Redmi and Realme may be at each other’s throats to capture a bigger chunk of the budget and mid-range smartphone market in India, but Samsung isn’t giving up. The Korean giant revamped its budget strategy earlier this year with the launch of the first batch of M series smartphones. It was the first time in a long time that we saw Samsung offering a boatload of features at competitive prices.
Well, Samsung is looking to continue the momentum built over the previous few months and has today launched the much-awaited Galaxy M40 in India. It’s a smartphone which brings the likable punch-hole design to the mid-range segment, along with a number of new and high-end features.
Galaxy M40: Price and Availability
The Galaxy M40 will be available in a lone configuration of 6GB RAM and 128GB storage, which has been priced at Rs 19,990. The Galaxy M40 go on sale starting from 18th June and sold via Amazon and Samsung Shop.
Galaxy M40: Specs and Features
Like always, let’s first talk about the build and design of the Galaxy M40. It’s yet another phone with a plastic body that’s resemblant to the Galaxy M30 but now shows off some iridescence (rainbow-like gradient) like its elder sibling – the Galaxy A50 as well. I quite like the blue color variant we have with us.
The Galaxy M40’s display is one of the key highlights of this smartphone. Samsung has today launched the most affordable phone with a punch-hole display design, the one we have already seen on the Galaxy S10 series (which Samsung calls the Infinity-O display) and it looks great. Galaxy M40 features a 6.3-inch TFT LCD display with a Full-HD+ (2340 x 1080p) resolution.
Under the hood, Samsung has decided to finally replace its Exynos chipset with the more popular and powerful Snapdragon 675 chipset. Yes, this isn’t a joke and Samsung is now really giving users the performance they’ve been asking for. The chipset is coupled with 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB of storage, which is expandable up to 512GB.
In the camera department, well, you get a 32MP (f/1.7) primary lens, alongwith an 8MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide angle lens, and a 5MP (f/2.2) depth sensor in the vertical module on the rear. The punch-hole in the display houses a 16MP (f/2.0) selfie camera, which sounds great for a mid-range Samsung smartphone.
Two important things to note about the Galaxy M40 is that there’s no earpiece up top and no headphone jack onboard as well. Samsung is using screencasting technology, where the screen vibrates to transmit sound when you receive a call. The lack of 3.5mm headphone jack is solved with the inclusion of USB Type-C earphones in the box, which is great.
The Galaxy M40 also sports a 3,500mAh battery, which is a downgrade over the massive 5,000mAh battery pack in the Galaxy M30. It supports 15W fast-charging, which sure is going to come in really handy for heavy users.
So, that’s pretty much everything you need to know about Galaxy M40. Don’t forget to check out our first impressions of the Galaxy M40 and let us know what you think about the smartphone in the comments section below.