After a series of teasers and rumours, Samsung has finally launched the new Galaxy M-series smartphone, the Galaxy M40 in India. It will be available to purchase from June 18 at an affordable price tag of INR 19,990. The Samsung M40 is packed with features such as triple rear camera, full-HD+ infinity-O display and octa-core Snapdragon 675 SoC as its major highlights. Besides this, a ‘screen sound’ technology that is being said first in class feature is also available with the smartphone. With this, there is no need for a dedicated earpiece since the display panel produces audio vibrations to create sound. Such innovation in a budget phone like the Galaxy M40 would pose a tough competition for the companies like HMD Global, Realme and Xiaomi who target customers under INR 20,000 price bucket. For more information like price, availability and launch offers stay tuned with us.
In India, a single 6GB + 128 GB variant of the Samsung Galaxy M40 is rolled out by the company. It attracts the price tag of INR 19,990 and will go on sale from 12 pm (noon) IST on June 18 through e-commerce portal Amazon.in and the Samsung Online Shop. the available colour options for the smartphone include Seawater Blue gradient colour and Midnight Blue.
Samsung Galaxy M40 is available with different launch offers for varied service providers. The Reliance Jio users will be availed with double data benefits for prepaid recharge plans of INR 198 and INR 299. It is being said that the subscribers will save a considerable amount of INR 3,110 over 10 recharges if they particularly opt for INR 198 recharge. While the proud customers of Vodafone and Idea would get the cashback of worth INR 3,750 on the recharge of INR 255. The cashback would notably be availed on the recharge of INR 75 for up to 50 recharges. Besides this, an additional of 0.5GB data per day will also be given for up to 18 months.
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Airtel customers, on the other hand, will get 100 per cent additional data for up to 10 months on the purchase of Samsung Galaxy M40. Not even this, they will be benefited with 4GB data per day on the recharge of INR 249 which accumulates as an additional data of 560 GB for a period of 10 months.
The new Samsung Galaxy M40 that is brought in to Indian market at INR 19,990, finds models like the Realme 3 Pro (INR 15,699), the Redmi Note 7 Pro (INR 15,830) as arch-rivals along with the Nokia 7.1 (INR 14,350) and Poco FI options. The smartphone is aimed to serve tech-savvy millennials and Gen Z customers.
The Samsung Galaxy M40 features a 6.3-inch full-HD+ Infinity-O Display with the protection of Corning Gorilla Glass 3, 480 nits of brightness and a contrast ratio of 1200:1. It runs on Android 9 Pie with One UI on top and gets powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC processor in association with Adreno 612 GPU and 6GB of RAM. Apart from this, the provided brand’s patented screen sound technology helps in producing audio vibrations through the display panel.
In terms of photography, the rear front of the Samsung Galaxy M40 is furnished with a triple camera setup comprising a 32-megapixel primary sensor with an AI scene optimiser and f/1.7 aperture. In addition to this, a 5-megapixel secondary and an 8-megapixel tertiary sensor with respective depth sensor and an ultra-wide-angle lens are the associated member of camera setup. In terms of video recording, the features such as Slo-mo, 4K recording, and Hyperlapse are being offered. Also, a 16-megapixel sensor is studded as a front camera for shooting selfies.
The inbuilt storage on the Galaxy M40 is 128GB which can further be expanded up to 512 GB with the use of microSD card. In terms of connectivity, the smartphone features 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, and a USB Type-C port. Further, the phone also gets a fingerprint sensor at the back.
The Galaxy M40 is backed by a 3,500mAh battery which uses a built-in 15W fast charging technology. In terms of charging, it is three times faster than standard charging facilities. In addition to this, the smartphone measures 7.9mm in thickness and have a weight of 168 grams.