Galaxy A80 launched in India for Rs. 47,990, sale starts on August 1
Samsung has officially taken the wraps off the Galaxy A80 in India. The smartphone made its debut a couple of months ago in Thailand and went on sale in a few other markets earlier this month. It will go on sale in India starting August 1. The smartphone will be available for pre-booking in the country from July 22 to July 31.
The Galaxy A80 is Samsung’s most premium 2019 Galaxy A smartphone yet. The smartphone features a sliding, rotating camera system, enabling a notch and cutout-free display experience. Key specifications of the device include a 6.7-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G octa-core processor, a 3,700mAh battery with 25W fast charging, 8GB+128GB memory configuration, and an in-display fingerprint sensor.
Galaxy A80 price in India is insanely high
Samsung has priced the Galaxy A80 at Rs. 47,990 (~$697) in India. The price tag, which is almost the same as the OnePlus 7 Pro’s, is insanely high for the Indian market. In addition, the Galaxy A80 lacks both a microSD slot and a headphone jack. Even the sliding camera, which Samsung has been bragging about, doesn’t seem to have been tested well enough.
We’ve had our hands on the device for a couple of weeks now and have already seen the camera getting stuck halfway through the sliding process. We’ll talk more about it in our full review, which should be up next week, well before the phone arrives in the Indian market.
The Galaxy A80 goes on sale in India starting August 1 across all major online and offline channels. It will be available in Ghost White, Phantom Black and Angel Gold color options. Launch offers include a 5% cashback for customers who purchase the phone using a Citibank credit card. Customers who pre-book the device between July 22 and July 31 can also avail a one-time screen replacement for free.