mali-G71 MP2 graphics chip strongly suggests that the unit fits into the mid-range market. Other details include 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, plus the Android 8.1 Oreo on the software side, but as set by most Samsung smartphones in the past, the OS will probably be docked with the exclusive OEM user interface. The screen resolution of 2,340 by 1,080 pixels suggests that the smartphone will employ a new design that embraces a display notch, but its exact shape is unclear at the moment.

According to reports, Samsung intends to replace the existing Galaxy On series with upcoming Galaxy M models. According to reports, there will be more than one, and the Galaxy M2 will eventually be paired with a better equipped Galaxy M3 as well as a first-line model called Galaxy M5. So far no details of hardware have come up in relation to these two other variants, but their so-called nicknames indicate that they must bypass the Samsung Galaxy M2 in terms of hardware capacity. The OEM Galaxy On series is available for purchase exclusively online, and time will tell if the next Galaxy M line will be offered to potential buyers in the same way or also in retail stores. Of note is that while the Samsung Galaxy On6 released earlier this summer with the Exynos 7870 chipset and a screen resolution of 1,480 by 720 pixels, the Samsung Galaxy M2 seems to make use of the same silicon as the Galaxy A7 (2018) revealed with three cameras back in September, and have a considerably larger pixel count.

Samsung recently introduced three new Infinity display designs employing a display slot, so that the OEM's intentions of adopting this particular feature for some of its mobile devices were officially confirmed. The Samsung Galaxy M2 is said to be the first device of the new series to reach the shelves before the Galaxy M3 and M5, and in turn, this could make it the first smartphone from the OEM to adopt a display slot. On the stage of SDC 2018, the company introduced the Infinity-U, Infinity-V and Infinity-O notch display designs set to be marketed in the future, and the Samsung Galaxy M2 could employ one of these panels. The Infinity-U and Infinity-V have a more conventional design with a notch positioned in the middle, while the Infinity-O has a circular notch placed near the corner of the screen. At SDC, the OEM also claimed that the arrival of these panels is "on the corner" and with the Galaxy M2 already being tested online, it is likely that the official launch of the phone will not be far in the future.

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