Samsung has officially unveiled the much-anticipated Galaxy M40 in India. The fourth M-series smartphone was surrounded by rumours and leaks, that finally can be put to rest. Galaxy M40 is the first M-series smartphone to come with a punch-hole display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC, and Android 9.0 out of the box. It has been launched in India for Rs 19,990 and goes on sale next week.
Galaxy M40 features a 6.3-inch full-HD+ display with a 1080 * 2340 resolution. The Infinity-O display comes with a screen to body ratio of 91.8 percent, thanks to very thin bezels and a punch-hole on the top-left corner. For added screen protection, Galaxy M40 gets Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It also gets a screen sound technology that produces vibrations as a replacement for the missing earpiece. For streaming 1080p content on Netflix and Prime video, Galaxy M40 has a Widevine L1 certification.
Under the hood, Galaxy M40 gets a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC with Adreno 612 GPU and 6GB RAM. It is the first Galaxy M-series smartphone to get a Qualcomm chipset instead of an Exynos processor. There is 128GB internal memory onboard which can be further expanded up to 512GB via microSD. In terms of battery, Galaxy M40 gets a 3,500mAh cell with a 15W fast charger, which is relatively smaller than its siblings which have 5,000mAh battery units. The device boots on Android 9.0 based OneUI out of the box, which is also a first in Galaxy M-series.
Like the Galaxy M30, there are three cameras at the back on Galaxy M40. There is a primary 32MP f/1.7 sensor with AI scene optimiser paired with a 5MP depth sensor and an 8MP ultra wide-angle lens. The rear camera features slow motion, hyper-lapse, 4K recording, etc. At the front, there is a 16MP sensor for selfies.
Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C port, and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. Galaxy M40 goes on sale starting June 18 at 12 pm in Midnight Blue and Seawater Blue colours.
Galaxy M40 competes it Samsung’s own Galaxy A50, Redmi Note 7 Pro, Realme 3 Pro. However, its biggest competitor could be the Poco F1 that comes with a faster processor and bigger battery in the same price range.