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The Samsung Galaxy A42 is 5G because it has the Snapdragon 750G chipset: new leak

The Galaxy A42 5G. (Source: Samsung)
The Galaxy A42 5G. (Source: Samsung)
Samsung has officially teased the Galaxy A42, indicating it is to be the OEM's cheapest 5G handset on its launch. The statement revealed its price (in Euros), design and screen-size, while skimming right past its processor. A new code tear-down now asserts that its SoC is in fact the new Snapdragon 750G.
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Samsung has revealed that the heretofore-rumored Galaxy A42 will launch soon in a slightly strange partial unveiling on its German-language news site. It specified that its is to have a 6.6-inch Super AMOLED display with an HD resolution - which is slightly disappointing as that of the A41 is FHD+ - powered by a 5000mAh battery.

The A42 also has quad cameras with a 48MP main sensor and a 20MP front camera. Then again, this joint teaser was less expansive about its internals, SoC and RAM included. However, a blog claims to have solved one of these problems with a code tear-down from the A42's reported appearance on a benchmarking site.

It apparently shows that the "SM-A426B" has an 8-core processor with 6 cores at 1.8GHz and 2 at 2.21GHz. Its GPU is the Adreno 619 - specs matching those of the freshly-released Snapdragon 750G.

Samsung has confirmed that the A42 will indeed be the furthest device down its series' ladder to support 5G yet, making it all the more probable that it will indeed rock the 750G. This may be the case on its release to the OEM's online store in November 2020, at which point it can be pre-ordered for €369 (~US$430) in Black, White, or Gray colors presented with a wide fading hoop effect on its rear panel.

More new Galaxy A42 press shots. (Source: Samsung)
More new Galaxy A42 press shots. (Source: Samsung)
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Deirdre O'Donnell
Deirdre O'Donnell - Senior Tech Writer - 4508 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2018
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-09-23 (Update: 2020-09-23)