Announcement: Samsung Galaxy M40

Samsung Galaxy M40 is officially introduced on the Indian market.

Korean company went on the path, beaten LGand Huawei - renamed the smartphone from one ruler to replenish another. The official announcement, which opened the full list of characteristics, confirmed not just the similarity, but the coincidence of the new model with the Samsung Galaxy A60. That is just the color is different.

For the Galaxy M line that originally producedthe impression created for modest devices with budget price tags, the Samsung Galaxy M40 is a surprisingly high-end smartphone. There are a lot of things: a powerful chipset - Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, an abundance of memory - 6 GB of operational, 128-gigabyte drive with the possibility of expansion (the slot, however, hybrid, will have to sacrifice one of two SIM cards).

Triple main camera includes 32 MP module withaperture f / 1.7, 5 MP f / 2.2 with Live Photo function and 8 MP wide (123 °). Supports slow motion (240 frames per second) and Hyperlaps - shooting videos with accelerated motion. Front camera - 16 MP f / 2.0.

For the front camera in the screen made roundcutout, screen, therefore, falls into the category of Infinity-o. Like the Samsung Galaxy A60, this is a 6.3-inch PLS panel with fullHD + resolution. And here the Screen Sound technology was also used, which made it possible to abandon the speaker - the sound is played through the screen. The smartphone does not have a normal audio jack - its role is played by the TypeC connector. At the same time, the smartphone supports Dolby Atmos 360˚ audio.

Battery capacity 3500 mAh, supported by fast charging 15W, the appropriate adapter in the kit.

NFC is. Fingerprint scanner is. Gyro is. Able to recognize the owner in the face.

Onboard the ninth Android with OneUI 1.1 interface.

The smartphone will go on sale in India on June 18, the price - 19990 rupees (18700 rubles).

Key features of the Samsung Galaxy M40:

Screen PLS, 6.3 ″, 1080 × 2340, 16M colors, touch, capacitive, multitouch, Infinity-O, Gorilla Glass
IronQualcomm Snapdragon 675
2 GHz, 2 x Kryo 460, 6 x Kryo 460, Adreno 612
Memory RAM 6 GB, ROM 128 GB, Micro-SD up to 512 GB, hybrid expansion slot
Mobile Internet LTE cat.12 600/100 Mbps
Mobile networksLTE
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900
Battery Li-Ion, 3500 mAh, 15W
Dimensions155.3 x 73.9 x 7.9 mm
Weight 168 g
Camera32 MP, flash, autofocus, triple: 32 MP f / 1.7 + 5 MP f / 2.2 + 8 MP 123 °, slow-mo 240 fps, hyperlaps
frontal: 16 MP, f / 2.0
NavigationGPS, GLONASS
OSAndroid 9.0 Pie, OneUI 1.1
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Approximation, Illumination, Fingerprint Scanner, Face (FaceID), NFC

Several videos

Unpacking and first impressions

Screen strength test

Tatyana Kobelskaya