Samsung Galaxy A42 : Affordable 5G Smartphone!

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Samsung just unveiled the Galaxy A42 – an affordable 5G smartphone for the new normal.

Take a look at what the Samsung Galaxy A42 offers, and find out if this is the 5G smartphone for you!


Samsung Galaxy A42 : Affordable 5G Smartphone!

The Samsung Galaxy A42 is a new mid-range 5G smartphone, with a large 6.6-inch Super AMOLED display, and a quad camera system.

Built around the Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G platform, it promises to offer smooth gaming and speedy 5G connectivity (when it becomes available in your area).

Samsung Galaxy A42 : Affordable 5G Smartphone!

Large Display

The Samsung Galaxy A42 has a large 6.6-inch Super AMOLED display, with a HD+ resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels.


Its Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G platform offers two high-speed Kryo 570 Gold cores running at 2.2 GHz, and six sustained-performance Kryo 570 Silver cores running at 1.8 GHz.

It also has an Adreno 619 GPU, 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal flash storage. But if you need additional storage, you can add a microSD card for up to 1 TB of external storage.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G


Concealed in the front display notch is a 20 MP selfie camera, with f/2.2 aperture.

At the back, it has a quad camera system that consists of :

  • a 48 MP main camera, with f/1.8 aperture
  • an 8 MP ultra-wide camera, with f/2.2 aperture
  • a 5 MP macro camera, with f/2.4 aperture
  • a 5 MP depth sensor, with f/2.4 aperture


In addition to an in-display fingerprint sensor, the Galaxy A42 also comes with Samsung Knox built-in.

Samsung Knox

Large Battery

To keep the Samsung Galaxy A42 running all day, it has a large 5,000 mAh lithium ion battery, that supports 15 watt fast charging.


Samsung Galaxy A42 : Specifications

SpecificationsSamsung Galaxy A42 5G
Display Size6.6-inch Super AMOLED
Display Resolution720 x 1600 pixels, 266 ppi
Operating SystemOne UI 2.5 (based on Android 10)
PlatformQualcomm Snapdragon 750G (SM7225)
Processor2 x Qualcomm Kryo 570 Gold (2.2 GHz)
6 x Qualcomm Kryo 570 Silver (1.8 GHz)
GPUQualcomm Adreno 619
Memory8 GB RAM
Storage Options128 GB
External StoragemicroSD (Up to 1 TB)
Front Camera20 MP camera (f/2.2)
48 MP wide (f/1.8)
8 MP ultra-wide (f/2.2)
5 MP macro (f/2.4)
5 MP depth sensor (f/2.4)
Connectivity5G / 4G / 3G / 2G
Wi-Fi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 + 5 GHz)
Bluetooth : BT 5.0
USB : USB 2.0 Type C
Fingerprint SensorIn Display
Other SensorsAccelerometer, Gyro, Geomagnetic
Light, Proximity
AudioDual stereo speakers
3.5 mm audio jack
Battery5,000 mAh
Charging15 watt wired
75.9 mm
164.4 mm
8.6 mm
Weight193 g


Samsung Galaxy A42 : Price + Deals

The Samsung Galaxy A42 5G has an official launch price here of RM 1,599 here in Malaysia, which is roughly US$395 / £292 / A$520 / S$525.

From now until 3 January 2021, every purchase will entitle you to a FREE Samsung Fast Car Charger.

Here are some online purchase options.


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