Samsung Galaxy M20 could launch in Kenya and other African countries very soon. The phone was unveiled in India towards the end of last month and just yesterday, it started selling in Indonesia.
So far, Samsung hasn’t given any clear roadmap as to where and when the Galaxy M20 will be launched, but folks at SamMobile recently discovered M20 firmware for a number of markets in their database and apparently, the same database has the device’s firmware for the Kenyan market, suggesting that its launch in the country is not too far away.
Based on the firmware database, other African countries that should also get the Galaxy M20 include Nigeria, Egypt, Morocco, and Libya, but of course, we don’t have any details about the exact date of availability and pricing.
In India, the Galaxy M20 goes for INR 10,990 for the 3/32GB variant while the 4/64GB model goes for INR 12,990. These prices translate to about Sh 15,500 and Sh 18,500, respectively. However, note that India is able to maintain such low prices because the phone is made locally. Due to shipping and tax-related costs, we expect a slightly steeper price when the phone arrives in Kenya.
As for the rest of the specs, the Galaxy M20 ships with a 6.3-inch 19.5:9 FHD+ (2340×1080) Infinity V display featuring a waterdrop-style notch akin to the OnePlus 6T, a powerful midrange Exynos 7904 processor, and a massive 5000mAh battery unit that’s charged via a USB-C port with support for fast charging.
The M20 also happens to be the only budget smartphone with an ultra-wide angle sensor on the dual-lens 13MP + 5MP setup on the back, managing to cover a field of view of up to 120 degrees. Being a budget device, the M20 is made from polycarbonate and also ships with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and face unlock technology.
In terms of software, you get Android 8.1 Oreo preinstalled, although Sammy says an update to Android Pie will be ready in August 2019.
Would you buy the Galaxy M20 if it launches in your country?