Samsung Galaxy A80 launched: Key specs, features, price and everything you should know

first_imgSamsung Galaxy A80 launched: Key specs, features, price and everything you should knowThe Galaxy A80 debuts the Snapdragon 730G chipset. Samsung also gets rid of the display notch with a rotating pop-up camera system. Sanket Vijayasarathy BangkokApril 10, 2019UPDATED: April 12, 2019 12:42 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe Galaxy A80 uses its triple rear camera system to take selfies.The Galaxy A80 the first phone to come with Qualcomm’s newest Snapdragon 730G SoC.The phone also supports 25W fast charging over Type-C port. The Galaxy A80 has been launched and it is officially Samsung’s most premium Galaxy A-series device yet. Not only is it the most premium mid-range phone, but the Galaxy A80 is also one of the most unique phones to come out of Samsung’s house in a while. It’s not uncommon for Samsung to bring new technologies to the Galaxy A-series, and the Galaxy A80 follows that trend as it is the first Samsung phone to come with a pop-up camera.The unique bit about the Galaxy A80’s pop-up camera is that the camera setup can rotate so that you can use the same 48MP triple camera setup to capture high-quality selfies as well. In addition to this, the Galaxy A80 also offers a bezel-less, notch-less display, a brand new Snapdragon 730G chipset and a premium glass design, among other things. The Galaxy A80 is certainly packed to the brim with features, so here’s a quick look at what you’re getting.Samsung Galaxy A80 specificationsDisplay: The Galaxy A80 sports a 6.7-inch FHD+ (2400X1080) Super AMOLED display.Processor: The phone is powered by a 2.2GHz Snapdragon 730G chipset.RAM: It comes with 8GB of RAM.Internal storage: It gets 128GB of internal storage.Rear camera: The Galaxy A80 gets a triple camera setup that includes a 48MP f/2.0 primary camera, an 8MP f/2.2 ultra wide-angle camera and a ToF (Time of Flight) camera for depth mapping. The camera setup is rotatable and can be used for selfies as well.Battery: The phone houses a 3,700mAh battery and supports 25W fast charging.advertisementSoftware: The Galaxy A80 runs on Android Pie with One UI on top.Samsung Galaxy A80 features — The USP of the Galaxy A80 is its pop-up rotatory camera. When using the selfie mode, the top part of the rear panel rises up to reveal the triple camera setup, following which the camera module flips to the front to act as selfie cameras.– The pop-up rotating camera design has a twofold advantage. Firstly, it removes the need for Samsung to add a notch or a punch-hole on the display for a selfie camera. Secondly, with the ability of the primary camera to rotate, you can use powerful optics for selfies as well. So with the Galaxy A80, you will be able to use the primary 48MP camera for detailed selfies, the 8MP secondary camera for wide-angle selfies and the ToF camera for selfie portraits.– The Galaxy A80 is also Samsung’s first phone to come with the New Infinity display. This is Samsung’s proprietary display that offers no notch or hole punch. The 6.7-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display is all-screen with no notch or hole punch to distract you. The bezels on the top and bottom are negligible, offering a large screen-to-body ratio for an immersive viewing experience.– Notably, the Galaxy A80 is also the first phone to come with Qualcomm’s newest mid-range processor, the Snapdragon 730G. Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 730 and 730G just a few hours ahead of the launch of the Galaxy A80. It is an octa-core processor built on an 8nm process. The basic difference between the SD730 and SD730G is that the latter is a gaming-focused chipset with a slightly faster GPU clock speed.– The Galaxy A80 also touts a premium all-glass design. Samsung claims the Galaxy A80 gets Gorilla Glass 6 on the front and back, which makes the panel, especially the mechanical pop-up part more durable.– Samsung is also touting an intelligent battery where the phone will detect your usage pattern to limit battery drain. Additionally, the phone also supports 25W fast charging over Type-C port.Samsung Galaxy A80 price and availability Samsung is yet to announce the pricing of the Galaxy A80. As a premium mid-range phone, and given the specs on offer, we believe the phone will likely cost under Rs 50,000. While Samsung is yet to announce the availability of the Galaxy A80 in India, we believe the company will launch the device in the country given its trend this year. Samsung has already launched the Galaxy A10, Galaxy A20, Galaxy A30 and Galaxy A50 in India in recent weeks.Disclaimer: The reporter’s travel and stay for this event in Bangkok have been arranged by Samsung.ALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy A80 with 48MP rotating camera, Snapdragon 730G SoC launchedALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy A50 review: Premium features now come at an affordable priceALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy S10e review: Affordable, compact and the best S10 to buyadvertisementGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAmritanshu Mukherjee Tags :Follow SamsungFollow androidFollow smartphones Nextlast_img read more

Update Positive But Still Work to be Done Oped

first_imgOn Dec. 22, the province released an update to this year’s budget. At this time, we are forecasting the province will have a surplus of $97 million at year end. While this is positive, it does not change the fact that Nova Scotia still expects to have a significant deficit next year. In fact, Nova Scotia still has an overall debt of over $13 billion. The bottom line is that while we are making progress, Nova Scotia has not yet turned the corner when it comes to getting rid of our long-term financial challenge. The financial challenge facing this province still exists today, just as it existed yesterday, and just as it will exist when a new budget is brought forward in the spring of 2011. Let me explain why this year’s surplus isn’t quite what it seems.This year’s budget doesn’t include typical annual expenses such as funding for universities or funding for the student bursary trust. Last year, funding for universities was about $360 million. While no decision has been made on the amount for next year, the fact is that these costs will recur next year and every year. The surplus was also a result of saving money and receiving more revenue than expected from some areas. But in each case, these circumstances are not likely to be repeated and therefore can’t be depended upon in future years. We are now in the first year of the four-year plan we released with the spring budget. As the four-year plan outlined, we still expect a significant deficit next year in the range of $370 million. It will take discipline to make sure next year’s deficit doesn’t go beyond that point. So, today we have an accounting surplus, but realistically, it’s still a deficit. That means it is more important than ever to control spending. We have to continue to restrain wage increases in the public sector. We have to continue to eliminate government year-end spending, sometimes referred to as March madness. And we have to work with departments, agencies, boards and commissions to set budgets for next year that help government live within its means. Some critics may argue that we should ease off now. But that’s exactly the kind of short-sighted thinking that got Nova Scotia into this mess. Today, I am happy to see positive results, and give credit to the individuals and organizations that are helping us live within our means. The surplus is a nice short-term surprise, but it cannot become a distraction. The province will continue to take on the hard work to get back to balance and live within our means. -30-last_img read more