Samsung Galaxy M44 makes its international debut in South Korea with surprising chipset

Samsung has made the Galaxy M44 official for the South Korean home market, albeit not under that name. It’s called the Galaxy Jump 3 there, but it should (hopefully) be the same phone we’ll soon see internationally as the M44 – the “M44” part of the SM-M446KZKAKTC model number gives it another name, the M44.

The design is exactly what you’d expect from a late 2023 Samsung mid-ranger, with a three-camera circle-island on the back and a circular LED flash to the right between the top and middle cameras. The screen has a V or U shaped notch (we can’t tell the difference yet) and a significantly thicker bottom bezel than the rest.

All par for the course, then. What is not seen in such a device is the chipset powered by it – Snapdragon 888. That SoC was launched in 2020, and we can only assume that Samsung had something lying around gathering dust in a warehouse somewhere and finally decided to put them to good use now.

Those who aren’t fans of the Exynos 1xxx line must breathe a sigh of relief, because even though the 888 is three years old, it was the top chip of its time in the Android world, so performance should be more than you’d normally expect from an M4x device.

The Galaxy M44 launched in South Korea features a chip with 6GB of RAM, 128GB of expandable storage, a 6.58″ 1080×2408 PLS LCD screen with a 120 Hz refresh rate, a 50 MP main rear camera flanked by two 2 MP sensors, and a 5,000 mAh battery. It measures 167.7 x 78 x 9.1 mm and weighs 216 grams.

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