Samsung has taken the wraps off the new Galaxy A80, a midrange smartphone with a next-generation design.
As for its highlights, it doesn't have any bezels, nor does it have a hole punch, a teardrop notch, or anything along those lines. It also features a rotating camera to boot. Aside from being another addition to the South Korean brand's midtier lineup, it's potentially a glimpse of what the next Galaxy S smartphone — the successor to the recently unveiled Galaxy S10 — could look like.
Notches, Front Cameras Not In The Cards
Historically, Samsung has a habit of testing out a new design concept with its Galaxy A series. This is evidenced by the Galaxy A8s, the company's very first smartphone with an Infinity-O Display, which eventually made its way to the Galaxy S10 family.
Now it's not a stretch to think that the case is possibly the same with the new Galaxy A80. In other words, the future Galaxy S smartphone, presumably the Galaxy S11, could have an all-screen display. That also means there's no front camera at play, but as a solution for selfie takers, it has a pop-up camera mechanism that flips around.
Needless to say, this isn't set in stone and it's just banking on what's been seen with the Galaxy A8s and the Galaxy S10.
New Midrange, New Infinity Display
For the record, the Galaxy A80 has a 6.7-inch FHD+ (1,080 x 2,400) Super AMOLED screen. Samsung seems to be calling the new notch-less display simply as New Infinity Display, which joins other monikers such as Infinity-V Display of the Galaxy M series and Infinity-O Display.
Under the hood is an octa-core processor along with 8 GB of RAM. There's 128 GB of internal storage to work with and a 3,700 mAh battery to keep the lights on. It runs on Android 9 Pie out of the box and features an on-screen fingerprint reader and fast charging support at a rate of 25W.
Its camera configuration consists of a main shooter with 48 megapixels, an ultra-wide lens with 8 megapixels, and a 3D-depth sensor. As mentioned earlier, this rear camera setup doubles as the front camera, thanks to its rotating mechanism.