Samsung Galaxy A80 held by Blackpink via Revu Philippines

Samsung Galaxy A80 gets priced in the Philippines

In Phones by Alora Uy Guerrero1 Comment

Or so it seems. As shared in one of the Samsung groups on Facebook — a post spotted by our friends from GizGuide — the first Galaxy phone with a pop-up rotating camera will finally be making its way to the Philippines.

(July 29: The Blackpink Edition is coming! See Samsung Galaxy A80 Blackpink Edition: PH price, availability. June 28: We have an update! See Samsung Galaxy A80 to go on sale in PH in July.)

Launched in April, the Samsung Galaxy A80 is seen as having a P34,990 (around $673) local price tag at Techbox, SM Center in Las Piñas City. This makes the device P12,990 ($250) more expensive than the Samsung Galaxy A70, which is selling for P22,990 ($442) in the country, and P5,000 ($96) cheaper than the P39,990 ($769) Samsung Galaxy S10e.

Samsung Galaxy A80 Philippine price spotted via Revu Philippines

Spotted at a store in Las Piñas City

Some of you may find it surprisingly steep, but we expected this local pricing considering that in Europe, the Samsung Galaxy A80 costs €649 (P37,869 or $727) off contract and the A70 retails at £369 (P24,299 or $466).

The highlight of the smartphone is a motorized camera system that automatically pops up and flips over from the rear when you want to take a selfie. So no, there’s no separate front shooter. The setup on the back — consisting of a 48-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera, and a 3D depth sensor — is the one used for selfies and video chat. Hopefully, the Korean manufacturer’s mechanism is sturdy enough that it can last for years with regular usage.

SEE ALSO: Samsung Galaxy M20 now only P6,990 ($134) in PH

The camera design, which reminds us of the OPPO N3 (remember that? We wrote about it for Yahoo in 2014), allows the Samsung Galaxy A80 to sport a 6.7-inch full screen without a notch or punch-hole design.

The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The 3,700mAh battery supports 25-watt fast charging. And it comes with Android 9.0 Pie with Samsung One UI layered on top.

Samsung Galaxy A80 specs at a glance

Samsung Galaxy A80 full or complete specs on Revu Philippines

A80 full specs. And just to compare those with the Samsung Galaxy A70’s…
Samsung Galaxy A70 full or complete specs on Revu Philippines

A70 complete specs

Samsung Galaxy A80 TVC

Via GizGuide

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Editor-in-chief: Alora Uy Guerrero has 17 years of experience as an editor for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. She took time off journalism to manage OPPO’s digital-marketing campaigns. When not busy with her babies, she’s working on Revü, a passion project — or probably traveling or obsessing over her favorite bands, movies, TV shows, and basketball teams.