New in mid-range: Samsung Galaxy F42 5G
Samsung’s newest addition in the mid-range segment comes in the form of the Galaxy F42 5G. The smartphone was launched in India last week and it has a great set of specs and features in its arsenal. It is also the first phone in the company’s Galaxy F-series to come with 5G connectivity in India, and features support for 12 distinct bands. First, let us see the price. The price of the Samsung Galaxy F42 in India starts at Rs. 20,999 for the base 6GB RAM variant. The smartphone also comes in an 8GB RAM model that is priced at Rs. 22,999. There were also some launch offers on the Samsung Galaxy F42 5G including a special introductory price of Rs. 17,999 for the 6GB variant and Rs. 19,999 for the 8GB option. There will also be no-cost EMI options and exchange discounts.
Now, the pricing may seem a bit on the higher end I agree, but specs for the same are pretty decent and fair. The smartphone is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC. Paired with the 6GB and 8GB RAM variants, the device also comes with 128GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded up to 1000GB via microSD card with a dedicated slot. The smartphone runs One UI 3.1 is based on Android 11.
In terms of build and display, the Galaxy F42 5G features a 6.6-inch full-HD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate and a waterdrop-style notch. The display looks vibrant and impressive and it’s easy to handle as well. The smartphone is not too bulky at all and measures 167.20 x 76.40 x 9.00mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 203.00 grams. The bulk of the weight is due to the massive 5000mAh battery which claims to deliver a fast charging experience when using the bundled 15W charger. I think the battery is one of the best features in this smartphone behind the camera section.
Samsung Galaxy F42 5G is available in two distinct colour options of Matte Aqua and Matte Black. The smartphone houses triple rear cameras headlined by a 64-megapixel primary sensor.