The Galaxy A80 debuts the Snapdragon 730G chipset. Samsung also gets rid of the display notch with a rotating pop-up camera system.
The Galaxy A80 has been launched and it is officially Samsung's most premium Galaxy A-series device yet. Not only is it the most premium mid-range phone, but the Galaxy A80 is also one of the most unique phones to come out of Samsung's house in a while. It's not uncommon for Samsung to bring new technologies to the Galaxy A-series, and the Galaxy A80 follows that trend as it is the first Samsung phone to come with a pop-up camera.
The unique bit about the Galaxy A80's pop-up camera is that the camera setup can rotate so that you can use the same 48MP triple camera setup to capture high-quality selfies as well. In addition to this, the Galaxy A80 also offers a bezel-less, notch-less display, a brand new Snapdragon 730G chipset and a premium glass design, among other things. The Galaxy A80 is certainly packed to the brim with features, so here's a quick look at what you're getting.
Samsung Galaxy A80 specifications
Display: The Galaxy A80 sports a 6.7-inch FHD+ (2400X1080) Super AMOLED display.
Processor: The phone is powered by a 2.2GHz Snapdragon 730G chipset.
RAM: It comes with 8GB of RAM.
Internal storage: It gets 128GB of internal storage.
Rear camera: The Galaxy A80 gets a triple camera setup that includes a 48MP f/2.0 primary camera, an 8MP f/2.2 ultra wide-angle camera and a ToF (Time of Flight) camera for depth mapping. The camera setup is rotatable and can be used for selfies as well.
Battery: The phone houses a 3,700mAh battery and supports 25W fast charging.
Software: The Galaxy A80 runs on Android Pie with One UI on top.
Samsung Galaxy A80 features
-- The USP of the Galaxy A80 is its pop-up rotatory camera. When using the selfie mode, the top part of the rear panel rises up to reveal the triple camera setup, following which the camera module flips to the front to act as selfie cameras.
-- The pop-up rotating camera design has a twofold advantage. Firstly, it removes the need for Samsung to add a notch or a punch-hole on the display for a selfie camera. Secondly, with the ability of the primary camera to rotate, you can use powerful optics for selfies as well. So with the Galaxy A80, you will be able to use the primary 48MP camera for detailed selfies, the 8MP secondary camera for wide-angle selfies and the ToF camera for selfie portraits.
-- The Galaxy A80 is also Samsung's first phone to come with the New Infinity display. This is Samsung's proprietary display that offers no notch or hole punch. The 6.7-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display is all-screen with no notch or hole punch to distract you. The bezels on the top and bottom are negligible, offering a large screen-to-body ratio for an immersive viewing experience.
-- Notably, the Galaxy A80 is also the first phone to come with Qualcomm's newest mid-range processor, the Snapdragon 730G. Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 730 and 730G just a few hours ahead of the launch of the Galaxy A80. It is an octa-core processor built on an 8nm process. The basic difference between the SD730 and SD730G is that the latter is a gaming-focused chipset with a slightly faster GPU clock speed.
-- The Galaxy A80 also touts a premium all-glass design. Samsung claims the Galaxy A80 gets Gorilla Glass 6 on the front and back, which makes the panel, especially the mechanical pop-up part more durable.
-- Samsung is also touting an intelligent battery where the phone will detect your usage pattern to limit battery drain. Additionally, the phone also supports 25W fast charging over Type-C port.
Samsung Galaxy A80 price and availability
Samsung is yet to announce the pricing of the Galaxy A80. As a premium mid-range phone, and given the specs on offer, we believe the phone will likely cost under Rs 50,000. While Samsung is yet to announce the availability of the Galaxy A80 in India, we believe the company will launch the device in the country given its trend this year. Samsung has already launched the Galaxy A10, Galaxy A20, Galaxy A30 and Galaxy A50 in India in recent weeks.