In October, Samsung officially confirmed the upcoming release of the affordable Galaxy A42 5G smartphone. Several specifications of the upcoming smartphone have become known, including a 6,6-AMOLED display, 6/128 GB memory, 5000 mAh battery with 15W charging. But the main question remained without a definite answer – what would the SoC be for this model? The answer to this has now been revealed.
Google revealed the upcoming Samsung Galaxy A42 5G SoC
Google Play Console has published information that the Samsung Galaxy A42 5G will receive a Snapdragon 750G, confirming previously published rumors. It also refers to an HD + display with an aspect ratio of 20: 9, as well as 8 GB of RAM (it is clear that the larger version of the smartphone is expected to go on sale in Europe for 370 euros (about 438 dollars), but The exact release date is still unknown.
Alleged Galaxy A42 5G specifications
According to recent leaks, the Galaxy A42 5G features a 6.6-inch HD + Super AMOLED panel with a waterdrop notch and a fingerprint scanner. Under the hood, the phone comes with an Octa-Core chipset with 5G capabilities. It is said to come in three distinct flavors with 4GB, 6GB, and even 8GB RAM. In terms of storage, it should start with 64GB and go up to 128GB. Of course, it will support microSD card expansion.
The phone will have a Waterdrop notch that houses a 20-megapixel selfie camera with f / 2.2 aperture. Moving to the back, we have a quad-camera setup. It consists of a 48MP primary lens, an 8MP ultra-wide lens, 5MP depth and a 5MP camera. The phone will be powered by a 5000 mAh battery and it is said to support 15W fast charging. We are disappointed to see that a phone with 5G technology at a somewhat premium price cannot have fast 18W charging. Obviously, it comes with Android 10 and One UI 2.1 on top.
The new competitor for 5G smartphones will hit the shelves in the UK later this month. As mentioned earlier, the device will be selling for around $ 438. In fact, the Galaxy A42 will be Samsung’s cheapest 5G smartphone. You must play this role until the company decides to unveil a 5G phone in the Galaxy A3x series or even within the Galaxy M series. The A42 5G will be available in three Prism Dot colors, black, white and gray. The device will join the likes of the Galaxy A51 5G and A71 5G. At the moment, Samsung’s offering of mid-range 5G devices is somewhat limited, but we may see improvement in the coming months.