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Samsung Galaxy A80 with 48MP Rotating Camera Now Official: Review, Price, and Specs

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Samsung Galaxy A80, 48MP rotating camera, 8GB RAM, 3700MAh.

At an event that took place on Wednesday in Bangkok, Samsung announced the coming of a new midrange Android smartphone called Galaxy A80 with an impressive 48MP rotating rear camera that can also serve a selfie need. This latest addition to Galaxy A-series is loaded with cool features that make the smartphone unique.

The Galaxy A80 is totally built for those set of people that “lives in the moment” with an innovative triple-lens rotating camera as the major highlight of the new smartphone. With this rotating camera mechanism, users can take high-quality photo shots on both sides (selfie and rear) with just one camera, while still enjoying the new notch-less Infinity display.

THIS IS HOW THE CAMERA WORKS: We all know the traditional camera setup we have in major Android smartphones. That is, having separate rear and front cameras for capturing what is happening on both sides. In Galaxy A80, Samsung decided to tow a different part by introducing just one camera with a rotating mechanism to serve as the main shooter and selfie needs. The Android smartphone uses a slider mechanism that automatically rotates depending on whether you want to take photographs from the back or a selfie. For more on this, you can check out the hands-on from Unbox PH’s Lea Cruiz below.

Design and Display

The Samsung Galaxy A80 has a classic and smooth design with a glass and metal frames that look beautiful on the smartphone. The Android smartphone also comes with smooth curves at the edges and can fit comfortably in your hand. Some will complain that their smartphones have awkward and unfitting color options, not when you behold the Phantom Black, Angel Gold, and Ghost White color variants that the phone has.

The phone features the New Infinity Display with no bezel. Notches, punch-holes, and selfie sensors are not available on the phone.  Just you and your 6.7 Full HD+ AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels that offers enough canvas to explore contents.  

Camera and Battery

Samsung Galaxy A80, 48MP rotating camera, 8GB RAM, 3700MAh.

We’ve reviewed so many Android smartphones with a super 48MP camera so far this year. We’ve also seen some with pop-up selfie shooters ( just like Vivo V15 or Oppo F11 Pro). But what we don’t see often is a smartphone with a single 48MP rear camera that is armed with a motorized pop-up and spring-loaded rotate mechanism, capable of turning the 48MP back module to the front for selfie needs. I believe I have explained much about how the rotating pop up front camera works. You can see the attached video above for visual.

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The Galaxy A80 features a triple rear camera of which 48MP is the main camera, 8MP ultra-wide camera, and an 8MP 3D depth camera. The three sensors combine together to produce the best photographs and perfect video contents. The phone also features Super Steady mode from Galaxy S10 for smooth live videos, even when your journey is on the adventurous side.

In terms of battery, Galaxy A80 features a 3,700mAh battery with 25W super-fast charging technology. Additionally, Samsung stated that the phone comes with an “intelligent battery” that can adapt to your routines, with enough power to serve you through a day.

Performance and Price

The Galaxy A80 is powered by a powerful Snapdragon 730G along with 8GB of RAM and Adreno 618 that helps you to game, stream, and use the phone at a great speed.  It also packs an on-screen fingerprint for security. Onboard storage stands at 128GB with no slot for microSD card.

The Samsung Galaxy A80 expected price in Europe, Asia, and Australia is €649 and will be available on May 29.

Samsung Galaxy A80 Full Specifications

SPECIAL FEATURES

Fingerprint Sensor PositionOn-screen
Other SensorsLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope
Fingerprint SensorYes

GENERAL

Quick ChargingYes
Operating SystemAndroid v9.0 (Pie)
Sim SlotsDual SIM, GSM+GSM, Dual VoLTE
ModelGalaxy A80
Launch DateMay 29, 2019 (Expected)
BrandSamsung
Sim SizeSIM1: Nano SIM2: Nano
Network4G: Available (doesn’t support Indian bands) 3G: Available, 2G: Available
Fingerprint SensorYes

MULTIMEDIA

Audio FeaturesDolby Atmos
LoudspeakerYes
Audio Jack3.5 mm

PERFORMANCE

ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 730G
GraphicsAdreno 618
ProcessorOcta-core (2.2 GHz, Dual-core, Kryo 470 + 1.8 GHz, Hexa Core, Kryo 470)
Architecture64 bit
Ram8 GB

DESIGN

Thickness9.3 mm
Width76.5 mm
Height165.2 mm
ColorsAngel Gold, Ghost White, Phantom Black

DISPLAY

Display TypeAMOLED
Aspect Ratio20:9
Bezelless DisplayYes
Pixel Density393 ppi
Screen To Body Ratio Calculated85.76 %
Screen Size6.7 inches (17.02 cm)
Screen Resolution1080 x 2400 pixels
Touch ScreenYes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch

STORAGE

Internal Memory128 GB
Expandable MemoryNo

CAMERA

SettingsExposure compensation, ISO control
Camera FeaturesDigital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
Image Resolution8000 x 6000 Pixels
AutofocusYes
Shooting ModesContinuous Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Resolution48 MP + 8 MP + 8MP 3D Triple Primary Cameras
Physical ApertureF2.0
FlashYes LED Flash

BATTERY

User ReplaceableNo
Quick ChargingYes Fast
TypeLi-Polymer
Capacity3700 mAh

NETWORK CONNECTIVITY

WifiYes Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
Wifi FeaturesMobile Hotspot
BluetoothYes v5.0
VolteYes
Usb TypecYes (Doesn`t support micro-USB)
Usb ConnectivityMass storage device, USB charging
Network Support4G (doesn’t support Indian bands), 3G, 2G
GpsYes with A-GPS, Glonass
Sim 13G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz GPRS:Available EDGE:Available
Sim SizeSIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano
Sim 23G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz GPRS:Available EDGE:Available

 

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