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Galaxy M40 to soon be available through offline sales in India

The Galaxy M40, which was only available online till now, will soon go on sale via offline channels in India. The handset will be available to purchase from Samsung’s offline stores as well as other major retail stores across the country, 91Mobiles claims, citing retail chain sources.

Samsung finding it hard to sell the Galaxy M40?

Last month, Samsung launched the Galaxy M40, the fourth member of its online-exclusive Galaxy M series, in the Indian market. The device went on sale in the country through Samsung’s online store and Amazon on June 18. The online-only sales model has been working really well for the Galaxy M series in India. But it seems Samsung is finding it hard to sell the Galaxy M40. And we were already expecting that.

As we concluded in our review, the Galaxy M40 is a phone that shouldn’t really exist. Despite being the most premium handset in the company’s Galaxy M lineup, it has lot of shortcomings. To start with, you get an LCD display on a phone that costs Rs. 19,990 (~$290). The lower priced Galaxy A50 (review), meanwhile, is equipped with a Super AMOLED display and also packs a larger battery.

The M40 has no 3.5mm headphone jack either, and you also get a hybrid SIM/microSD slot. The Snapdragon 675 and 6GB of RAM may offer better all-round performance, but its other shortcomings make the Galaxy A50–which has always been available online and offline–an easier recommendation.

  • Model: SM-M405F
  • Dimensions: 155.3 x 73.9 x 7.9mm
  • Display: 6.3" (160.0mm) LCD
  • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
  • Camera: 32 MP, CMOS F1.7 & 8MP, CMOS F2.2 & 5MP, CMOS F2.2

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