Samsung just launched its newest member in M series in India: Galaxy M42 5G. As the name suggests, the phone has 5G connectivity support under $300, making it the cheapest Samsung phone to do so. Other than 5G, in what other aspects the phone is strong enough to be considered a competition? Let’s find out in this quick overview of the Galaxy M42 with full specifications and expected price in Nepal.
Design & Display
Starting with the design, the back panel looks identical to Galaxy A42 5G. Not only design, but almost every other specifications are similar too. The back plastic cover consists of four colored strips along with check pattern. Square camera module holds four cameras on the back. The flash is situated below the module. It weighs around 190 grams, hence it may feel a little heavy.
Talking about the display, there is a 6.6″ HD+ Super AMOLED display up at the front. We can see Samsung cutting corners here by using 60Hz and just HD resolution in the display to achieve that “cheapest 5G phone” tag. There is U-shaped notch at the front that holds front facing selfie camera.
The USP of Galaxy M42 is its performance and the chip-set used. It is Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G that is used in this phone. This is a 5G ready processor consisting of Qualcomm’s X52 modem for it. The CPU is based on 8nm process that consists of two high performance Cortex-A77 based cores. Thus, gaming on the phone should be a no problem.
In terms of storage, it starts with 6GB+128GB variant and goes all the way up to 8GB+128GB option.
The camera on the phone is almost the same as we’ve seen in most of Samsung’s mid-range devices now. There is a quad camera setup on the back with 48MP+8MP+5MP+5MP camera combination. It’s good to see Samsung using slightly better 5MP sensors for macro and depth lens, as 2MP sensors would have been useless. On the front, there is a 20MP, f/2.2 sensor for selfies.
Battery & Other Features
The battery on the device is a 5000mAh one with USB Type-C 15W fast charging support. The fingerprint scanner is situated underneath the display(optical). It does have 3.5mm headphone as well. As usual, Samsung Knox feature secures the device and facilitates quick backup too.
Galaxy M42 5G Specifications
|Dimensions & Weight||164.4 x 75.9 x 8.6 mm |
|Display||6.6″ HD+ Super AMOLED|
720 x 1600 pixels
20:9 aspect ratio
60Hz refresh rate
|SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G (5G)|
(2×2.2 Cortex-A77 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
|Battery & Charging||5000mAh|
15W power adapter
|Rear Camera||48 MP, f/1.8, PDAF|
8 MP, f/2.2, Ultra-wide
5 MP, f/2.4, Depth
5MP, f/2.4, Macro
4K @ 30fps
|Front Camera||20 MP, f/2.2|
|Operating System||Android 11, One UI 3.1|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (in-display, optical)|
|Other Features||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
3.5mm Headphone Jack
Galaxy M42 5G Price In Nepal
The phone is launched in India at INR. 21,999 for 6GB/128GB variant and INR. 23,999 for 8GB/128GB variant. We can expect the price of M42 5G in Nepal to be around NPR. 36,000 for the base variant and NPR. 40,000 for 8GB/128GB combination.
|Model Name||Variant||Price In Nepal (Expected)|
|Samsung Galaxy M42 5G||6GB+128GB||NPR. 36,000|
|Samsung Galaxy M42 5G||8GB+128GB||NPR. 40,000|