Samsung has confirmed the launch of the Galaxy M42 5G in India. The device is the first 5G smartphone under the Galaxy M-series. Rumours suggest that the smartphone is a rebranded Samsung Galaxy A42 5G launched last year. The device is already confirmed to come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SoC under the hood. It will also come with Samsung’s Knox security and Samsung Pay. On the back, the phone has a quad-camera setup. It is rumoured to feature a 48MP primary camera sensor in India. Let’s take a look at the Samsung Galaxy M42 5G launch details, leaked specifications, expected price, and other details.
Samsung Galaxy M42 5G Launch Date, Event Time, Where to Watch It Live
Samsung has officially confirmed that the Galaxy M42 5G will launch in India on April 28 at 12 Noon. The smartphone will be available for purchase via Amazon India. The company will live-stream the launch event on its official website along with its social media channels including Twitter, YouTube, and more.
Samsung Galaxy M42 5G Expected Price in India
Samsung will unveil the official price of the Galaxy M42 at the launch event on April 28. As per leaked details, the device will launch in India under Rs 25,000. In that case, the Galaxy M42 will take on the Xiaomi Mi 10i, which is a popular 5G smartphone in the sub-Rs 25,000 price range. We can also expect it to be available for purchase via the Samsung India e-Store post its launch.
Samsung Galaxy M42 5G: Cheapest 5G phone in India?
The device is the first Samsung Galaxy M-series smartphone to come with 5G network support. However, is it the cheapest 5G phone in India? Well, no. There are a few smartphones that are available under Rs 20,000 and come with 5G support.
Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G is currently the cheapest 5G smartphone in India starting at Rs 16,999. Next in line is the Realme X7 5G priced at Rs 19,999. There are other options like the Moto G 5G and the Xiaomi Mi 10i that are priced between Rs 20,000 and Rs 25,000.
The Realme 8 5G is currently the cheapest 5G smartphone that comes with a price tag of Rs 14,999.
Samsung Galaxy M42 5G Expected Specifications and Features
The device is likely to have a plastic back. Samsung has already teased the design of its upcoming smartphone. The rear panel is divided into four shades of grey. There is also another Blue colour variant rumoured to launch in India.
In case the device is a rebranded Galaxy M42 5G, it will sport a 6.6-inch AMOLED display with an HD+ display. However, we can expect Samsung to launch the device with a higher Full HD+ 1080p display instead. It will have a 60Hz panel, unlike some of the competition that offers a 90Hz or a 180Hz display.
Snapdragon 750G 5G Chipset
Under the hood, the device will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G SoC. The same SoC is found on the Xiaomi Mi 10i. It is likely to come with 4GB/ 6GB and 8GB of RAM with up to 128GB of internal storage. The device will also have an in-display fingerprint scanner and face unlock.
48MP Quad Rear Cameras
The device has a quad-camera setup on the back in a square-shaped module. It has a 48MP primary camera sensor. The device will also have an 8MP ultrawide sensor. Lastly, there are two 2MP sensors for depth and macro photography. At the front, the phone will have a 20MP front camera sensor.
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