All eyes have been on Samsung’s trio of Galaxy flagships, the Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10e that the company’s other rumored phone has seemingly flown under the radar: the Galaxy M20. It comes with a lot of interesting design choices from the company which certainly got our attention.
For starters, the Samsung Galaxy M20 is the first mainstream smartphone from the Korean giant to feature a notch. But before you start yelling “blasphemy!”, it is an Infinity-V style of notch. It’s not as intrusive as other, much larger notches, and houses just a single 8 MP camera.
Interestingly, the display itself isn’t an AMOLED panel of some sort, but rather a 6.3″ PLS TFT Infinity-V display with a resolution of 2340 x 1080. Without getting too technical, PLS is very similar to IPS and has been used in high-end Samsung monitors in the past. So while you can’t expect the same contrast ratio as you would get on an AMOLED, superb color accuracy and excellent viewing angles are both definitely still there.
But the biggest draw of the Samsung Galaxy M20 is arguably the 5,000 mAh battery. That is a massive capacity, and is even bigger than the batteries in the Galaxy S10 series, and even the Galaxy Note9. Power users can certainly expect all-day battery performance from this phone. 10 minutes of charging gets you 10%, which doesn’t sound much until you realize that it’s charging a huge battery.
The rest of the specs are in line with other mid-range smartphones. There’s an octa-core 1.8 GHz SoC with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage expandable with up to 512GB via microSD card. There’s a 13 MP main + 5 MP wide-angle dual-lens setup at the back along with a fingerprint scanner. There’s two colors to choose from: Charcoal Black and Ocean Blue.