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The Samsung Galaxy M40 updates to Android 10

The Samsung Galaxy M40. (Source: Samsung)
The Samsung Galaxy M40. (Source: Samsung)
Samsung launched the Galaxy M40 in June 2019. Now, it is reportedly receiving a major software upgrade in its first market (India), bringing Android 10 and all of its main features to the mid-ranger. This OTA also contains an up-to-date security patch level.

With its 6.53-inch FHD+ AMOLED display that contains a selfie camera in one corner, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, the Galaxy M40 may have seemed like a good deal for about US$290 at its launch. However, its lack of significant software upgrades may have cast somewhat of a pall on that idea for some customers since then. Samsung has finally addressed this with a build of Android 10 for this phone.

The 1.7GB download does indeed confer many essential aspects of this up-to-date OS version to the M40. They include a system-wide dark theme, advanced privacy and location controls, the option to use Google's newer form of gesture-based navigation and enhanced Digital Wellbeing. On the other hand, this software is overlaid by One UI Core 2.0 and not the full-fat One UI 2.0.

This Core variant has been developed for sub-flagship devices, and thus lacks every bell and whistle associated with Samsung's prioprietary skin for Android. For example, users with updated Galaxy M40s will find no in-built screen recorder in their renewed interfaces. Then again, this update does elevate their security patch level to March 1, 2020.

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The Galaxy M40's Android 10 update screen. (Source: SamMobile)
The Galaxy M40's Android 10 update screen. (Source: SamMobile)


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Deirdre O Donnell, 2020-03-10 (Update: 2020-03-11)