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Samsung Galaxy A42 5G announced; is this Samsung’s Cheapest 5G Phone?

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The Samsung Galaxy A42 5G has been announced as the cheapest 5G smartphone from Samsung. A few hours ago, the tech giant amazed fans by announcing this phone officially with just a few of its features disclosed. Some of these features include its price and some others which we will briefly discuss.

According to Samsung’s press release, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy A42 5G will feature a 6.6-inch Infinity-U Super AMOLED display, a Quad-camera setup, and an in-display fingerprint sensor. The above specs is all the company had released about its most affordable 5G smartphone till date.

One of the great things about the smartphone industry is that nothing hidden is actually hidden and in this case, the device had been leaked a couple of times. With reference to 3C and Safety Korea certifications, it will pack a large 5,000mAh battery, which is still small compared to the Galaxy M51’s 7,000mAh battery but larger than most devices.

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A recent listing on Geekbench suggested that this smartphone will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 SoC, the cheapest Qualcomm smartphone SoC supporting 5G connectivity. The Samsung Galaxy A42 is also expected to be available in 4G variants just like the Galaxy A51 and Galaxy A71, with its processor still being a mystery.

Samsung is yet to officially release the pricing of the Galaxy A42 5G. However, even with its amazing features, it is expected to cost lower than the Galaxy A51 5G’s price tag of $499.99. This could make it the current cheapest 5G phone from Samsung.

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Author: Joel Onyeike

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