Samsung Galaxy A40 hands on review

James Marshall
April 11, 2019

So in this video, we will talk about the best tips and tricks for every Samsung Galaxy S10 and 10 Plus user.

If you're wondering why Samsung would unveil the latest and greatest innovations to its mid-range handsets before the priciest devices in its portfolio, it's because Samsung mobile chief DJ Koh believes this is the key to keeping ahead of the intensifying competition from the likes of Huawei and Xiaomi.

It might not be Samsung's flagship smartphone, but the Galaxy A80 is certainly a device we're looking forward to trying out properly.

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

Although this camera concept may divide opinion it does mean the A80's 6.7-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED New Infinity Display offers a completely uninterrupted experience with the screen covering every corner of the phone.

And that's where the new rotating camera comes in. The new Galaxy M30 has a similar design language as the Galaxy M10 and Galaxy M20 phones except for the display panels. As far as hierarchy, the Galaxy A80 sits right at the top of the current crop of Galaxy A smartphones, and it also comes with a fancy new motorised camera module. There's also a multi-camera setup on the A80 with a main 48-megapixel camera doing the majority of the heavy lifting and a secondary ultra-wide sensor.

Open the camera app up, tap the selfie button and the A80 will slide up, the camera will rotate and you'll see your lovely face on the screen. Other specs include an unnamed octa-core chip, 8GB of RAM, and 126GB of storage. This phone also doesn't feature stereo speakers, lacks support for microSD storage expansion, and tragically doesn't come with a 3.5mm headphone jack. The Samsung Galaxy A70 will be available in Black, Blue, Coral and White colour options.

It is expected to be powered by a 3,700 mAh battery that will support 25W fast charging. The gimmick effectively repurposes the high-quality rear-facing cameras, ensuring you won't sacrifice quality when snapping selfies (most front-facing cameras are of lower quality than their rear-facing counterparts). Set to lead the company's revamped Galaxy A-series, the Samsung Galaxy A80 brings a number of firsts for Samsung. In a unusual omission for Samsung, the A80 doesn't support microSD for storage expansion so 128GB is all you'll get in terms of storage capacity.

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