Samsung's Galaxy A80 packs a pop-up, flip-around triple camera array

Samsung's Galaxy A80 packs a pop-up, flip-around triple camera array

Samsung's Galaxy A80 packs a pop-up, flip-around triple camera array

Samsung may have just released its new Galaxy S10 flagship but now there's another new device hitting stores called the Galaxy A80.

At a live-streamed event today in Bangkok, Samsung president DJ Koh took to the stage to unveil the Korean company's latest A-series smartphones.

The hue of the device changes somewhat depending on how the light strikes the device but the "scattered light" effect on the A80 is more subdued than on other Galaxy A series devices. The Galaxy A80 is a newly-designed phone from Samsung and it looks completely different from any other smartphone. Talking about the display, the Galaxy A80 features a 6.7-inch FHD+ (1080×2400) Super AMOLED full Infinity Display, which means it's nearly bezel-less, with no notch or punch-hole. Samsung says its new wide-angle lens has the same viewing angle as the human eye, too.

On the software front, the Galaxy A80 runs on Android 9 Pie with Samsung's One UI, which includes the usual bells and whistles. The Galaxy A80 has a triple-lens camera setup. Users of this phone will have the same camera for the front and the back as the slider mechanism will also allow the camera to rotate depending on user need.

On the inside, you are getting an octa-core processor, 8GB RAM, and 128GB of internal storage on the A80.

Unfortunately, there's no 3.5mm headphone port here, so you'll be forced to use a USB-C wired headphones, Bluetooth, or a 3.5mm-to-USB-C dongle.

Samsung Galaxy A80 is powered by Qualcomm's brand-new Snapdragon 730G SoC, which is built on 8nm manufacturing process. The Galaxy A80 will launch on May 29th in several regions, including Europe, Asia, and Australia, and will be available in three colors: Angel Gold, Ghost White and Phantom Black. The main shooter comprises of a 48-megapixel camera with f/2.0 camera, an ultrawide 8-megapixel shooter with f/2.2 and a third ToF (time-of-flight) sensor.

Despite that unbelievably slim profile and a lightweight 400-gram body (the new iPad Air weighs 456 grams and up), the Tab S5e packs a decent-sounding 7,040 mAh battery with fast charging support. In a unusual omission for Samsung, the A80 doesn't support microSD for storage expansion so 128GB is all you'll get in terms of storage capacity.

We have the Blue unit that hides an interesting shimmer which comes alive under direct light.

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