Samsung Galaxy A40s offers some upgrades to the A40. Samsung has been very serious about expanding its line of midrange devices, and they have been working on the Galaxy A and Galaxy M series for that. To bring a refresher to the market, the company has worked more on the Galaxy A40 from earlier in the market, and we now have a Galaxy A40s.
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Is this version worth spending your money on, or will you just wait for another version to make the market? Let’s find out all you need to know about this new addition to the family here.
Samsung Galaxy A40s Key Specs and Features
- 6.4 inch Super AMOLED infinity-U Display, 720 x 1560 pixels
- Android 8.1 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie); One UI
- Octa-core Samsung Exynos 7904 (14 nm); Mali-G71 MP2
- 4GB RAM / 6GB RAM
- 64GB / 128GB Built-in Storage, up to 512GB microSD card
- 13 MP + 5 MP + 5MP Triple Rear Camera and 16MP Front Camera
- 4G LTE
- Colours – Black, Blue
- 5000 mAh Non-removable Li-Po Battery
Design and Display
Samsung is the king of displays, so we are sure their 6.38-inch Super AMOLED screen on the device will be as amazing as can be.
The screen is designed with an Infinity-U display from Samsung, which means we have minimal bezels and a tiny notch at the top of the Samsung Galaxy A40s that surely makes sure there is a lot of screen real estate.
With a 20:9 aspect ratio, though, it is not too large that it doesn’t fit into one hand usage.
While the selfie camera is on top of the screen, the Samsung Galaxy A40s has fingerprint scanner on the back of the device. This is something that we are frequently seeing from the South Korean OEM these days, so it might be here to stay.
The sides of the phone still retain the traditional power button and volume rocker keys. Looking at the base of the aluminium frame, Samsung keeps the 3.5mm jack intact, which is flanked by a USB Type C port and a speakerphone grill.
Switching over to the back, we cannot complain at all since we not only get the premium glass treatment, but also have an array of triple cameras.
To wrap up the beauty of this unit, there are a variety of colour options to choose from – Black, Blue, White and Orange
This is one of the areas where the Samsung Galaxy A40s shines, carrying a slew of cameras on both the front and back.
The back of the Android phone is made interesting with a triple camera array – consisting of a 13 megapixels main lens supported by double 5MP sensors, one offering ultrawide angle shots and the other for sensing depth.
This comes with a dedicated LED flash system, but we know the in-house AI will kick in to improve the way images are taken in low light.
Going over to the front, we would have preferred a dual-camera system, but the 16 megapixels main snapper here would be no slouch either.
Embedded in this camera is also the Face ID system, so we know it should be as detailed as can be.
Hardware, Software and Other Features
We have already broken the seal on the Face ID feature up there so we don’t need to mention it anymore here. However, we haven’t talked about the configurations – of which we have options of 4GB, 6GB and 8GB RAM units.
That is surely going to take a lot of consideration from buyers, but make sure you are going for one that will handle your needs and performance requirements very well.
Depending on which model of the Samsung Galaxy A40s you take, you get to pair your device with either 64GB or 128GB of internal storage space.
You don’t need to think too much about this since you still get the chance to expand the storage with the aid of the microSD card slot which come with all the units.
No matter which model of the Samsung Galaxy A40s you pick, you get the same Android 9 Pie (based on the all-new One UI from Samsung) working in tandem with the in-house Exynos 7904 chipset. That is far from the best Exynos chipset out there today, but it is also a great pick for this range of the device.
Though, Samsung has always been known to be conservative when it comes to batteries, the 5000mAh battery provided here is just about as amazing as it can get.
Samsung Galaxy A40s Price and Availability
Samsung Galaxy A40s price in Nigeria starts at around 90,000 Naira. You can buy the smartphone at leading online stores near you.
Following market estimates, the Samsung Galaxy A40s should cost about USD350 when it does hit the market. Again, that is just a ballpark estimate till we see what it goes for from retailers when they get it too.
Samsung Galaxy A40s Specs
Here are a few specs of the Samsung Galaxy A40s:
- Platform: Android 8.1 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie); One UI
- Processor: Octa-core Processor: 1.8GHz quad-core and 1.6GHz quad-core (Samsung Exynos 7904 (14 nm))
- GPU: Mali-G71 MP2
- Memory: 4GB RAM / 6 GB RAM
- Colours: Black, Blue
- Dimension: 159 x 75.1 x 8.5 mm
- Weight: 174 g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM
- SIM Count: Dual SIM
- Display: 6.4-inch Super AMOLED infinity-U Display, 720 x 1560 pixels, 16M colors,
- Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 13 MP + 5 MP + 5MP Triple Rear Camera, [email protected] Video
- Rear Camera Features: autofocus, HDR, panorama, LED Flash
- Front Camera: 16MP Front Camera
- Built-in Storage: 64GB / 128 GB
- Memory Card Support: microSD, up to 1 TB (dedicated slot)
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: Yes
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: Yes
- 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes, FDD LTE bands B1(2100), B3(1800), B4(AWS), B5(850), B7(2600), B8(900), B12(700), B17(700), TDD LTE bands B34(2010), B38(2600), B39(1900), B40(2300), B41(2500)
- 5G: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: USB 2.0, USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: Yes
- Music Player: Yes, MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
- Video Player: Yes, MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
- Maps: No
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: –
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Rear)
- Iris Scanner: No
- Face Unlock: Yes
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: No
- Water Resistant: –
- Dust Resistant: –
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: 5000 mAh Non-removable Li-Po Battery
- Talktime: Up to 33 hours
- Standby Time: Up to 740 hours
- Fast Charging: Yes, 15W fast charging