The Galaxy M42 5G is the newest member of Samsung’s Galaxy M-series. It shares similar looks with the Galaxy A42 5G smartphone, and after taking a good look at the specs, it goes to show that this device shares so many similarities with the Galaxy A42 5G.
The M42 5G features a 6.6-inch Super AMOLED display with HD+ resolution and a waterdrop notch. The back houses a 48MP primary camera alongside an 8MP ultrawide snapper and two 5MP modules for macro shots and depth data.
The Galaxy M42 5G is powered by a Snapdragon 750G chipset paired with 6/8GB RAM and 128GB storage which is expandable via microSD. Not to forget, the M42 5G is the first 5G phone in the Galaxy M lineup.
It boots Android 11 with OneUI 3.1 on top and comes with a 5,000 mAh that supports 15W charging. The 6/128GB model will sell for INR 21,999 ($295) while the 8/128GB trim will set buyers back INR 23,999 ($322). A special introductory offer gets the price down to INR 19,999($268) for the base 6/128GB model. First sales begin on May 1 from Samsung.com and Amazon India.
Samsung Galaxy M42 5G specifications
|NETWORK||Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G|
|LAUNCH||Announced||2021, April 28|
|Status||Coming soon. Exp. release 2021, May 01|
|BODY||Dimensions||164.4 x 75.9 x 8.6 mm (6.47 x 2.99 x 0.34 in)|
|Weight||190 g (6.70 oz)|
|SIM||Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Size||6.6 inches, 105.2 cm2 (~84.3% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~266 ppi density)|
|PLATFORM||OS||Android 11, One UI 3.1|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SM7225 Snapdragon 750G 5G (8 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 570 & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 570)|
|MEMORY||Card slot||microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)|
|Internal||128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM|
|MAIN CAMERA||Quad||48 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 123˚ (ultrawide)
5 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
5 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
|Features||LED flash, panorama, HDR|
|Video||4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps, 720p@480fps|
|SELFIE CAMERA||Single||20 MP, f/2.2, (wide)|
|COMMS||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS|
|USB||USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|BATTERY||Type||Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable|
|Charging||Fast charging 15W|
|MISC||Colours||Prism Dot Black, Prism Dot Gray|