Earlier this month, Samsung announced the Galaxy A42 5G smartphone, which is touted as the cheapest 5G-capable smartphone. However, at that time the company did not reveal all the specifications of the handset, especially the processor.
But lately, a report by Dealntech, indicates that the device will be powered by the latest Snapdragon 750G chipset from Qualcomm.
The report by Dealntech claims that the Galaxy A42 5G will be powered by a Snapdragon 750G chipset based on the source code of the Galaxy A42 5G benchmark. The source code highlights the same configuration as the Snapdragon 750G SoC, the report claims.
Just a reminder, the Galaxy A42 was launched as the successor to the Galaxy A41 – along with the Galaxy A42 5G along with the Galaxy Tab A7 and the Trio wireless charger.
In terms of specs, the company has confirmed that the device will offer a 6.6-inch Super AMOLED display with a waterdrop notch and a quad rear camera setup. In terms of design, the smartphone is set to feature a dual-color printed texture panel.
As a new technology, 5G smartphones still need a foothold before reaching a wider market. The problem is that consumers are faced with a lineup that is still fairly limited. Until the first quarter of 2020, the average vendor had less than five 5G smartphones.
Another major issue is related to price. With an average price of above 15-30 million, 5G smartphones are quite expensive for the pockets of the average person. As a result, the presence of an affordable 5G smartphone is a dream.
Although there are several series of 5G smartphones with the most affordable prices, which are around CNY2,000 or $290, the average price for a device with the fastest network support is around CNY3,000 or $430 or higher.
That is why, along with the increasing development of 5G networks, vendors are currently competing to release a line of smartphones with prices that do not make consumers’ pockets perforate. Samsung is no exception.
Despite being overshadowed by Huawei’s growing power in the domestic market, Samsung is trying hard to become a leading player in the 5G smartphone market. The South Korean giant plans to release a 5G smartphone at a price that is friendly to consumers.
Previously in the realm of 5G, until the first quarter of 2020, Samsung had released six handsets. Galaxy Fold, Galaxy S10 5G, Galaxy Note10 5G, Galaxy Note10 + 5G, Galaxy A90 5G, and Galaxy A71 5G respectively.
In the US market, the selling price of the Galaxy A51 5G is $ 499.99 and the Galaxy A71 5G is priced at $ 599.99. When compared to Samsung’s first 5G smartphone, the Galaxy S10 5G, which is priced at $ 1299, the Seoul-based vendor has cut the prices of its two 5G smartphones by 62 percent.
Now with the presence of the Galaxy A42 5G, the most affordable 5G smartphone, Samsung is trying to reach the mass market with the latest technology.
In addition to efforts to strengthen its position as the leading vendor in 5G technology, this step is taken by Samsung so that it can rise again after the Covid-19 pandemic, which caused Samsung handset production to drop dramatically. At the same time trying to rebound in the rest of 2020.