Samsung Galaxy A80 finally hits store shelves, but it won't come cheap

Samsung Galaxy A80 finally hits store shelves, but it won't come cheap
Revealed back in April, the Galaxy A80 missed its initial market launch by at least one month, as Samsung promised to make it available for purchase at the end of May. Samsung's first smartphone to feature the New Infinity design, the Galaxy A80 is a mid-range device when it comes to hardware, but it's priced like a flagship.

Well, not like the most expensive flagships, but more like the cheaper ones (i.e. Nokia 9 PureView costs around $650). We're not sure how many people will pay the same amount for a mid-range smartphone, although the unique sliding camera mechanism, “all-screen” phone design and powerful hardware might justify the price.

Samsung announced today that the Galaxy A80 will be available for purchase in select markets in July. Unfortunately, the South Korean company wasn't specific about those markets and didn't even put the suggested retail price in the announcement.

However, we do know that the smartphone will hit shelves across Europe for about €650. The Galaxy A80 was supposed to be launched in Asia, Australia, China, Europe, Hong Kong, Middle East, New Zealand, and Russia.

It's quite possible that all the regions mentioned in the initial statement to get the Galaxy A80 at some point in July. For the moment, we can confirm that the smartphone will go on sale in most European countries and it will be available in Angel Gold, Ghost White and Phantom Black colors.

Samsung Galaxy A80 features an interesting rotating tri-camera and hardware configuration that puts it well above the standard mid-range handsets. The phone is equipped with a 2.2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 CPU, paired with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal memory. Also, it's powered by a generous 3,700 mAh battery.

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Galaxy A80
  • Display 6.7" 1080 x 2400 pixels
  • Camera 48 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Octa-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3700 mAh

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6 Comments

1. tonyv13

Posts: 123; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

I mean for that price you can get a one plus 7 pro and gets you better specs for almost the same price. This phone should be price at $500.

2. KingSam

Posts: 1492; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

But it doesn't have a Samsung sticker. I live in Jamaica and the people here upset me as a techie. It's always "I need a phone but only Samsung or iPhone" or something similar.

3. oldskool50 unregistered

Has better specs than an iPhone and it costs lesser than one too. That's reason enough. Just shows that many phones that are called flagships, are less spec'd than this one and they all suck too.

4. Vogue1985

Posts: 488; Member since: Jan 24, 2017

its a flagship from the Aseries. The A series is like Samsung test ground. as for the A80 its a more affordable flagship,but it not cheap or very affordable. looks better than the coming note 10 and S10. And the camera setup look expensive, very nice.

5. sleepypandaeyes

Posts: 382; Member since: Apr 12, 2015

Hi hope the a80 has a great camera, the A series has been plagued with average cameras in the past with no ois and poor low light shots. Considering the A80 is a camera centric release, hopefully the quality of the camera wasn't afterthought.

6. vincelongman

Posts: 5745; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I bet it won't, Samsung only uses good camera software on their flagship S and Note series

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