Galaxy A42 5G Debuts as Samsung’s Cheapest 5G Phone to Date

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INTRO: Samsung shared the details for the $2000 Galaxy Z Fold 2 last night and today, at its ‘Life Unstoppable’ virtual event, the Korean giant has taken the wraps off its cheapest 5G smartphone to date. The Galaxy A42 5G made its official debut alongside the Tab A7, The Premiere projector, and the Galaxy Fit2 fitness tracker today.

Galaxy A42 5G: Specs & Features

Galaxy A42 5G joins the ranks of Galaxy A71 and Galaxy A51 to offer 5G connectivity under the mid-range Galaxy A-series. It is being called the most affordable 5G phone launched by Samsung. The device includes a huge 6.6-inch Super AMOLED display with a middle punch-hole cutout as against the smaller screen and waterdrop notch of the Galaxy A41.

Samsung is additionally debuting a replacement rear panel design with the Galaxy A42 5G. The Korean giant has been experimenting with layered gradient patterns via its Galaxy A- and M-series over the past year approximately . The rear panel of the new 5G device is split into four sections, with the iridescence increasing as we travel towards rock bottom.

Samsung has only revealed some of the specs for the Galaxy A42 5G at the moment. We are currently unaware of the chipset, which is rumored to be the Snapdragon 690, and therefore the quad-camera array on the rear. The company has not even revealed whether you’ll have an enormous battery onboard to consume content non-stop over 5G networks.

Leaks suggest that Galaxy A42 5G includes a 48MP primary camera and a 5MP depth sensor. The rest of the 2 sensors are still unknown. The battery capacity is claimed to be 5,000mAh with 25W fast-charging support. Samsung says it’ll shed more light on the device’s specs within the future.

Price and Availability

Samsung hasn’t revealed the worth and availability details for the Galaxy A42 5G at the instant . It will, however, cost less than the $399 price tag of the Galaxy A51 5G, in the US. There’s currently no information about whether the corporate plans to bring this 5G phone to India or not. It could pose a threat to OnePlus Nord and Poco’s long-rumored competitor within the sub-Rs. 30,000 segment.

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