Samsung's new Galaxy M mid-range will hit the market in India on January 28, the company announced on Amazon India over India Today . The lineup is expected to consist of a total of three phones (M10, M20 and M30), all of which are equipped with Samsung's new Infinity-V drip display.
The announcement of new, India-focused phones comes from Samsung is under heavy pressure from Chinese rivals in the country. According to Counterpoint data, Xiaomi overtook Samsung's Indian market share in the fourth quarter of 2017 and was already five points ahead in the third quarter of 201
While the exact specifications of the phone are still under lock and key, the Amazon offering shows that there are two rear cameras, a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, USB-C and a headphone jack. In an interview with Reuters the Indian senior vice president of Asim Warsi, Samsung said that the phones will cost between 10,000 and 20,000 rupees ($ 140 to $ 280) and will have large batteries and a fast recharge.
Last year, Samsung announced it would try to fight off its increasingly competitive Chinese rivals by using its mid-range phones to introduce new features before coming to its flagships. The Galaxy A9 was the first handset that had four rear cameras, while the Galaxy A8s was the first hole with an "Infinity-O" display. Now the Galaxy M is the first of the company's phones to feature its new teardrop display.