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Specs comparison: Galaxy M30s vs. Galaxy M40

The Galaxy M40 is currently Samsung’s top-of-the-line M series model. It is, however, not the best device in the online-exclusive lineup as we noted in our review. The Korean company has made some weird component choices with the M40, making it objectively worse than some of the lower-priced models in certain aspects.

The Galaxy M30 was already a better device than the M40 in some key areas, but with the launch of the Galaxy M30s, the positioning of the M40 looks even more unimpressive. As you can see in the comparison below, barring the speedier chipset and the resultant performance gains, the M40 doesn’t really offer anything better than the M30s in terms of raw specs.

Of course, Samsung would like you to believe the M40’s punch-hole display is a major differentiating factor, but we doubt many customers would be willing to trade the M30s massive battery, Super AMOLED panel, or the higher-resolution primary camera for that. In our opinion, the only reasons why anyone should pick the M40 over the M30s are the former’s relatively lag-free performance, smaller footprint, and weight.

All of this makes the Galaxy M40 a much tougher sell, particularly when the M30s is priced lower. It is clear the M40 sales will deteriorate further with the launch of the M30s.

Galaxy M30s vs. Galaxy M40 specs comparison

SpecsGalaxy M30sGalaxy M40
Display6.4-inch Infinity-U Super AMOLED, Full HD+ 1080×2340 pixels, 19:96.3-inch Infinity-O LCD, Full HD+ 1080×2340 pixels, 19:9
ProcessorExynos 9611, octa-core (4×2.3GHz Cortex-A73, 4×1.7GHz Cortex-A53), Mali-G72 MP3 GPUSnapdragon 675, octa-core (2×2.0GHz Kyro 460 Gold, 6×1.7GHz Kyro 260 Silver), Adreno 612 GPU
RAM4/6GB6GB
Rear CameraCamera 1: 48MP, F2.0

Camera 2: 8MP ultra-wide (123 degrees), F2.2

Camera 3: 5MP depth, F2.2

Camera 1: 32MP, F1.7

Camera 2: 8MP ultra-wide (123 degrees), F2.2

Camera 3: 5MP depth, F2.2

Front Camera16MP, F2.016MP, F2.0
Storage64/128GB, microSD slot (up to 512GB)128GB, microSD slot (up to 512GB)
SoftwareAndroid 9 Pie, Samsung One UI 1.5Android 9 Pie, Samsung One UI 1.1
Battery6,000 mAh, fast wired charging (15 watts)3,500 mAh, fast wired charging (15W)
Connectivity4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack, dual SIM4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, USB Type-C, Hybrid dual SIM slot
Dimensions155.5×75.1×8.9 mm, 188g155.3×73.9×7.9 mm, 168g
Other featuresDolby Atmos (wired audio), facial recognition, fingerprint sensor (rear)Dolby Atmos (wired audio), facial recognition, fingerprint sensor (rear)

 

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punitverma2010
punitverma2010

The price of m30s is really shocking. It’s totally unexpected. Great work by Samsung this time 👏👏