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Samsung Announces Its Cheapest 5G Phone: Galaxy A42

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The upcoming Galaxy A42 5G will come with four rear cameras, a unique back panel, and a Qualcomm processor.

By Susshmita Choubey - 
3rd Sep 2020
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Highlights of the Story

  •  A42 5G should retail at a cheaper price than the current most-affordable Samsung smartphone.
  • The company announced the phone along with a few of its specs for now.

South Korean tech giant, Samsung has just announced its new cheapest smartphone – Galaxy A42 5G. However, they have not disclosed the full specifications and price of the phone yet.

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It comes as the latest addition to the company’s A-series lineup. The company is announcing it as part of Samsung’s ‘Life Unstoppable’ virtual event. Meanwhile, Samsung shared images of the phone along with a few of its specs.

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Samsung Galaxy A42 5G renders

These official renders show Galaxy A42 5G sporting a waterdrop-like notch on the front. The rear panel houses a square-like camera module. The LED flash sits outside the module. The back panel is rather unique with four color texture.

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Moreover, reports say Galaxy A42 5G will sport a 48-MP main sensor on the back. The setup will also feature a 5-megapixel depth sensor. It is said to run on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 690 processor with at least 4GB of RAM. The phone is likely to have a 5,000mAh battery. 

Samsung might offer Galaxy A42 5G in 64GB and 128GB variants.

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On the other hand, it is replacing Galaxy A51 5G as the cheapest Samsung 5G phone.

Galaxy A51 5G features a 6.5-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display with an Infinity-O cutout. It runs on an octa-core processor with up to 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB storage. It also has four rear cameras including a 48-megapixel primary sensor. The phone runs on a 4,500mAh battery.

However, the design of the two models looks quite similar and it is likely that Samsung brings over some of the specs to the newly-announced Galaxy A42 5G. 



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