The Galaxy A80 creates the event with its rotating camera
Samsung innovates with a retractable camera and rotating that can take advantage of three sensors to make selfies. A mid-range smartphone that exhibits a completely borderless display to provide an optimal display surface.
After introducing the A70 for low budget , Samsung has announced its new mid-range smartphones in the A-series. At the top of the poster is the new Galaxy A80, a smartphone with a giant screen without edges or notch, as well as a retractable camera that pivots for selfies . The South Korean manufacturer has detailed the features of this completely atypical smartphone. The only big unknown is the processor that was just announced as an octa-core (2.2 GHz and 1.8 GHz). All would suggest that this is the Snapdragon 730 Qualcomm.
The promise: three photo sensors ready to switch
Samsung identifies very clearly the intended audience, naming the digital natives . To allow them to share their experiences live anytime, Samsung has added a triple camera: a 48 megapixel main sensor, an 8 megapixel ultra wide angle lens, and a 3D Depth camera, a ToF sensor. ( Time of Flight ) which determines the distance of the objects. This allows you to evaluate the main subject of the photo and apply the bokeh effect in portrait or ” Live Focus ” mode ; it can also be used for augmented reality , by measuring real objects or by creating a preview of virtual objects in the real world.
If the camera should get a good score on the DxOMark test , it is at the level of selfies that the Galaxy A80 is completely different from the competition. The main camera is rotating, a motor lifts it, then turns the three sensors 180 degrees. This means that the selfies benefit from the 48-megapixel sensor, the ultra wide-angle lens, and the ToF sensor for portrait mode. The photos and videos will be of the same quality, whatever the target side. A first in the world of smartphones!
The killer option: a screen with no edges
The retractable camera allowed Samsung to completely get rid of the notch for the front camera. The manufacturer has chosen to integrate a very large screen of 6.7 inches Super Amoled (1.080 x 2.400 pixels ), devoid of edges, and called ” New Infinity Display “. Even the speaker has disappeared, integrated directly under the screen, just like the fingerprint reader. Other manufacturers can be expected to prefer the screen without edges with a photo sensor that pivots like on this A80, or hidden in the slice as on the recent Reno of Oppo .
What does it replace?
Hard to compare the Galaxy A80 to other devices … Samsung A models are the mid-range, and the A80 is the top of the podium. However, its large screen without edges and without notch, as well as its rotating camera, make a very atypical model. Nevertheless, it is closer to the Galaxy A9, while offering a larger screen – with 6.7 inches against 6.3 inches – a newer processor – most likely the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 processor against the Snapdragon 660 – -, and the same amount of RAM(8 GB) and storage (128 GB). Note that the Galaxy A80 does not offer microSD slot, and it is a weak point. Regarding the camera, the main lens goes from a 24 megapixel sensor to 48 megapixels, but the Galaxy A9 has a 2x telephoto lens, missing the Galaxy A80.