The Samsung Galaxy M40, that is launching in India today, is the cheapest phone that you can get with a punch-hole display – a design choice that allows Samsung to offer nearly 91 per cent of screen-to-body ratio inside a sleek package. Well until the Galaxy M40 happened, the punch-hole display was limited to Samsung’s top-tier Galaxy S10 phones in India – Samsung calls the setup as Infinity-O.
Samsung is touting the Galaxy M40 as an entertainment powerhouse – like the Galaxy A70. Which is also possibly why, the Galaxy M40 shares a lot in common with the Galaxy A70.
The design scheme of the Galaxy M40 is familiar if you've seen any of the recent Galaxy A or Galaxy M phones. Samsung is using its 3D ‘glasstic’ design in the Galaxy M40 - which essentially means that the phone is made of plastic with glossy finish. Samsung is using different colour schemes though which make the Galaxy M40 stand out a little – the phone will be available in Midnight Blue and Seawater Blue gradient colours.
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Speaking of specs, the Galaxy M40 comes with a 6.3-inch 1080p+ TFT LCD display. There’s also Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection on the front. The Galaxy M40 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage which is also expandable via a hybrid micro-SD card slot. The dual SIM phone runs Android 9 Pie-based One UI - same software that's inside Samsung's flagship Galaxy S10 phones. The Galaxy M40 further packs a 3,500mAh battery with 15W fast charging through USB Type-C. There’s no headphone jack, but Samsung is bundling USB Type-C earphones in the box.
On to the cameras, the Galaxy M40 comes with three rear cameras consisting of one 32MP sensor (Samsung GD1 sensor for effective 8MP photos) with f/1.7 aperture, an 8MP ultra-wide sensor and a 5MP sensor for depth sensing aka portrait photography. On the front, the Galaxy M40 comes with a 16MP camera with f/2.0 aperture.
Samsung Galaxy M40 India price and availability
Samsung has launched the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage version of the Galaxy M40 in India at a price of Rs 19,990. The Galaxy M40 will be available for buying online-only from Amazon India and Samsung’s own e-store from June 18.