Samsung's first M-series 5G phone could be the Galaxy M42
Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy M42 smartphone soon. In the latest development, it has been spotted on the Bluetooth SIG and Wi-Fi Alliance platforms with model number SM-M426B/DS, hinting at an imminent arrival. The listings reveal that the M42 will support 5G network, suggesting that it will be the company's first Galaxy M-series 5G handset. Here's our roundup.
Samsung Galaxy M42 is expected to feature a punch-hole design with slim bezels and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for secure authentication of biometric data. On the rear, it is tipped to sport a triple camera unit. The handset will bear a 6.4-inch Full-HD+ (1080x2400 pixels) AMOLED screen with a refresh rate of 90Hz and a 20:9 aspect ratio.
The Samsung Galaxy M42 will have a triple rear camera arrangement, including a 64MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide lens, and a 2MP depth camera. For selfies and video calls, it will offer a 32MP front-facing camera.
The Galaxy M42 will draw power from an unknown 5G-ready chipset, paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storage. Under the hood, it will run on Android 11-based One UI 3.1 and pack a 6,000mAh battery with fast-charging support. In terms of connectivity, the device should offer support for dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, 5G, a headphone jack, and a Type-C port.
At present, there is no official information regarding the pricing and availability of the Galaxy M42 smartphone. However, given the expected specifications and features, it is likely to cost around Rs. 20,000-25,000.