Samsung Galaxy A40 leaks out with dual-cameras and Infinity-U display
An Infinity-U display paired with a big battery
Following in the footsteps of both the Galaxy A30 and Galaxy A50, this new model has been equipped with a Super AMOLED Infinity-U display. Once again, it’s accompanied by minimal side bezels, a reduce chin, and a tiny notch above the panel. However, this time around Samsung has reduced the diagonal from 6.4-inches to 5.9-inches.
According to a leaked spec sheet, the slightly smaller display will be accompanied by a 3,100mAh battery. The device will need to be tested once released, but this combination should translate into pretty average battery life results. Fortunately enough, the smartphone looks set to support Adaptive Fast Charging.
As with most of Samsung’s 2019 smartphones, the Galaxy A40 should also ship with Android 9 Pie and One UI straight out of the box.
Two rear cameras, a glossy plastic rear, and a headphone jack
Decent performance for the price
Despite expectations, the Samsung Galaxy A40 doesn't include the company's own octa-core Exynos 7885 on the inside. Instead, Samsung has chosen the less powerful Exynos 7904 for this device. This chip can also be found inside the Galaxy A30 and, in terms of performance, is comparable to Qualcomm's Snapdragon 636.
Samsung Galaxy A40 price, release date, availability
As mentioned in the opening of the article, Samsung is holding an event next month. It’ll take place on April 10th and it is here that Samsung is expected to announce the Galaxy A40.
Sales of the smartphone should commence fairly immediately, but in order to ensure strong performance in key markets, Samsung might limit availability to a handful of Asian markets such as India at first. European markets should receive the smartphone in late April or early May.
Lastly, on the topic of pricing, a recent leak revealed that the Galaxy A40 will be priced at a very respectable €249 in most European markets. This should make it one of Samsung’s best value-for-money devices but could still mean it'll be a hard recommendation.