04 May 2021
Samsung has launched the Galaxy M42 5G as its first mid-range smartphone with 5G connectivity. It is also the most affordable 5G smartphone in India by the company. It is aimed at delivering everything that one expects from a Galaxy M-series device but with the added support for 5G networks.
The Samsung Galaxy M42 5G sports a 6.6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-U display. Under the hood, it has an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G processor coupled with 6GB and 8GB of RAM. The onboard storage is 128GB on both configuration variants along with support for microSD cards up to 1TB.
The back panel has a quad-camera setup headlined by a 48-megapixel primary sensor. The other three cameras include an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle, a 5-megapixel depth, and a 5-megapixel macro. The front camera on the smartphone is a 20-megapixel sensor housed within the notch.
There is a 5,000mAh battery with 15W fast charging support to keep the lights on. It will run One UI's latest version based on Android 11 out of the box. Other features include Samsung Pay support, Knox security, Game Booster, and Frame Booster.
Samsung has priced the Galaxy M42 5G at INR 21,999 for the 6GB/128GB model and at INR 23,999 for the 8GB/128GB model but it is offering a flat INR 2,000 discount for a limited period of time. The available color options include Prism Dot Black and Prism Dot Gray.