The Samsung Galaxy A80’s Cameras’ Can Pop-Up and Rotate!

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We’ve seen how so many brands attempted to break barriers to achieve  some by a motorized popup camera, and some with a sliding mechanism.

galaxy a80 30Samsung, on the other hand, has done the same with its punch hole solution. But they aren’t stopping there. The Korean Tech Giant has now created a device which does not only have a camera that pops-up, but also rotates! Meet the Samsung Galaxy A80.

galaxy a80 57The Galaxy A80 is the first to have the company’s New Infinity Display. To be exact, 6.7-inches of real estate for your content at FHD+ resolution, plus an on-screen fingerprint scanner. Under the hood is an undisclosed octa-core processor (presumably an Exynos variant), along with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

galaxy a80 9Samsung has opted to remove the microSD card slot for this model – perhaps a design limitation. They’ve also gotten rid of the headphone jack, which is uncommon in a mid-range device.

galaxy a80 84Where it gets really interesting is in the camera department. You see, the A80 has only one set of cameras, which, thanks to the rotating mechanism, gives you the same optical prowess when used as either a front or a rear snapper. Samsung did not disclose how many times the mechanism has been tested, but they do guarantee that it should last for a long time.

galaxy a80 113Anyway, the rotating mechanism houses a 48MP main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide camera, and a 3D depth sensor. They’ve added a new feature called Super Steady Video mode, which supposedly minimizes shake in videos, and like the A70, It also has a Scene Optimizer and Flaw Detection feature.

Bixby, Samsung’s own digital assistant, now monitors your app usage patterns, giving you access to features you need just when you need them. Samsung Knox, the company’s security platform, now allows the use of Samsung Pass to access apps and even websites through biometric authentication.

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The device packs a 3,700mAh battery, and is capable of 25W fast-charging. The A80  can learn your usage patterns to optimize its power consumption.

“Consumers are at the center of everything we do and they search for devices personalized to their specific lifestyle. Armed with our expertise, global capabilities and rich consumer insights, Samsung is uniquely positioned to provide innovations for everyone. The Galaxy A Series provides a range of models so everyone can choose a device that fits their unique needs and enables them to pursue their passions. The Galaxy A80 offers premium features for digital natives who want to fully engage in the Era of Live.”

– DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT and Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics

The Samsung Galaxy A80 comes in two colors – Angel Gold and Phantom Black. Pricing is yet to be announced.


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Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.

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