Samsung Galaxy A80 Trades Notches and Cutouts for Pop-Up Flippy Camera

Samsung Galaxy A80 Trades Notches and Cutouts for Pop-Up Flippy Camera

Along with the Galaxy A80, Samsung has also launched the new Galaxy 70 handset.

"The Galaxy A Series provides a range of models so everyone can choose a device that fits their unique needs", said DJ Koh, President and CEO of Samsung Mobile Communications. According to a GSMArena report, the phone might actually be announced as the Galaxy A80. The headline A80 features an nearly bezel-less display with a rotating rear camera that can also be used for selfies, while the A70 sports a boring-by-comparison waterdrop notch.

The triple camera array comprises a 48MP f/2.0 lens - the highest-resolution sensor on a Samsung phone to date, alongside an 8MP ultra-wide angle lens and a 3D Time of Flight (ToF) sensor, the latter of which enables Live Focus videos by scanning objects for measurement and depth. Samsung has applied the same concept to the new Galaxy A20e which is a smaller version of the Galaxy A20. This allows the phone to feature Samsung's new Infinity Display.

Samsung also launched the more conventional teardrop-notched Galaxy A70, which will become available from 26 April. But the Samsung Galaxy A80 combines both - slider mechanism and a rotating camera - and this is the major design USP of the phone.

Since the Galaxy A80's main novelty feature is the pop-up camera mechanics, the module houses a triple lens camera. Until now, we thought its Infinity-O display design, as seen on the S10e, S10 and S10 Plus, was the best way of reaching that goal - at least until it manages to seamlessly embed the selfie cameras beneath the screen, something it has previously revealed will take at least another two years to achieve. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor is able to deliver a smooth experience.

The Tab A 10.1 still brings some good stuff to the table, however, including dual speakers with Dolby Atmos, a Samsung Kids UI, and Android Pie out of the box. In a unusual omission for Samsung, the A80 doesn't support microSD for storage expansion so 128GB is all you'll get in terms of storage capacity. Three cameras handle the camera department at the back and a single 32MP f/2.0 front sensor at the front for selfies. The device is powered by a 4,500mAh battery with 25W Super FastCharging capabilities and comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner along with face unlock. The A70 comes in Black, Blue, Coral, and White.

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