Samsung Galaxy M40 launch: Punch-hole display, triple camera, price in India and everything we know so far
- Samsung will launch the Galaxy M40 in India on June 11.
- The Galaxy M40 price is expected to be around Rs 20,000.
- The Galaxy M40 will bring a hole-punch display, triple cameras and a Snapdragon 600 series chip.
Samsung has finally confirmed the launch of the Galaxy M40 in India. The smartphone will make its debut in the country on June 11 as the fourth in the Galaxy M series. The company has already launched the Galaxy M10, Galaxy M20 and Galaxy M30 that are priced between Rs 5,000 to Rs 15,000. Naturally, the Galaxy M40 is expected to fall somewhere between Rs 15,000 and Rs 20,000 in India.
Ahead of the Galaxy M40 launch in India, the company has started teasing the device on social media platforms. Even Amazon India has posted teaser images of the Galaxy M40 on its e-commerce website, giving us a pretty good idea about the design. Here’s a quick look at what we know so far about the Samsung Galaxy M40.
— Starting off with the design, it is confirmed from the teasers that the Galaxy M40 will come with a punch-hole Infinity-O display. Samsung has used the Infinity-O display on phones like the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy A60. Phones with punch-hole displays are still too few, especially in the affordable segment. In fact, the Galaxy M40 will most likely be the most affordable phone with a display hole.
— While the hole-punch design is confirmed, Samsung is yet to reveal specifics about the display. Based on what past rumours tell us, we expect a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display with an FHD+ resolution.
— On the back, the Galaxy M40 seems to look similar to the Galaxy M30 in that it will sport a triple camera setup on the top left side and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. The Galaxy M40 should get a curved glasstic panel like its predecessors. The teasers we have seen show the device in a blue colour finish, but we expect the company to announce more colour options.
— The Galaxy M40 will be powered by a Snapdragon 600 Series processor, which would make it the first device in the Galaxy M series to sport a Qualcomm chipset. To recall, the Galaxy M10 is powered by an Exynos 7870 chipset, while the Galaxy M20 and Galaxy M30 run on an Exynos 7904 processor.
— Based on previous reports, it seems more than likely that Samsung will be launching the Galaxy M40 with a Snapdragon 675 processor. Additionally, the phone could be offered with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
— There is little to no information on the sensors that Samsung is using for the Galaxy M40. We know there will be a triple camera setup on the back. There are rumours that Samsung will be using a 48MP main sensor, which could be Samsung’s own GM1 sensor. The other two cameras in the setup could include an ultra wide-angle lens and a telephoto lens.
— Taking about the price, the Galaxy M40 will slot above the Galaxy M30, so it will be logical to assume the phone will cost above Rs 15,000. Given the specs we know so far and the way Samsung has been competitively pricing its Galaxy M phones, we expect the phone could cost around Rs 20,000. This has also been suggested by Asim Warsi, Senior Vice President, Mobile Business, Samsung India in a conversation with Gadgets 360.
— Based on what we know so far, the Galaxy M40 definitely seems like an interesting addition to the increasingly popular Galaxy M lineup. The biggest USP will be the hole-punch display, which would give the Galaxy M40 a unique edge in its segment. The Qualcomm chipset coupled with One UI should also promise a solid performance.
— Samsung will likely reveal some more key features about the Galaxy M40 as we approach its June 11 launch date. The company will unveil the phone at 6pm on June 11, which is when we will know the Galaxy M40’s price in India and availability details.