Samsung Galaxy M40 Teased to Feature Snapdragon 675 SoC and 6GB of RAM

The Galaxy M40 will be the first Galaxy M series phone to feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset and it's none other than the Snapdragon 675 SoC we saw on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro

  • The Galaxy M40 will the cheapest phone with Infinity-O display technology
  • It will have a slightly smaller 3500mAh battery compared to previous Galaxy M phones

The Samsung Galaxy M40 will be launching in India later today. Ahead of the launch, Samsung has released a new teaser video in which the company has confirmed some of the hardware features of the Galaxy M40. The Galaxy M40 will be powered by the mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 chipset and comes paired with up to 6GB of RAM. As seen with other Galaxy M smartphones, the M40 will likely arrive in different RAM, storage variants. For the unaware, Snapdragon 675 is the same chipset which powers the Xiaomi Redmi 7 Pro and it’s available in the country for less than Rs 15,000. With Samsung’s OneUI on board, the Galaxy M40 should deliver a good performance.

Samsung Galaxy M40: What We Know So Far

The Galaxy M40 is sort of an interesting smartphone from the South Korean smartphone brand. It will be the first smartphone under Rs 30,000 to feature Infinity-O display technology, which is basically the punch-hole camera design found on the likes of Honor View 20, Samsung Galaxy S10 series. Thanks to the usage of Infinity-O display, we will be able to see over 90% of screen-to-body ratio. Also, the phone lacks in-display fingerprint scanner because it’s a physical one placed on the rear side.

As noted, the Samsung Galaxy M40 will have Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC underneath which works in tandem with 6GB of RAM. The device will surely come with Android 9 Pie-based OneUI out of the box. Going by the rumours, the Galaxy M40 will likely have a primary 32MP shooter on the rear side paired with an ultra-wide lens and a depth sensor. Also, the teaser video from Samsung confirmed the phone would rock triple cameras on the rear side. Up front, the punch-hole camera will likely have a 16MP shooter.

The screen on the Galaxy M40 is said to be a 6.3-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED panel. Lastly, the Galaxy M40 will reportedly feature a smaller 3500mAh battery compared to other Galaxy M devices. There will be a USB Type-C port and 3.5mm headphone jack as well.

Samsung Galaxy M40: Expected Pricing in India

Samsung has been aggressive this year with Galaxy M and Galaxy A series of phones. The previous Galaxy M series phone, the Galaxy M30, offered a Super AMOLED display, triple rear cameras, 5000mAh battery and Android 9 Pie software at Rs 14,999. So what would be the price of the Galaxy M40 in India? Well, it could be around Rs 20,000 or Rs 19,999 to be precise because we have the Redmi Note 7 Pro with the same Snapdragon 675 SoC starting at Rs 13,999.

And the Realme 3 Pro has Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC starting at the same Rs 13,999 price point. The Galaxy M40 surely offers special features like Infinity-O display, triple rear cameras, Super AMOLED panel and so on, but the price should not be more than Rs 20,000 considering what the competition is offering right now. The Galaxy M40 launch will begin at 6 PM IST today where the company will reveal complete specifications and price of the handset.

Chakri is a go-to guy for your next smartphone recommendation. Back in his engineering days, he used to play with smartphones by installing custom ROMs and that passion got him into the tech industry. He still goes nuts about a smartphone knocking his door for review. Currently managing everything at Telecom Talk, Chakri is trying to master PUBG Mobile in his free time.

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Super AMOLED really?
If so good phone

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
Nikhil Mumbai-Pune

TFT display. Just like M20. AVOID THIS PHONE.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
Nikhil Mumbai-Pune

Nokia 8.1 is better phone than this at current price.

Thamilan daa
Thamilan daa

Samsung A70 is far more better than the crap Nokia 8.1.

Nokia 8.1 sucks because :
> it has IPS LCD display
> no dedicated slot for dual SIM and memory card
> it has arrow lens f/1.8 for front camera
> it has less capacity battery

Thamilan daa
Thamilan daa

Buy Samsung A70 by avoiding the M40.

Thamilan daa
Thamilan daa

No need. Worst class IPS LCD display. I am using A70 which has sAMOLED display, high camera resolution and high battery capacity than the M40 with the worthless IPS LCD display.

M40 is a slightly reduced version of A70. Senseless Samsung.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
Nikhil Mumbai-Pune

It’s not even IPS-LCD. It’s TFT Panel. Earlier used in Samsung On series only.

Thamilan daa
Thamilan daa

But GSMARENA says it is IPS LCD

Jyotirmoy Manna,Kolkata
Jyotirmoy Manna,Kolkata

Does it have CA?

Thamilan daa
Thamilan daa


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