Samsung Galaxy M42 5G launch imminent as it receives Wi-Fi Alliance and Bluetooth certifications

Samsung Galaxy M42 5G launch in India could be around the corner.

Highlights
  • Samsung Galaxy M42 5G has appeared on Wi-Fi Alliance and Bluetooth websites
  • It could be the first 5G phone in the Galaxy M series
  • Samsung Galaxy M42 5G may be a rebranded Galaxy A42 5G

Samsung Galaxy M42 5G launch in India has been anticipated since back in November 2020 when the phone’s battery received the BIS certification. The device has now been spotted on the Wi-Fi Alliance website with model number SM-M426B/DS where DS stands for Dual SIM. The Wi-Fi Alliance listing reveals the handset comes with Android 11 and dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz). Interestingly, the same model number has appeared on the Bluetooth SIG website and it appears to be a rebranded Samsung Galaxy A42 5G. What’s notable here is that the Samsung Galaxy M42 could be the first phone in the Galaxy M series to support 5G connectivity.

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Samsung Galaxy M42 5G launching soon?

The Bluetooth SIG website reveals the Samsung Galaxy M42 5G and Galaxy A42 5G are one and the same. The Bluetooth SIG listing also confirms the phone will come with 5G support. It is possible that the Samsung Galaxy M42 will be the first 5G phone in the Galaxy M series and it may launch in India soon.

Samsung Galaxy M42 5G specs could be similar to Galaxy A42 5G

If the Samsung Galaxy M42 5G is indeed a rebranded Galaxy A42 5G then we know the specifications already. The Samsung Galaxy A42 5G was launched back in September with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G chipset, 8GB RAM, and a 6.6-inch Super AMOLED display. The smartphone packs a 5,000mAh battery and supports 15W fast charging. It comes with a quad-camera system that includes a 48MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide lens, a 5MP depth sensor, and a 5MP macro lens.