14 October 2020
Update: October 12, 2020
Samsung has thrown the details on its Galaxy A42 5G in bits and pieces. Two days back it revealed the full specifications of the phone that it actually made official last month and now it disclosed the pricing of the phone.
Samsung has announced the Galaxy A42 5G in the UK for £349. It will be available in the country on November 6. It is unknown whether the phone will make its way to other global markets. This is the cheapest 5G model yet from Samsung and this is a high possibility that the company decides to launch it in price-sensitive markets as well.
Original Post (October 9, 2020)
Last month, Samsung took wraps off its most affordable 5G smartphone named Galaxy A42 5G. It revealed only a few key features of the phone at the launch but after a month, it has finally made the specifications sheet public. The phone is packed with mid-range specifications with a premium design.
The Galaxy A42 5G sports a 6.6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-U display. It means there are minimal bezels on all four sides and there is a small notch at the top. Under the hood, it has an undisclosed octa-core processor clocked at 2.2GHz. The phone will be available in a single 128GB storage option but three RAM variants: 4GB, 6GB, and 8GB. It also supports microSD cards up to 1TB for storage expansion. The phone also has an in-display fingerprint scanner.
The top left corner of the back panel features a quad-camera module. It includes a 48-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor with f/2.2 aperture, a 5-megapixel depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture, and a 5-megapixel macro sensor with f/2.4 aperture. The front camera on the phone is a 20-megapixel sensor with f/2.2 aperture.
The whole package is powered by a 5,000mAh battery that should last for a day with ease. The good thing is that it supports 15W Adaptive Fast Charging which means it should not take too long to recharge the battery. Samsung has announced the phone in three color options: Prism Dot Black, Prism Dot White, and Prism Dot Gray. There are no details about the Galaxy A42 5G pricing and availability for now.