Samsung Galaxy M42 5G unveiled with Snapdragon 750G and 5,000 mAh battery

by Johnson Daniel

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.Samsung Galaxy M42 5G unveiled with Snapdragon 750G and 5,000 mAh battery

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)
DISPLAY Type Super AMOLED
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)
GPU Adreno 619
MEMORY Card slot microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
Internal 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM
UFS 2.1
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)
Features HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
SOUND Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
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
NFC Yes
Radio FM radio
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

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