Samsung would be releasing the Samsung Galaxy M20 soon and it comes with very awesome specifications so let’s take a closer look at this device
The Samsung Galaxy M20 is one of the latest additions to the Samsung Galaxy M Line Up. The device comes with a teardrop notch along with smaller bezels. The Galaxy M20 pro is the second device in new Galaxy M Line Up.
The device also comes with a lot of impressive features, such as 3GB RAM, Octa-Core Exynos Processor, a 13MP and 8MP camera combination and many more.
The mains selling point of the Samsung Galaxy M20 is the battery life, it comes with a massive 5000mAh battery, meaning you will definitely have a lot of extra battery juice to finish up those movies on Netflix.
Nevertheless, let’s take a look at the quick specs of this device:
Samsung Galaxy M20 Spec
*. Display: 6.3-inch 1080p Display with 19:9 Aspect Ratio
*. Colors: Black, Gold
*. Processor: Octa-core Exynos 7870 Processor
*. RAM: 3GB
*. Storage: 32/64GB storage expandable up to 512GB via micro SD card slot
– Back camera: Dual camera of 13MP + 5MP
– Front camera: 8MP Selfie Camera
*. Network and connectivity: 2G, 3G, 4G, Bluetooth v5.0, 3.5mm audio jack, USB support.
– WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
– 2G: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
– 3G: 2100 MHz
– 4G: LTE
*. Dimension: 1156.4 x 74.5 x 8.8 mm (6.16 x 2.93 x 0.35 in)
*. OS: Android 9.0 Pie
*. Sensors: G-Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Fingerprint Sensor, Electronic compass
*. Fingerprint sensor: YES
*. Battery: 5000mAh capacity
Design and Display
The Galaxy M20 is the second variant in the new Galaxy M series. Samsung gives you a 6.3-inch Display with a 19:9 touchscreen, 1080 x 2340 pixels. It also comes with an 83.6% screen-to-body ratio.
Samsung jumps on the latest trend this year and abandons the apple rectangular notch in favor of a teardrop notch which houses the selfie camera, light sensor, and receiver.
The Galaxy M20 comes with a different design from the regular devices in the non-flagship Galaxy Line Up. And it is available in different color options.
At the back of the device, you get to see the dual camera coupled with the fingerprint sensors and the company’s logo sit at the bottom of the design.
The phone is simply amazing. The phone weighs just 183g, which I feel is a little bit heavy but I’m guessing that might have to do with the battery as phones with bigger battery power seem to have more weight.
Camera and Connectivity
Apart from the premium feeling and all the other design aesthetics you can find on the Galaxy M20 design, the Samsung Galaxy M20 Android Smartphone like most of the devices from Samsung still comes arrives with a great rear camera, the sensors and lenses have also been incredibly improved.
The Galaxy M20 comes with a dual camera set up at the back, which includes a 16-megapixels AF + secondary 5-megapixels for depth sensor capturing.
The back camera is also supported by an LED flash, HDR, panorama. While the front shooter comes with an 8 megapixels camera with f/2.0 aperture and it can record videos in 1080 at 30fps.
However, both cameras support Beauty mode, Scene detection, HDR, Night shots, and many more.
The Samsung Galaxy M20 comes with 4G support, while other connectivity options include includes WiFi, WiFi hotspot, WiFi direct, Bluetooth v5.0, the classic 3.5mm audio jack, USB support.
Performance and Battery
The device is powered by an Octa-Core Exynos 7870 processor. However, there’s no official word yet on if there are bloatware apps on the device that can be uninstalled with the single touch of a button.
The main selling point of the Galaxy M20 is the beast of a battery it comes with -a 5000 mAh battery. Although there are phones with bigger battery life like the Oukitel K10000 with a 10000mAh battery the battery of this device is definitely something to be hyped up about.
According to Samsung, The device will come in 2 variants one with 64GB of inbuilt storage while another will come with 32GB of inbuilt storage, that allows you to store as many files as you want to like your documents, apps, games, music, movies/stash, and even your best photos.
But if you feel the space availability is not an enough, you can expand it up to 512GB via a dedicated micro SD card slot. Now that’s a lot of storage, you can check Microdia’s 512GB Memory card though if you are looking for the maximum storage option.
I’m a bit excited that it will run on Android 9.0 pie out of the box considering this is 2019 and most of us haven’t even tested out Android 9.0 Pie so it’s a worthy addition to the list of phones running on Android 9.0 pie. It might come with Samsung’s most recent TouchWiz UI with newer features that bring smoother and smarter operation, quicker fingerprint sensor usage, and a faster system navigation gesture
Like I mentioned before, the Galaxy, M20 is powered by a 5000mAh battery, and it is enough to last a day and a half on a single charge.
The device also has fast charging technology, so all you have to do is plug in your device and wait for a few hours to get it fully charged for the next use.
Price of Samsung Galaxy M20
– In Kenya: Samsung Galaxy M20 is priced between Ksh. 14,000 to Ksh 18,500
– In Rwanda: Samsung Galaxy M20 is priced between Rwf 123 000 to Rwf 165,000
– In Nigeria: Samsung Galaxy M20 is priced between N51,000 to N66,000
– In Ghana: Samsung Galaxy M20 is priced between 691 cedis to 891 cedis
Please bear in mind that the above prices are the expected retail price of the Galaxy M20. Also, the device comes with a 12-month warranty from Samsung.
At the moment of writing this post, the current Samsung phones are not yet fully available at all service centers and shops countrywide.
The Samsung Galaxy M20 definitely captures how a budget smartphone of 66,000 Naira should look like coupled with some pretty awesome specifications
It will be launched officially on the 28th of January 2019 alongside the smaller Galaxy M10. The Bigger Galaxy M30 is scheduled for launch on a later date