Samsung PH bares latest members of Galaxy A family

By Ram Superable Agustin

Samsung unleashed Wednesday, April 10, the newest addition to its Galaxy A lineup smartphones — the Galaxy A80 and the Galaxy A70 smartphones.

The Samsung Galaxy A70
The Samsung Galaxy A70

The Samsung Galaxy A80 literally went live at the Conrad Hotel where the smartphone, along with the new A70, was showcased in the Samsung Local Unpacked Livestream event as the new blood of the A series.

According to DJ Koh, president and CEO of IT and Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics, everything the company does revolves around the consumers who search for devices personalized to their specific lifestyle.

“The Galaxy A Series provides a range of models of models so everyone can choose a device that fits their unique needs and enables them to pursue their passions,” said Koh.

The A80 sports a FHD+ 6.7-inch New Infinity Display Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1080×2400 while a 6.7-inch Infinity-U Display Super AMOLED screen with the same resolution as the A80 can be seen at the A70.

When it comes to the rear shooters, the A80 brings something fresh to the table. With the current trend of motorized front camera modules in smartphones lately, Samsung decided to add another mechanism.

The triple rear camera of the A80, which is composed of a 48MP main camera with a F2.9 aperture, an Ultra Wide 8MP lens, and a 3D Depth camera, brings dynamic images no matter the lighting conditions.

When it comes to videography, the Galaxy A80’s 3D Depth Camera brings a feature called Live Focus which is used to scan objects for measurement and depth in photographs. The Ultra Wide angle lens on the other hand, boasts the same viewing angle as the human eye, which basically renders panning needs non-existent.

The A70’s rear camera, likewise, is a triple-camera setup. Comprised of a 32MP main shooter, a Depth lens, and an 8MP Ultra Wide Lens as seen in the A80, the Galaxy A70 is sure to take bright shots that don’t skimp on image quality and resolution.

The Samsung Galaxy A80
The Samsung Galaxy A80

While both the A80 and A80 handsets are 25W Super Fast Charging capable, the A70 has a beefier 4,500 mAh battery while a similarly large 3,700 mAh battery is equipped to the A80.

With both of the phones running Android 9 (Pie), users will also be happy to know that these two are On-Screen Fingerprint ready. The A70 is powered by 6GB of RAM while the A80 has 8GB, moreover, they both pack a 128 GB internal storage.

The A80 will come in two stunning colors — Phantom Black and Angel Gold while the A70 will be available in Black, Blue, and White variants. Official prices are yet to be announced.

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