Samsung Galaxy A80 phone unveiled with sliding, rotating triple-camera array
Samsung has unveiled one of its most unique smartphones to date: the Galaxy A80. This model features a sliding pop-up camera array that contains a 48MP F2.0 main camera, an 8MP F2.2 ultrawide camera and a time-of-flight sensor. A rotation mechanism enables the cameras to flip from facing the rear to the front of the phone when appropriate, eliminating the need for a 'notch' or 'hole punch' in the display.
The camera mechanism is the Galaxy A80's most notable feature, making the higher-quality rear cameras available for activities that would ordinarily involve a lower-quality front-facing camera, such as snapping selfies and livestreaming. According to Samsung, the sliding mechanism is activated and the cameras are rotated when the user selects the A80's 'selfie mode.'
The main 48MP camera is able to capture 'vivid images' at night, Samsung claims, and the technology enables Live Focus videos by gathering depth and measurement data on objects visible in the scene. Other camera features include Super Steady video for 'pro-level action' shots, a Scene Optimizer feature that can recognize up to 30 scenes, and Flaw Detection for automatically identifying 'glitches' before the image is taken.
Cameras aside, the Galaxy A80 features a 6.7" Full HD+ 1080 x 2400 Super AMOLED display alongside 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a 3700mAh battery. The model supports fast charging and has a fingerprint sensor embedded in the display.
According to The Verge, the Galaxy A80 will be available in Europe, the Middle East, Russia, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, China and Hong Kong starting on May 29 in gold, white, and black color options. Samsung hasn't revealed the price at this time.
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