Samsung Galaxy M40 FAQ

Building on the success of the Galaxy M20 and Galaxy M30, Samsung has now announced the Galaxy M40 in India. While priced higher than the Redmi Note 7 Pro, Realme 3 Pro, it takes on these popular budget handsets. Here’s our detailed FAQ surrounding the Galaxy M40 which should answer all your doubts surrounding it.

The Galaxy M40 features an impressive spec sheet, though its higher price tag compared to the Redmi Note 7 Pro puts it at a disadvantage. Plus, the lack of a headphone jack is also a bummer.

Samsung Galaxy M40 FAQ

A) The full specs of the Galaxy M40 are as follows:

  • Display: 6.3-inch FHD+ Infinity-O LCD display, 19.5:9 aspect ratio
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 675, 2GHz octa-core chip
  • GPU: Adreno 612
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 64GB, microSD card slot
  • Rear camera: 32MP PDAF, f/1.7 aperture, 5MP f/2.2 depth sensor, 8MP ultra-wide angle camera, LED flash
  • Front camera: 16MP, f/2.0 aperture, In-Display flash
  • Sensors: Fingerprint scanner, Accelerometer, Proximity, Hall sensor, Face unlock, Gyroscope, Ambient light sensor
  • Connectivity: LTE, (Hybrid) Dual-SIM slots, GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n(2.4), Bluetooth 5.0, USB-C
  • Battery: 3500mAh non-removable, 15W fast charging
  • Others: Android 9.0 Pie, One UI, Dolby Atmos

Q) Is the battery of the handset removable?

A) Since the Galaxy M40 features a unibody plastic build it means the battery and rear cover are not removable.

Q) Is the Galaxy M40 water-resistant?

A) No, the handset is not water-resistant.

Q) Is there Always-On Display on the Galaxy M20?

A) No. Since the Galaxy M40 features an LCD display, it does not feature an AMOLED display.

Q) What kind of SIM card slot does the phone have? Can one use two SIM cards and a microSD card at the same time?

A) The Galaxy M40 features a hybrid card slot. This means one can either use two nanoSIM cards or one nanoSIM and one microSD card on the phone at any given time.

Q) Is the display on the Galaxy M40 protected by Gorilla Glass?

A) Yes, the display is protected by Gorilla Glass 3.

Galaxy M40 FAQ

Q) Is there a gyroscope and ambient light sensor on the Galaxy M40?

A) Yes! Samsung has thankfully realized the importance of sensors and includes all basic sensors on its devices, including the Galaxy M40.

Q) Where is the fingerprint scanner on the Galaxy M40 located?

A) Its located at the rear just below the camera sensor.

Q) Is there Samsung Pay support on the Galaxy M40?

A) No, the handset does not come with Samsung Pay support.

Q) Is there FM Radio on the Galaxy M40?

A) Yes, the Galaxy M40 has FM radio.

Q) What about IR blaster?

A) No. The Galaxy M40 does not feature an IR blaster.

Q) Is there a headphone jack on the Galaxy M40?

A) No. It only has a USB-C port. While Samsung does not bundle a USB-C to 3.5mm adapter, it does bundle a pair of USB-C earphones in the box.

Q) Is there Widevine L1 support on the device? Meaning can it playback HD videos from Netflix and other streaming services?

A) Yes, the Galaxy M40 has Widevine L1 support for streaming HD videos from Netflix and others. However, the phone also needs to be certified for the same which should happen in due time.

Q) How many fingerprints can one register on the Galaxy M40?

A) 5.

Q) Can you record slow-motion videos on the Galaxy M40?

A) Yes. The Galaxy M40 can record slow-motion videos at 240fps. It can also record 4K videos at 30fps.

Q) Which version of Android does the handset run on?

A) Android 9.0 Pie. Plus, there’s Samsung’s One UI on top which has a great UI/UX and offers plenty of useful customization options as well.

Q) Does the Galaxy M40 support LTE and VoLTe networks? Will a Reliance Jio SIM work on the phone?

A) Yes, it supports LTE and VoLTE out of the box. Like with many other phones, the handset will also work with a Reliance Jio SIM out of the box.

Q) Is there dual VoLTE support on the Galaxy M40?

A) Yes, the Galaxy M40 has Dual-VoLTE support which means you can connect to two VoLTE networks at the same time.

Q) Is fast or quick charging supported on the Galaxy M40?

A) Yes! The Galaxy M40 supports 15W fast charging. Even better, Samsung bundles a 15W fast charging adapter with the device.

Q) How much free storage space does the Galaxy M40 have out of the box?

A) Almost 51GB in the 64GB variant.

Q) Can you uninstall or disable pre-installed apps on the handset?

A) Yes, you can uninstall or disable some pre-installed apps on the Galaxy M40, though not all of them can be disabled.

Q) Does the Galaxy M40 feature face unlock?

A) Yes, the Galaxy M40 features face unlock.

Q) What contents do you get inside the retail box of the Galaxy M40?

A) You get the phone, a 15W fast charger, a USB cable, SIM ejector tool, earphones, USB-C earphones, and some regulatory papers. No case or screen guard is bundled with the phone.

Q) Does the handset support USB OTG?

A) Yes, the Galaxy M40 supports USB On-The-Go. This allows you to directly connect pen drives, external hard disks and more using an adapter to the device.

Q) How many variants of the Galaxy M40 Samsung selling in India?

A) Only one with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage.

Q) What color variants of the Galaxy M40 are being sold in India?

A) Samsung is selling the Galaxy M40 in Midnight Blue and Seawater Blue.

Q) What’s the price of the Galaxy M40?

A) The Galaxy M10 is priced at Rs 19,990 in India.

Q) When does the Galaxy M40 go on sale and where?

A) You can buy the Galaxy M20 from Amazon. You can buy the phone from here.


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