Announcement: BQ 6042L Magic E - inexpensive, pretty, with NFC

The Russian company BQ began the year with the announcement of a model with a magic name and a pretty price tag. The catalog was supplemented by the BQ 6042L Magic E.

The price is suspicious, the question immediately arises thatcan offer a smartphone for such a modest money? Oddly enough, something still can. For starters, he looks good. Fashionable neckline screen. The case is plastic, of course, but the color is pretty and there is even a choice.

Next - Smartphone supports LTE. In 2020, this is not a godsend what an achievement, but the full “only 3G” models have not yet been withdrawn. Well, the most interesting in the list of characteristics of the BQ 6042L Magic E is the presence of a fingerprint scanner and NFC support.

Otherwise, the device is expected to be modest, but, fortunately, the specifications are not quite junk. Similar to the predecessor BQ 6040L Magic, only the battery is smaller and the screen resolution is more modest.

Main features of the BQ 6042L Magic E:

Screen S-IPS, 6.09 ″, 600 × 1280, 232 ppi, 16M colors, touch, capacitive, multi-touch
IronUnisoc SC9863A
1.6 GHz, 8 x Cortex-A55, PowerVR GE8322
Memory: RAM 2 GB, ROM 32 GB, Micro-SD up to 256 GB, separate slot
Mobile Internet LTE
Mobile Networks LTE Bands 1,3,5,7,8,20,38
UMTS 900, 2100
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900
Battery Li-Ion, 2950 mAh
Dimensions149.5 x 72 x 8.1 mm
Weight 160.4 g
Rear Camera: Dual, Flash, Auto Focus

- 13 MP

- 0.3 MP
front camera: 5 MP, no flash, no autofocus
NavigationGPS, GLONASS
OSAndroid 9.0 Pie
SensorsFingerprint Scanner, NFC
USBMicro v2.0, USB-OTG

Tatyana Kobelskaya