The Samsung Galaxy A40 is the middle child among the A-series family. So far, about 8 smartphones have been released in this series by Samsung this year. The Samsung Galaxy A10, Galaxy A20, and Galaxy A30 are the lower ones. While the Samsung Galaxy A50, Galaxy A60, Galaxy A70, and Galaxy A80 are the higher smartphones of the series. Let’s have a look at the Galaxy A40.
Samsung Galaxy A40 Design
This device is the easiest to hold among the A-series. It small and not chunky, measuring 144.4 x 69.2 x 7.9 mm in dimensions and weighing just 140 grams. The design looks somewhat premium even though it features a front glass with glastic (polycarbonate material) back and frame. It’s available in four different body colors; Black, White, Blue, and Coral.
At the back of the Galaxy A40 is a fingerprint scanner that’s centered at the top and easy to reach. You’ll see a dual camera and LED flash at the top left corner also. The front is made up of the display with waterdrop notch and bottom chin. Overall, the design of the Galaxy A40 is pretty much classy for a device at its price range.
Dimensions: 144.4 x 69.2 x 7.9 mm
Weight: 140 grams
Build: Front glass, glastic unibody
SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Colours: Black, White, Blue, Coral
3.5 mm jack: Yes
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Samsung Galaxy A40 Display
Samsung has one of the best displays in the market and they aren’t shy to equip their budget and mid-range smartphone with a good display. The Galaxy A40 features a 5.9 inch Super AMOLED panel with 1080 x 2220 display resolution. You can argue the display size is small for modern day smartphone but the display quality is actually premium with bright visuals.
Type: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Size: 5.9 inches (85.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (437 PPI density)
The Samsung Galaxy A40 comes with a dual rear camera system. The system consists of a 16 MP f/1.7 wide-angle sensor and a 5 MP f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle depth sensor which helps in blurring the background when taking portrait pictures. At the front inside the waterdrop notch is a 25 MP selfie snapper with f/2.0 aperture to satisfy your selfie needs.
Dual: 16 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), PDAF + 5 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide)
Features: LED flash, panorama, HDR
Single: 25 MP, f/2.0, 25mm (wide)
Under the hood is Samsung’s in-house Exynos 7885 chipset with 1.8 GHz Octa-core processor and Mali-G71 MP2 GPU. The chipset is packed along with a 4 GB RAM and there’s also a 64 GB internal storage space. MicroSD slot is available for additional storage at your discretion. Honestly, I would have preferred a Qualcomm chipset for this device.
Chipset: Exynos 7885 (14 nm)
CPU: Octa-core (2×1.77 GHz Cortex-A73 & 6×1.59 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU: Mali-G71 MP2
MicroSD: up to 512 GB (dedicated slot)
Running on the Samsung Galaxy A40 is Android 9.0 Pie. On top of this operating system is Samsung One UI skin with most of the Samsung pre-installed apps and features available at your disposal.
OS: Android 9.0 Pie
User Interface: Samsung One UI
Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
The Galaxy A40 packs a non-removable Li-Po 3100 mAh battery capacity with fast charging capabilities of 15W. With such fast charge and this small battery capacity, charging won’t take long hours.
Type: Non-removable Li-Po 3100 mAh battery
Charging: Fast battery charging 15W
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
Radio: FM Radio
USB: 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Samsung Galaxy A40 Price