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Samsung’s Galaxy A80 Has A Pop-up, Rotating Camera Module

This is pretty awesome

Samsung has officially announced their new, mid-range Galaxy A80 smartphone in coordinated events held around the globe. Samsung’s newest darling has the biggest screen of any Samsung device yet in terms of surface area, since the Galaxy A80 doesn’t have a notch anywhere in its body.

Instead of a halo-punch camera module, Samsung utilized a motorized camera module that lifts from the main body that holds the main camera, ala OPPO’s Find X.

The main difference here is that the main camera rotates to the front when the pop-up mechanism is activated, meaning you’re using the three cameras – 48-megapixel deal with an f/2.0 aperture, 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera with an aperture of f/2.2 and 123-degree FOV and a depth sensor.

With the camera module removing any hint of notch on the body, you’re free to appreciate the 6.7-inch, full HD+ Super AMOLED display that the Galaxy A80 uses which also houses the on-screen fingerprint scanner.

As for the rest of the phone, the Galaxy A80 is your typical Samsung mid-range, sporting a metal frame sandwiched in two panes of glass with a curved back for increased ergonomics.

Hardware-wise you’re looking at Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 730 processor, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of non-expandable storage. Battery is at 3700mAh, with quick charge capability of 25W, the highest for any Samsung device.

No word yet on price for the Galaxy A80, but it’s supposed to land in the Philippines come June.

Samsung Galaxy A80 Specs

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 octa-core processor
  • Adreno 618 GPU
  • 8GB RAM
  • 6.7-inch Full HD+ AMOLED New Infinity display,
  • Triple cameras: 48-megapixel f/2.0 main camera, 8-megapixel f/2.2 ultra-wide angle camera, Time of Flight (ToF) camera
  • 128GB internal storage
  • Dual SIM
  • 4G LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS
  • In-display fingerprint scanner, USB-C
  • 3700mAh battery with 25W fast charging
  • Android 9.0 Pie with OneUI

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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