Samsung releases Android 11 update for Galaxy A42 5G
Samsung has started rolling out the Android 11-based One UI 3.1 update for the Galaxy A42 5G model. As per the changelog, the firmware brings a refreshed UI, one-time permissions, improved stock apps, chat bubbles, and a dedicated media player widget in the quick settings panel. It also bumps up the Android security patch level on the device to March 2021. Here's our roundup.
The Android 11-based One UI 3.1 firmware carries version number A426BXXU1BUB7 and is currently being released in the Netherlands via over-the-air method. A wider roll-out is expected to happen soon. To manually check for the update, you can go to Settings >Software Update.
As far as its specifications are concerned, Samsung Galaxy A42 5G features a waterdrop notch design with a prominent bottom bezel and an in-display fingerprint sensor. The handset bears a 6.6-inch HD+ (720x1600 pixels) Super AMOLED screen with an aspect ratio of 20:9. It is offered in Prism Dot Black, Prism Dot White, and Prism Dot Gray color options.
Samsung Galaxy A42 5G has a square-shaped quad rear camera module comprising a 48MP (f/1.8) primary sensor, an 8MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide lens, a 5MP (f/2.4) macro shooter, and a 5MP (f/2.4) depth sensor. For selfies, it sports a 20MP (f/2.2) front-facing camera.
Samsung Galaxy A42 5G is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 750 5G processor, paired with up to 8GB of RAM and up to 128GB of storage. It packs a 5,000mAh battery with 15W fast-charging support and is now upgradeable to Android 11-based One UI 3.1. For connectivity, the device offers support for dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, a headphone jack, and a Type-C port.