Samsung is rumored to be working on an affordable smartphone with 5G connectivity and that phone is the Samsung Galaxy A42 5G which is expected to launch probably in 2021. With brands like Huawei and Xiaomi leading the smartphone market with cheap 5G smartphones, it’s understandable why Samsung would want to join the race.
Some of Samsung’s 5G smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy A51 and the Samsung Galaxy A71 have shown some huge success in the market but the devices go for over $290. As per an exclusive by sammmobile, there is a device by the model number SM-A426B being developed, and its a 5G smartphone.
The Samsung Galaxy A42 5G may be available in grey, white and black colors. Anyway, here are the expected(rumored) specifications of the upcoming affordable Samsung Galaxy A42 5G smartphone;
Samsung Galaxy A42 5G Specs;
The Samsung Galaxy A42 5G is expected(rumored) to sport a 6.7 inches Super AMOLED display with a 1080 x 2400 screen resolution. That leaves the display with a pixel density of 393 pixels per inch. The phone might have a screen to body ratio of approximately 88.3% and will feature the Corning Gorilla Glass 6 screen protection.
Software & Hardware
The Galaxy A42 will run on Android 10 and the Samsung’s OneUI 2 launcher. Under the hood, the Galaxy A42 5G will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G but there’s also a possibility it might run on the Exynos 980 with an Octa-core CPU. If it happens the phone is powered by the Snapdragon 765G chipset, it will utilize the Adreno 620 graphics processor.
When it comes to the RAM, there might be two models. The Galaxy A42 5G will come with a 6GB RAM model and an 8GB RAM model. The phone will have 128 GB of internal storage and will also support a memory card.
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At the rear, there will be a rectangular camera model with a triple camera setup and an LED flash. The setup will include a 48 MP main camera same as the OnePlus Nord and the Realme 6i. As for the other 2 cameras, there might be an 8 MP ultrawide lens and a 5 MP depth sensor.
At the front, there will be a single 32 MP selfie camera without an LED flash.
According to reported listing on China’s 3C website as per Gadgets360, the battery with the model number EB-BA426AB Y will have a 4860 mAh capacity. However, considering that Samsung has been pushing 6000 mAh batteries into their latest gadgets, there is a high probability the Galaxy A42 5G might be powered by a 5000 mAh battery.