Samsung proved that it could still innovate when it announced the Galaxy A80 back in April. It’s taken a long time, but the unique phone is finally available to purchase.
The Korean company confirmed the Galaxy A80’s availability in a news release, saying it was now available online and at physical retailers in select markets. Samsung didn’t clarify these launch markets, but we’ve contacted the firm for more information and will update the article as soon as we hear more.
In any event, the phone’s biggest selling point has to be its flip camera. The Galaxy A80 uses a combination of a slider and Oppo-style flip camera to create a rather unique mechanism. Check out the GIF below for a better idea of what it looks like in action.
The Galaxy A80 flip camera mechanism packs a 48MP main shooter, 8MP ultra-wide camera, and a 3D ToF sensor. These shooters also serve as your selfie cameras thanks to the flip setup, of course.
Other noteworthy features include an upper mid-range Snapdragon 730 chipset, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a 3,700mAh battery with 25-watt charging. Samsung’s phone also packs an in-display fingerprint sensor below the 6.7-inch full HD+ OLED screen.
The new phone does however lack a microSD card slot and a 3.5mm port, which have been two Samsung fixtures over the years. It might not be the only Samsung phone to abandon the 3.5mm port though, as the Galaxy Note 10 is rumored to be ditching the standard too.
Samsung hasn’t revealed pricing for the Galaxy A80 but Clove in the U.K. is selling the device for 616 pounds ($780, 688 euros), which would make it substantially more expensive than the Galaxy A70. The A70 is available for 369 pounds ($467, 412 euros) via the Samsung website. Keen to check out the new phone in more detail? Then you can visit the Samsung website or Clove via the buttons below.