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Launched: Galaxy A80 with pop-up rotating camera, Galaxy A70

Launched: Galaxy A80 with pop-up rotating camera, Galaxy A70

Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy A80 won't arrive here until June, at a price that has yet to be determined.

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. It is somewhat 100K more than the Samsung's claims for Galaxy Fold. Samsung has only announced it globally, but there is no pricing as yet. But we're still waiting on a final price and release date.

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.

"Samsung hopes the Galaxy A range may be the antidote: high-quality mid-range alternatives that don't lean too heavily on tech gimmicks but simply deliver what people want and need on a daily basis".

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.

Internally, the A80 is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

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It also has a 3,700mAh battery with 25W super-fast charging with some smarts that optimize power consumption based on a user's habits and usage patterns.

The Korean technology firm remains the world's largest smartphone maker, but that position has come under increased pressure in recent months from Huawei, as well as a number of other emerging Chinese brands such as Xiaomi and Oppo, which have offered premium smartphone features at lower prices.

In my limited time with the device, I found both cameras on Galaxy A70 to be at par with Galaxy A80.

In terms of the software, the Galaxy A70 is in line with other Galaxy A-series phones with the presence of Android 9 Pie with One UI.

And, lastly these two Galaxy A devices add to the current Galaxy A series line-up, which now has five Galaxy A phones.