Samsung has launched yet another Galaxy A series handset today. The Galaxy A80 is the most unique model in this entire lineup. It happens to be Samsung’s first smartphone with a sliding, rotating camera mechanism. That’s certainly what sets it apart from the rest of the lineup as well as other handsets in this segment.
A direct comparison can be drawn between the Galaxy A80 and the Galaxy A9 (2018). The new device has a much larger display with slimmer bezels thanks to the innovative camera system. It also gets a new processor and 8GB of RAM as standard. Samsung has removed the microSD card slot, though, so external expansion of the 128GB storage isn’t possible. The device gets a 3,700mAh battery with the same 25W super fast wired charging as the Galaxy S10 5G. It also comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor. The Galaxy A80 ships with Android 9 Pie and Samsung’s One UI 1.1.
You can find out more about the specs of these devices in detail over at our devices page. We’ve also posted our Galaxy A80 hands-on which offers additional details about this new device and its unique camera system.
Galaxy A80 vs Galaxy A9 (2018) specs comparison
|Galaxy A80||Galaxy A9 (2018)|
|Display||6.7-inch FHD+ (1080×2400) Super AMOLED, New Infinity Display||6.3-inch Full HD+ (2220×1080) Super AMOLED Infinity|
|Processor||Snapdragon 730 Octa Core (2.2GHz Dual + 1.8GHz Hexa), Adreno 618 GPU||Snapdragon 660 Octa Core, 2.2GHz quad-core + 1.8GHz quad-core, Adreno 512 GPU|
|Rear Camera||Sliding, rotating triple camera setup. Primary 48MP f2.0, Ultra-Wide 8MP f2.2 with 123° field of view and 3D Depth sensor||Quad Camera, 24MP AF (f1.7), Telephoto 2X optical zoom, 10MP AF (f2.4), Ultra-Wide 120° 8MP (f2.4) and Depth sensor 5MP (f2.2)|
|Front Camera||Same as above (Rotating)||24-megapixel, f/2.0 aperture|
|Storage||128GB, no microSD card slot||128GB internal, microSD slot (up to 512GB)|
|Software||Android 9 Pie, Samsung One UI 1.1||Android 8.0 Oreo, upgradeable to Android 9.0 Pie|
|Battery||3,700 mAh, super fast wired charging (25W)||3,800 mAh, fast wired charging (15W)|
|Connectivity||4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, USB Type-C||LTE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack|
|Dimensions||165.2 x 76.5 x 9.3 mm||162.5 x 77.0 x 7.8 mm, 183g|
|Other features||Dolby Atmos (wired audio), Samsung Pay, Bixby Voice, Bixby Routines, in-display fingerprint sensor||Samsung Pay (NFC), Dolby Atmos (wired audio), Always On Display, Bixby Voice, facial recognition, rear fingerprint sensor|