Samsung Galaxy M42 5G is the first smartphone to support fifth-generation networks in M-series. The handset has been unveiled in India as a budget 5G smartphone. In terms of specifications and design, it is almost the copy of the Galaxy A42 5G phone that debuted in European markets in September last year. Here, in this blog post we will go through the specs, features and expected price of the Samsung Galaxy M42 5G in Nepal.

Samsung Galaxy M42 5G Specifications

Key Specs
Display 6.6  inches
Front Camera 20 MP
Back Camera 48 + 8 + 5 + 5 MP
Chipset Qualcomm SM7225 Snapdragon 750G 5G (8 nm)
RAM 6 / 8 GB
Internal Storage 128 GB
Battery 5,000 mAh
Price in Nepal NPR 37,000 (6/128 GB) * NPR 40,000 (8/128 GB) *
Price in India INR 21,999 (6/128 GB) INR 23,999 (8/128 GB)
Dimension 164.4 x 75.9 x 8.6 mm
Weight 190 g
Build Material Glass front
Sim Slot Hybrid Dual SIM (dual stand by)
Sim Size Nano-SIM
Operating System Android 11, One UI 3.1
Resistant -
Colors Prism Dot Black, Prism Dot Gray
Size 6.5 inches
Resolution 720 x 1600 pixels
Aspect Ratio 20:9
Pixel Density ~270 ppi density
Refresh Rate 90Hz
Front Camera
Setup Single
Lens 20 MP, f/2.2, (wide)
Flash No
Autofocus No
Features HDR
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Back Camera
Setup Quad
Lens 48 MP, f/2.0, (wide), 1/2.0", 0.8µm, PDAF, 8 MP, f/2.2, 123˚ (ultrawide) 5 MP, f/2.4, (macro), 5 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
Flash Yes, LED Flash
Autofocus Yes, PDAF
Features Panorama, HDR
Video [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
Chipset Qualcomm SM7225 Snapdragon 750G 5G (8 nm)
Processor Octa-core (2x2.2 GHz Kryo 570 & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 570)
Graphics Adreno 619
RAM 6 / 8 GB
Internal Storage 128 GB
Expandable Storage Yes, microSD card
Type UFS 2.1
Audio Jack Yes
Loudspeaker Yes
FM Radio Yes
Network Connectivity
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Wi-Fi Features Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot, dual-band
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
USB Type USB Type-C
USB version 2.0
Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Placement In-display
Face Recognition Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Proximity Yes
Compass Yes
Barometer No
Capacity 6,000 mAh
Type Non-Removable Li-Po
Charging 15W Charging

Samsung Galaxy M42 5G Overview

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Display and Design

First things first, the Galaxy M42 5G houses a 6.6” AMOLED display. The Infinity-U notch panel produces an HD+ resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels and has a 20:9 aspect ratio. Also, the panel is integrates an in-display fingerprint sensor, first in M-series.

The device has a polycarbonate build. The back of the phone has a glass-like appeal and an impressive layered pattern. There’s a square-ish camera housing with an LED flash just outside of it. Users can choose between Prism Bot Black and Prism Dot Grey color options.

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Performance and Memory

Powering the Galaxy M42 is an octa-core Snapdragon 750G chipset. The 7nm chipset makes use of two Cortex-A77 cores clocked at 2.2Ghz and six Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 1.8GHz. The same chip can be seen in last year’s Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G. Thanks to the integrated Snapdragon X52 modem due to which it supports 5G connectivity.

If memory is your concern, then the chip works in conjunction with 6/8GB of RAM. Both the configuration is available with only 128GB of onboard flash drive. If it doesn’t satisfy your hunger for storage you can expand it with a microSD card installed in a dedicated expansion slot.

On the software front, it comes preinstalled with One UI 3.1 based Android 11 OS. Similarly, the handset also brings the features like Samsung Pay and Knox security. Further, the company has included Game Booster and Frame Booster to improve the gaming ability of this smartphone.

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The squarish camera module consists of four components. The main camera here is a 48MP ISOCELL GM2 sensor with an aperture of f/1.8. It is accompanied by an ultrawide sensor with a viewing angle of 119 degrees and a couple of 5-megapixel modules each. The latter are responsible for macro photography and depth analysis. This setup is capable of recording 4K videos at 30fps.

For shooting selfies, there’s a 20-megapixel front-facing camera. Similarly, the campera app is loaded with features like Single Take, Night Mode, Hyperlapse, Super-Slow motion, Flaw Detection and more.

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Battery and Miscellaneous

Fueling the Galaxy M42 5G is a big battery of 5,000mAh capacity. It supports 15W charging which comes in the box. According to the company, this battery offers up to 36 hours of talk time on a single charge.

The phone also packs other features like a dual SIM slot with 5G support, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB-C, NFC and a 3.5mm audio jack.

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Samsung Galaxy M42 5G Price in Nepal and Availability

Samsung Galaxy M42 5G has exclusively launched in India where its price starts from INR 21,999. And, the sale is scheduled for 1st May.

Samsung Galaxy M42 5G price in Nepal is expected to be around NPR 37,000 when it launches in the country.

Samsung SmartphoneMemory ConfigurationPrice in IndiaPrice in Nepal (Expected)
Samsung Galaxy M42 5G6/128GB
INR 21,999
INR 23,999
NPR 37,000
NPR 40,000
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