Recent reports have revealed that Samsung is preparing to launch the Galaxy M42 5G as the company’s first 5G-enabled M-series smartphone. A support page of the smartphone had recently appeared on the website of Samsung India with SM-M426B, which indicated that it may launch soon in the country. Today, the handset appeared on the Geekbench benchmarking site with some of its key specs.
On Geekbench 5, the Samsung Galaxy A42 5G scored 650 in the single-core test and 1779 in the multi-core test. It is powered by a Qualcomm chipset that has a base frequency of 1.80GHz. The SoC is mentioned with its ‘lito’ codename in the listing.
The source code of the Geekbench listing has revealed that the SoC offers maximum clocking speeds of 2.21GHz and it has Adreno 619 graphics. These clues indicate that the handset is powered by the Snapdragon 750G chipset. It is equipped with 4 GB of RAM and it boots to Android 11 OS.
The Galaxy M42 5G has already received certification from platforms like the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Bluetooth SIG, and Wi-Fi Alliance. These certifications have revealed that the phone supports connectivity features such as Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 5.0. The 3C certification of its battery revealed that it may house a 6,000mAh battery. Probably, it may carry support for fast charging.
Rumors are rife that the Galaxy M42 5G could be equipped with a 64-megapixel primary camera. The handset is speculated to borrow its design and some of its specs from the Galaxy A42 5G. Now that the support page of the phone is already live, it may debut as early as next month in India.