Samsung Galaxy Fold Could Launch in India In May, Galaxy A80 Might Launch Alongside


According to a new report from BGR India, Samsung might launch the Galaxy Fold in India in May this year. The report also hints towards a possibility that the brand might launch the Galaxy A80 in the country alongside the Galaxy Fold. BRG India says that although Samsung has decided to launch those two devices in India in May, it still hasn’t finalized the exact launch date. The report also says that the brand might be looking for a soft launch for these two devices in India instead of a mega event.

As far as the pricing goes, Ranjiv Singh, SVP, Chief Marketing Officer at Samsung India recently confirmed that they’d be launching the Galaxy A80 in India in the INR 45,000 to INR 50,000 price bracket. However, the Indian pricing of the Galaxy Fold is still unknown. Considering that the Galaxy Fold costs USD 1,980 in the USA, it could launch in India somewhere between INR 1,25,000 to INR 1,50,000. Let us quickly have a look at the specifications of these two devices.

Samsung Galaxy A80 Specifications

The major highlight feature of the Galaxy A80 is its pop-up rotating camera design. The device has a slider frame. And in that slider portion, you have a rotating camera setup – which doubles up as both, front and rear camera setup. This rotating camera setup has a 48MP + 8MP + 3D ToF camera sensor configuration.

As the Galaxy A80 doesn’t have a dedicated front-facing camera, it features a completely notch-less and bezel-less screen. Speaking of the screen, the device has a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution.

The Galaxy A80 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 SoC. Globally, the device is available in only one configuration, which has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. As you might expect, the device comes loaded with Android 9 Pie OS, which has One UI customization. The Galaxy A80 packs a 3700mAh battery, and it supports 25W Super-Fast charging

Samsung Galaxy Fold Specifications

As you might know, the Samsung Galaxy Fold is a foldable device. It has two displays – one on the outer side, and one on the inner side which can be accessed when you unfold the device. The Galaxy Fold can be used as a smartphone in the folded mode, and as a tablet when you open up the device. The outer screen of the Galaxy Fold is a Super AMOLED unit that measures 4.6-inches, and it has HD+ resolution, whereas, the inner screen is a 7.3-inch Super AMOLED unit with Full HD+ resolution.

The Samsung Galaxy Fold features a total of six cameras – three for the rear-facing camera setup, one selfie camera above the cover display, and two selfie cameras at the inside of the device. The triple camera setup for the rear-facing camera has 12MP conventional + 12MP ultrawide + 12MP telephoto configuration. The selfie camera above the cover display has a 10MP resolution, whereas, the dual-camera setup at the inside has 10MP + 8MP configuration.

The Samsung Galaxy Fold is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC. The device comes in only one configuration — 12GB RAM + 512GB storage. The device runs on Android 9 Pie operating system with One UI customization. Speaking of customization, the OS has been modified to suit the foldable nature of the device. The Samsung Galaxy Fold has a 4380mAH battery, and it supports 18W fast charging.