Samsung Galaxy M20 tipped with extra-large 5,000 mAh battery, not-so-chunky body

Samsung Galaxy M20 tipped with extra-large 5,000 mAh battery, not-so-chunky body
Samsung has had a bittersweet year, maintaining its comfortable domination over the global smartphone market but seeing shipment numbers decline as companies like Huawei and Xiaomi continue to defy industry trends with steady volume growth.

It’s crystal clear that the mid-range segment is Samsung’s biggest problem, with an overhauled and rebranded budget-friendly portfolio reportedly looking to turn things around next year.

A couple of Galaxy M-series devices seem to be right around the corner, and while they’re obviously unlikely to adopt modern high-end trends like in-display fingerprint recognition, quad camera arrangements or Infinity-O designs, they may still be able to offer decent features for their presumably low price points. 

We’re talking dual rear-facing cameras, a waterdrop-style notch, and according to a new AllAboutSamsung report in Germany (translated here), a massive 5,000 mAh battery as well for the Samsung Galaxy M20.

Several companies, including Asus, Motorola, and Xiaomi, have already crossed the 5,000 mAh barrier for a few non-flagship Android handsets, but Samsung has yet to pursue this particular specification race.

Of course, the Galaxy Note 9 can keep the lights on for quite a long time on a single charge, despite packing “only” 4,000 mAh battery capacity. An energy-efficient processor and fine-tuned software are sometimes just as important as a gigantic cell for real-life endurance numbers, so the Galaxy M20 may or may not eclipse the Note 9 with its battery life.

Either way, it’s definitely good to hear Samsung will soon try to improve its struggling mid-end product lineup in a number of different areas. If today’s report proves accurate, the Galaxy M20 will also feature a single 8MP selfie shooter, dual 13 + 5MP rear-facing cameras, and overall measurements of 156.4 x 74.5 x 8.8 mm.

The screen size is unspecified for the time being, but the M20 should squeeze somewhere between the 6-inch Galaxy A6s and 6.4-inch Galaxy A8s with a slightly thicker profile than the former and a shorter and narrower body compared to the latter mid-ranger.

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Galaxy M20
  • Display 6.3" 1080 x 2340 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 5000 mAh(29h 3G talk time)

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11 Comments

1. Phonehex

Posts: 720; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

If this is priced well , it'll do extremely well.

2. panrt321

Posts: 100; Member since: Aug 23, 2018

Yes highend low battery, but midend big battery.

3. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Low-end or mid-ranged phones at this size, have more room inside due to having less hardware inside. The flagships pack in more stuff like more cameras, fast charging, headphone Jack, fingerprint readers and more. So those devices will have less room. Considering how pack to the gills the Note 9 is, it still has a 4000mah battery. It is the biggest battery that I am aware of in a flagship phone priced in this category.

5. Guaire

Posts: 850; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Cool story. Do you aware that 200$ phones like Redmi Note 6 today coming with multiple cameras and biometric sensors as well and fast charging doesn't take space?

10. syntaxlord

Posts: 239; Member since: Oct 01, 2018

For the majority of budget or midrange phones, the second camera is actually useless.

4. warrenellis93

Posts: 525; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

It will probably look less intriguing than that concept render

6. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1190; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Actually Samsung already has a phone with 5000mAh battery, A9 Pro 2016. The A9 (non-pro) sold in US came with just 4000mAh battery though...

7. kevin97

Posts: 90; Member since: Mar 01, 2016

Actually, a giant battery is always better than an efficient chipset, at least for stand-by times. Radio waves (whether GSM, Wi-Fi or Bluetooth) need a constant amount of energy which does not depend of the chipset efficiency.

8. gamehead unregistered

More phones need 5000 mAh batteries

9. warrenellis93

Posts: 525; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

I replaced my aging s7 with the e5 plus and its not a huge drop in performance doing daily tasks and the 5000mah battery is so awesome. My only problem is the screen quality, the color black looks especially bad from certain angles.

11. worldpeace

Posts: 3077; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Sell it for $300 and they might get back their market share for low-mid range that got stolen by Huawei and Xiaomi in the last few quarters.

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