Moto G42 India Launch Tipped for Next Week

Moto G42 was launched in Brazil in a single variant.

Moto G42 India Launch Tipped for Next Week

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Moto G42 comes with an OLED display

Highlights
  • Moto G42 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 SoC
  • The Motorola phone carries a price tag of BRL 1,699 (roughly Rs. 25,900)
  • Moto G42 is a watered-down variant of Moto G52

Moto G42 India launch has been tipped to take place as early as next week. The new Motorola phone was unveiled earlier this month and debuted in Brazil shortly after its official announcement. The Moto G42 comes with an OLED display and is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 SoC. It also comes with triple rear cameras and carries 18W fast charging. The Moto G42 comes as a watered-down variant of the Moto G52 that was launched in India in April.

Moto G42 India launch (expected)

Tipster Yogesh Brar has tweeted to claim that the Moto G42 is launching in India next week. The exact launch date has not yet been revealed, though.

Earlier this month, the Moto G42 was launched in Brazil in Atlantic Green and Metallic Rosé — alongside the debut of the Moto G62 5G. Motorola at the time confirmed that both its new phones will roll out to select markets in Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East in the coming weeks.

Moto G42 price

Moto G42 price has been set at BRL 1,699 (roughly Rs. 25,900) for the single 4GB RAM + 128GB storage variant. However, details about the India pricing of the smartphone are yet to be announced.

Moto G42 specifications

Although specifications of the Moto G42 India variant are yet to be revealed, they are expected to be identical to the global model that debuted in Brazil. The smartphone runs Android 12 with My UX on top and features a 6.4-inch full-HD+ (1,080x2,400 pixels) OLED display with a 20:9 aspect ratio and a 60Hz refresh rate. It is powered by the Snapdragon 680 SoC, along with Adreno 610 GPU and 4GB of RAM. The Moto G42 also comes with the triple rear camera setup that houses a 50-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.8 lens, along with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide shooter and a 2-megapixel macro shooter.

For selfies and video chats, the Moto G42 offers a 16-megapixel selfie camera sensor at the front, with an f/2.2 lens.

The Moto G42 comes with 128GB of onboard storage that supports expansion via a microSD card through a dedicated slot.

Connectivity options on the Moto G42 include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The phone packs a 5,000mAh battery that supports fast charging through a 20W TurboPower charger. Besides, it measures 160.4x73.5x7.99mm and weighs 174.5 grams.


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Jagmeet Singh
Jagmeet Singh writes about consumer technology for Gadgets 360, out of New Delhi. Jagmeet is a principal correspondent for Gadgets 360, and has frequently written about apps, computer security, Internet services, and telecom developments. Jagmeet is available on Twitter at @JagmeetS13 or Email at jagmeets@ndtv.com. Please send in your leads and tips. More
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