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 Position On-screen
    Other Sensors Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope
    Fingerprint Sensor Yes

    GENERAL

    Quick Charging Yes
    Operating System Android v9.0 (Pie)
    Sim Slots Dual SIM, GSM+GSM, Dual VoLTE
    Model Galaxy A80
    Launch Date May 29, 2019 (Expected)
    Brand Samsung
    Sim Size SIM1: Nano SIM2: Nano
    Network 4G: Available (doesn’t support Indian bands) 3G: Available, 2G: Available
    Fingerprint Sensor Yes

    MULTIMEDIA

    Audio Features Dolby Atmos
    Loudspeaker Yes
    Audio Jack 3.5 mm

    PERFORMANCE

    Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
    Graphics Adreno 618
    Processor Octa-core (2.2 GHz, Dual-core, Kryo 470 + 1.8 GHz, Hexa Core, Kryo 470)
    Architecture 64 bit
    Ram 8 GB

    DESIGN

    Thickness 9.3 mm
    Width 76.5 mm
    Height 165.2 mm
    Colors Angel Gold, Ghost White, Phantom Black

    DISPLAY

    Display Type AMOLED
    Aspect Ratio 20:9
    Bezelless Display Yes
    Pixel Density 393 ppi
    Screen To Body Ratio Calculated 85.76 %
    Screen Size 6.7 inches (17.02 cm)
    Screen Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels
    Touch Screen Yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch

    STORAGE

    Internal Memory 128 GB
    Expandable Memory No

    CAMERA

    Settings Exposure compensation, ISO control
    Camera Features Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
    Image Resolution 8000 x 6000 Pixels
    Autofocus Yes
    Shooting Modes Continuous Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
    Resolution 48 MP + 8 MP + 8MP 3D Triple Primary Cameras
    Physical Aperture F2.0
    Flash Yes LED Flash

    BATTERY

    User Replaceable No
    Quick Charging Yes Fast
    Type Li-Polymer
    Capacity 3700 mAh

    NETWORK CONNECTIVITY

    Wifi Yes Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
    Wifi Features Mobile Hotspot
    Bluetooth Yes v5.0
    Volte Yes
    Usb Typec Yes (Doesn`t support micro-USB)
    Usb Connectivity Mass storage device, USB charging
    Network Support 4G (doesn’t support Indian bands), 3G, 2G
    Gps Yes with A-GPS, Glonass
    Sim 1 3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz GPRS:Available EDGE:Available
    Sim Size SIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano
    Sim 2 3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz GPRS:Available EDGE:Available

     

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