Samsung Galaxy M42 5G spotted on NFC site, hinting at impending launch


The Samsung Galaxy M42 5G has reportedly been spotted on the NFC certification website and is expected to launch in India soon. The phone could be the first Galaxy phone in the M series with 5G connectivity. The phone has already been spotted on various certification websites and more recently a support page purported to be for the Galaxy M42 has been posted on the Samsung India website. As of yet, Samsung itself has not shared any information about the phone.

The Samsung Galaxy M42 has been in the news for some time now and is expected to be the first Galaxy phone in the M series to support 5G. The phone has now been spotted on the NFC certification website, suggesting that it will come with NFC support. The certification lists the odel number SM-M426B / DS, which would be the Galaxy M42 where DS stands for dual-SIM.

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The list was first spotted by a tipster with the screen name Tech Blooger on Twitter and independently verified by Gadgets 360.

Towards the end of March, a support page went live on the Samsung India website with the same model number. While the support page hasn’t really revealed any information other than an impending launch in India, the Galaxy M42 has reportedly made its way through several pre-launch certifications in the past.

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It was reportedly spotted on the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) website, as well as the Wi-Fi Alliance and Bluetooth SIG certification websites last month. A 3C certification listing for the same model number from November of last year suggested the Galaxy M42 would come with a 6,000mAh battery. At the time, it was believed that the phone could also be a renamed Samsung Galaxy A42 5G launched in September 2020.

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It should be noted that Samsung has not shared any information about the Galaxy M42 5G rumor, so this information should be taken with a pinch of salt.

What is the best phone under Rs. 15,000 in India right now? We discussed this on Orbital, the Gadgets 360 podcast. Later (starting at 27:54), we talk to OK Computer creators Neil Pagedar and Pooja Shetty. Orbital is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and anywhere you get your podcasts.



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