Samsung’s new Galaxy A80 comes with a camera slider

Phone cameras in 2019 are getting weird, very weird. There’s three, no four, no five of them, they’re periscopes, and now they slide out of the main chassis.

Samsung’s Galaxy A80 is the last one in that weirdness parade, and it’s certainly a twist.

The Samsung Galaxy A80 is the latest entry in the A-series of smartphones, the series positioned just below the S-line. Users of this phone will have the same camera for the front and the back as the slider mechanism will also allow the camera to rotate depending on user need.  As the camera is located in a slider, there’s no need for a notch or screen hole on this display.

The camera itself is a triple sensor affair with a main 48-megapixel lens, an 8-megapixel sensor so you can capture more of the scenery and a ToF sensor.

As for the rest of the phone, you’ll get a 6.7-inch FHD+ SuperAmoled display,  a 3700mAh battery, and AI all over the phone. Samsung’s OneUi and Android Pie will power this device, so you get the best of both Samsung and Google.

“Consumers are at the center of everything we do and they search for devices personalized to their specific lifestyle. Armed with our expertise, global capabilities and rich consumer insights, Samsung is uniquely positioned to provide innovations for everyone,” said DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics. “The Galaxy A Series provides a range of models so everyone can choose a device that fits their unique needs and enables them to pursue their passions. The Galaxy A80 offers premium features for digital natives who want to fully engage in the Era of Live.”

Samsung plans to launch the Galaxy A80 this Spring on the 29th of May. There’s no pricing announced but one can infer it’ll fall just below the Galaxy S10e at maximum.

See the amazing mechanism in action below:

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