Samsung announces Galaxy A80 phone with rotating cameras

Samsung Galaxy A20 was launched in Russia last month

Samsung is announcing a new Galaxy device: the new Galaxy A80.

"Samsung has attempted to push boundaries so far this year, with the launch of the Galaxy Fold and Samsung Galaxy S10 5G catching the eye as it has sought to counter its smartphone sales slump", he said.

If you're wondering what's so new about this display, you may have noticed that on the Galaxy A80, there is no Infinity V or Infinity U notch at the top, nor is there an Infinity O punch-hole at the corner.

The camera module features a 48-megapixel primary lens, as well as a 3D Depth sensor and an 8-megapixel ultra wide-angle lens.

Samsung says there are "no distractions" when you watch video, look through photos, or run multiple apps simultaneously - which seems like a bit of a kick in the teeth if you've recently splurged on an S10, especially the pricier Galaxy S10 Plus which has a bigger, more unsightly, pill-shaped cut-out for the dual front-facing selfie cameras.

Screen aside, the A80 packs 8GB RAM along with 128GB storage. Keeping the lights on is a 3,700 mAh battery that has support for 25W fast-charging via USB-C. Instead of having separate front and rear cameras, why not have a single array that covers both?

Coming in Phantom Black, Angel Gold, and Ghost White finishes, the device will be available on May 29th.

The Samsung Galaxy A40 has a 5.9-inch Full HD+ (1080 x 2220) display with a Super AMOLED panel producing punchy, bright visuals.

Samsung has not yet revealed pricing or availability, but the phone does appear to be now targeted to Asian markets. Also, the glass front and back of the phone pick up fingerprints easily, but it is equally easier to wipe them off.

The hue of the device changes somewhat depending on how the light strikes the device but the "scattered light" effect on the A80 is more subdued than on other Galaxy A series devices. It goes on to explain this is a trend in people who increasingly use their smartphone for sharing live interactions - and the high quality rotating camera facilitates users sharing the world around them. This phone also doesn't feature stereo speakers, lacks support for microSD storage expansion, and tragically doesn't come with a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Previous slider designs from Chinese handset vendors featured standalone rear and front cameras.

We have the Blue unit that hides an interesting shimmer which comes alive under direct light.

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