Samsung has been aggressively launching budget to mid-range smartphones under the Galaxy A and Galaxy M series. While the South-Korean giant has launched a bunch of Galaxy A smartphones, it has only launched three devices so far under the Galaxy M series in India. The company now plans to launch Galaxy M40 in India next month.
Samsung is said to be working on a premium Galaxy M smartphone which is expected to launch early next month. As per reports sourced from IANS, the Galaxy M40 would be the most expensive Galaxy M smartphone till date. There are also rumours that Samsung would use a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor in the Galaxy M40 instead of an Exynos chipset.
The current lineup of Galaxy M series, namely M10, M20, and M30 come with an Exynos SoC onboard. This falls in line with a previous report based on Geekbench listings that mentioned a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC powering the Galaxy M40 under the hood.
Further, the M40 is also reported to get a punch-hole display, which is found on Samsung’s flagship device Galaxy S10.
It has been reported previously that the smartphone would come with a massive 5,000 mAh battery that is also found on the Galaxy M30 (review).
The device was first spotted on WiFi alliance website where it was revealed that the Galaxy M40 would run on Android 9.0 out of the box, which is also a first amongst other Galaxy M devices running on Android 8.1. Tipster Ishan Agarwal stated that Samsung would introduce the Galaxy M40 in three colours, Black, Blue, and Coral with a 128GB variant.