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Samsung Galaxy A42: Affordable 5G phone


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Previously, 5G mobile phones were priced higher, and looking at the past, buying a phone that supports 5G network connectivity has become quite affordable in the current market. Most of the people want an affordable phone that is packed with lots of features. Looking at this thing, OnePlus has recently launched its affordable mobile phone with 5G connectivity feature i.e. OnePlus Nord. There is a growing number of affordable phones on the market right now and Samsung has come up with its new Samsung Galaxy A42 that as well supports 5G network connectivity and is priced surprisingly cheaper than the OnePlus Nord. The company has already come up with an affordable 5G phone-- Samsung Galaxy A51 5G which will lose its title of being Samsung's cheapest 5G phone once the Galaxy A42 hits the market.

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Specifications:

The Samsung Galaxy A42 is powered by a mid-range chipset-- Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G chipset which was announced by Qualcomm last month. It is however supposed to be a step upper than the Snapdragon 730G but doesn't provide as good performance as Snapdragon 765G which is offered by OnePlus Nord and Google Pixel 4A 5G variant. The Galaxy A42 comes with a 6.6 inch HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-U display and has a teardrop cutout on the front that contains a 20 megapixels selfie camera. 

As a successor to the Galaxy A51, the Galaxy A42 features a bigger battery and larger storage capacity. Talking about the RAM, it comes with three options: 4GB, 6GB, and 8GB with a storage capacity of 128GB that is expandable via microSD card up to 1 TB which is massive. The phone is packed with a 5,000 mAh battery that supports fast-charging up to 15 watts which is not fast as compared to other mobile phones but still having fast charging support on a mid-range phone is great. Similarly, it has an in-built fingerprint sensor and a quad-camera setup on the back. It has a primary camera of 48 megapixel, an 8 megapixel ultra-wide camera, a 5 megapixel macro lens, and a 5 megapixel depth sensor for a better portrait.  

The Galaxy A42 comes in three color variants: Prism Dot Black, Prism Dot Gray, and Prism Dot White with a grid pattern on the back. The back panel looks different as it is divided into four sections with a color gradient. Having a headphone jack is rare in 2020's smartphones but Samsung Galaxy A42 comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack so you don't have to buy a Bluetooth headphone or an headphone adapter.  Since the phone comes with a 5G network connectivity, it will offer you a hyper-fast streaming and download speed along with a better gameplay at peak performance.

Pricing and Availability:

The price of the Galaxy A42 5G is not confirmed yet but as per the rumors, the phone will cost around 349 Euros and will be available in UK stores on November 6. The availability of this phone in other regions is still not confirmed yet. 

Conclusion:

The specs are what we expect for a phone at that price range with 5G connectivity as a highlighted feature. So if you want an affordable 5G phone, the Galaxy A42 5G could be a good option. The Galaxy A42 will compete with OnePlus Nord, which is just around 30 euros more than the A42. OnePlus Nord offers a faster processor, more RAM, and a 90Hz refresh rate so there will be a tough situation for the Galaxy A42.   

Samsung Galaxy A42 5G:

Dimensions: 6.47 x 2.99 x 0.34 inches

Weight: 190 grams

Display: 6.6 inch Super AMOLED display

Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G (8nm) --not confirmed

CPU: Octa-core (2 x 2.2 GHz Kryo 570 & 6 x 1.8 GHz Kryo 570)

GPU: Adreno 619

RAM: 4GB, 6GB, 8GB

Storage: 128GB (expandable via microSD card up to 1TB)

Rear camera: 48MP f/1.8 wide camera
                        8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide lens
                        5MP f/2.4 macro lens
                        5MP f/2.4 depth sensor

Front camera: 20MP f/2.2 camera

Headphone jack: 3.5mm jack

USB: USB type-C 

Battery: 5000 mAh with 15W fast charging support

Colors: Prism Dot Black
             Prism Dot White
             Prism Dot Gray

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12 minutes ago, Umesh Nepal said:

I think there will be extra other affordable phones(5G)  in future. 

Yeah wondering the same. Since the 5G phones are being affordable more and more than past, it will continue being more affordable in future. And the company might also include other features of premium phones including 5G in future.

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5G is a must have for phones that are to come in the future. So, its about time when the 5G feature will be made available in every other phone releasing in the market.

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1 hour ago, Anjali said:

5G is a must have for phones that are to come in the future. So, its about time when the 5G feature will be made available in every other phone releasing in the market.

yeah exactly! And since we know that the companies can offer 5G in budget phones as well, they must release every of their phone with 5G connectivity.

1 hour ago, Manic_Pixie said:

5G phones are launching day by day but the technology hasn't much advanced yet. 

Not really! The advanced technology might not have been introduced in low end/budget devices but the technology is really advanced right now. 

38 minutes ago, sakshyam khanal said:

FHD display would be better then HD+.

Yeah it would have been better but the company chose to make it cheaper for them (not for us).

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18 minutes ago, Beecase said:

yeah exactly! And since we know that the companies can offer 5G in budget phones as well, they must release every of their phone with 5G connectivity.

They will. There is a lot of competition in the market right now so i am sure to see all the smartphones with 5G connectivity in our near future.

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1 hour ago, binod poudel said:

Design same bho new design chahiyo with glass body😀

Making a glass body back with low protection wouldn't be great and to get higher gorilla glass back, more cost is required. 

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55 minutes ago, I.m_Yabi said:

Design ali change vako vhaye Babal hunthiyo 😅

Yeah no one is satisfied with the design of this phone but it might come with other new model if it is criticized by lots of people.

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