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Samsung unpacks the Galaxy A70 and A80!
Posted by Ram Ronquillo on April 11, 2019

Samsung has just unveiled the latest smartphones to join the Galaxy A-series – the Galaxy A70 and A80. The two new smartphones join recently announced A30 and A50 and the A10 and A20, to complete the A-series.

Dubbed ‘built for live’ the Samsung Galaxy A80 and Galaxy A70 have their own unique features that make them perfect for the shift from the ‘era of selfies’ to the ‘era of live’.

One camera module, one phone

The Samsung Galaxy A80 ushers in the era of live through Samsung’s first rotating camera. Its triple-camera setup acts as a rear and a front camera through the camera mechanism that pops-up and rotates when switching to selfie mode and back. This setup ensures the same quality for rear and front video and photos perfect for going live.

The triple-camera is comprised of a 48MP main camera with f/2.0 aperture, an 8MP ultra-wide with f/2.2 aperture and 123º, and a 3D depth sensing camera.

The new mechanism allows the Galaxy A80 to have a 6.7-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED New Infinity Display – the company’s take on full-screen display.

Under the hood, it has an octa-core processor that clocks at 2.2GHz and 1.7GHz. The A80 comes with one memory configuration – 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage – and is powered by a 3700mAh that supports 25W Super Fast Charging.

The A80 runs on One UI based on Android 9.0 Pie out of the box and features an in-display fingerprint sensor.

A Galaxy powerhouse

The Galaxy A70, on the other hand, has a powerful 4500mAh battery that supports 25W Super Fast Charging for longer usage. Unlike the A80, the Galaxy A70 has a 6.7-inch Infinity-U display with a 20:9 display ratio.

The A70 has a triple-rear camera setup with a 32MP main camera with f/1.9 aperture, an 8MP camera with f/2.2, and a 5MP depth-sensing camera with f/2.2 aperture. On its Infinity-U notch lies its 32MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture.

It is powered by an octa-core processor that runs with 2.2GHz and 1.7GHz. Like the A80, the A70 has one memory configuration – 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage but also has a microSD slot of up to 512GB.

Out of the box, it runs on One UI based on Android 9.0 Pie and has an in-display fingerprint sensor and facial recognition.

The Galaxy A80 comes in Phantom Black and Angel Gold and will be available starting May 29. While the Galaxy A70 comes in Black, Blue, and White and will be available on April 26.

Pricing has yet to be announced for both devices.

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