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Galaxy A80 update adds autofocus for shooting selfies


Last updated: July 29th, 2019 at 16:28 UTC+02:00

Samsung has pushed out a software update that adds autofocus functionality to the front camera on the Galaxy A80. For a device with a rotating camera mechanism that enables the use of the same high-quality camera setup for selfies and landscape photos, you’d expect to have all features of that camera setup in both selfie and rear camera mode. That’s not the case, however, and it looks like Samsung wants to fix some of that through software updates.

As you’ll see in our soon-to-be-published Galaxy A80 review, there are quite a few consistency issues between selfie mode and when you’re taking photos with the cameras facing away from you. The camera doesn’t remember settings between the two modes, neither does it support features like Scene Optimizer or the LED flash when you’re taking selfies. The camera assembly itself isn’t tested very well and can get stuck in the rotation process even a week or two after you start using the device, painting a bleak picture of its long-term durability.

The Galaxy A80 software update comes with software version A805FXXU2ASG7 and bundles the July 2019 security patch. It’s available over the air and also via Samsung’s Smart Switch software and from our firmware section. Our review of the device will go live sometime tomorrow, so if you’re wondering if the Galaxy A80 is worth its asking price, we’ll soon have an answer (spoiler alert: it’s not really as good as Samsung wants everyone to think it is).

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