The Samsung Galaxy A80 released on May 29th is the new smartphone that is cheaper than the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus. The special thing about this Samsung Galaxy A80 is its rotating camera. It’s fun to use with the fun pop-up, rotating camera, excellent, notch-less screen and plenty of power and storage
The rotating fun camera
The Samsung Galaxy A80 has a fun party piece. It not only has a pop-up triple camera system, those three lenses also rotate to act as selfie snappers. This biggest design point here though is the pop-up camera, which sees a section the same width as the phone rise up when you switch to selfie mode in the camera app. With Samsung aiming the Galaxy A80 and the rest of its A series at young people who like to create, share and send live video content, it makes sense to give them the best camera experience no matter which way they’re using the phone.
- Galaxy A80’s 48MP (F2.0) camera gives you super crisp, clean resolution for shot-worthy moments. You’ll notice the difference when vlogging and streaming your day-to-day adventures.
- With its incredible 123-degree field of vision, their Ultra Wide Camera is built to capture as wide as the human eye can see, live. So as things happen you can see and share more.
- The 3D Depth Camera detects the subject of your photos or footage so you can keep the focus on what matters. A distracting background will not get in the way of your story.
- Galaxy A80 records like a pro-level action camera utilizing the Ultra Wide Camera and predictive software. Super steady gives you smooth live videos, even when your journey is on the adventurous side.
- Scene Optimizer helps your photos become even more stunning. Using AI, it identifies and optimizes the content of your scene based on 30 others like it. It’s also smart enough to suggest lighting adjustments automatically when it’s dark so that you can get the best shot possible.
The maximized new Infinity Display is near bezel-less – no notches, no sensors, no distractions. Galaxy A80’s 170.3 mm (6.7”) Full HD+ sAMOLED of room offers a big and bright canvas to explore content, stories, connections, and creativity.
The main 48MP (f/2.0) sensor is the default camera available to you when you open the camera app, but it’s easy to switch between it and the 8MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide (123 degree) camera which allows you to fit more into your shot.
The third camera is a 3D depth sensor, providing excellent background blur for the Live Focus mode which de-focuses the background of your shots while keeping the foreground in focus. It’s Samsung’s answer to Apple’s Portrait mode on iPhone. It also gives you Live Focus Video, for real time background blurring when you’re shooting video for a more striking visual experience. This mode is only available when using the setup as rear cameras – not selfie – and the same can be said for the super slow motion mode as well.
Specifications of Samsung Galaxy A80
Besides the camera it also packs a 6.7-inch Full HD+ display, octa-core chipset, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, 3,700mAh battery and an in-display fingeprint scanner. The Samsung Galaxy A80 has a premium glass design, with a metal frame running around its circumference which feels good in the hand.
It is however big and thick at 165.2 x 76.5 x 9.3mm, making it difficult to use one-handed, and the mechanics behind the pop-up camera means it’s also a little top heavy. This is certainly a phone you’ll want to use both hands for most of the time.
The power switch is on the right of the phone, while the volume is on the left and both are easy enough to hit – as long as your hand is big enough to wrap round the A80. The phone is available in black, gold and white. There’s no headphone jack here, with the base of the Galaxy A80 featuring the SIM tray, USB-C port and single, down-firing speaker.
What the pop-up camera does provide is an all-screen display which isn’t uninterrupted by a notch or punch-hole camera for an eye-catching overall look.
With a Full HD+ resolution (1080 x 2400) and Super AMOLED panel the display on the Galaxy A80 is bright, clear and colorful which is bode well for gamers.
Finally, there’s an in-display fingerprint scanner too, a feature which has generally been reserved for flagship devices, so it’s good to see the technology filter down to the next price tier.
The Samsung Galaxy A80 comes with a reasonably sized 3,700mAh battery and support for 25W fast charging. Also you’ll find an octa-core chipset, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, giving you plenty of power and space for all your apps, games, photos and videos.
The Galaxy A80 runs Android 9 with Samsung’s One UI over the top, giving you a very similar look and feel to the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus. Finally this shows that Samsung has packed in plenty of features to make the A80 a compelling device.