Samsung Galaxy A42 5G with 6.6-inch Super AMOLED display announced

Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy A42 5G but the phone will only be available later this year

Highlights
  • Samsung Galaxy A42 5G was announced on Wednesday
  • The phone will be released later this year
  • Samsung Galaxy A42 5G is most likely the cheapest 5G phone from the company yet

Samsung Galaxy A42 5G was announced on Wednesday during the ‘Life Unstoppable’ event. This is the newest 5G smartphone in the company’s Galaxy A lineup and will release later this year. Samsung did not reveal the complete specifications of the Galaxy A42 5G but it did confirm some features. The smartphone touts a 6.6-inch Super AMOLED display and renders show the phone has a waterdrop notch at the front and a quad-camera setup housed in a square-shaped camera module at the back. 

The official Samsung Galaxy A42 5G render also shows off a unique gradient finish at the back. While the resolution is yet to be confirmed, the phone will likely offer an FHD+ screen much like its predecessor, the Galaxy A41. We also don’t see any physical fingerprint sensor, which suggests the phone will come with an in-display sensor. 

To recall, Samsung launched the Galaxy A41 earlier this year with a 6.1-inch Super AMOLED display, 48MP triple cameras, and a 3,500mAh battery. The smartphone is powered by the 4G MediaTek Helio P65 chipset. The upcoming Galaxy A42 5G will get a mid-range 5G-enabled processor, but it’s unclear whether Samsung is going with a Qualcomm chipset or a MediaTek SoC.