Samsung Galaxy F42 5G with 12 band 5G support launched at introductory price of Rs 17,999NEW DELHI: Samsung Wednesday launched its 5G F-series smartphone — Samsung Galaxy F42 5G with 12 band support on Flipkart.

During the Big Billion Day sales on Flipkart from October 3, consumers will be able to purchase the smartphone at an introductory price of Rs 17,999 for the 6GB+128GB memory variant and Rs 19,999 for the 8GB+128GB memory variant.

The device otherwise will be available at Rs 20,999 for the 6GB RAM+128GB memory variant and Rs 22,999 for the 8GB RAM+128GB memory variant.

It comes in two colors – Matte Black and Matte Aqua, and will also be available on Samsung Online Store and select retail stores.

The Galaxy F42 5G smartphone is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 700 chipset and supports 12 5G bands, including N1, N3, N5, N7, N8, N20, N28, N66, N38, N40, N41 and N78.

It comes with a 6.6-inch FHD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate, accompanied by an 8MP camera.

At the rear, it houses a triple-camera setup comprising of 64MP (primary camera), a 5MP ultra-wide lens, and a 2MP depth sensor.

Compared with the previous quarter, Samsung’s third-quarter operating profit and sales were estimated to increase 29.7 per cent and 18 per cent, respectively.

The Galaxy F42 5G also has a variety of camera modes like Hyperlapse, Slow Motion, Food Mode, Night Mode, Panorama, and Pro Mode.

It runs on a 5000mAh battery and comes with a 15W USB Type-C fast charger.

The 5G smartphone features Dolby Atmos support (wired and Bluetooth headsets). It supports Android 11 and One UI 3.1 out of the box.

“Continuing with the philosophy of delivering superior & differentiated experiences today and in the future, we are happy to launch the first 5G ready F series smartphone, Galaxy F42 5G – The #FullOnLegend,” said Aditya Babbar, Senior Director and Head, Mobile Marketing, Samsung India.

Backed by a surge in consumers upgrading their smartphones after a year plus of surviving the pandemic, the quarterly shipment numbers are set to cross the 47-49-million-unit mark in pre-Covid 2019.

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