The Geekbench benchmark database exposed some of the parameters of a Samsung starter model called the SM-M015G. It is known that it uses an octa-core ARM processor of 2.02GHz, presumably the SnapDragon 439 SoC. Sources say the new galaxy M family is designed for markets such as India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Russia, with storage specifications of 3GB RAM plus 32GB ROM (or microSD expansion).
Given that the android 10 mobile operating system is pre-installed, it’s clearly not a simple refurbishment of the old entry-level device, and is expected to be comparable to the M-Series of the Galaxy A01.
The benchmark ingress also identifies the device’s motherboard as a Qualcomm Reference Design (QC_Reference_Phone), meaning Samsung has not yet completed development.
As for the location of the new machine, there is speculation that it will squeeze into the already crowded lineup of Galaxy M-Series and Galaxy A-Series devices.
The new machine for emerging markets such as India is more likely to replace the Galaxy A01 if the insiders are to be right.