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.