Continuing with the Galaxy A51 5G, Samsung introduced a new, more affordable Galaxy A42 5G starter. The former is listed at 429 pounds ($500 in the U.S.), but the latter is priced at 349 pounds (about 3070 RMB). The Galaxy A42 uses Qualcomm’s new SnapDragon 750G mid-range chipset, despite an 80-pound price cut.
(From: Samsung’s official website)
The performance of the 750G chipset is slightly improved compared to the SnapDragon 730G used on devices such as Google’s Pixel 4a, but still not as good as the SnapDragon 765G SoC on competing products such as the Pixel 4a 5G/OnePlus Nord.
In addition, Samsung has equipped the Galaxy A42 5G with a 6.6-inch drip-shaped OLED screen, front 20MP single camera, rear 48MP master camera, 8MP ultra-wide angle, 5MP macro, and 5MP depth sensor.
The machine is available in an optional 4GB / 8GB RAM plus 128GB ROM storage combination (microSD expansion is supported), supports off-screen fingerprint recognition, and has a battery capacity of 5000 mAh.
The Galaxy A42 5G model also features a black, grey and white mesh gradient back cover, which is available in the UK on November 6 and costs 349 pounds ($455 / 3070 RMB).
By contrast, the OnePlus Nord comes with a faster processor, more storage, a 90Hz high brush screen, and an additional front-thing sensor, but the price has only increased by 30 pounds.
As for the Galaxy A42 5G with the onePlus Nord, priced at 379 pounds (about 3340 RMB), who is more popular, it remains to be seen.