Samsung, as promised, announced today a new M-series smartphone in India.
The device was named Galaxy M42 5G and it became a copy of the previously released Galaxy A42 5G. The device also received a 6.6-inch Infinity-U Super AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution, a sub-screen fingerprint scanner, a 5000 mAh battery, 6/8 GB of RAM, a quad-camera with a 48-megapixel main module, and a 20-megapixel front camera.
The Galaxy M42 5G is powered by an eight-core Snapdragon 750G processor. It is built on 8-nanometer process technology and has two high-performance Cortex-A77 cores with a frequency of 2.2 GHz, as well as six energy-efficient Cortex-A55 cores with a frequency of 1.8 GHz. The SoC comes with a built-in 5G modem. Out of the box, the device has a fresh Android 11 operating system with a proprietary One UI 3.1 shell.
The Galaxy M42 5G will go on sale in India on May 1st. The basic modification of a smartphone with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of ROM will cost $295, and the top one for 8/128 GB will cost $322.