Samsung Galaxy A40

Samsung Galaxy A40 (A405)
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Samsung Galaxy A40 product details

The Samsung Galaxy A40 is an excellent alternative for those who want a modern smartphone but don't want to pay a lot for it. The A40 has a large screen, a lot of good cameras, a large battery and a lot of RAM memory. What is missing is the high price tag. In this descriptions we will discuss that further.

Modern screen, small notch

Telephones with a large rimless screen were previously intended only for those who wanted to deposit at least 500 euros for it. Samsung proves with this Galaxy A40 that things can also be done differently. For an entry-level price, you already have a 5.9-inch screen at your disposal. That is large, but because of the thin screen edges, the A40 is not. For example, the A40 is considerably smaller than the S9 flagship of a year ago, while it does have a larger screen. Samsung applies the so-called Infinity U screen. This means that there is a U-shaped notch at the top of the screen. This is intended for the selfie camera, about which more will be discussed later. The screen is of the Super AMOLED type, which makes colors nice and bright.

Samsung Galaxy A40 white bottom tilted ed

Entry-level but with dual camera

On the back of the Galaxy A40 we find two cameras. There the A40 differs from the A50 which has three. The main camera is equipped with a 16 megapixel sensor with a neat f/1.9 lens that can also take well exposed photos at dusk. Additionally, there is a 5 megapixel camera with wide-angle lens. This camera has an angle of view of 123°, which corresponds to the human eye. With this camera you take spatial photos of for example landscapes. The camera at the front has the most megapixels; 25 to be precise. That is of course to be able to shoot razor sharp selfies with a lot of detail.

Main Samsung Galaxy A40 specifications

  • 5.9 inch Infinity U screen with thin screen bezels
  • 16 + 5 megapixel rear camera with wide-angle lens
  • High 25 megapixel selfie camera with bright f/2.0 lens
  • Octacore processor at 1.8 GHz with 4 GB RAM memory
  • 64 GB built-in storage + a memory card slot up to 512 GB
  • Fast mobile internet on the go thanks to 4G
  • Supports Dualsim (2 SIM cards + memory card)

Modern software

The Samsung Galaxy A40 also has a fingerprint scanner on the back, while many other new Galaxy A models feature a fingerprint scanner. The advantage of a physical scanner is that you can find it by touch and on top of that it is a fraction faster. You have the option of plugging in your own headphones via the port at the bottom. There you will also find the USB port to charge it. The A40 is extra fast so you can quickly charge 3100 mAh battery when it's empty. Samsung delivers the device standard with Android 9.0 Pie with its own One UI on top. This interface is nice and clear, modern and easy to operate with one hand. All in all, the A40 is a modern appearance that is unfortunately not waterproof enough.

Most important Samsung Galaxy A40 specifications

Dimensions 144.4 x 69.2 x 7.9 mm
Item ID SM-A405
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Fingerprint recognition
Operating system
Android 9.0 (Pie)
Color display 5.9 inch, Infinity U Full HD+
Camera 16.0 MP, 5.0 MP, dual camera sensor
Processor 1.6 GHz, 1.8 GHz, octa core
Secondary camera 25.0 MP
Dual SIM
Data network
LTE (4G)
Build-in memory
Internal memory 4 GB, 64 GB
Power supply
Battery 3100 mAh
Fast charging

All Samsung Galaxy A40 specifications

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Samsung Galaxy A40 (A405)
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Fingerprint recognition
Android9.0 (Pie)9.0 (Pie) (Pie)
Color display5.9 inch, Infinity U Full HD+6.2 inch, Max Vision HD+, notch5.9 inch, Max Vision IPS, notch6.4 inch, FullVision OLED QuadHD+, notch5.7 inch, Max Vision HD+, notch
Camera16.0 MP, 5.0 MP, dual camera sensor12.0 MP13.0 MP, 2.0 MP, dual camera sensor12.0 MP, 12.0 MP, 16.0 MP13.0 MP
Processor1.6 GHz, 1.8 GHz, octa core1.8 GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, octa core2.0 GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, octa coreQualcomm Snapdragon 845, octa core1.8 GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, octa core
Secondary camera25.0 MP8.0 MP8.0 MP, flash5.0 MP, 8.0 MP8.0 MP, flash
Dual SIM
LTE (4G)
Internal memory4 GB, 64 GB4 GB, 64 GB4 GB, 64 GB6 GB, 128 GB2 GB, 32 GB
Battery3100 mAh5000 mAh3000 mAh3300 mAh3000 mAh
Fast charging

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