Samsung Unveils Galaxy A42 5G, its Most Affordable 5G Smartphone to Date

October 12, 2020
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Featuring a multi role Quad Camera, a long-lasting, fast-charging battery and an immersive Infinity-U Display


LONDON, UK – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. revealed the new Galaxy A42 5G smartphone, further strengthening it’s A Series line-up and bringing 5G connectivity throughout the portfolio. It is packed with all the essential innovation consumers have come to expect with Galaxy A Series, including a Quad Camera, Infinity-U Display and Long Lasting Battery.


“We’re excited to bring to market our latest 5G smartphone within the A Series line-up. The Galaxy A42 5G delivers premium features and innovation, powered ready for super-fast 5G network connectivity; it is part of our ongoing commitment to deliver next-generation connectivity to more people.”  said James Kitto, Vice President of Sales, Samsung UK and Ireland.


5G entertainment

The Galaxy A42 5G delivers hyper-fast streaming and downloading powered by 5G. Whether playing mobile games on the go or watching your favourite programmes, super-fast network connectivity will ensure there is less lag and peak performance every time.


The immersive 6.6 inch HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-U Display brings your favourite movies to life in cinematic clarity and the Fast Charging 5,000mAh (typical)[1] battery means you can keep watching, playing and scrolling for longer.


On the rear is a layered pattern that creates a modern, premium finish. The ergonomic design and rounded edges makes it comfortable to hold and easy to operate one-handed. It is available in three eye-catching colours; Prism Dot Black, Prism Dot White and Prism Dot Grey.


Capture and share, in the moment


The Galaxy A42 5G features powerful multi role Quad Camera that makes capturing or recording those memorable moments easier than ever. The 48MP Main Camera, along with 8MP Ultra Wide Camera can take breath-taking landscape images while the 5MP Macro Camera and 5MP Depth Camera capture intricate details of close-up objects and can create a background blur effect around the subject. There is a 20MP Selfie Camera on the front for next-level selfie shots and crystal clear video calls.


Combining 128GB of internal storage and 4GB of RAM, along with MicroSD support up to 1TB3, you’ll be able to capture and save videos and photos without worrying about running out of storage space.





The Galaxy A42 5G will be available from November 6th in the United Kingdom and will be priced at £349 RRP.


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Specification Sheet:

Display[2] 6.6″ HD+ sAMOLED

Infinity-U Display

Cameras Rear 48MP AF (F1.8) + 8MP FF (F2.2) +

5MP FF (F2.4) + 5MP FF (F2.4)

Front 20MP FF Selfie Camera (F2.2)
Processor SM 7225 (Global)

Dual 2.2GHz + Hexa 1.8GHz

Memory RAM 4GB
Storage 128GB
MicroSD[3] Expandable up to 1TB
Battery Capacity 5,000mAh (typical)1
Charging 15W Fast Charging
Dimensions 164.3 x 75.8 x 8.6mm / 193g
Other On-Screen Fingerprint, C-Type Adaptive

Fast Charging, Samsung Pay


[1] Typical value tested under third-party lab conditions. Rated (minimum) capacity is 4,860mAh.

[2] Galaxy A42 5G’s screen size is 6.6-inch in the full rectangle and 6.4-inch with accounting for the rounded corners; actual viewable area is less due to the rounded corners and camera cut-out.

[3] MicroSD card is sold separately.

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