Samsung has launched a new Galaxy F-Series smartphone in India, namely Samsung Galaxy F42 5G. This is the first 5G smartphone in the Galaxy F-Series in India.
The device comes with a triple rear camera setup, a selfie camera in the water-drop style display, and supports 5G connectivity with twelve 5G bands.
Let’s see the full specifications, price, and availability of the Samsung Galaxy F42 5G. We have also answered some most frequently asked questions. But before we start, let see the specifications of the device.
Samsung Galaxy F42 5G Specifications
This Galaxy F-Series smartphone features a 6.6-inch FHD+ IPS LCD Display with a screen resolution of 2400×1080 pixels, 90Hz Refresh Rate. The display further has a pixel density of 399 PPI and a 20:9 aspect ratio.
The handset is powered by an octa-core Mediatek Dimensity 700 Processor coupled with Arm Mali-G57 MC2 GPU. It comes with up to 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB of Internal Storage. There is a dedicated microSD card slot for storage expansion of up to 1TB.
Galaxy F42 5G has a 64MP Triple rear camera setup with an LED flash in the square module. The cameras further consist of a 64MP primary lens with f/1.8 aperture, a 5MP ultra-wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture, and a 2MP depth lens with f/2.4 aperture.
There is an 8MP selfie camera lens in the water-drop style notch with an f/2.2 aperture.
- 6.6-inch FHD+ IPS LCD Display
- 90Hz Refresh Rate
- Mediatek Dimensity 700 Processor
- 64MP Triple Rear Camera
- 8MP Selfie Camera
- 5000 mAh Battery
- 15W Fast Charging
- 2+1 microSD slot
- Side-mounted Fingerprint Scanner
- OneUI 3.1 Based on Android 11
For the connectivity, it includes 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.0, and a USB Type-C port for charging. There is a 3.5 mm Headphone Jack by which you can plug your earphone or headphone while the handset does not support NFC (Near Field Communication).
When it comes to sensors, the device includes Accelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Light Sensor, and a Proximity Sensor. The device also has a Side-mounted Fingerprint Scanner.
Galaxy F42 5G has a 5000 mAh Battery with 15W Fast Charging support. Samsung has also provided a 15W charger inside the box. The handset carries a weight of 203 grams and measures 167.2 x 76.4 x 9.0 mm (height, width, and depth respectively). The smartphone runs on Android 11-based OneUI 3.1 skin out of the box.
Price and Availability in India
The new Galaxy F-Series smartphone comes in two different variants in India – 6GB RAM + 128GB Storage and 8GB RAM + 128GB Storage. It comes in two color options – Matte Aqua and Matte Black.
The 6GB+128GB variant is priced at Rs 20,999, and the high-end variant of 8GB+128GB is priced at Rs 22,999. The first sale of the device starts from 3rd October on Samsung India’s Online Store, Flipkart, and will also be available on offline retail stores.
As an introductory offer, users will get Rs 3,000 off during the Flipkart Big Billion Days sale, which effectively brings the price down to Rs 17,999, and 19,999 respectively.
Some FAQs Related to Galaxy F42 5G
Q. Does the device have a headphone jack?
Yes, the device does come with a 3.5 mm Headphone Jack by which you can connect your headphones or earphones to enjoy the music.
Q. How many 5G bands does this device supports?
The device supports a total of twelve 5G bands that are n1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n20, n28, n66, n38, n40, n41, and n78.
Q. Does the device has a dedicated SIM slot?
Yes, the device has a dedicated SIM slot that means you can insert two SIM cards and one microSD card.
Q. Does the device have In-Display Fingerprint Scanner?
No, the handset does not have an In-Display Fingerprint Scanner. As the device has an IPS LCD Display, that does not support In-Display Fingerprint Scanner. Hence, there is a Side-mounted Fingerprint Scanner.
Q. What is the price of the newly launched Samsung Galaxy F42 5G?
Samsung has launched two different models of this device in India – 6GB RAM + 128GB Storage, and 8GB RAM + 128GB Storage. The 6GB+128GB variant is priced at Rs 20,999, and the 8GB+128GB variant is priced at Rs 22,999.
Samsung Galaxy F42 5G Pros and Cons
|90Hz Refresh Rate||Dimensity 700 at this price|
|3.5 mm Headphone Jack||No OIS in Cameras|
|Expandable Storage of up to 1TB||Average Rear Cameras setup|
|12 5G Bands||Only 15W Fast Charging Support|
|IPS LCD Display|
|8MP Selfie Camera|
|Bloatware in UI|
|Water-drop notch display|