Samsung introduced the Galaxy M series of smartphones back in the month of January this year. The devices which include the Galaxy M10, Galaxy M20 and Galaxy M30, replaced the Galaxy On lineup and are the company’s online exclusive handsets. While Samsung has not confirmed another smartphone in the series, a new device, purported to be called the Galaxy M40 was certified on the Wi-Fi Alliance website a while ago. The alleged handset has now been spotted on performance benchmarking website Geekbench. This listing reveals new details about the Galaxy M40.
As is evident from the name, the Galaxy M40 will be the elder sibling to the Galaxy M30 and the most premium smartphone in the Galaxy M lineup. The listing on Geekbench reveals a device with the model number SM-M405F, which corroborates with previous leaks. It mentions the Galaxy M40 will run on the 6150 SoC. The aforementioned name is the code name of the 10nm Snapdragon 675 SoC which is also seen in the Redmi Note 7 Pro. According to the listing, the upcoming smartphone achieved a single core score of 2350 and a multi-core score of 6410, which is in line with what the processor is capable of scoring on the benchmarking platform. Notably, the chipset consists of an Octa-core CPU and the Adreno 612 GPU.
Unfortunately, the Geekbench listing doesn’t reveal anything about the design of the device. Like the Galaxy M30, the upcoming handset may sport a polycarbonate design with a gradient colour pattern on the back. It is expected to have a Super AMOLED display on the front. To maximise the screen real estate, an Infinity U style waterdrop notch may also be implemented on the top of the display. For biometrics and security, the handset may include an in-display fingerprint scanner with support for face unlock technology. In terms of optics, a triple rear camera is also expected in the handset like the Galaxy M30 and Galaxy A50.
Previous leaks of the Galaxy M40 confirm it will be powered by a massive 5000 mAh battery with support for 15W fast charging. The listing on Geekbench reveals the smartphone will run on the latest OneUI on top of Android 9 Pie. This is surprising considering the previous entrants in the lineup featured Android 8 Oreo out of the box. In terms of connectivity, the Galaxy M40 will have support for Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac bands and Bluetooth 5.0 on board. Even though Samsung is yet to announce the launch date of the Galaxy M40, the recent leaks suggest its launch is imminent. The official price of the smartphone will be announced at the time of the launch, however, going by its features and placement in the lineup, it is likely to be a sub Rs. 20,000 handset.