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Samsung's Galaxy A82 5G will launch soon, as confirmed by the Bluetooth SIG

Will the Galaxy A82 be anything like its forebear? (Source: Samsung)
Will the Galaxy A82 be anything like its forebear? (Source: Samsung)
Recent leaks have raised the possibility that Samsung is preparing a successor to its unusual flip-camera phone, the Galaxy A80. Now, a new addition to the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (Bluetooth SIG) database provides proof that this device exists. It is thus almost certain to launch soon, with 5G and other forms of high-end wireless connectivity to boot.
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The Galaxy A80 stood out among its low- to mid-range Samsung siblings thanks to its upward-sliding mechanism that allowed its lone camera array to flip around and thus double as a selfie shooter. Now, there are hints that the OEM is resurrecting its line in 2021 with an A82. According to its latest leak, it might launch with 2019's Qualcomm top-end SoC, the Snapdragon 855.

This choice might seem slightly odd, yet mirrors Samsung's choice of the ex-flagship Exynos 9825 SoC for the Galaxy M62 (or F62 for the Indian market). In any case, the rumor might have more credence now thanks to the Samsung SM-A826S' registration as the Galaxy A82 5G by the Bluetooth SIG.

This new certification also reveals that the upcoming mid-tier Android phone will have Bluetooth 5.0, if little else. Therefore, it is still not clear if the new A8x variant will come with extra moving parts or not. A patent-fuelled rumor does hint at an interesting dual-slider design that deploys a speaker as well as cameras, although nothing like that is certain as yet.

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The Galaxy A82 5G is outed by name in a new leak. (Source: Bluetooth SIG via MySmartPrice)
The Galaxy A82 5G is outed by name in a new leak. (Source: Bluetooth SIG via MySmartPrice)
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-03-10 (Update: 2021-04- 5)