The Samsung Galaxy A40s brings about some upgrades to the Galaxy A40. Samsung has been very busy trying to expand 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 upgraded the GalaxyA40 that was released earlier to what we have now as the Galaxy A40s.
Samsung Galaxy A40s Major Specs and Features
- 4 inch Super AMOLED Infinity-U Display, 720 x 1560 pixels
- 4GB RAM / 6GB RAM
- 64GB / 128GB in Storage, up to 512GB microSD card Built-
- 5000 mAh Non-removable Li-Po Battery
- Android 8.1 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie); One UI
- Octa-core Samsung Exynos 7904 (14 nm); Mali-G71 MP2
- 13 MP + 5 MP + 5MP Triple Rear Camera and 16MP Front Camera
- 4G LTE
- Colors – Black, Blue
Design and Display
We can all expect the 6.38-inch Super AMOLED screen on the device will be as amazing as it can be as Samsung is a king when it comes to designs.
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 screens.
While the selfie camera is on top of the screen giving the device a notch, the fingerprint scanner is situated at the back of the device. This is nothing new to anyone thou.
The sides of the phone still house the traditional power button and volume rocker keys. Looking at the base of the aluminum frame, Samsung still kept 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.
Another important feature worthy of note is the color, the device comes amongst a variety of colors leaving the customers with enough options to choose from – Black, Blue, White and Orange
This is one of the areas where the device shines, carrying a slew of cameras on both the front and back.
Interestingly, the back of the Samsung Galaxy A40s is made up of a triple camera array – consisting of a 13-megapixel 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 all know the in-house AI will kick in to improve the way images are taken in low light.
Going over to the front, we are graced with a 16 megapixels main snapper which definitely would be no slouch.
Embedded in this camera is also the Face ID system, so we know it should be as detailed as it can be.
Hardware, Software and Other Features
Like we all must have known, the device comes with a Face ID feature. However, we must talk 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 serve your needs and performance requirements efficiently.
Depending on which model of the Samsung Galaxy A40s you go for, you get to enjoy your device with either 64GB or 128GB of internal storage space. But that doesn’t have to be much of a problem since you still get the chance to expand the storage with the aid of the microSD card slot which comes with all the units.
No matter which model of the Samsung Galaxy A40s you pick, you still get served with 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 get the device 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
- Memory:4GB RAM / 6 GB RAM
- Processor: Octa-core Processor: 1.8GHz quad-core and 1.6GHz quad-core (Samsung Exynos 7904 (14 nm))
- Dimension:159 x 75.1 x 8.5 mm
- GPU: Mali-G71 MP2
- Colors: Black, Blue
- Weight:174 g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM
- SIM Count: Dual SIM
- Front Camera:16MP Front Camera
- Rear Camera:13 MP + 5 MP + 5MP Triple Rear Camera, 1080p@30fps Video
- Rear Camera Features: autofocus, HDR, panorama, LED Flash
- Display:4-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-U Display, 720 x 1560 pixels, 16M colors,
- Foldable Display: No
- Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- 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
- Built-in Storage:64GB / 128 GB
- Memory Card Support: MicroSD, up to 1 TB (dedicated slot)
- Bundled Cloud Storage:–
Internet & Connectivity
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
- Bluetooth:Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
- USB Port: USB 2.0, USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: No
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Email Protocol: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
- Maps: No
- 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
- 5mm Jack: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Rear)
- Face Unlock: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor:–
- Iris Scanner: No
- Stylus Pen: No
- Voice Control: Yes
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control:–
- Battery:5000 mAh Non-removable Li-Po Battery
- Talktime: Up to 33 hours
- Fast Charging: Yes, 15W fast charging
- Standby Time: Up to 740 hours
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Built-in Mobile Payment: No
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: No
- Dust Resistant:–
- Video Editor: Yes
- Water Resistant:–
- Document Editor: Yes
- Image Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes