According to IANS News Agency, Samsung is reportedly set to launch the Samsung Galaxy F42 5G smartphone in India next week, on the 29th of September. The smartphone, which was globally launched in South Korea earlier this month as the Galaxy Wide 5, will be the first 5G smartphone in Samsung's Galaxy F series. It is expected to support 12 5G bands, feature a 6.6-inch FHD+ LCD display, 64MP triple-camera, and the Dimensity 700 processor.
Some features and specs of the upcoming Galaxy F42 5G can be inferred from the Galaxy Wide 5's. The Samsung Galaxy F42 5G is expected to feature a 6.6-inch Full HD+ Infinity-V LCD display with 2400 × 1080 Pixel resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate.
As seen on Geekbench, the smartphone is tipped to be powered by MediaTek's Dimensity 700 SoC and pack up to 6GB RAM with 128GB internal storage that can be expanded up to 1TB via microSD, just like the Samsung Galaxy A22 5G.
At its rear, it is expected to feature a triple-camera set-up that includes a 64MP primary sensor accompanied by a 5MP ultra-wide camera, a 2MP depth sensor, and an LED flash. It should house an 8MP front camera in a water-drop notch.
In terms of connectivity, the smartphone offers 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, and USB Type-C.
The Samsung Galaxy F42 5G should retain the 5,000mAh battery with support for 15W fast charging that the Galaxy A22 came with. It also sports a side-mounted fingerprint scanner and it is tipped to run on Android 11 with ONE UI 3.1.
Samsung Galaxy F42 5G (Galaxy Wide 5) Expected Specifications
Samsung Galaxy F42 5G (Galaxy Wide 5)
|Display||6.6-inch (2400 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ Infinity-V LCD screen with 90Hz refresh rate|
|Processor||Octa-Core MediaTek Dimensity 700 7nm processor (Dual 2.2GHz Cortex-A76 + Hexa 2GHz Cortex-A55 CPUs) with Mali-G57 MC2 GPU|
|Storage||6GB LPDDR4x RAM with 128GB (eMMC 5.1) storage, expandable memory up to 1TB with microSD|
|Operating System||Android 11 with OneUI 3.1|
|SIM||Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)|
|Rear Camera||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|
|Front Camera||8MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture|
|Fingerprint||Side-mounted fingerprint sensor|
|Audio||3.5mm audio jack, Dolby Atmos|
|Dimensions||167.2 x 76.4 x 9mm; Weight: 203g|
|Connectivity||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|
|Battery||5000mAh (typical) battery with 15W fast charging|
The Samsung Galaxy F42 5G will most likely come in Blue, Black, and White color options, since the Wide 5 has these variations. The Samsung Galaxy F series is exclusive to Flipkart only and according to the listing on the Flipkart website, the Galaxy F42 5G is expected to be launched on September 29 and go on sale from October 7 as part of Flipkart's Big Billion Days sale.