Samsung Galaxy A Series Officially Replaces Galaxy J Series

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It's got some impressive specifications for a sub-flagship device, along with a design that's sure to turn heads, but will it turn yours?

Samsung launched its new A80 with Samsung's new infinity display with a pop-up rotating camera in Design Week event in Milan. Unlike the Honor Magic 2, the Galaxy A80's sliding mechanism is automatic, and you can hear a small wurring noise as the camera slides up. That 3D depth sensor will not deliver 3D face recognition support, however. When the camera app is shut, the entire module gets hidden inside and the camera automatically gets rotated back to the rear position.

Samsung says the Galaxy A80 is a phone created for the people engaged in "the Era of Live".

As you would expect, USB Type-C is at the bottom and the dedicated Bixby button is present on the left, while the volume rocker and power buttons are on the right.

The A80, which will go on sale at the end of May, has a 6.7-inch Super Amoled display and will support "super-fast" charging, Samsung said. There will be more details on the matter soon, so be sure to stick around for that. During our brief usage, we found the overall performance of the phone to be snappy and quite fluid without any visible signs of lag or stuttering.

The camera itself is a triple sensor affair with a main 48-megapixel lens, an 8-megapixel sensor so you can capture more of the scenery and a ToF sensor.

The back of the smartphone will hold a 25MP+8MP camera configuration with flash. In this way - and unlike some other slide-out phones we've seen recently - the phone's primary camera is also the phone's selfie camera. But at a starting price of $399.99, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e does at least manage to substantially undercut both 2018 iPad Pro variants, as well as the $500 and up 2019 iPad Air. It looks super cool, and it will take you 48MP detailed selfies, ultra wide angle selfies and great portrait mode selfies. It's powered by an unnamed octa-core chip and comes with 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage and Android 9.0 Pie. Unfortunately, there is no microSD card slot for storage expansion.

Along with the Galaxy A80, Samsung has also launched the new Galaxy 70 handset. It's premium in its build quality and it's fun in its features.

Without a doubt, the A80 is the more interesting of the two new phones. It will be available to buy on 29 May.