Samsung M-series of smartphones were a successful entry in the affordable smartphone segment. Now, as per a report by 91mobiles, a new addition might be imminent as the Galaxy M51 is under production in the South Korean company’s Noida factory. The model number of the device is said to be SM-M515, but the launch could still be some time away. With the arrival of this new information, speculations suggest that the Galaxy M50 is being skipped by the manufacturer. The 2020 iterations of Galaxy A and Galaxy M-series smartphones are already expected to carry a “1” instead of “0” in their names. The upcoming phone will be the successor to the Galaxy M40 that was launched earlier this year.
Additionally, Samsung has reportedly decided to end online-exclusive sales. If this is true, the Galaxy M51 would be available at online and offline stores when launched.
Samsung Galaxy M40: specifications and features
Since we don’t have any information regarding the Galaxy M51’s design and specifications, here’s a recap of the Galaxy M40’s specs. The device plays host to a 6.3-inch full HD+ LCD display with Gorilla Glass 3 on top for protection. The Infinity-O design means that it features a punch-hole display with a selfie snapper embedded inside. For performance, it relies on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 octa-core processor with an Adreno 612 GPU. The processor is further aided by 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage that can be expanded by up to 512GB via a microSD card.
In terms of optics, the device sports a triple rear camera setup with a 32MP primary sensor. It is supported by a 5MP depth sensor, an 8MP 123-degree ultra-wide lens and an LED flash. The setup is arranged vertically on the back panel, alongside a fingerprint sensor. For selfies, the phone offers a 16MP sensor. The Galaxy M40 houses a 3,500mAh battery with support for fast charging and USB Type-C. Unlike its competitors, the phone lacks a 3.5mm headphone jack. However, it ships with Type-C headphones in the box. Connectivity features like Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5.0, and GPS + GLONASS are available.
The device comes in Midnight Blue and Seawater Blue colours and is priced at Rs 17,999.