We are already aware of the fact that Samsung is working on a next-gen Galaxy A42 5G smartphone for the masses. As the name suggests, the device comes with 5G support and is a successor to the previously popular A41. We first heard about the Galaxy A42 smartphone back in June. Since then, we have come across numerous leaks and rumors surrounding the device. After announcing the device, Samsung has finally revealed some more official information about it’s cheapest 5G smartphone.
Galaxy A42 5G: price and release date for the UK is here!
Earlier today, Samsung confirmed the pricing and release date of the Galaxy A42 for the folks over in the UK. The device will be up for grabs from next month in the region starting from November 6. It will arrive with a price tag of £349 (i.e. $452). The Galaxy A52 5G comes with a £429 price tag making the newly announced A42 5G a full £80 cheaper. Well, it was supposed to be the company’s cheapest 5G smartphone and that is the case here. You can choose between three color options namely Prism Dot Black, White, and Gray.
Apart from Galaxy A42 5G, Samsung also has the 5G variants for the previous-gen A51 and A71 devices. Not only this, but the entire 2020 lineup also packs in the latest network standard. This means that there are plenty of options to choose from the plethora of Galaxy devices.
If you have forgotten or aren’t aware of the specifications, then here is a quick look at what the company is offering. The Galaxy A42 5G handset is equipped with a large 6.6-inch Super AMOLED panel with HD+ resolution and Infinity-U design. The Infinity-U is the company’s fancy way of saying a U-shaped notch housing the selfie camera. It was unveiled back in 2018 when the brand didn’t want to incorporate those big looking notches.
Under the hood, the smartphone comes with a mid-range Snapdragon 750G chipset paired with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB built-in storage. Following the current trend, there is a quad-camera module on the rear in a square design. The LED flash, on the other hand, situates outside of the module. The setup consists of a 48MP primary sensor along with an 8MP ultrawide lens, a 5MP depth sensor, and a 5MP macro for close-up shots. For selfies and video calling, there is a single 20MP front snapper housed inside the notch.
All of these runs on a large 5,000 mAh battery that can top up easily thanks to 15W fast charging capabilities. For biometrics, there is an in-display fingerprint sensor.