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Galaxy A80 price and release date confirmed by Samsung

Samsung has now officially confirmed the Galaxy A80 price and release date. This is the first smartphone from the company with a sliding, rotating camera. Earlier reports had claimed that this device would be launched as the Galaxy A90. That’s not the case, though, it’s going to be called the Galaxy A80.

The company has unveiled the device at an event in Bangkok today. We were on the ground and have already gone hands-on with the Galaxy A80. It’s a pretty solid premium mid-range device with a unique camera that sets it apart from the competition.

Galaxy A80 price and release date

The Galaxy A80 is the dividend of Samsung’s strategy of packing mid-range devices with tech that’s not even present in its flagship smartphones. This is the first device from the company with a sliding and rotating mechanism for the front camera.

This means that users get to utilize the powerful primary camera system for selfies. It has a 48-megapixel primary sensor with an 8-megapixel Ultra-Wide and even a 3D Depth camera. The entire camera system becomes available when the front camera is trigged in an app. The slider moves up and the camera system rotates to face the user.

It’s the most expensive device in Samsung’s new Galaxy A lineup, understandably. Samsung confirmed today that the Galaxy A80 price will be 649 euro. It will cost about the same in other markets across the globe. The Galaxy A80 is going to be available starting May 29. It will be sold in Angel Gold, Ghost White and Phantom Black colors. Samsung is going to offer the handset in markets across Europe, Middle East, Russia, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, China and Hong Kong.

  • Model: SM-A805F
  • Dimensions: 165.2 x 76.5 x 9.3mm
  • Display: 6.7"(170.2mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
  • Camera: 48 MP, CMOS F2.0, 8MP, CMOS F2.2, 3D Depth

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locarno
locarno

Source ?

locarno
locarno

“This means that users get to utilize the powerful primary camera system for selfies. It has a 48-megapixel primary sensor with an 8-megapixel Ultra-Wide and even a 3D Depth camera.”

But you know that 48-megapixel camera can take worse photos than 12-megapixel S10 camera ?

locarno
locarno

“Samsung is going to offer the handset in markets across Europe, Middle East, Russia, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, China and Hong Kong.”

What about Korea ?

locarno
locarno

“The slider moves up and the camera system rotates to face the user.”

Slider moves up automatically ?

locarno
locarno

“The entire camera system becomes available when the front camera is trigged in an app.”

What happen when I launch camera app without sliding up phone ?

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

A70 confirmed for the UK. A80 pictured in material but otherwise non existent to the UK site. Lol

Muhammad Tajy
Muhammad Tajy

If it costs $700 then why would anyone get this over the S10E?

SmgUk
SmgUk

In the UK it would be around £120 Cheaper than S10E and has bigger notchless screen and better battery life as well as higher resolution main camera

djcbs
djcbs

The 48mp camera, however, uses 0.8μm which means its results will be the equivalent of a 12mp camera with 1.6μm (https://news.samsung.com/global/samsung-introduces-two-new-0-8%CE%BCm-isocell-image-sensors-to-the-smartphone-market)

Which means it’s not a better camera than the S10e. At all.
Add to that the lack of a microSD slot, lack of a headphone jack, an in-display fingerprint scanner that’s likely to be even worse than the ones on the S10 and worse quality screen, and you’ll have the S10e beating the A80 to a pulp and, indeed, making the purchase of an A80 instead of an S10e a pretty dumb decision.

murtaxarzv
murtaxarzv

Your observation is good but for the front camera experience and no notch design and ToF camera is making this phone standout.plus 25W charging with big battery …well both have some uniqueness…big screen phone with great front camera option with good price will opt this instead of s10e..

murtaxarzv
murtaxarzv

Samsung saying light is equivalent to 12mp