Chinese companies now have been offering phones with great specifications in mid-range segments. Samsung, offering one of the best flagships though always lacked behind those Chinese companies in budget categories. Things changed this year when Samsung launched the new M series smartphones. And now, Samsung wants to take the game one step ahead with the A80 launched in China today.
The most unique thing about the phone is its camera. It works on both slider and rotating mechanism. The camera raises up with the help of a slider and rotates to back and front with the help of a motor inside. It is somewhat similar to Oppo’s N1 launched back in 2013. Though it might sound interesting, it can give birth to many problems. Like, how durable it is and what life span will it have? Also, if any dirt particles enter inside, will the rotating and lifting mechanism work fine? The implementation of the cameras doesn’t seem to be much practical.
In terms of camera specs, it has triple cameras with a 48 MP primary sensor with f/2.0 aperture, secondary 8 MP f/2.2 ultra wide sensor, and ToF (Time of Flight) camera for depth sensing. In terms of performance, it is powered by the newly launched Snapdragon 730G Soc with a clock speed of up to 2.2 GHz. It gets up to 8 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage. On the front, it has a big 6.7-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display with very tiny bezels on all sides. It gets the juice from a 3700 mAh battery. Finally, Samsung upgraded its fast charging tech as the phone supports 25W of fast charging, unlike the Samsung S10 which only supports 15W fast charging. The phone runs on One UI on top of Android 9 Pie. Also, it has Gorilla Glass 6 protection on both the front and back sides.
Pricing and Availability:
The pricing of the phone has not been announced yet, though we can expect competitive pricing as the phone has been built specially by the Chinese team for the Chinese market where Samsung is losing its market share due to a better price to performance ratio offered by Chinese OEMs. The phone might also launch in global markets some times later, India being one of them.