Samsung has officially launched its latest mid-range smartphone, the Galaxy M44, in its home market of South Korea under the moniker Galaxy Jump 3. While the international release is anticipated under the M44 name, the South Korean variant, with the model number SM-M446KZKAKTC, is expected to mirror the global version closely.
The design of the Galaxy M44 aligns with typical Samsung mid-rangers of late 2023, featuring a distinctive rear layout with three camera circle-islands and a circular LED flash between the topmost and middle cameras. The front showcases a V or U-shaped notch, with a slightly thicker bottom bezel.
What sets the Galaxy M44 apart is its unexpected powerhouse—the Snapdragon 888 chipset. Despite being introduced in 2020, this high-end processor promises performance that surpasses typical expectations for an M4x device. This move by Samsung may come as a relief for users who were not enthusiasts of the Exynos 1xxx line.
In terms of specifications, the Galaxy M44 in South Korea boasts 6GB of RAM, 128GB of expandable storage, a 6.58-inch 1080×2408 PLS LCD screen with a 120 Hz refresh rate, and a robust 5,000 mAh battery. The camera setup includes a 50 MP main rear camera accompanied by two 2 MP sensors, while the front houses a 13 MP selfie snapper.
Measuring 167.7 x 78 x 9.1 mm and weighing 216g, the Galaxy M44 combines sleek design with formidable hardware. Although the Snapdragon 888 is a chipset from 2020, its enduring capabilities ensure that users can expect a performance level that defies the typical mid-range smartphone experience. As Samsung brings this device to its international audience, the Galaxy M44 is poised to make waves with its unexpected yet potent processor choice.