Samsung is all set to launch the Galaxy A80 in the Indian market later this month. The smartphone that features an all-screen display and a swivel camera was announced in Thailand back in April this year. While initial reports suggested that Samsung was working towards a pan-India release in June, there was no official statement. However, it now appears that the Samsung A80 is coming to India this July.
Samsung Galaxy A80 Specifications
The Samsung Galaxy A80 features a 6.7-inch AMOLED “New Infinity” display with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection. The smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of built-in storage. The device draws power from a 3,700mAh battery that supports 25W rapid charging and runs on Android 9 Pie with Samsung’s One UI skin.
The Galaxy A80 features a rotating triple camera setup at the rear which can be also used for shooting selfies. The triple camera unit of the A80 has a 48-megapixel primary sensor that is capable of high-resolution imaging, coupled with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens that offers a 123-degree field of view. The third camera in this setup is a 3D depth sensor offering a Live Focus video functionality, similar to the one that is seen on Huawei’s P30 Pro and the Mate 20 Pro.
Samsung Galaxy A80 Price in India (Rumored)
The Samsung Galaxy A80 is priced at €649 in the European market, which is roughly Rs 50,000. According to reports, Samsung is working on two variations of the device for their Indian customers. While the base variant is expected to be priced at Rs 39,990 (~$580), the top-of-the-line variant will be priced at Rs. 44,990 (~$652). However, there is no official statement on the RAM and storage figures of the two variants yet.
“Our aim is to transform the Galaxy A-series into a $4-billion brand in India within the end of 2019.” Ranjivjit Singh, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Samsung India, had earlier revealed in an interview with IANS. According to Yeon Jeong Kim, Head of Innovation and Product Planning at Samsung Electronics, India is among the largest markets for the North Korean technology conglomerate, and its needs are evolving every day.
“We aim to maintain our hold on the top spot in the Indian smartphone market. If we successfully penetrate the Indian market, we can penetrate any global market. Indians love their technology. Hence, Samsung has been offering a diverse range of products for the Indian customers to choose from, and we plan to continue doing the same.” Yeon added.