After the launch of F22 earlier this year, Samsung launched its second F-series smartphone in Nepal, the Galaxy F42 on 27th Sept. However, because of subpar specs and high prices, Samsung Nepal has slashed the price of Galaxy F42 5G by up to Rs. 4000. After the price cut, the Galaxy F42 5G somewhat makes sense.
Samsung Galaxy F42 5G Overview:
Before we begin, it’s important to note that the F42 5G is not a device that Samsung built from the ground up. It’s heavily based on the A22 5G that never made its way to the Nepali market. Nevertheless, Samsung has made some changes to the design and camera department.
Design and Display
Let’s start with the design first. Samsung Galaxy F42 5G sports a textured back finish that we have seen in M-series and F-series phones. It has a square camera module with a black pill shape on the inside which gives it a dual-tone finish.
Over on the front, Samsung has included a 6.6-inch display with an Infinity-V notch. It’s a TFT LCD panel with a 90Hz refresh rate and FHD+ resolution.
Performance and Memory
Powering the phone is MediaTek’s Dimensity 700 5G. This 7nm chip features two Cortex-A76 performance and six Cortex-A55 efficiency cores. The dedicated 5G modem on the Galaxy F42 supports a total of 12 bands.
You can choose between two RAM variants here: 6GB or 8GB. Still, both configurations feature 128GB of internal storage which can be expanded using a microSD card.
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Samsung Galaxy F42 5G flaunts a triple camera setup at the back. Leading the lineup is a 64MP sensor that is paired with a 5MP ultra-wide and a 2MP depth sensor. You get an 8MP selfie camera inside the aforementioned Infinity-V notch for taking selfies and making video calls.
Rest of the specs
Fueling the phone is a massive 5,000mAh battery, which only supports 15W charging. There is a side-mounted fingerprint scanner on the right. You also get the usual connectivity options like dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and USB Type-C with the F42 5G.
Samsung Galaxy F42 5G Specifications:
- Display: 6.6-inches FHD+ TFT LCD Infinity-V panel
- Chipset: MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G (7nm)
- Memory: 6/8GB RAM, 128GB storage (expandable)
- Rear Camera: Triple (64MP primary, 5MP ultra-wide, 2MP depth)
- Front Camera: 8MP f/2.2 lens (notch)
- Security: Side-mounted fingerprint scanner
- Audio: 3.5mm headphone jack, Dolby Atmos
- Battery: 5000mAh with 15W fast charging
- Colors: Black, Blue
Samsung Galaxy F42 5G Price in Nepal and Availability
The official launch price of the Samsung Galaxy F42 5G in Nepal is NPR 34,999 for the 6/128GB and NPR 38,999 for the 8/128GB variant. However, it is now available at Rs. 31,999 and Rs. 34,999 for the 6GB and 8GB variants respectively.
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- Meanwhile, check out our unboxing and review of Samsung Galaxy F42 5G.