Samsung Galaxy A42 5G is equipped with a large 5000 mAh battery
The Galaxy A41 has barely landed in the Dutch stores, but Samsung is already working on the Galaxy A42. And we found out how big the battery is, which the South Koreans are going to put in that plane.
The Galaxy A41 and A40, which will receive a successor with 5G connectivity and a large battery in 2021
Galaxy A42 5G: 5000 mAh battery
Long before Samsung released the Galaxy A41 (check our review!), The company already registered the brand name for the Galaxy A42. The device is one of the first in Samsung's A-series for 2021 of which already scarce specifications are emerging. Our information shows that the battery is much larger than that of the Galaxy A40 and A41.
The Galaxy A42 battery product code is EB-BA426ABY. This belongs to a phone with model number SM-A426, which is indeed the 5G version of the A42. The battery in question has a rated capacity of no less than 4860 mAh. That comes down to an advertised, typical capacity of 5000 mAh. The A40 has a 3100 mAh battery, while the A41 still has to do this year with 3500 mAh.
No longer compact?
In fact, a large battery in a smartphone is always good. However, the question that the large capacity of the Galaxy A42 raises is of course whether the device will still be somewhat compact. Finally, the A40 and A41 were the smaller models in Samsung's A-series in 2019 and 2020. A 5000 mAh battery is usually found in devices that are a lot bigger – think: the Galaxy A21s, Galaxy A31 or even the Galaxy S20 Ultra. How this fork is in the stem… is simply not yet known.
Compact or not, the Galaxy A42 in its 5G version will become one of Samsung's cheaper phones that can handle the new networks. Our colleagues from SamMobile previously reported that it will be available in black, gray and white. We will undoubtedly find out more details in the coming months.
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