Samsung Galaxy A42

Description

Samsung Galaxy A42 is 5G ready phone that will cost €369 when it's available in November 2020. Specs-wise the phone will have a 6.6-inch Super AMOLED display, Snapdragon 750 processor, 4GB RAM, and 5000mAh battery. The storage is 128GB, expandable via a MicroSD card upto 1TB. A quad-camera setup adorns the back with a 48MP main sensor, while the selfie shooter is 20MP.

This device is also known as Samsung Galaxy A42 5G, Samsung SM-A426B/DS

Pros

  • 5G ready

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Display

Size: 6.6 inches
Resolution: 1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 266 PPI
Technology: Super AMOLED
Screen-to-body: 84.26 %
Features: 60Hz refresh rate, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip: Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SM7225
Processor: Octa-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo 570, 64-bit, 8 nm
GPU: Adreno 619
RAM: 4GB LPDDR4
Internal storage: 128GB, available to use: 106 GB
Storage expansion: microSDXC up to 1000 GB
Device type: Smartphone
OS: Android (11, 10), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity: 5000 mAh
Type: Not user replaceable
Charging: Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging
Max charge speed: Wired: 15.0W

Camera

Rear: Quad camera
Main camera: 48 MP (PDAF)
Specifications: Aperture size: F1.8; Pixel size: 0.8 μm
Second camera: 8 MP (Ultra-wide)
Specifications: Aperture size: F2.2
Third camera: 5 MP (Macro)
Specifications: Aperture size: F2.4
Fourth camera: 5 MP (Depth information)
Specifications: Aperture size: F2.4
Video recording: 3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (480 fps)
Front: 20 MP (Autofocus)
Dimensions: 6.47 x 2.99 x 0.34 inches (164.4 x 75.9 x 8.6 mm)
Weight: 6.81 oz (193.0 g)
Biometrics: In-screen fingerprint
Keys: Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Colors: Prism Dot black, Prism Dot white, Prism Dot grey

Cellular

5G: n1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n28, Sub-6
LTE (FDD): Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT)
LTE (TDD): Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
UMTS: Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)
Data Speed: LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
Dual SIM: Shared with microSD
SIM type: Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones: 3.5mm jack
Speakers: Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Screen mirroring: Wireless screen share

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth: 5.0
Wi-Fi: 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
USB: Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0
Features: Charging
Location: GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Other: NFC

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:
Date approved: Apr 08, 2021
FCC ID value: A3LSMA426U
Measured SAR:
Head: 1.11 W/kg
Body: 1.25 W/kg
Simultaneous Transmission: 1.59 W/kg
Wireless Router: 1.06 W/kg
Phablet: 3.81 W/kg

Buyers information

Price: € 340
User Manual: This is the official Samsu​ng Galaxy A42 User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.

Availability

Officially announced: Sep 02, 2020
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Carrier Availability

Available

Verizon Since Apr 14, 2021
Xfinity Mobile Since May 17, 2021

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