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The Galaxy A42 is set to be Samsung’s cheapest 5G phone yet

Samsung A42 5G phone.
(Image credit: Samsung.)

Samsung has announced a number of new products at its recent LifeUnstoppable virtual event, including a new Galaxy A42 5G phone, which is likely to be the company’s cheapest 5G phone to date.

The Galaxy A40 and A41 were released in March, and with its latest device announcement  Samsung is shifting out of its traditional 12-month launch cycle, which may be a strategy to increase the company’s 5G handset penetration ahead of Apple’s imminent 5G iPhone launch.

"A new 5G-enabled phone will be joining the Galaxy A series line-up later this year; the Galaxy A42 5G.”

Samsung statement.

“Galaxy 5G has transformed the connected experience and Samsung, with a large portfolio of 5G-enabled devices and end-to-end support, is uniquely positioned to make the true potential of 5G a reality,” Samsung said in a statement promoting the new products flagged up at the LifeUnstoppable event. “A new 5G-enabled phone will be joining the Galaxy A series line-up later this year; the Galaxy A42 5G.”

Limited specs released

A full list of phone specifications wasn’t released, but the A41 already boasts a 1080p screen, so we can at least expect that to be matched. And other features in the A41, such as an under-screen fingerprint sensor and ‘waterdrop notch’ front camera, can also be expected. Samsung did provide some detail, however, confirming that the phone would sport a quad camera layout.

"Packed with all the features you can expect from an A Series device including a unique modern design and new quad camera layout, A42 5G boasts a 6.6-inch Super AMOLED display."

Samsung statement.

“Packed with all the features you can expect from an A Series device including a unique modern design and new quad camera layout, A42 5G boasts a 6.6-inch Super AMOLED display and instantly connects you to super-fast download and streaming,” Samsung said. “It is a device that keeps up, helping you capture and express every moment.”

Most important for some, is the fact that if the Galaxy A42 5G falls in line with the A41 pricing, it should make it will be the cheapest of Samsung’s 5G phones on the market when it launches later this year, but the company is yet to confirm any pricing details.

 

Dan is a British journalist with 20 years of experience in the design and tech sectors, producing content for the likes of Microsoft, Adobe, Dell and The Sunday Times. In 2012 he helped launch the world's number one design blog, Creative Bloq. Dan is now editor-in-chief at 5Gradar, where he oversees news, insight and reviews, providing an invaluable resource for anyone looking to stay up-to-date with the key issues facing 5G.