11 April 2019
Samsung Galaxy A80 has finally gone official at an event in Thailand. The major highlight of the device is its sliding+rotating camera setup which is when slides up and rotates to the front works as the selfie camera. The setup swivels/rotates to the front just like the one you saw in Oppo N1 first back in 2014. Thanks to this mechanism, the device maintains a notchless display and an all-screen design.
The Galaxy A80 is powered by the very latest Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 730G processor and Adreno 618, coupled with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage, which can be further expanded using the microSD card. It features a 6.7-inch full HD + Super AMOLED infinity display. Another highlight is its in-display fingerprint scanner.
The phone has a 3D glass atop the metal from on the rear. The triple cameras include 48MP sensor f/2.0 aperture with an 8MP secondary ultra-wide f/2.2 lens and a 3D ToF third sensor for depth-of-field. The rotating camera set up means, the selfies will use the same triple cameras as it rotates.
The device houses a 3,700mAH battery with 25W Super Fast charging support. It runs OneUI-based Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box and includes WiFi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth, USB Type C support as connectivity options.
The Galaxy A80 comes in Phantom Black, Angel Gold, and Ghost White color options. The device will launch on May 29th and the pricing is yet to be announced. Together with this, Samsung also introduced the already-launched Galaxy A40 and A70 phones in the country.