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Samsung Galaxy A80 With Rotating Camera, Snapdragon 730G SoC Launched

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Samsung Galaxy A80 was launched on Wednesday at an event in Thailand. It features a 48-megapixel primary camera. The Galaxy A80 also sports a full-HD+ Super AMOLED display and comes with Dolby Atmos audio integration. The Android Pie-based Samsung phone comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor. Of course, the biggest highlight of the Samsung Galaxy A80 is its rotating camera – the form factor helps in two ways, first, enabling a notchless display, and second, making the high resolution rear camera usable for selfies. The company is also touting the ‘intelligent battery’ that learns the user’s routine to optimise battery life, and also supports 25W ‘Super-Fast Charging’ tech. At the launch event, Samsung also revealed the availability of the Galaxy A70 it had unveiled last week. Read on for more details about the Samsung Galaxy A80 price, release date, specifications, and more.

Samsung Galaxy A80 price, release date
The Samsung Galaxy A80 price has been set at EUR 649 (roughly Rs. 50,500). The company added the smartphone will be available in Angel Gold, Ghost White, and Phantom Black colour variants, with the first two having pearlescent effects. It will go on sale from May 29, in markets across Asia, Australia, China, Europe, Hong Kong, Middle East, New Zealand, and Russia.

At the launch event, Samsung also announced the availability of the Samsung Galaxy A70 that it had unveiled last week. It will go on sale from April 26, in Black, Blue, Coral, and White colour variants.

Samsung Galaxy A80 specifications
The dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy A80 runs Android 9.0 Pie with the company’s One UI on top. It sports a 6.7-inch full-HD+ (1080×2400 pixels) Super AMOLED ‘New Infinity Display’ with a 20:9 aspect ratio and no notch. It is powered by the newly unveiled Snapdragon 730G SoC, an octa-core processor with two cores clocked at 2.2GHz and six cores clocked at 1.7GHz. This is coupled with 8GB of RAM. The smartphone sports an in-display fingerprint sensor.

Coming to the highlight of the smartphone, it’s rotating camera with a triple camera setup. It features a 48-megapixel primary sensor with an f/2.0 aperture, a secondary 8-megapixel camera with an ultra wide-angle lens (123-degrees), an f/2.2 aperture. There is also a 3D depth camera on board. An IR sensor rounds off the optics. As for selfies, when the user selects selfie mode, the three cameras automatically pop-up and rotate to the front. Other features on the Samsung Galaxy A80 include Super Steady video mode, Scene Optimizer with detection for 30 scenes, and Flaw Detection.

There is 128GB of inbuilt storage, which isn’t expandable via microSD card. The Samsung Galaxy A80 sports a 3,700mAh battery with 25W Super-Fast Charging support. It measures 165.2×76.5×9.3mm. Other features on the smartphone include Bixby, Samsung Pay, Samsung Health, and Samsung Knox. The company is also boasting of an Intelligent Performance Enhancer that uses AI for performance optimisation. The Bixby Routines feature looks to automate daily tasks by learning user patterns. Finally, the Galaxy A80 also features Dolby Atmos technology for improved audio output with headphones or Bluetooth speakers.

Commenting on the launch, DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics, said, “The Galaxy A Series provides a range of models so everyone can choose a device that fits their unique needs and enables them to pursue their passions. The Galaxy A80 offers premium features for digital natives who want to fully engage in the Era of Live.”

Samsung Galaxy A80


General

Release date April 2019
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 165.20 x 76.50 x 9.30
Battery capacity (mAh) 3700
Fast charging Proprietary
Colours Angel Gold, Ghost White, Phantom Black

Display

Screen size (inches) 6.70
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080×2400 pixels

Camera

Rear camera 48-megapixel (f/2.0) + 8-megapixel (f/2.2)
Rear autofocus Yes
Rear flash Yes
Front camera No

Software

Operating system Android 9.0 Pie
Skin One UI

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/g
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes
USB Type-C Yes
Number of SIMs 2
Active 4G on both SIM cards Yes
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes

Sensors

Fingerprint sensor Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes

Samsung Galaxy A70


General

Release date March 2019
Dimensions (mm) 164.30 x 76.70 x 7.90
Battery capacity (mAh) 4500
Fast charging Proprietary
Colours Black, Blue, Coral, White

Display

Screen size (inches) 6.70
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080×2400 pixels

Hardware

Processor octa-core
RAM 6GB
Internal storage 128GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 512
Dedicated microSD slot Yes

Camera

Rear camera 32-megapixel (f/1.7) + 8-megapixel (f/2.2) + 5-megapixel (f/2.2)
Rear flash Yes
Front camera 32-megapixel (f/20)

Software

Operating system Android 9.0 Pie
Skin One UI

Connectivity

Number of SIMs 2

Sensors

Fingerprint sensor Yes