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Samsung Galaxy A42 5G Specs and Price

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Samsung has finally announced the Galaxy A42 5G and the android phone is coming as Samsung cheapest 5G phone. It packs some great cameras setup, a large battery, and also packs a large screen size of 6.6 inches.

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Samsung Galaxy A42 5G Key Specs & Features

  • 6.6 inches Super AMOLED Display, 1080 x 2400 pixels, (399 PPI)
  • Android 10
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G – 7 nm
  • 6GB, 8GB RAM
  • 128GB Built-in Storage up to 256GB Memory Card
  • 48 MP + 8 MP + 5 MP Triple Rear Cameras
  • 32 MP Front Camera
  • Fingerprint Scanner (Under-display)
  • 4G LTE Network
  • 5G Network
  • Fast Charging 25W
  • 4500 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery

Samsung Galaxy A42 5G

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Design and Display

The Galaxy A42 5G is still new a device and as such it comes with a beautiful looking body but built with plastic. The plastic panel is also housing the square cameras setup and an LED flash.

It has body dimensions of 164.8 x 76.4 x 8.4 mm and weighs around 206 grams. It comes with a 6.6 inches Super AMOLED display panel that has a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels, 399 PPI density, and also 86.1% Screen to body ratio.

The front glass is protected by a corning glass and it also packs an Always-on display.


The camera setup on the Galaxy A42 5G consists of a 48 MP snapper, an additional 8 MP ultrawide camera, and another 5 MP depth camera.

The cameras are paired with an LED flash and working together they can record 4K videos quality. Upfront on the hole is a selfies snapper of 32 MP and the sensor has HDR support.

Hardware and Software

On the hardware, the Galaxy A42 5G is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset based on 7nm process technology. The SOC is handling its assignment at a speed of 2.84 GHz.

The Adreno 620 GPU will support good graphics and the device is available in 6GB RAM and 8GB RAM variant. The inbuilt memory of both variants remains 128GB and it has support for micro SDcard.

Battery and Network

Keeping the device on is a nonremovable battery of 4500 mAh and it comes with 25W fast charging support. The juicer is small compared to the one available on the Galaxy M51. However, it will still last long under normal usage.

Booting the OS is Android 10 with One UI 2.5 slapped on top. The Galaxy A42 5G comes with an under-display fingerprint sensor for easy unlock. There is a dual 5G network and 4G as well. Other connectivity options includes Wifi, GPS, FM radio and 2.0, Type-C 1.0 USB.

Samsung Galaxy A42 5G Price and Availability

The Samsung Galaxy A42 5G will sell for $400 which is about 156,000 Naira in Nigeria. In Ghana, it will cost around 2,500 Ghs and 45,000 Ksh in Kenya. You can buy it Black or White color.

Samsung Galaxy A42 5G Specs

Here are a few specs of the Samsung Galaxy A42 5G:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 10
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G – 7 nm, Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.78 GHz Kryo 485)
  • GPU: Adreno 620 GPU
  • Memory: 6GB, 8GB RAM
  • Colours: Black, White
  • Dimension: 164.8 x 76.4 x 8.4 mm
  • Weight: 206 g
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM or Nano-SIM, dual stand-by
  • SIM Count: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)


  • Display: 6.6 inches Super AMOLED Display, 1080 x 2400 pixels, (399 ppi)
  • Screen Protection: Yes
  • Foldable Display: No



  • Built-in Storage: 128GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: Yes

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
  • 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes, LTE
  • 5G: Yes

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • 5G: Yes
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: Yes


  • Music Player: Yes
  • Video Player: Yes
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • SpO2: No
  • Pedometer: Yes
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Under-display)
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Stylus Pen: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: Yes
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: Li-Po 4500 mAh Battery, non-removable
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
  • Fast Charging: Yes
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Samsung Galaxy A42 5G Specs and Price was written by Miracle .O. The article was last modified: September 9th, 2020

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