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Samsung Galaxy A80, Galaxy A70 launch highlights: Galaxy A80 is Samsung’s first phone with a rotating pop-up camera

Samsung A Galaxy Event April 2019 highlights: Samsung Galaxy A80 with rotating pop-up camera and Galaxy A70 launched globally. The company also announced that its Galaxy J series has been merged with the Galaxy A series.

Written by Hansa Verma , Karanveer Singh Arora | Bangkok, New Delhi |
Updated: April 11, 2019 8:39:44 am
Samsung A Galaxy Event highlights: Samsung Galaxy A70 and Galaxy A80 launched globally, will soon be making their way to India.

Samsung A Galaxy Event April 2019 highlights: Samsung has launched two new Galaxy A-series smartphones – Galaxy A70 and Galaxy A80 at its ‘A Galaxy’ events in Bangkok, Milan, and Sao Paolo. The Galaxy A80 and Galaxy A70 feature different features and specifications. We expect both the smartphones to launch in India sooner than expected. The company has also merged its Galaxy J-series into its Galaxy A series of smartphones.

Out of the two, the Galaxy A80 is the company’s first smartphone with a rotating camera. This phone is also the first smartphone to be powered by Qualcomm’s newest Snapdragon 730G processor, which is optimised for mobile gaming. Meanwhile, the Galaxy A70 is a mid-range device.

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18:56 (IST)10 Apr 2019
Samsung Galaxy A80 and Galaxy A70 availability details

Samsung Galaxy A80 will be available starting from May 29. Whereas, the Samsung Galaxy A70 will be made available starting April 26. The company is yet to reveal prices for both the devices.

18:50 (IST)10 Apr 2019
Samsung Galaxy A80 camera specifications

The camera is the highlight of the Samsung Galaxy A80. It comes with a triple rotating pop-up camera, which consists of a 48MP primary camera with f/2.0 aperture, 8MP ultra-wide (123-degree) with f/2.2 aperture and a third 3D depth camera. The triple camera system, which is aligned vertically, pops up and rotate to the front when one wants to click selfies.

18:47 (IST)10 Apr 2019
Samsung Galaxy A80: First look

Here's how the new Samsung Galaxy A80 with a rotating pop-up camera looks like.

18:39 (IST)10 Apr 2019
Samsung Galaxy A40: First look

Here's a first look at the new Samsung Galaxy A40.

18:38 (IST)10 Apr 2019
Samsung Galaxy A70: First look

Here's a first look at the new Samsung Galaxy A70 smartphone, which has just launched.

18:33 (IST)10 Apr 2019
Samsung Galaxy A80, Galaxy A70 colour options

Samsung Galaxy A80 will be made available in three colour options - White, Gold, and Black. Whereas, the Galaxy A70 will be made available in Coral, Blue, Black and White colour options.

18:28 (IST)10 Apr 2019
Samsung Galaxy A80 to launch before July in India

Samsung has already said that Galaxy A80 will be launched in India before July this year and it will be priced at around Rs 50,000.

18:26 (IST)10 Apr 2019
Samsung Galaxy A70, Galaxy A80 prices

The official event seems to be over, Samsung will be rolling out prices for both the Galaxy A70 and Galaxy A80 at a later date.

18:16 (IST)10 Apr 2019
Samsung Galaxy A80 specifications

Samsung Galaxy A80 sports a truly bezel-less Super AMOLED screen of 6.7-inches in size and FHD+ display. It is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon’s new 730G processor with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. The internal memory is not expandable. The phone ditches a 3.5 mm headset jack and instead uses a Type-C USB port. This is a dual SIM phone that measures 165.2x76.5x9.3mm.

Samsung Galaxy A80 sports an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor and also supports biometric authentication for unlocking the phone. It is backed by a 3,700mAh battery with super fast charging technology. The phone gets a 3D glass back design with metal frames.

The camera is the highlight of the phone consisting of a 48MP primary camera with f/2.0 aperture, 8MP ultra-wide (123-degree) with f/2.2 aperture and a third 3D depth camera works as both the front camera and the rear camera. The triple camera system, which is aligned vertically, pops up and rotate to the front when one wants to click selfies.

18:12 (IST)10 Apr 2019
Samsung Galaxy A70 specifications

Samsung Galaxy A70 sports 6.7-inch Infinity-U Super AMOLED Full HD+ display. It is powered by an octa-core processor coupled with either 6GB or 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. The storage is expandable by up to 512GB through a dedicated microSD card slot.

Samsung Galaxy A70 sports a plastic back cover with prism effect glass-like design and has an on-screen fingerprint sensor and also supports facial recognition for authentication. The battery is 4,500 mAh with support for super-fast charging at 25W.

Samsung Galaxy A70 features triple rear cameras, a combination of will 32MP primary sensor, 8MP ultra lens and 5MP depth sensor. The front camera is 32MP with f/2.0 aperture. The Galaxy A70 runs Android Pie based Samsung One UI platform.

17:55 (IST)10 Apr 2019
Samsung's Galaxy J-series is now merged with the Galaxy A-series

Samsung J series converted to Galaxy A series, confirms Samsung. Samsung Galaxy A series lineup has A10, A20, A30, A50, A70, and A80.

17:50 (IST)10 Apr 2019
Samsung Galaxy A70 details

Samsung Galaxy A70, which comes with Super AMOLED Infinity-U display of 6.7-inches in size. The resolution is full HD . It comes with an on-screen fingerprint sensor and Samsung Knox platform for security features. Samsung Galaxy A70 has triple rear cameras, where the secondary camera is a depth camera. The battery is 4,500 mAh battery with 25 watt super fast charging. The A70 will be available starting from April 26.

17:49 (IST)10 Apr 2019
Samsung Galaxy A80 availability details

Samsung Galaxy A80 will be available starting from May 29.

17:46 (IST)10 Apr 2019
Samsung Galaxy A80 comes with the company's new Infinity display

Samsung Galaxy A80 will come with a full-screen display, which the company calls its new Infinity display. The display will have no notches and extremely small bezels. Samsung Galaxy A80 will come with an in-display fingerprint sensor and an under the display speaker. To achieve the new Infinity display standard, the company states that they had to build a rotating pop-up camera.

17:37 (IST)10 Apr 2019
Two new Galaxy A series devices launched

DJ Koh on stage. He talks about the 'Era of Live' where people expect good camera phones with a bigger battery to go live. He says it is revamping Galaxy A series, as screens are now bigger and brighter with Super AMOLED screens. Two new Galaxy A series devices, Samsung Galaxy A80 and Galaxy A70 launched.

17:11 (IST)10 Apr 2019
Samsung 'A Galaxy' event to start within less than half an hour

The stage is set for Samsung's 'A Galaxy' event, which should start in another half an hour. The event will take place simultaneously in Milan and Sao Paolo. In India, it will start from 5:30 PM. DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT and Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics is expected to announce the company's new Galaxy A series phone, the Galaxy A80, which will have a unique pop-up rotating camera.

16:50 (IST)10 Apr 2019
Samsung Galaxy A80 launch in Bangkok

We're at Samsung's 'A Galaxy' event venue in Bangkok. The event is about to start in about another 40 minutes and there's a long queue to get inside. Today, Samsung is expected to announce its new pop-up rotating camera phone - Galaxy A80, which will also have a new bezel less display with no notch.

Samsung Galaxy A80 is the first smartphone from the South Korean company to feature a rotating pop-up camera. The setup consists of a 48MP primary camera, 8MP ultra-wide camera and a third 3D Time of Flight (ToF) sensor.

The Galaxy A80 will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor coupled with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. The Galaxy A80 will compete with the likes of Vivo V15 Pro and OnePlus 6T.

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