Samsung's Galaxy M series of smartphones, which are set to make their global debut in India in January 2019, will sport a 6.4-inch Infinity V display and a large battery, probably the largest ever on any Samsung smartphone, according to industry sources. The South Korean tech giant is likely to launch up to four smartphones in the Galaxy M series- M10, M20, M30 and M40, the sources told IANS. With the Galaxy M series, Samsung will be looking to take on smartphones from Xiaomi, Realme, Honor, Vivo and Oppo in the mid-range segment. Xiaomi is currently ruling the mid-range market with phones such as Redmi Note 6 Pro, Redmi 6 Pro and Mi A2 performing exceedingly for the brand.
What's Infinity-V Display?
For the unaware, Infinity-V display model is identical to waterdrop or teardrop notch we have seen on smartphones in recent times. Smartphones such as Realme 2 Pro, OnePlus 6T all come with a waterdrop notch which in Samsung's words is termed as Infinity-V display.
The launch of the M series in India, following months of R&D carried out by Samsung India, would be in line with the company's strategy to consolidate its position among the country's millennials. This new series comes on the heel of Galaxy A7 and A9 -- Samsung's first triple and quad-rear camera devices. However, the Galaxy A7 and A9 are seeing less traction from the consumers as they're priced on the higher side. The Galaxy A9 is almost priced equal to the OnePlus 6T which makes it a tough sell.
Samsung Might Discontinue Galaxy J and Galaxy On Series in India
In 2018, Samsung's flagship devices -- Galaxy S9, S9+ and Galaxy Note9 -- became bestsellers, while Galaxy 'J' series continues to rule the mid-price segment, according to industry experts. Furthermore, it's expected that Samsung might be discontinuing its best-selling Galaxy J series along with Galaxy On series to focus only on Galaxy M lineup. While the Galaxy M devices are said to look trendy, the success of the new series will entirely depend on the hardware underneath. A benchmark report recently revealed the Galaxy M10 would likely arrive with an Exynos processor under the hood.
Samsung India is also set to launch other interesting products across domains early in 2019 to maintain its leading position in the country.