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Samsung Galaxy M30 is highly spec'd for a budget phone

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Samsung Galaxy M30 is highly spec'd for a budget phone
Samsung's new Galaxy M line is designed to take on Xiaomi in certain markets where the latter's value pricing strategy has put a dent into Samsung's sales. Just the other day, Samsung released the Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20 in India. The pair have large LCD panels (6.2-inches and 6.3-inches, respectively), a decent amount of memory/storage, and a dual camera setup on back. The Galaxy M10 comes with a 3400mAh battery, and a whopping 5000mAh battery is employed by the Galaxy M20.

Besides the two models already released, Samsung will be releasing the Galaxy M30, which represents the top of the Galaxy M food chain. Back in January, we passed along some rumored specs, but today more detailed information about the Galaxy M30 was reported by PriceKart (via MSPower User). The device is expected to feature a 6.38-inch LCD panel with a teardrop notch (Infinity-V display) and a resolution of 1080 x 2210 (FHD+). The Exynos 7904 chipset will be under the hood, and the phone will be equipped with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of native storage (although a 4GB/64GB version is possible).

The triple rear camera setup on back will include a 13MP primary sensor with an aperture of f/1.9. A 5MP wide angle sensor will have an aperture of f/2.2, and another 5MP sensor with an f/2.2 aperture will be used as a depth sensor. The front-facing selfie snapper weighs in at 16MP (with an aperture of f/2.0). There is a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and a massive 5000mAh battery. For some reason, Android 8.1 Oreo, not Android 9 Pie, will be pre-installed.

And this is what the state of the smartphone industry is like today. Competition at the low-end of the spectrum has become so fierce that some so-called budget handsets carry specs that would have been considered high-end as recently as last year. Since the Galaxy M30 has yet to be unveiled, pricing is unknown. The Galaxy M10 starts as low as 7,990 Rupees ($112 USD) and the Galaxy M20 is priced at 10,990 Rupees ($155 USD). All three models feature a gradient finish.

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