Samsung is reportedly working on an entry-level Galaxy M-series device dubbed the M01. The phone is supposedly running a Qualcomm chipset and is being developed for India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Russia. Sources close to the matter have also revealed to SamMobile that the base model will have 32GB of internal storage and will probably come with expandable storage.
A Geekbench entry from today further provides credence to the information provided by the source. The result shows a device with the model 'samsung SM-M015G' running an ARM Qualcomm processor with 8 cores clocked at 2.02 GHz. The specification hints at the possibility of the chip being the Snapdragon 439, considering the entry-level specs, but it is currently speculation only.
The Geekbench result also provides insight into the RAM, which is expected to be 3GB. The device is running Android 10, suggesting that it won’t be one of those entry-level devices that are launched with older versions of the OS. The device is expected to be the M-series equivalent of the Galaxy A01. The benchmarking results also term the motherboard to be a “QC_Reference_Phone”, suggesting that the device is still in development.
It is anybody’s guess as to how the South Korean giant positions this phone in its already crowded lineup of M-series and A-series devices. Considering that this device is aimed at emerging markets like India, it is possible that this device aims to take the place of the A01, a device that is not available in that market.