In a market filled with budget-conscious buyers, the Galaxy M series was Samsung’s savor. Following the strategy of its Chinese counterparts, the M series offered a lot of performance for a lot less. And it worked out well for Samsung. Although there were a few compromises made, one of which was the Android version. Sure the A-series came with the latest Android 9.0 Pie, the M-series were stuck with Android 8.1 Oreo.
Well, that’s about to change starting June 3 with the rollout of Android Pie update for their M series devices in India. The new firmware will see the owners bump up the Android version and bring in OneUI. Samsung has also announced that the update will improve the device’s performance and will bring security patches. However, a complete changelog isn’t available just yet.
While using the latest Android version does feel nice, the inclusion of OneUI seems to be a more important addition here. It also shows how much Samsung has grown in terms of UI, the same company that started with TouchWiz. With this, there is now one more reason to buy an M-series phone.
The Galaxy M30 isn’t available in Nepal, but the M10 and M20 are two stellar options. The former brings in a 6.2″ LTPS display with Exynos 7870, 2GB of RAM and dual cameras for Rs 13,790. With competitive pricing, a good list of specs on paper, the Galaxy M10 is still one of the best phones to buy for under Rs 15,000.
The Galaxy M20 further ups the VFM (Value for Money) factor here with a 6.3″ FHD+ display, Exynos 7904 and 3GB of RAM. It also gets a huge 5000mAh battery with fast charging and similar camera setup as the M10. The phone is currently up on sale for Rs 18,490.