Samsung has finally unveiled its newest A series upgrade the “Samsung Galaxy A42 5G” at its ‘Life Unstoppable’ virtual event. The company has shared only a few details about the phone that is expected to become its cheapest 5G offering.
Galaxy A42 5G seems to be the successor to the Samsung Galaxy A41 that launched in March this year. The design of the two phones is quite similar and it can be expected that Samsung will bring over some of the specifications to the Galaxy A42 5G.
The phone has a quad rear camera setup and a single selfie shooter housed in the notch. From the images available on Samsung’s website, it can be seen that the phone has slim bezels all around. It appears to have a blue to grey gradient pattern on its back.
Samsung is also touting super-fast downloading and streaming over 5G networks, so we’re assuming the large screen was to make sure customers can get the best gaming and video watching experience. They have also confirmed some more specs for the Galaxy A42 5G. The phone has a 5,000 mAh battery with fast charging support.
Samsung Galaxy A42 5G Key Features and Specs
- 6.6-inch Super AMOLED display, 1080 x 2340 pixels
- 48MP + 8MP + 5MP + 5MP Quad Rear Camera
- 20MP front camera
- Android 10
- 6GB RAM + 128GB Built-in Storage, with Micro-SD Support
- Fingerprint Sensor (under display, optical)
- 5000 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery
Design and Display
The Samsung Galaxy A42’s 6.6-inch Super AMOLED display is of the Infinity-U variety (a waterdrop notch) and has HD resolution. While the Galaxy A40 and Galaxy A41 were both compact offerings, the Galaxy A42 5G is anything but small thanks to its 6.6-inch Super AMOLED display.
This display offers a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. A supposedly high pixel density of 390ppi will cater to enriched picture quality. The bezel-less display is expected to have a waterdrop notch design, thus furnishing an immersive viewing experience.
In addition, this smartphone also offers a screen-to-body ratio of 85.8%, which aids the functionality of the full view display without hindrance to offer a better viewing experience. The Galaxy A42 5G also offers up to 480 nits brightness and rich colour reproduction, hence, you are sure to get the best out of your video experience even in bright sunlight.
Samsung has also refreshed the design of the rear panel. It’s now divided into four differently colored sections, almost like a country’s flag, and the quad cameras are arranged in a square instead of an L-shaped pattern that we saw on Samsung’s recent mid-range phones. The power and volume buttons are also present on the right side.
The Samsung Galaxy A42 is expected to house a quad-camera setup at the back with a 48MP primary camera. This will reportedly be accompanied by an 8MP wide-angle camera and a 5MP camera, and a 5MP depth sensor. In addition, at the front, there’s a 20-megapixel shooter for selfies for clicking some awesome portraits. On top of that, the smartphone is also expected to support features like Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, and Touch to focus.
Battery and Performance
The Samsung Galaxy A42 will very likely be powered by an Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset packed with a Mali-G52 GPU to enhance the overall gaming performance. The device will supposedly get 4 GB RAM and an internal storage capacity of 64 GB, which can be expanded all the way up to 512GB. The smartphone will purportedly be fuelled by a massive 3700 mAh battery which according to Samsung can easily last for a full day of heavy usage and will likely support fast charging as well.
Software and Connectivity
Samsung Galaxy A42 will reportedly ship with Android 10 out of the box. For the connectivity part, the smartphone will arrive with features such as 5G Support, Dual sim VoLTE support (Nano + Nano (Hybrid)), Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n, GPS, and Bluetooth 5.0. The smartphone is also expected to feature an on-screen fingerprint sensor. Besides, the device will reportedly have a 3.5mm headphone jack and a USB Type-C port as well.
Samsung Galaxy A42 5G Price in Nigeria
Samsung Galaxy A42 5G Price is expected to start at ₦158,304. However, both prices are unofficial.
Where To Buy Samsung Galaxy A42 5G In Nigeria
Samsung A42 5G is now available for sale on the Kara Nigeria, an online store, where you can place your order now and enjoy a quick delivery of 1-3 days to your doorstep in any location in Nigeria. Kara.com.ng offers a convenient payment method that allows you to pay on delivery for any item purchased.