Teaser for the Samsung Galaxy M40
Teaser for the Samsung Galaxy M40

Samsung wants its upcoming Galaxy M40 to be 'wow', 'swanky' and 'quick'

  • This means that the M40 will be the first M-series smartphone to come with a punch-hole selfie camera
  • It is expected to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor

South Korean electronics major Samsung will launch the Samsung Galaxy M40 in India on 11 June at 6 pm. The company confirmed that it has partnered with Amazon to release the phone.

The Galaxy M40 will be the new leader of the affordable M-series, Samsung's line of smartphones aimed specifically at the millennials. Samsung is referring to the smartphone in its teasers as "wow", "swanky" and "quick", emphasising on its Infinity-O display, triple camera setup and Qualcomm's Snapdragon 6-series processor.

This means that the M40 will be the first M-series smartphone to come with a punch-hole selfie camera (the M10, M20 and M30 all have notches) and also the first M-series smartphone to be powered by a Qualcomm chipset.

The smartphone's Geekbench listing hints at the presence of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 chipset, due to the single-core and multi-core scores of 2350 and 6410 respectively. We can expect the smartphone to come with at least 6GB of RAM.

Other details about the smartphone, including its camera resolution, battery capacity and display resolution, are still unclear.

Samsung’s Galaxy M-series was the company's attempt at securing its lead in the dwindling smartphone market. It has found considerable success in India as it was the best-selling smartphone series on Amazon.in in the February-March period.

The Galaxy M30 leads the line at the moment. It was launched in February. has a 6.4-inch full-HD+ Super AMOLED display panel. The phone has a screen resolution of 2210x1080 pixels with an Exynos 7904 SoC, along with 4GB of RAM. Samsung Galaxy M30 runs Android 8.1 (Oreo) with Samsung Experience 9.5 on top, it also comes with Dual SIM and a dedicated microSD card slot.

We expect the smartphone to be priced around 25,000.

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