My theory is, that they didn't implement the AOD in A40 because it would probably canibalize the sales of S10e. Many costumers want this function on smaller screens, but Samsung doesn't want to lost profit on the higher models.
Aadrian, 16 Apr 2019Polished aluminium frame or just plastic fantastic?back is a plastic fantastic, but it looks good.
I can confirm also that there is no Always on Display :(
Does it have notification led?
Maybe they'll add AOD in a software update?
Its true no AOD not paying $340 without that thanks..
Does it have screen protection?
Anonymous, 16 Apr 2019so... what is this then? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6D3uikQrIvYIt's an App Always on Edge, not built in AOD
Does anybody know if it supports WiFi Calling (voWiFi)? Many thanks!
Polished aluminium frame or just plastic fantastic?
what is this then?
Hamid33, 16 Apr 2019I have read the A30 model user guide only to check AOD. It has it. But for A40 there is no iss... moreI can't understand it either, it's a stupid (if not wicked) move from Samsung. Here's the manual: http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/UM/201903/20190329150524904/SM-A405_DS_UM_EU_Pie_Eng_Rev.1.0_190329.pdf
It looks so weird.
inez, 16 Apr 2019Samsung says: "The Always on display feature is only available on certain models. Please see t... moreI have read the A30 model user guide only to check AOD. It has it. But for A40 there is no issued manual yet.
Samsung uses this feature on special devices, i agree, but how J7 pro suddenly becomes special for Samsung only recently? i don't think AOD would impose costs on them like OIS, USB TYPE C,Bluetooth 5, etc, there are marketing policies they follow i don't understand. It is a deal breaker
Hamid33, 16 Apr 2019Are you sure? please check it in settings. it might be deactivated by default. it is very impo... moreSamsung says: "The Always on display feature is only available on certain models. Please see the full product manual to determine if your device is capable of displaying on a locked screen." Unfortunately, they don't mention AOD in the manual, so A40 doesn't have it.
blueredwine, 15 Apr 2019Today, I bought this device. There is NO always on display! Wha t a shame!Are you sure? please check it in settings. it might be deactivated by default. it is very important for me. a30 has it, what is wrong with samsung...the only perfect size with always on display i wanted now NOO
please tell me if a40 doesn't have aod for sure
blueredwine, 15 Apr 2019Today, I bought this device. There is NO always on display! Wha t a shame!Didn't you read the specs before buying it?
Why undeclock the chipset. Bad move
I think I'll go to a different brand now with this crappy chipset
I really loved its compact but the chipset so dissapointed