Samsung plans India-only phones to challenge Chinese rivals


So expect their specifications and features comparable to phones from the likes of Xiaomi, Honor, Realme, etc.

Samsung's growth in India has slowed down to a trickle.

This new smartphone is targeted for the "millennials", and the young users.

The three new M-series phones, which Samsung plans to sell only through its website and's Indian operation, will help the company to double online sales, the head of Samsung's Indian mobile business told Reuters. We should start seeing some teasers from Samsung now that it has confirmed the launch of the Galaxy M series in India on January 28.

Phones under the new M series will launch toward the end of January in India where their asking prices will range from 10,000 to 20,000 rupees ($142 to $284 USD). The move should see Samsung better poised to compete with major Chinese hardware brands in India, including Xiaomi, Vivo, and Oppo.

While Samsung M10 is expected to be priced Rs 9500, Samsung M20 can be around Rs 15,000 mark, having Infinity-V display, which will be available for the first time in India.

As per initial reports, which have not been confirmed, there will three smartphones under the new M-series: Samsung Galaxy M10; Samsung Galaxy M20 and Samsung Galaxy M30. This can feature a triple camera set-up. The Galaxy M30 is the top dog with a 6.3” screen and huge 5,000mAh battery.

He declined to give specifics but said that online sales account for a double-digit percentage of the company's overall mobile phone revenue.

The Galaxy M10 is the smallest of the bunch with a 6” display and 3,400mAh battery.

The new Galaxy M devices are said to come with a powerful display, camera, battery and a processor.

We will keep you updated, as more details come in.