However, a new Reuter report claims that phones under the budget M series will first launch in India before heading to other markets, in a bid to regain ground ceded to Chinese rivals such as Xiaomi in the world's second-biggest mobile phone market.
We exclusively reported late past year that Samsung is working on a new series of affordable smartphones called the Galaxy M.
Warsi did not reveal any key specifications of the devices nor the name, but it is widely reported that they will come with monikers-Galaxy M10, M20 and M30.
Samsung will be launching the Galaxy M series in India prior to a global rollout.
Neil Shah, research director, devices and ecosystems at Counterpoint Research, however, was skeptical about Samsung's chances to break Xiaomi's hold on the ecommerce space, saying the Korean company is a year late with this series, since the online average selling prices have moved beyond Rs 10,000. It is said to feature Exynos 7870 chipset with 3GB RAM, 16GB/32GB storage and one-day battery life. The Galaxy M10, M20 and M30 are likely to be unveiled on the launch day, but as Samsung confirmed, the sales of these smartphones will only begin on March 5.
"In terms of specs, the entry-level Galaxy M10 is said to come with a 5.6" LCD display and it will run on an Exynos 7870 processor that's now found on the Galaxy J7 Pro.
While the firm has yet to spill the beans on the possible spec of the smartphones under the new series, a number of leaks have however given away details specs and renders of the device especially the Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20. The device is expected to feature a 12MP + 5MP dual-camera setup, an 8MP selfie camera and a large 5,000mAh battery. Samsung was overtaken by Xiaomi early previous year and according to IDC, the Korean smartphone maker had shipped 9.6 million smartphones in Q3 2018 while Xiaomi did 11.7 million units in the same quarter.
Samsung also stated that all the Galaxy M series smartphones will sport a powerful display, powerful camera, powerful battery and a powerful processor.