Samsung Galaxy M40 announced in India – My take

After a very long time Samsung in India has released a decently specced device, Galaxy M40. Is this device going to get Samsung its lost space to the Chinese companies in India? Let’s find out.

Samsung Galaxy M40 with infinity-o display and triple camera

Samsung in the past was guilty of coming up with lower spec phones with not so attractive price. Although sold well, in the recent past their M series products couldn’t make much dent in the mind of a tech savvy user. But with M40 they have changed all that. Samsung Galaxy M40 with its Snapdragon 675 SoC, 128GB storage, 6GB RAM, triple camera, infinity-o display and a very attractive price of INR 19,990 is a winner for sure (at least on paper).

The use of Snapdragon 675 is particularly heartening to see. The SoC is made out of 11nm FinFET process and is extremely power efficient. The inbuilt Qualcomm Adreno 612 GPU is good enough for you to play most of the games in the play store albeit not in the highest setting particularly the high end ones.

In addition the generous 3500 mAH battery in Galaxy M40 should be able to provide a solid battery backup. Samsung is also providing a 15W Type C fast charger bundled with the phone which is a good move.

Samsung Galaxy M40 with Android Pie and One UI

The screen used in Samsung Galaxy M40 is of PLS technology and is of 6.3 inch FHD variant.

One important thing is the smartphone has implemented Screen Sound technology instead of traditional speaker.

In the camera department it has a 16MP selfie camera at the front with F2.0 aperture. In the back it has 3 cameras, a 32MP F1.7 main camera, a 8 MP F2.2 ultra-wide lens and a 5MP depth sensor. In the video front, the smartphone supports 4K video recording along with Super slow-mo @240FPS and hyperlapse.

The only downside I see is the omission of 3.5mm jack. This is little disappointing for audiophiles as they won’t be able to use their existing 3.5mm headsets. To compensate Samsung has thrown in a Type C headset in the package. The smartphone has Widevine L1 certification which means you will be able to stream Netflix and Prime videos in HD. It has support for Dolby Atmos as well.

The 7.9mm sleek Samsung Galaxy M40 will be released in two colors Midnight Blue and Seawater Blue. It will be available online on Amazon and Flipkart in India starting from June 18.


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