Samsung Galaxy A40 Review: Perfect Compact Mid-range Smartphone

Experience a compact mid-ranger with Super AMOLED display

Samsung Galaxy A40 Review, specs, price, release date| Android smartphone
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We have seen so many new smartphone releases from Samsung mobile this year in different series. The company launched smartphones in the Galaxy M-series, A-series, and S-series, but none of them is as compact as the latest Galaxy A40 in the A-series lineup. The Galaxy A40 as a mid-ranger has a Super AMOLED display and an ultra wide-angle camera as the major selling points.

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The smartphone is affordable and can comfortably serve as a perfect alternative to the Galaxy S10e. Apart from that, the smartphone comes with a glasstic design Infinity-U display and dual camera setup. The phone hosts an in-house Exynos 7885 chip that can stand tall with the chipset other competitors like Qualcomm is offering. Considering the compact nature of the smartphone, the 3,100mAh battery will surely go a long way in terms of power usage when fully charged. The smartphone also comes with a 15W fast charging technology.

Since the Android smartphone has a compact build, the display measures 5.9-inch that delivers 2340 x 1080 pixels in resolution. As we know, the Galaxy A40 features a dual camera setup on the rear, which includes a 16MP (f/1.7) main sensor and a 5MP (f/2.2) depth sensor. Interestingly, the front hosts a single 25MP (f/2.0) selfie shooter.

The Samsung Galaxy A40 runs Android 9 Pie, based on Octa-core chipset and a $GB of RAM for fast processing. The internal storage is at 64GB and can be expanded up to 512GB via microSD card.

On the release date and price, the phone is expected to be released on May 15, but no idea on the expected price. We are sure to keep you updated as soon we have more information in regards to that.

Samsung Galaxy A40 Full Specifications


Performance Octa-core
Display 5.9″ (14.99 cm)
Storage 64 GB
Camera 16 MP + 5 MP
Battery 3100 mAh
Ram 4 GB
Launch Date In India May 15, 2019


Fingerprint Sensor Position Rear
Other Sensors Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Fingerprint Sensor Yes


Operating System Android v9.0 (Pie)
Sim Slots Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
Model Galaxy A40
Launch Date May 15, 2019 (Expected)
Brand Samsung
Sim Size SIM1: Nano SIM2: Nano
Network 4G: Available (supports Indian bands) 3G: Available, 2G: Available
Fingerprint Sensor Yes


Loudspeaker Yes
Audio Jack 3.5 mm


Chipset Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7885
Graphics Mali-G71 MP2
Processor Octa-core (1.8 GHz, Dual core, Cortex A73 + 1.6 GHz, Hexa Core, Cortex A53)
Architecture 64 bit
Ram 4 GB


Thickness 7.9 mm
Width 69.2 mm
Weight 140 grams
Height 144.4 mm
Colours Black, Blue, Orange, White


Display Type Super AMOLED
Aspect Ratio 19.5:9
Bezelless Display Yes with waterdrop notch
Pixel Density 437 ppi
Screen To Body Ratio Calculated 85.33 %
Screen Size 5.9 inches (14.99 cm)
Screen Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels
Touch Screen Yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch


User Available Storage Up to 49.4 GB
Internal Memory 64 GB
Expandable Memory Yes Up to 512 GB


Settings Exposure compensation, ISO control
Camera Features Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
Image Resolution 4616 x 3464 Pixels
Autofocus No
Shooting Modes Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Resolution 25 MP Front Camera
Physical Aperture F2.0
Optical Image Stabilisation No
Flash No
Video Recording 1920×1080 @ 30 fps


User Replaceable No
Talktime Up to 18 Hours(3G)
Type Li-ion
Capacity 3100 mAh


Wifi Yes Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz
Wifi Features Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot
Bluetooth Yes v5.0
Volte Yes
Usb Type C Yes (Doesn`t support micro-USB)
Usb Connectivity Mass storage device, USB charging
Nfc Yes
Network Support 4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
Gps Yes with A-GPS, Glonass
Sim 1 4G Bands:TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5) / 800(band 20)3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz GPRS:Available EDGE:Available
Sim Size SIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano
Sim 2 4G Bands: TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5) / 800(band 20)3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz GPRS:Available EDGE:Available