Samsung most affordable 5G smartphone, the Galaxy A42 5G


Samsung has announced that its most affordable 5G smartphone, the Galaxy A42 5G, will be launched on 21 November 2020 in Singapore. The device adds to Samsung’s extensive Galaxy 5G portfolio with a total of eight 5G-capable product lines in Singapore including Galaxy Z Flip 5G, Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, Note20 5G/Note20 Ultra 5G, S20 Ultra 5G, S20 FE 5G and Tab S7+ 5G, making Samsung the brand that offers consumers the widest choice of 5G devices in -market today.


The Galaxy A42 5G is packed with all the essential innovation consumers have come to expect with the Galaxy A Series, including a Super AMOLED display, Quad Camera, Infinity-U Display[1] and long-lasting battery[2]. Users will be able to experience lightning-fast speeds with the Galaxy A42 5G out of the box, with 5G data plans from telecommunications operators.


It will be available in two dynamic colours, Prism Dot Black and Prism Dot White.


Key Product Highlights

  • Go faster with Galaxy A42 5G: The Galaxy A42 5G delivers hyper-fast 5G speeds[3], and changes the way you experience and share content. Whether it is playing mobile games on-the-go or streaming your favourite programmes, the Galaxy A42 5G ensures peak performance any time, every time.


  • Immersive display with battery that keeps you going: The Galaxy A42 5G comes with a 6.6 inch[4] HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-U Display1 that brings your favourite movies to life in cinematic clarity and the 5,000 mAh battery[5] allows you to keep watching, playing and scrolling longer. Need a quick battery juice-up? Up to 15W of Adaptive Fast Charging[6] enables the Galaxy A42 5G to get back to full power quickly.


  • Capture and share, in the moment: The Galaxy A42 5G features a powerful multi role Quad Camera that makes capturing your memorable moments easier than ever. The 48MP Main Camera, along with the 8MP Ultra-Wide Camera, allows you to take breathtaking images while the 5MP Macro Camera and 5MP Depth Camera capture intricate details of close-up objects and can create a background blur effect around the subject. The 20MP Selfie Camera on the front enables you to capture next-level selfie shots and enjoy crystal-clear video calls.


Local Availability and Pricing

The Galaxy A42 5G will be available from 21 November 2020 on Samsung Online Store, telecommunication operators (M1Singtel and StarHub) and major consumer electronics & IT stores, with a recommended retail price of $498 (including GST).



Samsung Galaxy A42 5G Specification Sheet



6.6-inch4 HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-U Display1


Front: 20MP FF Selfie Camera (F2.2)

Rear: 48MP AF (F1.8) + 8MP FF (F2.2) + 5MP FF (F2.4) + 5MP FF (F2.34)


SM 7225 (Global)

Dual 2.2GHz + Hexa 1.8GHz



Storage[7]: 128GB

MicroSD[8]: Expandable up to 1TB


Capacity: 5,000mAh (Typical)5

Charging: 15W Fast Charging6


164.3 x 75.8 x 8.6mm / 193g


On-Screen Fingerprint, C-Type Adaptive

Fast Charging, Samsung Pay



All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.


All company, product and service names mentioned herein are marks, trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of the respective owners.


[1] A near bezel-less, full-frontal glass, edge-to-edge screen.

2 Actual battery life may vary depending on network environment, usage patterns and other factors.

3 Requires optimal 5G connection. Actual speed may vary depending on country, carrier, and user environment. Samsung Galaxy A42 5G is 5G-capable and can be used to access 5G network in Singapore. SIM card upgrade and/or software update may be required. Data subscription fees apply.

4 Measured diagonally, the screen size is 6.6″ in the full rectangle and 6.5″ accounting for the rounded corners. Actual viewable area is less due to the rounded corners and the camera cut-out.

5 Typical value tested under third-party laboratory condition. Typical value is the estimated average\e value considering the deviation in battery capacity among the battery samples tested under IEC 61960 standard. Rated (minimum) capacity is 4,860 mAh. Actual battery life may vary depending on network environment, usage patterns and other factors.

6 15W Adaptive Fast Charging available with adapter available in-box.

7 Actual user-accessible internal memory is less than specified total memory due to storage of the operating system, the software used to operate device features, and other built-in applications, and may vary after software updates/upgrades

8 MicroSD card is sold separately.

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