Perhaps 2019’s Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus are the company’s most dazzling smartphones but both are hardly accessible to a budget-friendly consumer. And here is where Samsung Galaxy A-Series devices come into action. The most fascinating and exquisite smartphone from A-Series named Samsung Galaxy A80 in the UK is leading the chart thanks to its rotating triple camera.
Rather than a notch or a punch-hole for the front-facing camera, a rear camera slides up and the whole camera turns 180 degrees to work as a selfie snapper. It’s indeed unique and has the potential to glow a camera-flipping revolution.
The key highlights of Samsung Galaxy A80 are related to 6.7-inches Super AMOLED display, Android Pie 9.0 OS, Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 Chipset, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of Onboard Memory. Moreover, fun pop-up rotating 48MP + 8MP + TOF cameras are also a part of this beast. In our Galaxy A80 Review below, we have rounded up everything we know so far including its release date, expected price and much more.
Samsung Galaxy A80 Specifications
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, NFC, Bluetooth, and micro USB are the connectivity options whereas sensors include Fingerprint (on-screen), Compass, Gyro, Proximity, and Accelerometer. Rest of the Samsung Galaxy A80 Specs include:
|NETWORK||Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|LAUNCH DATE||Announced||2019, April|
|Status||Upcoming/Expected Availability : July|
|BODY||Build||Front glass (Gorilla Glass 3), back glass (Gorilla Glass 6), aluminum frame|
|Dimensions||165.2 x 76.5 x 9.3 mm (6.50 x 3.01 x 0.37 in)|
|Weight||220 g (7.76 oz)|
|Sim||Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|DESIGN & DISPLAY||Resolution||1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~393 ppi density)|
|Type||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours|
|Size||6.7 inches, 108.4 cm2 (~85.8% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Covered (Protective)||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|PLATFORM||Operating System (OS)||Android 9.0 (Pie); One UI|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730 (8 nm)|
|Central Processing Unit (CPU)||Octa-core (2x2.2 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver)|
|Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)||Adreno 618|
|STORAGE||Internal Memory||128 GB|
|CAMERA||Rear ( Triple )||48MP + 8 MP + TOF 3D camera, f/1.2, 30mm|
|Rear Camera Features||LED flash, panorama, HDR|
|Rear Camera Video||[email protected], [email protected]/60fps (gyro-EIS), [email protected]|
|Secondary (Selfie) ( Triple )||Motorized pop-up rotating main camera module|
|Secondary Camera Features||LED flash, HDR|
|Secondary Camera Video||[email protected], [email protected]/60fps (gyro-EIS)|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wireless LAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS ( Global Positioning System )||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS|
|USB||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|SOUND||Alert type||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|Mic||Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM|
|BATTERY||Non-removable Li-Po 3700 mAh battery|
|Colours||Phantom Black, Angel Gold, Ghost White|
Premium Glass Design
Taking a start from the design story, it comes with a gorgeous look thanks to the large screen which can display most brightly with Infinity display. There is no notch, no punch-holes, and no protrusion – hence, the whole front of the phone is a full screen – taking enjoyment to the next level when watching movies or playing videos. The thick and big 165.2 x 76.5 x 9.3 mm Dimensions of the handset are making it hard to use with a single hand and the mechanics behind the rotating camera means it’s heavy too.
The power button is available on the right-hand side of the phone whereas volume rockers are holding their position on the left. Both, however, are easy enough to hit as long as you have is big enough hand. Very much like Apple iPhone XS Max or other Apple smartphones, Samsung Galaxy A80 doesn’t come with a headphone jack – so the bottom is covered by a USB-C port and single down-firing speaker.
Super AMOLED Infinity Display
The Samsung Galaxy A80 comes loaded with an impressive 6.7-inches Infinity Display which is based on Super AMOLED Technology like other Samsung devices. The maximum resolution of the screen is 1080 x 2400 pixels with an aspect ratio of 20:9 – offers the entire screen real estate without any interference of notch, punch-hole or bezels for unrestricted entertainment while playing games or watching movies. With smooth curves on the corners, the design of the phone is a mixer of metal and glass frame.
The Samsung Galaxy A80 lets you use the same great cameras on the rear and on the front – thanks to its rotating technology. The main 48MP sensor is a default camera of the phone – paired with an 8MP ultra-wide camera that enables you to fit more into the image.
According to the online sources, captures images by 8MP aren’t as sharp as the main camera. The 3rd camera is a 3D depth sensor that offers users dazzling background blur for the Live Focus Mode. The Live Focus appears to work perfectly – enables a user to adjust the level of blur and show the actual results before he/she hits the shutter.
The camera has Live Focus Video which gives rear time background blur options when shooting a video for a more outstanding visual experience. This feature only comes into play when using a camera set up as rear cameras only. The rest of the camera features include Scene Optimizer (up to 30fps), Steady Video Mode and Flaw Detection.
Snapdragon 730 Chipset, RAM and ROM
Digging down inside the handset, it’s powered by an Octa-core Snapdragon 730 Chipset with 2-cores clocked at 2.2GHz and 6-core clocked at 1.7GHz. The total available amount of RAM is 8GB with non-expandable 128GB of onboard memory.
In order to monitor user’s habits, it’s integrated with IPE (Intelligent Performance Enhancer) technology which optimizes the chipset accordingly.
Some of Samsung’s exclusive software features include Samsung Knox, Bixby Assistant to assist Galaxy A80, Samsung Health and Samsung Pay are also included in the phone.
Software, Battery, and Others
Onto software, it runs on One UI which is based on Android Pie 9.0 operating system and 3700mAh battery powers the handset with 25W Fast Charging support. It has an on-screen fingerprint scanner which is exceptionally fast and geared with Samsung Knox defense-grade system to enhance security. For excellent output on connected devices i.e. headphones and speakers, it includes Dolby Atmos Technology.
All sensors of the phone include an on-screen fingerprint scanner, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass. And connectivity support on Galaxy A80 includes Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB Type-C, Dual 4G VoLTE, and of course, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac.
Pricing and Availability
The official Samsung Galaxy A80 release date in the UK was May 29, 2019. However, it’s not yet available even on Samsung’s official site in the UK. When will it arrive? That is what we are short on words on, for now. We will have it updated as soon as we hear more.
As far as Samsung Galaxy A80 Price in the UK is concerned, it’s expected to set users back approx. £500 or a little more. Again, it’s just our educated guess as UK’s online shopping site named “Clove.co.uk” is selling it at £513 whether you buy Samsung Galaxy A80 in Phantom Black, Ghost White or Angel Gold.