Samsung is not slowing down in 5G expansion and this is due to the fact that the company keeps on extending 5G compatibility on many of its mid-range smartphones. Samsung Galaxy A42 5G which was announced some days is a good example of the cheapest 5G phone. Just some months ago, the Galaxy A51 5G was the cheapest 5G phone that is available but now Galaxy A42 5G will take over.
Given that the Galaxy A42 5G is a mid-range phone, its features won’t raise many expectations at all. Undoubtedly, support for 5 G connectivity is one of the biggest selling points since more countries are now adopting it. The delays were all due to some conspiracies and trade-wars.
The Galaxy A42 5 G features a quad camera setup at he back which comprises of a 48 MP main lens, an 8 MP ultra-wide lens, a 5 MP macro lens, and 5 MP depth sensor. There is also a 20 MP selfie camera.
Samsung made only a small mention of the phone’s full specifications, but according to the media speculation, the phone is most likely powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 chipset and will be supported by 4 GB of RAM and a 5,000mAh battery. Storage sizes should also range from 64 GB to 128 GB.
The Galaxy A42 5 G features a waterdrop for the selfie camera with a 6.6-inch Super AMOLED screen on the front with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels, a 399ppi pixel density. The device’s screen features a an in-display fingerprint sensor for added security.
The smartphone will run Android 10 with the latest skin of Samsung’s One UI 2.5. Galaxy A42 5G features a battery capacity of 5,000 mAh and supports fast charging.
|Announced Date||2nd September 2020|
|Display Size & Type||6.6 inches Super AMOLED|
|Screen Resolution||1080 x 2400 pixels|
|Pixel Density||399 PPI|
|Software||Android 10; One UI 2.0|
|Chipset||Snapdragon 690 (8nm)|
Comes with an SDCard slot
Supports [email protected], [email protected] video recording
|20 MP |
Supports [email protected] video recording
|3.5mm Headphone Jack||–|
|Network||2G, 3G, 4G, 5G|
|Connectivity||GSM, GPS, WiFi 4 , BT 5.0,|
|Battery||-Non-Removable Li-Po 5,000 mAh|
-Fast battery charging: Yes (25 W)
-Wireless Charging: No
-Power Share: No
Black, White, Grey
|Price||€369 ~ N170,000|
*Pls Note that the price of this device may change with time.
Samsung Galaxy A42 price in Nigeria & availability
There’s no info regarding international release but Samsung announced that the Galaxy A42 5G will be released in Germany in November at a starting price of €369. So expect the release of Galaxy A42 5G in Nigeria in the next couple of weeks after it has been released in Europe and we estimate N170,000 – N180,000 as the retail price. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NOTIFICATION FOR UPDATES.
We all know that 5G-only phones are compliant with 4 G LTE networks, meaning that they can be used in areas where there are no 5 G networks. Even so, Samsung has been releasing 5 G and LTE models, take a look at the Galaxy S20 lineup, Galaxy Note20 lineup as well as the Galaxy A51 and Galaxy A71 lineup. I’m curious whether Samsung would be releasing only the 5G variants for this device and all other devices in the future? I think it is high time for Samsung to be releasing the 5G variant only.
Samsung has really broadened its growing 5G-enabled smartphone collection by announcing the Galaxy A42 5G.
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