Specs and Price: Hisense U40

Hisense U40
Hisense U40
Hisense U40

The South Africa tech giant Hisense has just launched a budget smartphone with a moniker Hisense U40.

The phone has a pocket-friendly body design and also an average specification. Below is everything we know about the Hisense U40 device and the price.

Design And Display

The Hisense U40 looks like the Xiaomi Redmi 8A on the panel. The whole body is built with a combination of plastics and glass. The panel is also housing the cameras, an LED Flash, and a logo. It has body dimensions of 154.9× 75 × 9.7 mm and weighs 196 grams.

The front has some visible bezels both on the top and bottom of the screen. The bezel offers a screen size of 5.7 inches under IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen. It has a screen resolution of 480 x 960 pixels, 18:9 ratio, and 242 PPI density. The display is a 74.7% screen-to-body ratio and there is a protective glass.

Hisense U40
Hisense U40


Users will also enjoy good photos on the Hisense U40. The primary camera is 5 MP paired with an LED flash for bright photos. There are also some internal features that will enhance the image. Upfront is another snapper of 5 MP for selfies and video calling. It has support for Face and can shoot 480p@30fps videos while the main camera can record up to 1080p@30fps.

Hardware And Software

The budget phone Hisense U40 packs a Spreadtrum UniSoC SC9832E chipset and a quad-core processor clocking at a speed of 4×1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU. It has ARM Mali T820 MP2 for graphics and runs on the Android 10 operating system based on Go Edition.

Storage Capacity And Sensors

The inbuilt storage on the phone is 16GB and 1GB RAM expandable up to 64GB using a micro SDcard. The phone lacks a fingerprint scanner but has Face ID and other sensors such as Accelerometer, and proximity.

Battery Power And Network Connectivity

There is a removable battery of 2450 mAh which is said to last up to 15 hours of talk time on 3G. The phone also has dual SIMs and 3G network for browsing. This is to say there is no 4G. However you will be getting other regulars like FM radio, GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, and Micro USB 2.0.

Hisense U40 Full Specifications

Model Name Hisense U40
Announced 2020, August
Market Availability Available


Network Type GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G Network HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G Network No
5G Network No
Network Speed HSPA, LTE-A / 5G
Network GPRS Yes
Network EDGE Yes
SIM Type Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)


Body Build Glass front, plastic back
Body Dimensions 154.9× 75 × 9.7 mm
Body Weight 196 g
Protection n/a
Body Colors Navy Blue and Gray


Display Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Display Size 5.7 inches
Display Resolution 480 x 960 pixels, 18:9 ratio
Display Multitouch Yes
Display Pixel Density 242 ppi density
Display Screen Protection Yes Corning Gorilla


Primary Camera 5 MP
Secondary Camera 5 megapixel
Video 1080p@30fps
Camera Features LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama
Camera Flash Yes


Operating System Android
OS Version 10
User Interface Yes


Chipset Spreadtrum UniSoC SC9832E
CPU Quad-core (4×1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU)
Graphics processor (GPU) ARM Mali T820 MP2
System Internal Memory 1GB RAM
Internal Storage 16 GB
Storage Card Slot Yes
Sensors FaceID, Accelerometer, proximity


Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Hotspot Yes
Bluetooth Yes, 4.2, A2DP
USB Type Type – C
GPS Yes, with A-GPS


Battery Type Li-Po Battery
Battery Capacity 2450 mAh battery
Battery Placement Removable
Fast Charging No
Wireless Charging No
Battery Standby
Battery Talk Time
Battery Music Play Time


Audio Playback Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Video Playback Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Video Out n/a
FM Radio n/a
Alert Types Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
Ring Tones MP3, WAV
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes

Other Features

Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email
Browser HTML5
Java n/a
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Hisense U40 Price And Availability

The Hisense U40 is now available for purchase and it will cost around $79. It will ship in Navy Blue and Gray colors.

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