A80 kills the notch with popup rotating camera — Samsung's new Galaxy

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Flaunting equally large displays at an aspect ratio of 20:9, they promise a cinematic viewing experience as well. The handset will come in four colors- Black, Blue, Coral and White. The phone is all set to start reaching markets on April 26 and India is believed to be one of the first countries to get the phone.

These new lower prices for the Galaxy S10 certainly make it more lucrative. As a result, while the phone looks nice from afar, in hand it doesn't feel as premium as a true glass back phone like Galaxy A80.

My first impressions of the Galaxy A70 are satisfactory. Samsung in February also announced the Galaxy A30 and Galaxy A50.

After announcing its first slider camera smartphone - the Galaxy A80 - yesterday, in Thailand, Samsung has officially also unveiled the Galaxy A40 in the UK.

Camera capabilities are a big highlight of the Samsung Galaxy A70 and there is a triple rear camera setup onboard that houses a 32-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.7 lens, an 8-megapixel secondary sensor with an ultra-wide-angle (123-degree) f/2.2 lens, and a 5-megapixel depth sensor with an f/2.2 lens. It's a clever execution, we'll admit, but it remains to be seen how the mechanism will fare after a year or two of use. I have also used the Galaxy A50, and from my experience, the camera on Galaxy A70 appears much superior. This is the same Super AMOLED Infinity-U panel as the Galaxy A50, and you'll find an in-display fingerprint scanner, standard Face Unlock upfront. Which is crucial on a device with a huge screen such as this one.

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The Galaxy A80 measures at 165x76.5x9mm (6.50x3.01x0.35-inches) but due to the design, it should feel rather compact considering the 6.7-inch screen diagonal. It's Super AMOLED, too, so it's suited for watching videos, movies most especially, and gaming. It also comes with a 3700mAh battery and fast 25W charger. Under the hood, it is equipped with a Lassen O+ octa-core processor which has a clock speed of 1.8 GHz which powers Samsung's One UI which is built on top of the latest Android 9 Pie.

With Samsung lowering the price of the Galaxy S10 series within a couple of months of release, we expect Huawei to do the same with the P30 line-up. And what a tall phone it is in person! It's a 6.7-inch screen with FHD plus (2400 x 1080) resolution.

Ru Bhikha, mobiles expert at uSwitch.com, said the unique design of the A80 and its camera could be the "antidote" to increasing apathy among smartphone users.

And, lastly these two Galaxy A devices add to the current Galaxy A series line-up, which now has five Galaxy A phones. It also boasts a high-capacity 4,500mAh battery and comes with fast charging over USB-C. His latest addiction is the comments section of viral Facebook posts.

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