Samsung’s M-series is getting a new member today — the Galaxy M40, which join the likes of Galaxy M20 and M30. The new mid-range phone offers an Infinity-O display, triple-camera configuration and a processor that could compete against the best in the market.
The Galaxy M40 offers a 6.3-inch PLS display with a punch-hole at the top left, which also happens to hide a 16MP selfie camera. It doesn’t have a traditional earpiece but opts for a Screen sound technology that substitutes it for a display which acts as a loudspeaker.
Samsung’s recent A-series and M-series devices see the company undercutting Exynos chipset for much superior Snapdragon counterparts. And the M40 is no different; it comes with Snapdragon 675 chipset accompanied by 6GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage which is expandable up to 512GB via microSD card.
The phone has a triple-camera setup at the back which could turn people’s head around. The array of 32MP main camera with 8MP ultra-wide sensor combined with a 5MP depth sensor is something you would want from a mid-range device. On top that, the ability to shoot 4K videos and Super slow-mo videos at 240fps is an added bonus. A traditional fingerprint scanner can also be seen beside it.
Aside from that, the M40 also gets Dolby Atmos support, NFC and Bluetooth 5.0 support. However, the only bummer is that the phone misses out on a headphone jack.
Rest assured the phone fits in the list of decent mid-range smartphones, at least on paper. Powering the phone is a decent 3,500mAh battery that supports 15W fast charge through USB Type-C port. Out of the box, the phone will run on Samsung’s One UI built on Android 9 Pie.
For pricing, the Samsung Galaxy M40 will go on sale through major online retailers for INR 19,990. As for Nepal, expect the phone to arrive for around NPR 35,000.