It seems like the Galaxy A series is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Samsung. After the international launch of the Samsung Galaxy A80, the company turns its focus back to the local market with another entry into the new Galaxy M series. It seems like the “M” in Galaxy M stands for millennials. Keeping with the focus on being social and connected, the Galaxy M10 seems to be the absolute minimum that you’ll need to do this.
The Samsung Galaxy M10 comes with an Exynos 7870 Octa processor with 8 cores clocked at 1.6GHz and the Mali T830 MP1 graphics processor. The capable octacore processor is complemented with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. While there is a 32GB version with 3GB of RAM, it looks like only the 16GB version with 2GB of RAM is making its way to Malaysia. That said, the M10 does support additional memory via a microSD Card slot. This gives you up to 512GB of additional memory depending on your microSD card.
Display wise, the Galaxy M10 comes with an HD+ TFT display with a resolution of 720×1520 pixels. The display has a colour depth of 16-million colours and is 6.2-inches in size. The display is an Infinity-V type display which has a V-shaped notch for the front-facing camera.
The M10 comes with a dual camera setup for its main camera. The setup consists of a 13-megapixel sensor with an aperture of f/1.9 and a 1.12µm pixel size and a 5-megapixel sensor with an f/2.2 aperture. The former is a wide-angle sensor with a 76° field of view while the latter is an ultrawide sensor with a 120° field of view. The setup has phase detection autofocus (PDAF) but lacks any form of optical image stabilisation (OIS). The front camera is a single 5-megapixel sensor with an f/2.0 aperture.
The Galaxy M10 is capable of dual SIM connectivity. The smartphone comes with a triple slot tray which allows for a microSD card to be used simultaneously with the two SIM cards. In addition, the phone supports WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 (Low Energy and A2DP), A-GPS< GLONASS and BDS as well as FM Radio connectivity.
All of this is powered by a 3,400mAh battery which Samsung touts will last for 15 hours on 3G. The Galaxy M10 doesn’t come with a USB Type-C connector, instead, it has a micro USB Type B connector for charging and data transfer.
Pricing and Availability
The Samsung Galaxy M10 will be available in Ocean Blue and Charcoal Black. Sales of the M10 start on 22 April, 2019. It will be sold exclusively online like the Galaxy M20.
It is expected to retail at about RM499 given its price in India for INR7,990 (RM477).