Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy A40 mid-range smartphone had recently bagged certification from the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) and Wi-Fi Alliance. We have now spotted the smartphone on the FCC website, suggesting that the Galaxy A40 may soon go official.
Galaxy A40 SM-A405FN Variant Appears at the FCC
The Galaxy A40 FCC filings reveal the smartphone measures 144.3 x 69.1mm with an overall diagonal of 153.0mm. In addition to the physical dimensions of the Galaxy A40, the FCC filings also reveal that it will feature a 145mm or 5.7-inch display diagonal. This does seem a little strange as even the entry-level Galaxy A10 sports a 6.2-inch display. Since we have no reason to doubt the numbers listed by FCC, it appears the Galaxy A40 will cater to users who are more interested in comfortable single-handed usage than a large screen size. Until now, we were expecting the Galaxy A40 to feature a 6.4-inch Infinity-U display like the Galaxy A30 and Galaxy A50 models.
Apart from the device dimensions, the FCC filings confirm some of the key connectivity features of the upcoming A-series smartphone. Just like the Galaxy A30 and Galaxy A50, the Galaxy A40 will have support for Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy, and ANT+. The rest of the smartphone’s spec sheet, however, still remains unconfirmed. According to rumors, the Galaxy A40 may be powered by an Exynos 7904 octa-core processor, coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The smartphone will support further expansion up to 512GB, thanks to a dedicated microSD card slot. In terms of software, the phone is expected to ship with Android Pie-based One UI out of the box.
As we had told you earlier this month, the Galaxy A40 will be launched in Europe for EUR 249. The smartphone was also spotted on Samsung’s UK website earlier this week.