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

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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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