Samsung Galaxy F42 5G launched in India with triple rear cameras, MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC, and features a 6.6-inch full-HD+ display that carries a 90Hz refresh rate.
If you are someone who is wondering whether Samsung Galaxy F42 5G will get the official Android 13 (One UI 5.0) update, then let’s find out. In this article, we will make sure to update you on all the Samsung Galaxy F42 5G Android 13 (One UI 5.0) related news, information, and downloads, and also guide you to flash the firmware on your device.
Will Samsung Galaxy F42 5G Get Android 13 Update?
According to Samsung’s official blog, the company is committed to delivering 3 major Android OS updates and 4 years of Android Security Patches. Well, Samsung Galaxy F42 5G came out of the box with Android 11 based on One UI 3.1, and recently Samsung promised to roll their first major OS update; Android 12 based on One UI 4.1. There is no info on whether Samsung will roll out the Android 13 anytime soon. However, if you are here to know the exact date, we regret it because no such news is currently coming out from the official’s side. But, it is confirmed that by the end of 2023, you’ll for sure get the update.
It won’t justify if we are talking about whether this device meets the minimum requirement for the update or not because this is just launched. Anyway, if you still want to inspect if this device is eligible or not, then let’s hover to the specification section.
Samsung Galaxy F42 5G Device Overview:
The Samsung Galaxy F42 5G features a 6.58-inch screen with a 90 Hz refresh rate. It has a resolution of 1080 x 2408 pixels and an aspect ratio of 20:9. Under the hood, we have the MediaTek DImensity 700 5G built on a 7nm manufacturing process. It is an octa-core processor with two Cortex-A76 cores clocked at 2.2 GHz and six Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 2.0 GHz. For handling the graphics-intensive tasks, we have the Mali-G57 MC2.
In terms of optics, we get a triple camera setup at the rear and a single camera at the front. The triple camera consists of a 64MP primary sensor paired with an f/1.8 lens, a 5MP ultrawide sensor paired with an f/2.2 sensor, and a 2Mp depth sensor paired with an f/2.4 lens. The single camera at the front is an 8MP sensor paired with an f/2.0 lens. The rear and the front camera are only limited to 1080p video recording.
The smartphone comes with Android 11 out of the box with One UI core 3.1 skin on top. The smartphone is available in two color options with 6GB RAM + 128GB internal storage and 8GB RAM + 128GB internal storage. There is a dedicated microSD slot for storage expansion. In terms of communications, we get Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, FM radio, and USB Type-C 2.0. As for sensors, we get a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass. Powering it all is a 5000 mAh battery that supports 15W fast charging. The smartphone is available in two color options: Matte Aqua and Matte Black.
What’s New in Android 13
According to Google’s schedule, Android 13 will be released in Q3 2022. As we know, Google has already rolled their 2 developer previews and they have started rolling the beta build to the developer to test it.
In terms of the Android 13, it seems that the Android 12’s successor has plenty of additional features and improvements to its predecessor. We’ve already seen and used the major UI and design element changes in Android 12 last year which is known as ‘Material You’. This materialistic theming design enhanced the Android user experience in every aspect from the minimal subtle look, rounded corners, improved pop-ups, etc.
Whereas the improved scrolling screenshots, optimized one-handed UI mode, better privacy & security features, improved app notifications, per-app basis language preferences, app permissions to send notifications, BT LE Audio support, auto theme icons, updated now playing widget, etc. Whereas users will also find out intuitive QR scanner support, enhanced silent mode, tap to transfer media controls, multiple profiles for NFC payments, and more.
Android 13 (One UI 5.0) Update Tracker:
Regrettably, we do not have any particular release date for Android 13 for the Samsung Galaxy F42 5G. But, you can bookmark this page as we will soon add an update tracker to this page along with respective links. So, just stay tuned with GetDroidTips.
New Software Update Tracker:
Updated on July 19, 2022: Samsung started seeding June 2022 security patch update for the device with software version E426BXXS2AVF1. The update is based on Android 12.
Updated on September 01, 2022: Samsung started seeding July 2022 security patch update for the device with software version E426BXXU2BVG1. The update is based on Android 12.
Updated on September 29, 2022: Samsung started seeding July 2022 security patch update for the device with software version E426BXXU3BVH4. The update is based on Android 12.
Updated on November 12, 2022: Samsung started seeding October 2022 security patch update for the device with software version E426BXXU3BVJF. The update is based on Android 12.