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Samsung announces Galaxy A80 phone with rotating cameras

11 April, 2019, 00:44 | Author: Vicki Mclaughlin
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2019 is the year of Samsung with the company revealing another intriguing smartphone.

Conclusion: The galaxy A80 seems to deliver on the promise of innovation but will likely face tough competition from other major players in the mid premium segment that tend to price their offerings more aggressively. The A90 has been doing rounds in the rumour mill for some time now and it is no surprise that just two days away from the launch, we have another render/leak regarding the phone. This is possible because the top of the back panel of the phone slides up while the rear cameras rotate to function as front cameras when needed.

The camera setup aside for the moment, Samsung Galaxy A80 has several other things going for it. The phone gets a 3D glass back design with metal frames.

The phone's construction quality is great, and Samsung says that it has thoroughly tested both sliding and rotating mechanisms and they won't create issues for the consumers during the smartphone's lifetime. We'll find out more during our in-depth review.

The Galaxy A80 also features a 6.7-inch FHD+ (2,400 x 1,080) Super AMOLED Infinity Display driven by an octa-core processor (2.2GHz x 2 + 1.8GHz x 6) alongside 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage (sorry, there's no microSD card slot for expansion).

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Further, the phone doesn't include an earpiece; instead the phone's screen is used to generate sound, similar to what we have previously seen in LG G8 ThinQ and Huawei P30 Pro smartphones.

You'll also be able to enable this bokeh-style blur to the background of videos with the Galaxy A80 - a feature we first heard about for the Galaxy S10 5G, something we had thought would be exclusive to this handset, which has six cameras to enable this effect on the front- and rear-mounted cameras. The new design makes way for a pop-up rotary camera in the A80/A90.

Meanwhile, on the front there's a single 25MP (f/2.0) snapper to quench your selfie thirst. This whole exercise is quite seamless and doesn't take long.

The three cameras consist of a 48MP main sensor, 8MP ultra wide (123-degrees) and a 3D depth sensor.

Personally, while I appreciate Samsung's willingness to take design risks, I think the A80's mechanism is a silly, over-engineered and failure-prone solution to a perceived problem that most people either don't care about, or can live with.

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