Samsung has quite the portfolio of smartphone lines, spanning different price ranges. There's the flagship Galaxy S and Note series, the mid-range A series, and the budget J, C, and On lineups. This may soon change, however, with the introduction of the Samsung Galaxy M20
, which could serve as the company's sole budget offering starting in 2019.
Galaxy J, C, and On phones are primarily aimed at budget and emerging smartphone markets — mainly Asia — and the differences between them haven't been as significant, as to justify three separate lineups. That seems to be Samsung's line of thinking with the Galaxy M20 at least, according to recent reports
But the Galaxy M20 is also interesting because it could also make use of one of Samsung's new notched displays. The company earlier this month revealed four new displays with (and without) notches, which Samsung is expected to start using as early as next year in all of its smartphone lineups. While the so-called Infinity-O
display, which has a camera 'punch hole', is likely reserved for the Samsung Galaxy S10
, the Infinity-V and Infinity-U are likely contenders for the mid-range and budget offerings.
Earlier reports suggested the M20 could feature the Infinity-U display, but the latest leak by 91mobiles
suggests something a bit different. A leaked screen protector
, allegedly for the Samsung Galaxy M20, showcases a OnePlus 6T
-style 'waterdrop' notch, thin bezels on the sides, and a bit of a chin at the bottom.
That's a bit of a surprise, as this design resembles neither of the displays Samsung announced last month. Of course, what we saw during the announcement was just a short presentation, and this design may actually be the so-called Infinity-U display.
Samsung has reportedly already started mass production of the Galaxy M20 and M10 in India, with early 2019 being an expected release window for the two.