Samsung Galaxy A42 5G key specifications appear on Geekbench and Safety Korea

Samsung Galaxy A42 5G will be an affordable 5G phone in 2021

Highlights
  • Samsung Galaxy A42 5G Geekbench listing shows Snapdragon processor, 4GB RAM, and more
  • Safety Korea certification reveals the Galaxy A42 5G battery capacity

Samsung Galaxy A42 is in the active development and will reportedly be an affordable 5G phone in 2021. Now, the handset has appeared on the Geekbench benchmarking platform and Safety Korea certification site, revealing key specifications. The Galaxy A42 was able to score 615 points in the single-core and 1,799 in the multi-core tests, respectively, on Geekbench, which suggest a mid-range chipset will power the device. The listing shows it will be powered by a Snapdragon processor paired with 4GB RAM and Android 10 OS.

While the ‘Lito’ motherboard suggests a Snapdragon 765G chipset, tipster Mukul Sharma says the GPU resonates with the Snapdragon 690 5G chipset, which would make sense considering the Galaxy A42 is supposed to be an affordable 5G phone. Notably, OnePlus is also reported to be working on a mid-range phone powered by the Snapdragon 690 SoC

The Safety Korea certification confirms the Samsung Galaxy A42 will pack a 5,000mAh battery, something that was previously suggested on the 3C certification as well.  The phone may have fast-charging support, but we cannot say this for sure right now.

Earlier reports suggested the Samsung Galaxy A42 5G will come with 128GB storage and will be available in White, Grey, and Black colours. The phone will also be available in 4G LTE variant in markets where 5G isn’t available. The phone may have an AMOLED display, at least 64GB internal storage, quad-camera setup and a single front camera arranged in either a punch-hole cutout or a waterdrop notch.