Samsung has launched Galaxy M42 5G in India. This is the first 5G-enabled smartphone in the Galaxy M lineup. The device is powered by Snapdragon 750G 5G SoC and sports a quad-camera setup at the rear. The device comes with top-level security via Samsung Knox and is the first mid-range 5G offering from the company.
Samsung Galaxy M42 5G Specifications
Samsung Galaxy M42 5G is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G SoC, paired with up to 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB internal storage. The storage on the device can be expanded via a microSD card up to 1TB. The smartphone runs on Android 11 out-of-the-box with Samsung’s custom OneUI 3.1 on top.
Coming to the display, the device features a 6.6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED display. The display has a waterdrop-style notch, which the company calls Infinity-U display, for the front camera.
As for the cameras, the phone sports a quad-camera setup at the rear with a 48MP ISOCELL GM2 primary sensor, an 8MP sensor for ultra-wide-angle shots, and two 5MP sensors for depth sensing and macro shots. The rear camera comes with features like Night Mode, Hyperlapse, Super-Slow motion, Scene Optimiser, Flaw Detection, and Single Take. At the front, a 20MP sensor is placed under the notch for selfies and video calls.
The mobile phone carries a 5,000mAh battery with 15W fast charging support. Samsung claims that the battery can deliver up to 34 hours of video playback and 36 hours of voice call on a single full charge. It ships with Samsung’s military-grade security platform Knox for improved security and Samsung Pay. Connectivity options include 5G, 4G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and NFC.
If we take a closer look at the specifications, Galaxy M42 5G is nothing but a rebranded version of Samsung Galaxy A42 5G, which was launched in November 2020.
Samsung Galaxy M42 5G Price
Galaxy M42 5G will be offered in two color variants- Prism Dot Black and Prism Dot Gray. It starts from Rs. 21,999 for the base 6GB RAM + 128GB storage model and costs Rs. 23,999 for the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant. It will be up for grabs from May 1 via Amazon, Samsung online store, and selected retail stores.
Considering the price range, it will rival Xiaomi Mi 10i, which is powered by Snapdragon 750G 5G SoC and features a 120Hz IPS LCD panel, a 108MP quad-camera setup, and a 4,820mAh battery with fast charging, priced at Rs. 21,069 for the 6GB RAM variant.