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

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

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

Samsung Galaxy M40 price in India has been set at Rs. 19,990

  • Samsung Galaxy M40 will go on sale on June 18
  • Samsung Galaxy A50 was launched in India in March
  • Both smartphones share similar specifications and price points

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.

Samsung Galaxy M40 vs Samsung Galaxy A50 processor, storage

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).


Samsung Galaxy M40 vs Samsung Galaxy A50 camera features

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 Samsung 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 158.5x74.7x7.7mm and a weight of 166 grams.

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Samsung Galaxy M40 vs Samsung Galaxy A50 comparison
  Samsung Galaxy M40 Samsung Galaxy A50
Overall NDTV Rating
Design Rating
Display Rating
Software Rating
Performance Rating
Battery Life Rating
Camera Rating
Value for Money Rating
ModelGalaxy M40Galaxy A50
Release dateJune 11, 2019February 1, 2019
Launched in IndiaYesYes
Body typePlastic-
Dimensions (mm)155.30 x 73.90 x 7.90158.50 x 74.70 x 7.70
Weight (g)168.00-
Battery capacity (mAh)35004000
Removable batteryNoNo
Fast chargingProprietaryProprietary
ColoursMidnight Blue, Seawater Blue, Cocktail OrangeBlack, White, Blue
Wireless charging-No
Screen size (inches)6.306.40
Resolution1080x2340 pixels1080x2340 pixels
Protection typeGorilla Glass-
Aspect ratio19.5:9-
Processor2GHz octa-core (8x2GHz)-
Processor makeQualcomm Snapdragon 675Samsung Exynos 9610
Internal storage128GB64GB
Expandable storageYesYes
Expandable storage typemicroSDmicroSD
Expandable storage up to (GB)512512
Dedicated microSD slotNoYes
Rear camera32-megapixel (f/1.7) + 5-megapixel + 8-megapixel25-megapixel (f/1.7) + 5-megapixel (f/2.2) + 8-megapixel (f/2.2)
Rear autofocusYesYes
Rear flashLEDLED
Front camera16-megapixel25-megapixel (f/2.0)
Front flash-No
Operating systemAndroid 9 PieAndroid Pie
SkinOneUIOne UI
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 b/g/n/ac-
BluetoothYes, v 5.00Yes, v 5.00
USB Type-CYesYes
Number of SIMs22
Active 4G on both SIM cardsYes-
SIM TypeNano-SIMNano-SIM
4G/ LTEYesYes
SIM TypeNano-SIMNano-SIM
4G/ LTEYesYes
Face unlockYes-
Fingerprint sensorYesYes
Proximity sensorYes-
Ambient light sensorYesYes
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Bright, vivid display
  • Modern design
  • Excellent battery life
  • Up-to-date software
  • Good app and gaming performance
  • Bad
  • Runs hot when gaming
  • Strictly average camera quality
  • Hybrid dual-SIM tray
  • No headphone socket
Display 6.30-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
Front Camera 16-megapixel
Rear Camera 32-megapixel + 5-megapixel + 8-megapixel
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 3500mAh
OS Android 9 Pie
Resolution 1080x2340 pixels
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Looks great
  • Very good display
  • Impressive battery life
  • Useful camera features
  • Bad
  • Bloatware and spammy notifications
  • Low-light camera performance could be better
Display 6.40-inch
Front Camera 25-megapixel
Rear Camera 25-megapixel + 5-megapixel + 8-megapixel
Storage 64GB
Battery Capacity 4000mAh
OS Android Pie
Resolution 1080x2340 pixels

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