The midrange level of smartphones is the most competitive category in the smartphone market. It is clear that most companies want a piece of that, (except Apple of course), but for Samsung, the case is no different. Samsung, by the introduction of the Samsung Galaxy M-Series, had also intended to capture millennials attention in this category.
The devices were Samsung’s plan to compete in the mid-range level category that is highly dominated by Chinese companies like Xiaomi. Under the M-Series, three devices have been launched so far; Galaxy M10, M20, and M30.
Made for millennials as Samsung called them are a series of devices with competitive specs and design for mid-range flagships. Talking about the Galaxy M10, the specs include a 6.2-inch infinity-V display, 3400mAh battery, Dual 13MP + 5MP front camera, 5MP selfie camera, 2GB/16GB ROM or 3GB/32GB ROM variants and it supports dual SIM VoLTE.
The Galaxy M20 on the hand includes a 6.3″ IPS display with Full HD+ resolution, but with similar camera specs like the M10 and a bigger 4GB + 64GB ROM variant and a basic 3GB + 32GB variant.
The M30 is the powerhouse of the M-Series featuring a 6.38 FHD+ AMOLED display with triple camera setup, and it comes in two variants just like the other devices but with a 6GB + 128GB ROM and a basic 4GB + 32GB ROM variant.
The devices are already in the Kenyan market with a price range between KES 14,000 and KES 27,000.
During the launch, Samsung had promised that the Galaxy M-Series would receive regular updates and security patches. To assure their commitment to customers, the company had announced the plan of rolling out the latest Android 9.0 Pie update later in August, but recently Samsung has stated that it will come earlier than that.
The Android Pie update will officially be rolled out on 3rd June a similar date when Apple will be hosting their WWDC 2019 where they will be rolling out the new iOS 13. So far there are rumours making rounds that the Pie update in the M-Series will come along with Samsung’s OneUI and some significant improvements with security patches.