Samsung Galaxy M revealed: 4-inch Super AMOLED display, slim and pretty

Samsung Galaxy M revealed: 4-inch Super AMOLED display, slim and pretty
The Samsung Galaxy M has just been unveiled filling the empty M category in the company’s Galaxy range and it's slim and surprisingly similar to the Galaxy R. But a look back at Samsung’s naming scheme, and you’d find out that the M stands for “magical” - devices that the company claims to be in its mid to low-end.

And indeed, the Galaxy M takes a couple of shortcuts to arrive at a more affordable price. First, it has a smaller, 4-inch display but one of the Super AMOLED variety. It also features a 1GHz single-core processor, not the dual-core monster on the Galaxy R. On the back, there’s a modest 3-megapixel camera. There’s also 4 gigs of internal memory, Bluetooth 3.0, and a 1650mAh battery.

But what we love about the Galaxy M is its neat simple design and slim waistline - the handset is 9.9mm thick and features a metal back cover. It arrives in three colors - the Platinum Silver version from the pictures, but there’s also a Blue Black and Lavender Pink variation.

What puzzles us about the Galaxy M, just like the recently unveiled Galaxy Ace Plus, is the fact that it comes with Android Gingerbread rather than Ice Cream Sandwich, and Samsung hasn’t uttered a word about whether and when an update would be coming. The company also weirdly places this as an “entry-level” smartphone, but the price tag should be around $500 - not exactly an entry-level price, is it?

What you’re seeing on the pictures is the Korean version of the handset, and it’s not yet clear if it will get a global launch, but it’s possible and we hope to hear more about the Galaxy M at CES. As you probably already know - we’ll be there covering the events as they happen, so stay tuned.

source: Samsung (translated) via Engadget


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11 Comments

1. VinCrel

Posts: 39; Member since: Dec 26, 2011

It has 4 Gb of internal memory, quite small.. but I guess there will be a microSD slot.. could it be that that is the reason why it does not have ICS? hmm.. but still, nice to know..

3. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

I have 4GB of internal memory on my Sensation 4G but I can only use 1.1GB, I think it might the same on the Galaxy M.

2. maier9900

Posts: 272; Member since: Dec 17, 2011

I like samsung phones but one thing i dont like which is a big con for me is their UI.

4. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

A Super AMOLED is enough to make me get this phone. I personally think that all of Samsung's phones lose their value without Super AMOLEDs.

5. jibraihimi

Posts: 807; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

No ICS upgrade...... I thnk should pass this....... Cmon samsung instead of launching new phones every month try to incorprate ICS in galaxy S........ :(

6. dorfoz

Posts: 156; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Weak! Really? ICS is out and Samsung is still spending recources on these crappy ass phones with last year's tech?

7. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

this is not a flagship device lol why would they put 2012 spec on a mid/low end phone....this phone is not for the majority of people that come to these sites...what did you expect quad core lol for the future dont even expect dual core to be a standard for mid/low end phones for a long time.

9. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

Atleast ICS...Sony Ericsson is updating ALL of their devices to ICS. I am sure Samsung can do the same...

10. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

agree it would be nice if samsung did the same but am guessing they will stick to there popular 2011 models to only get ics...sony ericcson are doing whatever they can to get customers and this is one way to get more customers and are only updating the xperia line(not sure if there are other lines) and are all 1ghz where as samsung have many devices that dont even have 1ghz.this does but chances are it wont as its not a flagship but that samsung for you....but seriously you can not expect samsung to release a mid tier phone with ics before they even put it on there current flagship the s2 and even before the s3....we know the s3 will be the 1st samsung(non nexus) phone to get ics so to expect any deviced released before is just ridiculous.

8. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

At least their low end phone gets the SUPER AMOLED screen

11. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

OMG! Everybody look! It's the Samsung Galaxy S under a new name! (again for the 4th time)

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