When 2018 was about to end, Samsung dropped quite a few hints at its youth-centric approach with the launch of most-appealing smartphones named “Galaxy A7 and A9”. Aside from these devices, Samsung revealed 2 latest smartphones under its newly announced M-Series namely Galaxy M10 and elder brother Samsung Galaxy M20 in Australia, India and other regions.
As compared to M10, M20 is a little impressive with updated design, features and onboard components. If you’re not familiar, Galaxy M20 is modeled against budget-friendly devices from Redmi. This most economical handset is expected to be replaced On-Series devices from Samsung.
Without a doubt, Samsung’s committed to making it a full-fledged device is visible on paper, but will it work the same way when it comes to using in real life? In our Samsung Galaxy M20 Review Australia, we have rounded up everything we know so far including release date, price, features and more.
Samsung Galaxy M20 Specifications
Taking a quick look at Samsung Galaxy M20 Specifications, it’s loaded with Octa-core 4 x 1.8GHz CPU, Mali-G71 MP2, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, and USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0. Rest of the details are as follow:
- Operating System: Android v8.1 Oreo
- Dimensions: 156.4 x 74.5 x 8.8 mm
- Weight: 186 grams
- Chipset: Exynos 7904 Octa
- GPU: Mali-G71 MP2
- Display Size: 6.3-inches (1080 x 2340 Pixels)
- RAM: 3GB/4GB
- ROM: 32GB/64GB (microSD Card Support Up to 512GB)
- Rear Camera: 13MP + 5MP
- Front Camera: 8MP
- Sensors: Accelerometer, Compass, Gyro, Proximity and Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
- Connectivity: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, 2.0 Type-C 1.0
- Battery: 5000mAh (Non-Removable)
- Colors: Ocean Blue and Charcoal Black
Samsung Galaxy M20 Review Australia
The Samsung Galaxy M20 is a budget-friendly and mid-range Android smartphone from Samsung – comes loaded with a right number of rage that the company needs to survive in the world of smartphones. Talking about Samsung Galaxy M20 Display, it’s a 63-inches Infinity-V Full HD+ display with a maximum resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution. The aspect ratio is 19.5:9 and the Infinity-V display denotes to a pin-hole at the top of the display to sport a selfie snapper.
The overall Samsung Galaxy M20 Design is to steer clear of a notch and offers better screen real estate to the audience. Digging down inside, Samsung’s proprietary Exynos 7904 SoC powers the beast with GPU Mali-G71 MP2 and 4GB of RAM for multitasking and 64GB of onboard memory to store a plethora of files. Interestingly, one can expand it further via microSD card up to 512GB.
Jumping on a software department, Samsung Galaxy M20 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo-based Company’s Experience 9.5 US operating system. The handset, on paper, is equipped with a 13MP + 5MP dual rear camera configuration wherein a second sensor is an ultra-wide sensor. Out front, an 8MP sensor is holding its position for selfies as well as video calls. It also supports Face Unlock. The whopping 5000mAh non-removable battery keeps things moving smoothly and there is a USB Type-C charging.
Like all other Samsung devices (not all but mostly), one will be able to use 2 SIMs simultaneously and it’s also integrated with Widevine L1 certification that allows it to play Full HD and HD Content on streaming platforms such as Netflix. Outback, there is a fingerprint scanner as well, which works amazingly fast and makes it quite secure.
Samsung Galaxy M20 Release Date Australia
The Samsung Galaxy M20 Release Date in Australia isn’t confirmed, for now, as online sources have suggested that M20 will only be available online through Samsung’s official website as well as Amazon in India only.
Samsung has decided not to sell M20 through brick and mortar stores. That, partnered with a fact that it has been very aggressively priced – but, should see a favorable response from the audience.
Samsung will release its most appealing Galaxy M20 alongside M10 in India on February 5th. Interesting customers, however, can place their orders online starting today.
Samsung Galaxy M20 Price Australia
Interestingly, Samsung Galaxy M20 Price along with M10 has been confirmed. Though Samsung Galaxy M20 Price in Australia – very much like its official release date, isn’t announced yet, it is priced INR 10,990 (roughly $155) for 3GB/32GB variant.
The handset will also be available in 4GB/64GB model which will set users back around INR 12,990 (roughly $183).
The younger brother (M10) will cost around INR 7,990 (roughly $112) for 2GB/16GB variant whereas 3GB/32GB variant will go for INR 8,990 (roughly $126).
Almost Bezel-less Screen (Edge to Edge)
The upcoming Samsung Galaxy M20 comes loaded with a 6.3-inches Full HD+ Infinity-V display (as mentioned above) with a maximum resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The edge to edge bezel-less design of the handset offers users immersive viewing experience.
The Infinity-V design is an excellent alternative chosen by Samsung rather than a conventional notch that takes more space on top of the screen. Making a comparison with OnePlus 6T, its Infinity-V design is quite similar in terms of Notch. The edge to edge eye-catching design of Galaxy M20 makes it look impressive and enables more screen space to the audience to play games and watch videos seamlessly.
Super-Powerful Exynos 7904 Chipset
The brain behind the beast is Samsung’s own Exynos 7904 Chipset which is based on 14-nanometer manufacturing processor. The Chipset houses two 1.8GHz Cortex A73 cores six 1.6GHz Cortex A53 cores. The basic function of these cores is to process multitasking such as playing heavy games whereas the six cores are responsible for managing routine tasks such as clicking images, browsing apps, and calling.
5000mAh Massive Battery
Last but absolutely not the least, Samsung Galaxy M20 bears a massive 5000mAh non-removable battery which is quite enough to run all day long even on heavy usage. Be noted that, it’s backed by a 15W USB Type-C fast charger which delivers more than 3hours of video playback on just 10 minutes of charge.
The Bottom Line All in all, Samsung Galaxy M20 is a good addition to the market and it’s a phone everyone can get their hands on without breaking their banks. The 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM variant at INR 12,990 offers long-lasting battery, up to snuff performance, dazzling multimedia performance and quite a few other positives. Obviously, there are a bunch of shortcomings such as normal camera performance and outdated Android OS. But, none of them are actual deal breakers.