Samsung Galaxy M42 5G is launched as the first 5G phone under M-series

The Galaxy M series is very popular in Nepal, India, and many more countries. The series is known for its best battery and one of the best overall smartphones. Now, Samsung has added the first 5G phone under the M-series- Galaxy M42 5G in India. Let’s have a look at the specifications, features, expected price, and availability of the Samsung Galaxy M42 5G in Nepal.

Samsung Galaxy M42 5G Overview:

As we mentioned earlier, it will be the first 5G-enabled smartphone in the M-series. The company will launch it as the successor to the Galaxy M40.  However, Galaxy M42 5G is rebranded Galaxy A42 5G.

Display and Design

The Samsung Galaxy M42 5G sports a 6.6-inch “Infinity-U”  Super AMOLED display with an HD+ resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels. Comparing it with other competing devices side by side, it looks quite outdated because other smartphones are using punch-hole cutout which looks much better over a notch.

Samsung Galaxy M42 5G Design and Display

Since it is a rebadged Galaxy A42 5G, it looks identical to Galaxy A42 5G. There will be a square camera module at the back that houses a quad rear camera setup with a LED flash just below the camera bump. Due to the AMOLED panel, the company has placed the fingerprint sensor beneath the front glass. The device is available in two different color options: Prism Dot Black and Prism Dot Gray.


The handset will flaunt a quad-camera at the back. There is a 48MP ISOCELL GM2 sensor with an aperture of f/1.8. It is followed by an 8MP ultrawide lens with an aperture of f/2.2 and a 123-degree field of view. In addition, there is a pair of 5MP macro and depth cameras from macro and depth shots.

Samsung Galaxy M42 5G Rear Camera Setup

On the front, it has a 20MP selfie camera with an aperture of f/2.2 which is capable of recording 1080p videos at 30fps. The rear camera setup can record 4k@30fps, 1080p@30fps, and 720p@480fps. You get different features on the rear camera like Night Mode, Single Take, Super-Slow Motion, and so on.

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Performance and Memory

Moving to performance, the Galaxy M42 packs a Snapdragon 750G chipset. It is based on 5nm process technology and has a Snapdragon X52 modem for 5G connectivity. The chipset has two Cortex-A77 cores clocked at 2.2Ghz frequency and six more Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 1.8Ghz frequency.

The phone is available two RAM options of 6GB or 8GB paired with 128GB of internal storage. If you need more space then you can insert a microSD card for expanding the storage. It ships with Android 11 with One UI 3.1 on the top.

Rest of the Specs

The battery has been a highlighting feature of every M-series device. But this time, we are getting a slightly smaller 5000mAh battery. Still, Samsung provided 15W charging which is very slow as compared with its competitors.

Samsung Galaxy M42 5G Battery

In terms of connectivity, the phone features 5G, dual-band Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC, FM Radio, Type-C 2.0 port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Samsung Galaxy M42 5G Specification:

Body164.4 x 75.9 x 8.6 mm, 190g
Display6.6-inch Super AMOLED panel
Resolution720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio
Refresh Rate60Hz
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 750G (8nm)
CPUOcta-core (2x 2.2Ghz Cortex A-77& 6x 1.8Ghz Cortex-A55)
GPUAdreno 619
Storage128GB (Expandable)
OS & UIAndroid 11, One UI 3.1
Rear CameraPrimary: 48MP with f/1.8
Ultrawide: 8MP with f/2.2, 123-degree FOV
Macro: 5MP with f/2.4
Depth: 5MP with f/2.4
Selfie Camera20MP with f/2.2
Video ResolutionRear: 4k@30fps, 1080p@30fps, 720p@240fps
Front: 1080p@30fps
SecurityFingerprint (Optical Under Display), Face Unlock (Software Based)
Audio3.5mm headphone jack, loudspeaker
Connectivity5G, dual-band Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC, FM Radio, Type-C 2.0 port, 3.5mm headphone jack
ChargingWired: 15W
IP CertificationNot Available
ColorsPrism Dot Black, Prism Dot Gray

Samsung Galaxy M42 5G Price in Nepal and Availability

The first sale of the Samsung Galaxy M42 5G is scheduled for May 1 through and Amazon India. It costs INR 21,999 for the 6/128GB model and INR 23,999 for the 8/128GB model. The expected price of the Samsung Galaxy M42 5G in Nepal is NPR 39,999 for the 6/128GB variant.

Samsung Galaxy M42 5GPrice in India (Official)Price in Nepal (Expected)
6/128GBINR 21,999NPR 36,999
8/128GBINR 23,999NPR 39,999
  • Meanwhile: Check the unboxing video of the Galaxy A42 5G from Samsung Official

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