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New Samsung Galaxy A80 phone has one of the most aggressive designs ever seen on the screen
After the initial wave of iPhone X versions, Android smartphone makers realized that there are other ways to make full-screen phones without repeating them.
Chinese companies have come up with smartphone designs that include a sliding silphy camera or a sliding rear panel that allows it to remove the camera from the top edges.
Others added an additional screen to serve the same purpose, with the second screen to be used in portrait mode.
Samsung has stayed out of the race and avoided slider phones, instead exposing the Infinity-O screen with the piercing camera design that can be found on the Galaxy S10 series and affordable Galaxy A phones.
Fast forward to April, Samsung now has its own slider design, and it's crazier than we expected.
The Samsung Galaxy A80, officially unveiled on Wednesday morning, has not only a full screen design but also a rotary camera, which means that the tri-lens shooter doubles as a main camera and a silphy camera, depending on how it is used.
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Previous slider designs from Chinese phone vendors have appeared on independent rear and front cameras.
To bring a selfie camera, you must either move the back panel or activate a selfie slideable camera by switching to personal images in the camera application.
With the A80, the rear camera will turn forward to perform the personal photo camera whenever you need it.
You can see how easy it is to move in GIF:
Samsung says the Galaxy A80 is a phone created for people who share the "Age of Life".
When users select the personal image camera, the three cameras will appear on the screen and rotate automatically, Samsung said in a press release.
The camera unit features a 48-megapixel basic lens, a 3D Depth sensor and a 8-megapixel wide-angle lens.
The 3D depth sensor will not provide 3D face recognition support. Other features include a large 6.7-inch high-resolution display with an on-screen fingerprint sensor, an eight-core processor, 8GB RAM, 128 GB of storage, 3700 mAh battery with 25-watt high-speed charging support, Android 9.0 Pie.
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However, it will not be cheap for the mid-range phone, which will cost € 649 in Europe when it launches later this year.
Because of the mechanism that slides the camera up, Samsung seems to have had to get rid of some features you might expect from Android devices.
For example, there is no microSD slot on this phone, and there is no headphone jack.
The Galaxy A80 will be launched on May 29 in many regions, including Europe, Asia and Australia, and will be available in three colors: Angel Gold, Ghost White and Phantom Black.