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The Samsung Galaxy M40 will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675SoC aided by a RAM of 6GB.

Samsung has really expanded its smartphone range quite wide. It had its main Samsung Galaxy S series and the Note series. Then it introduced the A series and this year it will have 9 models in the A series alone. Now it has a M series. The latest launch from the South Korean company for the Indian market is the Samsung Galaxy M40. Some say this phone is the same that was released in China some time back as the Samsung Galaxy A60.

This smartphone unveiled on Tuesday by the company has a 6.3-inch IPS LCD display that has a full HD+ screen resolution of 2340x1080pixels. The display design is what Samsung describes as the Infinity -O design with a round hole in the top left corner of the screen to house the front camera. Keeping in line with the trend of introducing new features on these sub-series devices, Samsung has provided the vibration technology on the screen of this new phone which will convert the vibrations to sound leaving the speaker out of the equation. The conventional fingerprint sensor has been provided on the rear panel.

As far as the processor is concerned, the Samsung Galaxy M40 will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675SoC aided by a RAM of 6GB. The internal storage is kept at 128GB with the provision for a microSD card that can lift the storage to 512GB. The slot for the microSD card is a hybrid one. The Android Pie OS with Samsung’s One UI skin will be the operating system. Samsung has however tweaked the OS in this particular device.

The camera section has a triple rear camera setup, the primary sensor being 32MP and an 8MP ultra-wide lens and a 5MP depth sensor. The hole in the front accommodates a 16MP sensor for selfies. A 3,500mAh battery with 15W fast charging via the USB-C interface rounds up the major hardware.

With all these specs and features, Samsung has fixed a challenging price of Rs 19,990 for the Samsung Galaxy M40 in the Indian market. The phone, released in two colours, Midnight Blue and Seawater Blue with a gradient finish goes on sale from June 18 and can be bought from Amazon and the company’s own website.