Samsung Galaxy A42 5G with 6.6-inch AMOLED, Quad Cameras Announced: Specifications, Features

Samsung, at an event today, announced upcoming Samsung Galaxy A42 5G, and revealed some key details of the smartphone.

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Samsung Galaxy A42 5G

Samsung earlier today at an event announced its latest smartphone in the A-series. The all-new Samsung Galaxy A42 will be a 5G device and might be the cheapest 5G device to date in Samsung’s portfolio. Though Samsung has not revealed complete specifications of the device including prices, it has confirmed some key specifications of the Samsung Galaxy A42 5G. Samsung showed a glimpse of the upcoming Galaxy A42 5G during the event, so we now know how the smartphone is gonna look like. At first glance, quad-rear camera setup and an edge-to-edge display with a water-drop notch can be noticed on the Galaxy A42 5G.

Samsung Galaxy A42 5G Specifications and Features

Samsung has confirmed that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy A42 5G will feature a large 6.6-inch AMOLED display with a waterdrop notch that houses front selfie camera. The company has not shared any details about the resolutions of the device, but we can expect it to be FHD+ display. It is expected to sport an in-display fingerprint sensor as it is nowhere visible in the official images.

The device had earlier appeared on Geekbench 5 database revealing a score of 615 points in the single-core test and 1799 in the multi-core test. Going by the scores, Samsung Galaxy A42 5G will be powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G coupled with Adreno 619 GPU. Geekbench listing had also revealed 4GB RAM on the device, but we can expect the smartphone to be offered in higher memory variants too, when launched.

The Samsung Galaxy A42 5G will pack a quad-rear camera setup with a squircle camera module, and that’s all is known about the cameras, at least for now. The certification information had earlier revealed the presence of a 5000mAh battery with fast charging support. Similar to most other Samsung Galaxy devices, Galaxy A42 5G will also run Android 10 with OneUI skin on top.

Samsung says it will reveal more details about the device closer to its launch. The device has already received BIS certification a couple of months back, so its India launch is definitely on cards.


Arpit grew his liking for gadgets almost a decade back while searching for his first smartphone, and started writing about tech recently in 2018. Arpit comes from Mathematics research background and can be found discussing Mathematics when not looking at his phones.