Samsung’s latest phone Galaxy A42 5G a mid-range 5G phone
Samsung’s new 5G mobile the Samsung Galaxy A42, the latest in its list of extra reasonably priced and lower-specced A-series phones.
The Samsung Galaxy A42 is now Samsung’s cheapest mobile with 5G, selling for £349 (about $455). That sets it £80 below the Galaxy A51 5G, which was before the most affordable way to purchase into Samsung’s 5G lineup at £429 or valued at USD 500 in the US.
Samsung Galaxy A42 Specifications
The Galaxy A42 holds the Snapdragon 750G, a middle-of-the-pack processor that was just stated by Qualcomm last month. It’s assumed to be a step up from the Snapdragon 730G, consulted in phones similar to the Pixel 4A, but it isn’t as powerful as the Snapdragon 765G, seen in the Google’s Pixel 4A 5G and OnePlus Nord.
The Galaxy A42 has a 6.6-inch OLED display with a teardrop cut out for a 20-megapixel camera at the top, 4GB to 8GB of RAM depending on the model.
128GB of storage expandable by MicroSD, a 5,000 mAh battery, and a fingerprint sensor built into the screen. On the back, four cameras: a 48 megapixel wide, 8 megapixel ultrawide, a 5-megapixel macro, and a 5-megapixel sensor for generating portrait picture effects.
Galaxy A42 colour variants in three colours black, grey, and white peach with a compact grid pattern on the back that darkens in stages as it extends up the phone.
The Galaxy A42 launches in the UK on November 6th. The Verge team has reached out to Samsung to inquire about broader availability.
Samsung’s Galaxy A42 will compete closely with OnePlus’ Nord, which price is £379, or just £30 more.
For that more £30, the Nord adds a faster processor, more RAM, a 90Hz display, and a second selfie camera, and it’s got usually positive reviews, too.
That stated, the A42’s price may drop the Galaxy A51 5G is now on sale in the US for $325, or $175 off, which gives it even cheaper than the A42 while the sale remains.