Samsung Galaxy M10, M20 won’t have Android Pie at launch


While you wouldn’t know it from all the hype, but the Galaxy S10 series isn’t the only new range of smartphones on Samsung’s imminent release schedule.

The South Korean giant is preparing to launch two new phones — the Galaxy M10 and M20 — next week targeting younger buyers in the Indian market. Thanks to Samsung itself, we also now know that neither phone will run Android 9.0 Pie at launch.

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Samsung (accidentally?) confirmed the news in an update to the Android Pie update roadmap inside its Members app (via MySmartPrice).

The slip up confirms the name of both phones as well as the fact that the two handsets run Android Oreo out-of-the-box and not Google’s latest flagship OS.

While that’s a bit of a bummer, it’s good to know both phones will receive a hot slice of Pie further down the line. The roadmap lists both phones’ Pie due date estimate as August 2019.

We don’t have long to wait until the M10 and M20 officially break cover. The two M series phones are set to debut on Jan. 28 armed with competitive pricing intended to take on Chinese OEMs’ increasing iron grip on the India market.

As for the specs and features, promotional images have hinted at a waterdrop notch, large displays, even larger batteries, and Exynos chipsets.

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