It packs some great cameras setup, a large battery, and also packs a large screen size of 6.6 inches.
Samsung Galaxy A42 5G Key Specs & Features
6.6 inches Super AMOLED Display, 1080 x 2400 pixels, (399 PPI)
Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G – 7 nm
6GB, 8GB RAM
128GB Built-in Storage up to 256GB Memory Card
48 MP + 8 MP + 5 MP Triple Rear Cameras
32 MP Front Camera
Fingerprint Scanner (Under-display)
4G LTE Network
Fast Charging 25W
4500 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery
Design and Display
The Galaxy A42 5G is still new a device and as such it comes with a beautiful looking body but built with plastic. The plastic panel is also housing the square cameras setup and an LED flash.
It has body dimensions of 164.8 x 76.4 x 8.4 mm and weighs around 206 grams. It comes with a 6.6 inches Super AMOLED display panel that has a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels, 399 PPI density, and also 86.1% Screen to body ratio.
The front glass is protected by a corning glass and it also packs an Always-on display.
The camera setup on the Galaxy A42 5G consists of a 48 MP snapper, an additional 8 MP ultrawide camera, and another 5 MP depth camera.
The cameras are paired with an LED flash and working together they can record 4K videos quality. Upfront on the hole is a selfies snapper of 32 MP and the sensor has HDR support.
Hardware and Software
On the hardware, the Galaxy A42 5G is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset based on 7nm process technology. The SOC is handling its assignment at a speed of 2.84 GHz.
The Adreno 620 GPU will support good graphics and the device is available in 6GB RAM and 8GB RAM variant. The inbuilt memory of both variants remains 128GB and it has support for micro SDcard.
Battery and Network
Keeping the device on is a nonremovable battery of 4500 mAh and it comes with 25W fast charging support. The juicer is small compared to the one available on the Galaxy M51. However, it will still last long under normal usage.
Booting the OS is Android 10 with One UI 2.5 slapped on top. The Galaxy A42 5G comes with an under-display fingerprint sensor for easy unlock. There is a dual 5G network and 4G as well. Other connectivity options includes Wifi, GPS, FM radio and 2.0, Type-C 1.0 USB.
Samsung Galaxy A42 5G Price and Availability
The Samsung Galaxy A42 5G will sell for $400 which is about 156,000 Naira in Nigeria. In Ghana, it will cost around 2,500 Ghs and 45,000 Ksh in Kenya. You can buy it Black or White color.
Samsung Galaxy A42 5G Specs
Here are a few specs of the Samsung Galaxy A42 5G:
Platform: Android 10
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G – 7 nm, Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.78 GHz Kryo 485)
GPU: Adreno 620 GPU
Memory: 6GB, 8GB RAM
Colours: Black, White
Dimension: 164.8 x 76.4 x 8.4 mm
Weight: 206 g
SIM Type: Nano-SIM or Nano-SIM, dual stand-by
SIM Count: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Display: 6.6 inches Super AMOLED Display, 1080 x 2400 pixels, (399 ppi)
Screen Protection: Yes
Foldable Display: No
Rear Camera: 48 MP (wide) + 8 MP (ultrawide) + 5 MP (depth) Triple Cameras, [email protected], [email protected]/60fps (gyro-EIS), [email protected]
Rear Camera Features: LED Flash , Panorama, HDR
Front Camera: 32 MP, HDR, [email protected]
Built-in Storage: 128GB
Memory Card Support: Yes
Bundled Cloud Storage: Yes
2G GSM: Yes, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
2G CDMA 1X: Yes
3G WCDMA: Yes, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
4G LTE: Yes, LTE
Internet & Connectivity
CDMA EVDO: Yes
4G LTE: Yes
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
Infrared Blaster: No
USB Port: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push Emails: Yes
Email Protocol: Yes
Music Player: Yes
Video Player: Yes
FM Radio: Yes
3.5mm Jack: Yes
Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
Sensors & Control
Digital Compass: Yes
Proximity Sensor: Yes
Light Sensor: Yes
Heart Rate Monitor: No
Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Under-display)
Iris Scanner: No
Face Unlock: Yes
Stylus Pen: No
Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
Voice Control: Yes
Video Streaming: Yes
Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
Wireless Charging: No
Built-in Mobile Payment: Yes
Water Resistant: No
Dust Resistant: No
Image Editor: Yes
Video Editor: Yes
Document Viewer: Yes
Document Editor: Yes
Battery: Li-Po 4500 mAh Battery, non-removable
Standby Time: –
Fast Charging: Yes
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