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 NameHisense U40
Announced2020, August
Market AvailabilityAvailable


Network TypeGSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G NetworkHSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G NetworkNo
5G NetworkNo
Network SpeedHSPA, LTE-A / 5G
Network GPRSYes
Network EDGEYes
SIM TypeDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)


Body BuildGlass front, plastic back
Body Dimensions154.9× 75 × 9.7 mm
Body Weight196 g
Body ColorsNavy Blue and Gray


Display TypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Display Size5.7 inches
Display Resolution480 x 960 pixels, 18:9 ratio
Display MultitouchYes
Display Pixel Density242 ppi density
Display Screen ProtectionYes Corning Gorilla


Primary Camera5 MP
Secondary Camera5 megapixel
Camera FeaturesLED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama
Camera FlashYes


Operating SystemAndroid
OS Version10
User InterfaceYes


ChipsetSpreadtrum UniSoC SC9832E
CPUQuad-core (4×1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU)
Graphics processor (GPU)ARM Mali T820 MP2
System Internal Memory1GB RAM
Internal Storage16 GB
Storage Card SlotYes
SensorsFaceID, Accelerometer, proximity


Wi-FiYes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi HotspotYes
BluetoothYes, 4.2, A2DP
USB TypeType – C
GPSYes, with A-GPS


Battery TypeLi-Po Battery
Battery Capacity2450 mAh battery
Battery PlacementRemovable
Fast ChargingNo
Wireless ChargingNo
Battery Standby
Battery Talk Time
Battery Music Play Time


Audio PlaybackYes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Video PlaybackYes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Video Outn/a
FM Radion/a
Alert TypesVibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
Ring TonesMP3, WAV
LoudspeakerYes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jackYes

Other Features

MessagingSMS (threaded view), MMS, Email
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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.

Where To Buy Hisense U40

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