Samsung Galaxy M42 5G, data sheet of characteristics and price

5G continues to spread across all price ranges on Android mobiles. If it was released in the Galaxy A series for a long time, with the Galaxy A90 in 2019, for the moment it was reluctant to reach the Galaxy M series. Until now, with the arrival of the new Samsung Galaxy M42 5G.

The Samsung Galaxy M42 5G is the first Galaxy M with 5G, although the terminal is a constant deja vu of the Samsung Galaxy A42 5G. This model stands out for its AMOLED screen, big battery and four lens camera.

Samsung Galaxy M42 5G data sheet

Samsung Galaxy M42 5G


AMOLED 6.6 "
HD +

Dimensions and weight

164.4 x 75.9 x 8.6 mm
190 g


Snapdragon 750G


6/8 GB


128 GB
MicroSD up to 1 TB

Frontal camera

20 MP f / 2.2

Rear camera

48 MP f / 1.8
8 MP f / 2.2 UGA
5 MP f / 2.4 bokeh
5 MP f / 2.4 macro


5,000 mAh
15W fast charge

Operating system

Android 11
One UI 3.1


Wi-Fi ac Bluetooth 5


Fingerprint reader on the screen


245 euros to change

The first Galaxy M with 5G

Samsung debuted the Galaxy M series a couple of years ago, focused on the entry and mid-range range and, in theory, below the Galaxy A series. Several terminals with a large battery arrived at it, such as the Galaxy M31, but still the jump to 5G was pending. That jump now comes with the Samsung Galaxy M42 5G, which is almost identical to the Samsung Galaxy A42 5G.

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The latest connectivity comes to the Samsung Galaxy M42 5G from the hand of the Snapdragon 750G, which is accompanied by 6 or 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of expandable storage with a MicroSD card. The hallmark of the series, the great battery, is still there. Includes a 5,000 mAh battery with 15W fast charging support.


The terminal a display of 6.6 inches with AMOLED panel and with a drop notch at the top. The screen has HD + resolution and maintains the standard refresh rate of 60 Hz. The fingerprint reader is hidden under its surface.

For photography, the Samsung Galaxy M42 5G mounts a 20 megapixel front camera and a four lens rear camera. The main one is 48 megapixels and with aperture f / 1.8, with an 8 megapixel wide angle, a 5 megapixel macro sensor and a 5 megapixel sensor for portrait mode.


One of the few differences between the Samsung Galaxy M42 5G with its cousin in the A series is that this time the terminal is launched with Android 11 with One UI 3.1 on top, while the A42 5G had Android 10 and One UI 2.5. The terminal has NFC and minijack.

Versions and prices of the Samsung Galaxy M42 5G


The Samsung Galaxy M42 5G has been officially announced in India, with no news at the moment about its possible distribution in other regions. It can be purchased from May 2 in black and white colors and two variants:

  • Samsung Galaxy M42 5G 6 + 128GB, 21,999 Indian rupees, 244 euros to change.

  • Samsung Galaxy M42 5G 6 + 128GB, 23,999 Indian rupees, 266 euros to change.

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