Samsung unveils the budget Galaxy A42 5G smartphone with the Snapdragon 750G

Samsung unveils the budget Galaxy A42 5G smartphone with the Snapdragon 750G

Samsung on Monday fully detailed the Galaxy A42 5G, an affordable 5G mid-range smartphone that features Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 750G. The company actually announced the device a few weeks ago, but they neglected to share most of the phone’s specifications and other important details. With the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G now available for preorder, Samsung seemingly felt now was a good time to put the spotlight on its latest device.

The Galaxy A42 5G is yet another addition to Samsung’s A Series lineup, which also includes this year’s Galaxy A41. Some of the big upgrades in Samsung’s newest device is it features a 6.6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-U display and a Snapdragon 750G chipset, allowing the device to connect to 5G networks. The device also comes equipped with a much larger 5,000mAh battery and a quad-camera setup, headlined by a 48MP lens.


Samsung Galaxy A42 spec sheet

The Galaxy A42 5G should provide competition to Google’s Pixel 4a 5G and the OnePlus Nord. Both of those devices, however, feature a slightly more powerful Snapdragon 765G processor, which is something to keep in mind. Other Galaxy A42 5G specs include 4GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storage (up to 1TB).

Samsung Galaxy A42 5G Forums

The Galaxy A42 5G will retail for £349 RRP and be available in the UK beginning November 6. It will also be available in other parts of Europe in November starting at €369. When it launches, you can pick it up in Prism Dot Black, Prism Dot White, and Prism Dot Gray. In the event the device doesn’t make its way stateside, folks in the U.S. can always check out the Galaxy A51 5G, which retails for $499.

Specification Samsung Galaxy A42 5G
Design Prism Dot Black, Prism Dot White, Prism Dot Grey
Dimensions & Weight 164.3 x 75.8 x 8.6mm


Display 6.6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED

Infinity-U display

SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G
RAM & Storage 4GB RAM

128GB internal storage

microSD card slot (up to 1TB)

Battery & Charging 5000mAh

15W Adaptive Fast Charging

Security Under-display fingerprint scanner
Rear Camera(s) Quad Camera
Main: 48MP, F1.8
Ultra Wide: 8MP, F2.2
Depth: 5MP, F2.4
Macro: 5MP, F2.4
Front Camera(s) 20MP, F2.2
Software Android 10 with One UI 2

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