Motorola has unveiled the new Moto G42. The smartphone offers an OLED display and a triple camera with 50 MP. There is also a 5,000 mAh battery and the Snapdragon 680.
The smartphone running Android 12 is equipped with up to 2.4 GHz fast Snapdragon 680 including Adreno 610 GPU, which is known to lack 5G support. A 5,000 mAh battery, which is charged with up to 20 watts, is the energy source in the device.
The front of the Motorola Moto G42 is adorned with a 6.4-inch OLED panel. It has a resolution of FHD+ (2,400 x 1,080 pixels), but only updates at 60 Hz. The 16-megapixel front camera is located in the center of the upper edge in a small punch hole.
On the back, Motorola integrates a triple camera with a 50-megapixel main sensor (f/1.8), an 8-megapixel ultra wide-angle lens (f/2.2) with a 118-degree field of view, and a 2-megapixel macro camera (f/2.4). Also on board, the smartphone, which weighs almost 175 g and measures 160.4 x 73.5 x 7.99 mm, is NFC, a headphone jack for the included earphones, and a fingerprint sensor.
Price and availability
Motorola has introduced two new smartphone models recently. Alongside the Moto G82 5G, the more affordable Motorola Moto G42 was also unveiled. The model can currently be found on the Amazon.co.uk website for £226.97, but it is an unlocked model and comes in Atlantic Green and Mettalic Rose colors and only in one memory variant with 4 GB of RAM, and 128 GB of storage. Thanks to a memory card slot, it can be expanded via a microSD.
Updated on July 27, 2022: The Unlocked variant of the handset is now listed on Amazon.com at $365 for 64GB ROM + 4GB RAM; and the 182GB ROM + 4GB RAM variant for $379.
Motorola Moto G42 specifications
- Display: 6.4-inch (2400×1080 Pixels) FHD+ MaxVision 20:9 aspect ratio AMOLED display
- CPU: Octa Core Snapdragon 680 6nm Mobile Platform
- GPU: Adreno 610
- RAM/ROM: 4GB LPDDR4X RAM, 64GB storage, expandable memory up to 1TB with microSD
- OS: Android 12 with My UX
- Rear camera: 50MP rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, 8MP 118° ultra-wide angle camera with f/2.2 aperture, Depth function, 2MP macro camera with f/2.4 aperture, LED flash
- Front camera: 16MP with f/2.2 aperture
- Features: 3.5mm audio jack, Stereo Speakers, Dolby Atmos, FM Radio, Side-mounted fingerprint scanner, Splash resistant (IP52), Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)
- Connectivity: Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS, USB Type-C, NFC
- Battery: 5000mAh battery with 20W turbo charging
- Dimensions: 160.61×73.47x 8.26mm
- Weight: 174.5 g