Samsung recently announced the newest member of the A-series family, the Galaxy A80. Featuring a full-screen display, triple cameras, and Bixby, the A80 is looking to secure its spot as a noteworthy midrange device.
First off, here are the specs:
6.7-inch FHD+ (1080×2400) Super AMOLED Infinity Display
48MP, f2.0 + 8MP, f2.2 + 3D depth sensor rotating camera (front/back configuration)
Octa Core (2.2GHz + 1.7GHz)
128 GB Internal Storage (non-expandable)
8 GB RAM
25W Super Fast Charging
Android 9.0 (Pie)
On-Screen Fingerprint scanner
The Galaxy A80 features a huge 6.7-inch display that covers the whole screen. It really is a great engineering concept executed in real-time, and boosts the wow factor of the device. It does have a bit of bezel space especially at the bottom of the phone, but for a midrange device to have a screen this big and an in-display fingerprint scanner as well shows Samsung’s eagerness to step up to the competitions’ similarly-priced offerings.
The full screen display is achieved mostly thanks to a Samsung first: rotating cameras. Not only does the A80 have pop-up cameras (Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo have already debuted theirs), the triple lens setup flips on a horizontal axis to face front, allowing you to have three cameras to capture selfies. Not only does the phone rely on mechanical hardware to raise and lower the camera system, it also has a way for the lenses to flip back and forth.
Looking at the specs, it seems like the A80 only holds one SIM card and has non-expandable memory. It also only has a 3,700 mAh battery capacity despite the unit being around 9mm thick. It has a 25w quick charge feature, so topping up won’t be a problem. In the age of sleek and thin smartphones though, the A80 feels full in the hand, something that may or may not be a con, especially if you appreciate a phone that feels like you’re really holding it and like feeling the weight when in your pocket or purse.
The Samsung Galaxy A80 has been announced in Thailand accompanied by international endorsers, the Korean pop idol group Blackpink. Samsung has mentioned that the phone will be available in the Philippines soon, but so far, no price has been mentioned.