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Samsung Unveils Affordable Galaxy A42 5G smartphone

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Samsung launches Galaxy A42 5G in attempt to rival the OnePlus Nord The cheapest 5G model yet from Samsung also comes with four rear cameras

Samsung today announced the new Galaxy A42 5G, its most affordable 5G device to date. Samsung Galaxy A42 5G is specifically designed for the markets the place 5G telephones are wanted at an inexpensive price.

At £349, the Galaxy A42 5G is £30 cheaper than the OnePlus Nord, although it has to be said that there are some considerable downgrades. It's possible Samsung could employ the Snapdragon 750G, as it fits the clock speeds and core arrangement mentioned.

It comes with a 6.6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-U Display. The phone comes with quad cameras with a 48 MP main camera, 8MP Ultra Wide Camera, 5MP Macro Camera and 5MP Depth Camera. Samsung Galaxy A42 5G follows the Galaxy A51 5G which launched in the United States earlier this year for $499 ( ₹36,600 approximately).

Original article: October 9, 2020 (2:47 AM ET): Samsung confirmed the existence of the Galaxy A42 5G in early September but shared little details about its price, specs, or availability. This smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 octacore processor has a 4500mAh battery, which supports 25 super fast charging. Manufacturers such as Huawei, LG, Motorola and OnePlus are already selling 5G phones. Additionally, some of the high-end Galaxy A series phones are also said to come with OIS (Optical Image Stabilization). There is a 20MP Selfie Camera on the front for next-level selfie shots and crystal clear video calls. It sold more than 6.7 million Galaxy 5G phones globally in 2019, and accounted for 53.9 per cent of the 5G smartphone market worldwide by the end of November. The device offers 128GB of internal storage, expandable via microSD card. The rounded edges on the Galaxy A42 5G make it comfortable to hold in the hands.

The phone has a 5000 mAh battery and supports fast charging with a capacity of 15 watts and is available in three options of black, gray and white. The connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, and USB Type-C. There's a fingerprint sensor you can easily tap on the back without having to turn your phone every time you want to unlock the device.

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