Samsung Galaxy M40 Passes Wi-Fi Certification, Launch Imminent
Samsung has been on a smartphone launch spree lately, after launching the Galaxy M series of devices in January, it introduced the current Galaxy A lineup. It seems like the company is planning to launch a new device in the former range of handsets. An unknown Samsung smartphone, believed to be the Galaxy M40 has been certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance suggesting an imminent launch.
Samsung Galaxy M40
The Galaxy M40 will be the latest entrant in the Galaxy M series of devices. The listing on the Wi-Fi Alliance website mentions a smartphone by Samsung with a model number SM-M405F/DS. Since the Galaxy M30 had the model number M305F for the Indian variants, it is expected the aforementioned listing is of its elder sibling, the Galaxy M40. The upcoming device is expected to sport a polycarbonate design with an AMOLED display on the front. To maximise the screen real estate, an Infinity U style waterdrop notch may also be implemented on the top of the display. For biometrics and security, the handset may include an in-display fingerprint scanner with support for face unlock technology.
While the specifications of the Galaxy M40 aren’t known yet, it is expected to feature the 10nm Exynos 9610 SoC which was last seen in the Galaxy A50 smartphone. Like the Galaxy M30, a triple rear camera is also expected in the handset. The leaked listing of the device confirms it will run on the latest OneUI on top of Android 9 Pie. This is surprising considering the previous entrants in the lineup featured Android 8 Oreo out of the box. In terms of connectivity, the Galaxy M40 will have support for Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac bands and Bluetooth 5.0 on board.
Price & Availability
Unfortunately, there is no official announcement from Samsung regarding the Galaxy M40 but the WI-Fi certification insinuates it might be launching soon. Expected price of the device will be Rs 19,990 for the Indian market.