Samsung Galaxy F42 5G

The Korean company has unveiled a mid-range device named Samsung Galaxy F42 5G, the device was announced early last month. The Samsung Galaxy F42 5G comes as a successor to Galaxy F41 which was released last year. As an upgrade to the Galaxy F41, so we are going to see an upgrade to the processor, RAM, improved camera graphics and many more you could think of.

Samsung Galaxy F42 5G Features

The Samsung Galaxy F42 5G device is equipped with a 6.6-inch display which makes it bigger when compared to the Galaxy F41 that measures a size 6.4-inch display. The front of the device features a waterdrop notch display that houses the selfie camera.

Turning to the back of the device, you will find the Samsung logo at the bottom of the device while the rear cameras is position at the left side of the device. This time around the fingerprint sensor is placed at the side of the device.

The Samsung Galaxy F42 comes in two different colours which are Matte Aqua and Matte Black.

Now let turn over the camera aspect, the Galaxy F42 5G maintains a triple camera setup which consists of a 64MP + 5MP + 2MP which reads primary, ultrawide and depth respectively as compared to the Galaxy F41 that has a camera setup of 64MP + 8MP + 5MP. Beating the Samsung Galaxy F42 when it comes to the camera.

While the front camera only has a single selfie camera of an 8MP camera.

As for the performance aspect the Galaxy F42 takes the lead, the Samsung Galaxy F42 runs on a MediaTek Dimensity 700 which performs better when compared to the Samsung Galaxy F41 that runs on Exynos 9611 processor.

The Galaxy F42 comes with two RAM options of 6GB / 8GB RAM, as compared to the F41 that only comes with a single RAM option of 6. However, both devices have in-built storage of 128GB.

Samsung Galaxy F42 5G

The battery capacity has been reduced to 5,000mAh when compared to the previous version that has a higher battery capacity of 7000mAh. Both the previous and the present version all have the same 15W charging mechanism.

The software runs on Android 11 operating system coupled with its own UI core 3.1 user customize interface.

The Samsung Galaxy F42 5G comes with a a 3.5mm headphone jack, a USB Type-C port with OTG support, low-energy Bluetooth 5.0.

The internet connectivity option is equipped with the latest 5G technology.

Samsung Galaxy F42 5G Price and Availability

Samsung Galaxy F42 5G will be selling at a of $278, which is equivalent to about N115,000 in Nigeria and GHc 1,800 in Ghana while it cost about 32,000 Kenyan Shilling in Kenya.

Samsung Galaxy F42 5G Full Specification


Brand Samsung Galaxy F42 5G
Announced September 29, 2021
Status Available, October 03, 2021  


2G Network GSM: 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900
3G Network WCDMA: 2100 MHz (900/1700/1900/2100
4G LTE Network Yes
5G Network Yes


Dimensions 167.2 x 76.4 x 9 mm
Weight 203 g
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Colours Matte Aqua, Matte Black


Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours
Size 6.6 inches, 20:9 aspect ratio
Resolution 1080 x 2408 pixels
Multi-touch Yes
Display Protection


Operating System Android 11, One UI Core 3.1
Chipset MediaTek MT6833 Dimensity 700 5G (7 nm)
CPU Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU Mali-G57 MC2


Internal Storage 128 GB
Memory Card Slot Yes


Back/ Rear 64MP (Primary)f/1.8 + 5MP (Ultrawide) 115˚ + 2MP (Depth) f/2.4
Front Camera 8MP
Features Autofocus, Continuous shooting, Digital zoom, Geotagging, Panorama, HDR, Touch focus, Face detection, White balance settings, ISO settings

Exposure compensation, Self-timer

Scene mode, FaceID, HDR, AI Beauty

Video Resolution 1152p at 30fps


Loudspeaker Yes
Audio Jack Type Yes, 3.5mm audio jack
Sound Enhancement Features Yes


USB Port Yes
Bluetooth Yes, Bluetooth 5.0
FM Radio Yes


Battery Capacity 5,000 mAh Non-removable Li-Po battery
Fast Charging Technology Yes, 15W
Wireless Charging No


Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass, Ambient Light Sensor, Gyroscope
Java Support No
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Games Yes, it Downloadable from the Google Play store
Additional Features WMV/RV/MP4/3GP player


Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)

Push to talk

Voice command/dial


Box Contents Smartphone


USB cable

Phone Porch

User Manual



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