Samsung has launched the Galaxy A42 5G Unlocked Android smartphone in the US. It has a launch price tag of $399.99 ( 4GB / 128GB Model ) and is now available for pre-order from Amazon US ( check here for the availability ).
Samsung Galaxy A42 5G SM-A426UZKBXAA handset is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 750 octa-core processor. This is a mid-range, 8nm chipset with 5G support. It uses 2x 2Ghz Kryo 570 cores and 6x 1.8Ghz Kryo 570 cores. For graphics, it has Adreno 619 GPU.
It features a 6.6 inch 720 x 1600 pixels ( HD+ ) with a Super AMOLED panel. It comes with 4GB of ram and has 128GB storage. You can expand the storage using a micro sdcard ( up to 1TB supported ). Samsung has equipped this mobile with a 5000mAh battery.
Important Note: This US model comes with a triple cameras system – 48MP F1.8 wide-angle + 8MP F2.2 ultra-wide-angle and 2MP F2.4 depth sensor. On the front, you get a 13MP sensor. Some other Galaxy A42 models sold elsewhere have 4 cameras at the back and has a 20MP front shooter.
OnePlus has launched Nord N10 5G and Nord N100 Android Smartphones with budget specs and features. These are aimed at North American and European markets, and should eventually end up in India as well.
OnePlus Nord N10 5G is a mid-range Android smartphone powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 quad-core chipset. It comes with 6GB of ram and has 128GB internal storage. The display on this model is a 6.49 inch Full HD screen with 90hz refresh rate support.
OnePlus Nord N100 is a budget smartphone powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 octa-core chipset. It comes with 4GB of ram and has 64GB storage. N100 features a 6.52 inch 720P HD+ screen instead of a Full HD panel.
Both these new Nord phones have IPS LCD screens instead of AMOLED screens.
OnePlus has equipped these new budget smartphones with big batteries. The Nord N10 5G has a 4300mAh battery with Warp Charge 30T support. The cheaper Nord N100 has a bigger 5000mAh cell.
OnePlus Nord N10 5G features a 64MP main camera. This is the first OnePlus smartphone to use a 64MP sensor. All phones in the OnePlus 8 Series uses a 48MP shooter instead. You also get an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens. Two 2MP sensors – one for macro, and the other a monochrome sensor complete the setup.
The budget OnePlus Nord N100 on the other hand has a 13MP main camera. There is no ultra-wide-angle lens on this model. You get the usual 2MP+2MP cameras to complete the setup. On the front, Nord N10 has a 16MP sensor while N100 has an 8MP sensor.
Nord N10 5G can record 4K videos up to 30fps while Nord N100 tops out at Full HD videos at 30fps.
Both these smartphones have rear mounted fingerprint sensors.
OnePlus Nord N10 5G Full Specs
Display: 6.49 inches Full HD+ IPS LCD screen ( 1080*2400 resolution / 405 ppi / 20:9 aspect ratio / Gorilla Glass 3 )
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 ( 5G support / Octa-core )
Graphics: Adreno 619 GPU
Memory: 6GB RAM ( LPDDR4x )
Storage: 128GB UFS2.1 ( expandable memory support up to 512GB )
Unlock options: Fingerprint sensor / Face unlock
Battery capacity: 4300 mAh ( Warp Charge 30T Fast Charging – 5V/6A )