Samsung Galaxy M40 vs Samsung Galaxy A50: Price in India, Specifications Compared

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Samsung Galaxy M40 was launched in India this week, while the Samsung Galaxy A50 was launched in March.

Samsung Galaxy M40 (left) with hole-punch display, and Galaxy A50 (right) with notch display

Samsung Galaxy M40 was launched in India on Tuesday, becoming the latest offering in the company’s Galaxy M-series of India-first smartphones. Priced at under Rs. 20,000, the Galaxy M40 competes with smartphones like the Realme 3 Pro and Redmi Note 7 Pro. It also competes with Samsung’s own offering, the Samsung Galaxy A50, in terms of price and specifications. In this article, we see how the Samsung Galaxy M40 compares with the Samsung Galaxy A50 on paper, in terms of price, specifications, and features.

Samsung Galaxy M40 vs Samsung Galaxy A50: Price compared

The Samsung Galaxy M40 price in India is set at Rs. 19,990 for its lone 6GB RAM/ 128GB inbuilt storage variant. Launch offers include double data benefits for Reliance Jio’s Rs. 198 and Rs. 299 prepaid plans, and cashback up to Rs. 3,750 on Vodafone or Idea recharges of Rs. 255. Airtel is also offering 100 percent additional data on the Rs. 249 recharge to Galaxy M40 buyers. It will go on sale from 12pm (noon) IST on June 18 via Amazon India and the Samsung India site.

On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy A50 price in India was initially set starting at Rs. 19,990 when it was launched in March– the same as the Galaxy M40. But, it received a Rs. 1,500 price cut late last month, bringing its price down to Rs. 18,490 for its 4GB RAM/ 64GB inbuilt storage variant and Rs. 21,490 for its 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant – the latter variant had been launched at Rs. 22,990.

Exchange offers are available for the Galaxy A50 (Review) on the Samsung India site, Amazon India, and Flipkart.

Samsung Galaxy M40 vs Samsung Galaxy A50: Specifications compared

The dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy M40 runs Android 9 Pie with One UI on top, just like the Samsung Galaxy A50. While the Samsung Galaxy M40 has a 6.3-inch full-HD+ Infinity-O Display featuring a hole-punch cutout for the front camera, the Galaxy A50 sports a 6.4-inch full-HD+ Infinity-U Display with a notch for the front camera. Samsung hasn’t detailed the display panel used on the Galaxy M40, but notes the implementation of Screen Sound technology to forego the earpiece, instead using vibrations on the screen to deliver audio. The Galaxy A50 features a Super AMOLED display.

While the Samsung Galaxy M40 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC with 6GB of RAM, the Galaxy A50 is powered by the Samsung Exynos 9610 SoC, with 4GB and 6GB RAM options. There is 128GB of inbuilt storage on the Galaxy M40, expandable via microSD card (up to 512GB). The Galaxy A50 has 64GB of inbuilt storage, also expandable via microSD card (up to 512GB).

The Galaxy M40 features a triple rear camera setup consisting of a 32-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.7 lens, a 5-megapixel depth sensor, and 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens camera. The Galaxy A50 has a similar triple rear camera setup, but with a 25-megapixel primary camera (with an f/1.7 lens) instead. It too has a 5-megapixel secondary camera with an f/2.2 lens, and an 8-megapixel tertiary sensor with an f/2.0 lens. While the Galaxy M40 sports a 16-megapixel front camera, the Galaxy A50 sports a 25-megapixel front camera.

Both phones share similar connectivity options, including 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, and a USB Type-C port. Both the Samsung Galaxy M40 and Galaxy A50 also sport a rear fingerprint sensor. While the Galaxy M40 runs off a 3,500mAh battery with 15W fast charging, the Galaxy A50 sports a 4,000mAh battery with the same fast charging tech. For now, Samsung hasn’t detailed the exact dimensions of the Galaxy M40, it has revealed a thickness of 7.9mm, and a weight of 168 grams. On the other hand, the Galaxy A50 has dimensions of 158.5×74.7×7.7mm and a weight of 166 grams.

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Samsung Galaxy M40 vs Samsung Galaxy A50 comparison

Stores

Ratings

Overall NDTV Rating
Design Rating
Display Rating
Software Rating
Performance Rating
Battery Life Rating
Camera Rating
Value for Money Rating

Key Specs

Display
6.30-inch 6.40-inch
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
Front Camera
16-megapixel 25-megapixel
Rear Camera
32-megapixel + 5-megapixel + 8-megapixel 25-megapixel + 5-megapixel + 8-megapixel
RAM
6GB 4GB
Storage
128GB 64GB
Battery Capacity
3500mAh 4000mAh
OS
Android 9 Pie Android Pie
Resolution
1080×2340 pixels 1080×2340 pixels

GENERAL

Brand
Samsung Samsung
Model
Galaxy M40 Galaxy A50
Release date
11th June 2019 February 2019
Launched in India
Yes Yes
Body type
Plastic
Thickness
7.9
Weight (g)
168.00
Battery capacity (mAh)
3500 4000
Fast charging
Proprietary Proprietary
Colours
Midnight Blue and Seawater Blue Black, White, Blue
Dimensions (mm)
158.50 x 74.70 x 7.70
Removable battery
No
Wireless charging
No

DISPLAY

Screen size (inches)
6.30 6.40
Resolution
1080×2340 pixels 1080×2340 pixels
Protection type
Gorilla Glass
Aspect ratio
19.5:9

HARDWARE

Processor
octa-core
Processor make
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 Exynos 7 9610
RAM
6GB 4GB
Internal storage
128GB 64GB
Expandable storage
Yes Yes
Expandable storage type
microSD microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB)
512 512
Dedicated microSD slot
No Yes

CAMERA

Rear camera
32-megapixel (f/1.8) + 5-megapixel + 8-megapixel 25-megapixel (f/1.7) + 5-megapixel (f/2.2) + 8-megapixel (f/2.2)
Rear autofocus
Yes Yes
Rear flash
LED LED
Front camera
16-megapixel 25-megapixel (f/2.0)
Front flash
No

SOFTWARE

Operating system
Android 9 Pie Android Pie
Skin
One UI One UI

CONNECTIVITY

Wi-Fi standards supported
802.11 ac
Bluetooth
Yes, v 5.00 Yes, v 5.00
USB Type-C
Yes Yes
Number of SIMs
2 2

SIM 1

SIM Type
Nano-SIM Nano-SIM
4G/ LTE
Yes Yes

SIM 2

SIM Type
Nano-SIM Nano-SIM
4G/ LTE
Yes Yes

SENSORS

Face unlock
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
Yes Yes
Proximity sensor
Yes
Accelerometer
Yes Yes
Ambient light sensor
Yes Yes
Gyroscope
Yes Yes

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