Samsung 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 Next
Ratepayers are better protected under the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board’s Maritime Link decision released today, Nov. 29, said Energy Minister Andrew Younger. The board addressed the eight conditions proposed by government during a recent hearing. The province proposed the conditions to ensure the Maritime Link proponents, Emera and Nalcor shareholders, take on project risks, not ratepayers. “Our first interest has always been the protection of Nova Scotia ratepayers, that’s why government pushed to improve the deal,” said Mr. Younger. “We have reviewed the board’s decision and are confident that ratepayers are better protected, and that Emera and Nalcor will bear the project risks, not ratepayers.” Emera and Nalcor must follow the terms of the agreement as presented to the board, which includes improved and transparent procurement practices, as well as enhanced auditing and oversight by the board. In July, the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board approved the Maritime Link project with conditions Emera had to meet to ensure ratepayers had access to surplus market energy. The board has determined that, with the availibility of market-priced electricity factored in, the Maritime Link is the lowest long-term cost alternative for electricity ratepayers in Nova Scotia. The board’s decision was based on evidence tested during two hearings that included testimony from experts and interveners representing Nova Scotia ratepayers. “We appreciate the work of the board and all of the interveners to ensure this agreement is in the best interest of Nova Scotia ratepayers,” said Mr. Younger. “We now have some work to do to ensure that Nova Scotians benefit from millions of dollars in savings through the federal loan guarantee.” The Maritime Link project will provide a renewable and reliable source of energy for the next 35 years and place Nova Scotia in an energy loop. It will also enable greater regional co-operation and enhance opportunities for competition in the marketplace.
Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Bridget Reeves, 42, whose grandmother Elsie Devine died aged 88 following treatment at Gosport hospital in 1999, told The Daily Telegraph: “The police and the NHS failed in their duties and we need a barrister to look at the options that are available to us and to look at which cases are strong enough for action to be brought against those responsible.” Elsie Devine, who died at Gosport War Memorial HospitalCredit:Reeves family/PA Mrs Reeves, whose GoFundMe page has already raised hundreds of pounds towards its target of £500,000, accused Hampshire police of being responsible for a fundamental miscarriage of justice.“The police are culpable in this in the way they didn’t secure a prosecution. They sat on things and they didn’t make things public at a time when it might have stopped some people going into that hospital,” she said.Her mother Ann, 72, added: “I don’t trust the government. Why aren’t there arrests already?I can guarantee the government has its best lawyers looking into this report already – but we have no one by our side to help us as we pick it apart page by page and word by word. We need a barrister so we can get this into court and expose what happened to the world. The inquiry, led by the former bishop of Liverpool, the Rt Rev James Jones, found that nursing staff first raised concerns nearly 30 years ago but their fears were “silenced” by management.In the report, clinical assistant Dr Jane Barton was held responsible for the policies which led to the deaths of 656 patients. She was found guilty of “multiple instances of serious professional misconduct” by the General Medical Council in 2010 but was never prosecuted.Following the report’s publication Hampshire’s chief constable, Olivia Pinkney, admitted her force’s investigations into the deaths were not fit for purpose and that public confidence in the police had been damaged:She said on Thursday: “We cannot hide from the fact that the legacy of what has happened has caused considerable damage to confidence in the agencies involved, including my own.“We accept the Panel’s findings and I would like to take this opportunity to apologise for our part in the distress caused to families for so many years.” Ann Reeves, the daugher of Elsie Devine, who died at Gosport War Memorial HospitalCredit:Dominic Lipinski/PA “Hampshire Constabulary are stepping down, quite rightly so. We’ve still got the same CPS though, some of the people I have challenged and argued with for years.” The families of hundreds of patients whose lives were cut short by painkillers prescribed without medical justification are raising money for possible private prosecutions after losing faith in the police.Relatives of those who died at Gosport War Memorial Hospital say they need to prepare a case against those responsible for one of the biggest scandals in the history of the NHS.Hampshire Police announced on Thursday it is to hand over its investigations to another constabulary, after a damning report found it failed to properly examine multiple reports by families and whistleblowers that doctors were giving patients dangerously high levels of opioid drugs.The force was severely criticised by the Gosport Independent Panel, which found that more than 650 people died as a result of the prescribing regime at the hospital. Three investigations by Hampshire police between 1998 and 2010 failed to lead to any prosecutions.Now an online funding appeal has been launched to allow families of the victims to hire a barrister to examine the best way of pursuing justice for those who died.The families are preparing for the possibility of private prosecutions of individuals, should any new investigation fail to lead to charges, as well as civil action against the NHS trusts in charge of Gosport hospital.