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Last Updated : Jun 12, 2019 11:26 AM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Samsung Galaxy M40 with Infinity-O display, triple cameras launched in India for Rs 19,990

The phone has been competitively priced at Rs 19,990 with a number of spotlight features like the Infinity-O display, a triple camera setup, and a Snapdragon 6 series SoC.

Pranav Hegde

Samsung has officially unveiled the much-anticipated Galaxy M40 in India. The fourth M-series smartphone was surrounded by rumours and leaks, that finally can be put to rest. Galaxy M40 is the first M-series smartphone to come with a punch-hole display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC, and Android 9.0 out of the box. It has been launched in India for Rs 19,990 and goes on sale next week.

Galaxy M40 features a 6.3-inch full-HD+ display with a 1080 * 2340 resolution. The Infinity-O display comes with a screen to body ratio of 91.8 percent, thanks to very thin bezels and a punch-hole on the top-left corner. For added screen protection, Galaxy M40 gets Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It also gets a screen sound technology that produces vibrations as a replacement for the missing earpiece. For streaming 1080p content on Netflix and Prime video, Galaxy M40 has a Widevine L1 certification.

Under the hood, Galaxy M40 gets a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC with Adreno 612 GPU and 6GB RAM. It is the first Galaxy M-series smartphone to get a Qualcomm chipset instead of an Exynos processor. There is 128GB internal memory onboard which can be further expanded up to 512GB via microSD. In terms of battery, Galaxy M40 gets a 3,500mAh cell with a 15W fast charger, which is relatively smaller than its siblings which have 5,000mAh battery units. The device boots on Android 9.0 based OneUI out of the box, which is also a first in Galaxy M-series.

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Like the Galaxy M30, there are three cameras at the back on Galaxy M40. There is a primary 32MP f/1.7 sensor with AI scene optimiser paired with a 5MP depth sensor and an 8MP ultra wide-angle lens. The rear camera features slow motion, hyper-lapse, 4K recording, etc. At the front, there is a 16MP sensor for selfies.

Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C port, and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. Galaxy M40 goes on sale starting June 18 at 12 pm in Midnight Blue and Seawater Blue colours.

Galaxy M40 competes it Samsung’s own Galaxy A50Redmi Note 7 Pro, Realme 3 Pro. However, its biggest competitor could be the Poco F1 that comes with a faster processor and bigger battery in the same price range.

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First Published on Jun 11, 2019 11:10 am
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