Samsung shows off the new Galaxy M, its first notched phone

Samsung shows off the new Galaxy M, its first notched phone
Samsung has quite the portfolio of smartphone lines in different price ranges. There's the flagship Galaxy S and Note series, the mid-range A series, and the budget J, C, and On lineup. Samsung may be looking to change this, however, with the introduction of the revamped Galaxy M lineup, which could serve as a unified takeover of the company's affordable offerings.

The new Samsung Galaxy M phones have long been rumored to be the first notched devices from the South Korean tech giant. Following Samsung's 2018 announcement of a few new types of notched "Infinity" displays, reliable sources started suggesting that the Galaxy M series may be adorned with Infinity-V type displays (a.k.a. as a "waterdrop" notch). Well, seems like all this information was bang-on, as confirmed by none other than Samsung itself.

Samsung has launched a microsite for an upcoming Galaxy M device — likely the Galaxy M20, judging by the dual-camera setup on its back  — and, sure enough, it has an Infinity-V display with a single selfie lens occupying the small notch up top. The official images suggest that the phone has slim bezels all around, though the bottom one is suspiciously missing from the pictures. Hopefully, the Galaxy M20 won't have a big chin, but we wouldn't expect its bottom bezel to be as thin as the rest.

What's more the official page has a firm launch date for the new Galaxy M phone – January 28. The device is expected to made available in India first — one of the biggest markets for budget phones — where it will be sold only online, through Samsung's official store and Amazon India.




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26 Comments

1. Kuroki

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

MMMMMM.... Nope.

2. Phonehex

Posts: 767; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

This will pinch Xiaomi and Asus the most.

3. osterrich21

Posts: 186; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

After Samsung mocked a lot of Apple and other manufacturers about the notch, it also adopted is a big inconsistency.

5. Loveneesh

Posts: 443; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

This type of notch is not the one samsung mocked, Samsung that ugly wide notch which is still a thing in iphone X series.

15. nodes

Posts: 1160; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

A notch is still a notch, ugly.

18. Donone41

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

All notches are not created equally. The big ass ugly notch on the iPhone x is what they've mocked.

21. Georgio

Posts: 258; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

You don't have a clue what are you talking about, aren't you? iPhone notch has all the sensors and face id camera and speaker. This Samsung has only a lousy camera. Of course the notch should be smaller, plus this iPhone design is since 2017.

26. nodes

Posts: 1160; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

Notches, Holes, whatever you want to call it. They are a step-back in display technology, introduce more fragmentation. They are ugly.

4. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Daily reminder that the notch was popularised because Apple tried to catch up to Samsung in screen to bezel ratio... and failed. Hol' up...

6. Saioofi

Posts: 344; Member since: May 23, 2014

I don't get why such companies mock Apple for their design choices, I mean they'll eventually follow them, like Samsung with the notch and Google with the removal of the headphone jack.

7. Loveneesh

Posts: 443; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

Seriously, Samsung copied this notch from Oppo "waterdrop notch" which is not the one Apple use "wide notch".

9. Saioofi

Posts: 344; Member since: May 23, 2014

I’m not saying Apple was the first to implement it, but a notch is a notch and Samsung mocked Apple for taking that route.

20. Loveneesh

Posts: 443; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

"but a notch is a notch and Samsung mocked Apple for taking that route." Samsung didn't mocked Apple for taking that Notch route but they mocked there implementation of that notch, Btw, you remind me of the time when Apple mocked Samsung by mocking there galaxy note 5.3 inch screen and telling you that 4.0 inches is enough for a phone and here we are where the smallest iPhone in there new launched series is 5.8 inch.

10. Trashboat78

Posts: 10; Member since: May 05, 2018

Yeah like how Apple copied AMOLED display

11. Saioofi

Posts: 344; Member since: May 23, 2014

Lol you make me laugh. Did Apple mock anyone for having AMOLED displays? Thought so.

24. anglosaxonengland

Posts: 64; Member since: Sep 11, 2013

Steve jobs did, but not down right, though he did say it was inferior tech compared to the IPS retina display.

19. Donone41

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

Follow them by doing what exactly? This is no unibrow of a notch bra. Samsung mocked that hideous wide notch not the little teardrop ones.

8. chenski

Posts: 774; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Still, Facepalm to all those who insisted Samsung will never embrace the notch

13. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Let it go. Or fanboys will attack you.

12. megathaszrul89

Posts: 203; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Samsung's late.. And nowadays, waterdrop notch is not a thing anymore..

22. Trashboat78

Posts: 10; Member since: May 05, 2018

Who gives a f**k ? It's a phone dickhead.

14. yalokiy

Posts: 1049; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Still won't be able to match xiaomi for spec/price. So perhaps things will stay as they are now..

16. syntaxlord

Posts: 239; Member since: Oct 01, 2018

Peaceboy, where you at?

17. talon95

Posts: 1000; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

That's about 5 times better than the Pixel notch, and it might be less irritating than the hole or oval in the corner, which seem a lot larger than this tear drop and aren't symmetric.

23. Trashboat78

Posts: 10; Member since: May 05, 2018

Btw I only buy Sony.

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