Samsung Galaxy A80 with Snapdragon 730 SoC Launched in India for Rs 47,990; Pre-booking Starts July 22

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Samsung Galaxy A80

Samsung, on Thursday, announced the launch of its newest A-series smartphone – the Samsung Galaxy A80 in India. The Galaxy A80 is positioned above the Samsung Galaxy A70 which, until recently, was the highest-priced A-Series smartphone on sale in the country. The A80 has been around for a while in select international markets. In India, the phone will be made available in a single 8GB+128GB version. Let us now delve deeper into the spec-sheet and features of this new device.

Samsung Galaxy A80 key specifications, features

The Samsung Galaxy A80 is a premium mid-range device that uses the brand new Snapdragon 730G chipset from Qualcomm. This is a new SoC that is similar to the standard SD 730 albeit with some gaming-specific optimizations. The 730G is based on the 8nm LPP manufacturing process and houses an octa-core processor with six Kryo 470 Silver high-efficiency cores operating at 1.8 GHz and two Kryo 470 Gold clocked at 2.2 GHz. For graphics, the chipset uses the Adreno 618 GPU. The Samsung Galaxy A80 gets a large 6.7-inch Super AMOLED panel with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels in the tall 20:9 aspect ratio. This is a notch-less panel thanks to the sliding-rotating camera mechanism that the device boasts of. The display also gets Gorilla Glass 3 treatment for durability. And lest we forget, there is also an in-display fingerprint scanner.

The camera setup on the A80 includes a 48-megapixel, f/2.0 primary camera with support for PDAF, a secondary 8-megapixel camera mated to a 12mm ultrawide lens with f/2.2 aperture and a third ToF 3D camera to gather depth information. These three rear cameras also double as front-facing cameras thanks to a unique sliding-rotating mechanism. When you are in the mood to capture a selfie or to make a video call, this mechanism slides up, rotates the cameras and brings them to the front.

 

The Samsung Galaxy A80 is a relatively large phone but still uses a 3,700 mAh battery which we believe is a tad small for a device its size. The battery supports 25W fast charging as well. As expected of a device in its class, the A80 uses the USB Type-C port for wired connectivity. Samsung has chosen not to equip the phone with a 3.5mm audio jack.

Samsung Galaxy A80 price in India, availability details

The Samsung Galaxy A80 will be sold in a single 8GB RAM+128GB version in India. It will be available in three color options; Phantom black, Angel gold, and Ghost white. As for the all-important price tag, the Galaxy A80 will be sold for INR 47,990. Customers will be able to prebook the device starting July 22 until July 31. Those who pre-book the handset can also avail a one-time free screen replacement offer from Samsung. If you happen top have a Citibank credit card, you can avail a 5% cashback if you buy the handset during the initial launch offer period.



Having spent the better part of the last decade writing about technology, Rahul is among the most experienced tech journalists in India. His writing career began back to 2006 when he started off as a member of the Microsoft PYPC (Protect Your PC) team. At Microsoft, most of his time was spent on creating and updating Microsoft’s Knowledge Base articles. In 2008, thanks to his proclivity for consumer technology, he joined Techtree, then India’s most popular consumer tech website. In his decade-long career, Rahul has contributed to several Indian and International publications including GQ Magazine, Onlygizmos, iPhoneHacks, and The Inquisitr.

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