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Motorola P40 may be a budget phone with a difference thanks to Samsung chipset

Samsung seldom lets other manufacturers use its chipsets, but it looks like it may have struck a deal with Motorola.

Published onFebruary 13, 2019

The Motorola P30 successor, apparently called the Motorola P40.

We got our first look at what is allegedly the Motorola P40 back in December, and it now seems like more details have emerged regarding the upcoming mid-range handset.

According to 91Mobiles, the new phone will be powered by Samsung’s Exynos 9610 chipset. This processor is positioned as a mid-range offering akin to the MediaTek Helio P60, delivering four Cortex-A73 CPU cores and four power-sipping Cortex-A53 cores. We also see a Mali-G72 MP3 GPU and 10nm design here.

It wouldn’t be the first time Samsung has served up Exynos chips to other manufacturers, as the company previously issued its flagship processors to Meizu. But it would still be a noteworthy occurrence, as the Korean brand generally reserves its chipsets for internal use.

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As for core specs, the outlet says the punch hole phone will offer a 3,500mAh battery and will be available in 3GB/32GB, 4GB/64GB, and 4GB/128GB flavors. We initially thought the phone would lack NFC, but 91Mobiles has indeed confirmed that it’ll support the connectivity option.

The outlet also reiterates its previous leak, saying the Motorola P40 will be equipped with a 48MP main rear camera. This means Motorola is set to join the likes of Hisense, Honor, Huawei, Xiaomi and others in offering a 48MP smartphone.

Would you buy the Motorola P40 over other 48MP smartphones? Let us know in the comments!

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