Update: Samsung has confirmed the launch of Galaxy F42 5G in India on September 29th. It has also confirmed FHD+ 90Hz screen, 64MP rear camera, 12 5G bands, 5000mAh battery and more.
After rumours, Samsung is all set to launch of Galaxy F42 5G, which is another version of the Galaxy A22 5G, in India next week, according to a IANS report. The first 5G phone in the F series will be exclusively sold on Flipkart, and the reveal calendar shows that it will launch on September 29th, and it should be available from October 7th during the Big Billion Days sale.
The report says that the Galaxy F42 5G will support 12 5G bands, feature 64MP triple rear cameras and a FHD+ LCD screen with 90Hz refresh rate. Based on a Geekbench listing, the phone will be powered by the Dimensity 700 SoC with up to 6GB of RAM and the image from Google Play Console listing reveals a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, same as the A22 5G.
It should retain the 5000mAh battery with 15W charging as the A22. This could be the same as the Galaxy Wide 5 that was introduced in Korea last week.
Samsung Galaxy F42 5G / Galaxy Wide5 specifications
- 6.6-inch (2400 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ Infinity-V LCD screen with 90Hz refresh rate
- Octa Core MediaTek Dimensity 700 7nm processor (Dual 2.2GHz Cortex-A76 + Hexa 2GHz Cortex-A55 CPUs) with Mali-G57 MC2 GPU
- 6GB LPDDR4x RAM with 128GB (eMMC 5.1) storage, expandable memory up to 1TB with microSD
- Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)
- Android 11 with OneUI 3.1
- 64MP rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, LED flash, 5MP ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture, 2MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture
- 8MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture
- Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
- 3.5mm audio jack, Dolby Atmos
- Dimensions: 167.2 x 76.4 x 9mm; Weight: 203g
- 5G SA/ NSA (N1, N3, N5, N7, N8, N20, N28,N38, N40, N41, N78, N79), Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.1, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, USB Type-C
- 5000mAh (typical) battery with 15W fast charging
The phone is expected to come in a Blue, Black and White colours. We should know more details in the coming days, before it is launched next week.