Samsung is is expected to announce The Galaxy A51 5G in the US soon and before we take a breath, a new reference list shows that a slightly low-end Samsung Galaxy A42 5G is already underway. And it looks like it could re-adopt a Qualcomm SoC.
This reference point has been located GeekBench and shows a device with model number SM-A426B. Going by the company name scheme, the device could very well be Galaxy A42. Going forward, the device in tests scored 615 units and 1,799 multi-core points.
Galaxy A42: A remarkable upgrade to 5G
The Qualcomm ARM-based CPU has a frequency of 1.80GHz in the list. The interesting part is the motherboard name “lito”, as it is the same name associated with the mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 and 765 SoCs. However, a Twitter analyst I dug deeper in the code behind the list and found that the GPU mentioned is Adreno 619 and it belongs to the Snapdragon 690 SoC.
This almost confirms that the Galaxy A42 will be powered by the recently released Snapdragon 690 5G SoC. This option is understandable, since its taller brother, the A51 already has a 5G version featuring the Snapdragon 765G SoC. Although the 690 has a better architecture than the 765G, it does not have a CPU frequency compared to the latter.
That said, another finding from MySmartPrice on Safety Korea certification representations that a device with a similar model SM-A426B will pack a 5,000 mAh battery with the model number EB-BA426ABY. This is also confirmed by the previous entry in 3C certification of China which revealed that the rated capacity of the battery was about 3.86V.
Samsung’s focus on the A series
All these points that Samsung seeks to upgrade its mid-rangers to 5G in 2021 and beyond, as mentioned earlier. It seems that it finally felt that the market situation is more in mid-range devices and is expected to bring features like OIS to the A series of phones next year.
Returning, the list also reveals that the device has 4GB of RAM and runs on Android 10, which is not a “brainer”. Overall, Samsung’s Galaxy A42 is set to be a great upgrade over the mediocre A41 released in March. However, we will have to wait for more leaks in the coming days to find out about the device