Three months since its introduction, the Samsung Galaxy A80 finally hits the market

Samsung Galaxy A80 color choices (Source: Samsung)
Samsung Galaxy A80 color choices (Source: Samsung)
Samsung's first phablet without a notch and/or cutout — thanks to the sliding camera assembly — is finally going on sale both online and offline in select markets across the globe about three months since its debut. The Galaxy A80 is priced at more than US$730 and comes in Angel Gold, Ghost White, and Phantom Black.
Codrut Nistor,

Almost three months ago, the Samsung Galaxy A80 was officially unveiled in Thailand as the brand's first phablet (those who call it "smartphone" should reconsider it since we are talking about a device with a 6.7-inch display) without a notch or a cutout — a design approach made possible by the use of a single sliding camera assembly. Now, the time has arrived for it to go on sale.

The Galaxy A80 features 25 W fast charging and the performance of its triple rear camera setup is improved in certain scenarios — augmented reality apps and video background blur, for example — by a ToF camera. The triple camera setup features 48, 8, and 5 MP sensors. This device with a 6.7-inch full-screen Super AMOLED display has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 processor inside, alongside 8 GB of memory and 128 GB of internal storage space. Sadly, there is no microSD support and no traditional 3.5 mm audio jack.

The three color choices one can choose from are known as Angel Gold, Ghost White, and Phantom Black. Sadly, the Samsung Galaxy A80 is quite expensive, starting at over US$700. However, its price varies depending on market and retailer.

What is the best deal you can get for the Samsung Galaxy A80 in your country? Is there any other similar device you would buy for around the same price? Feel free to share your thoughts with us in the comments section, as usual.


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Codrut Nistor, 2019-07- 1 (Update: 2019-07- 1)
Codrut Nistor
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Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.