In fact, out of last year's big batch of A-series phones, Samsung only brought the relatively uninspiring Galaxy A6 to the USA, while customers elsewhere received much more exciting options, like the quad lens-toting Galaxy A9.
When it comes to the front-facing camera, the element that typically takes up the most space in the notch or hole-punch on the front of a smartphone, Samsung has a genuinely unique solution.
The three rear cameras consist of a 48-megapixel Main camera, 8-megapixel Wide camera, and 3D Depth camera. The smartphone will be available in two RAM variants - 6GB and 8GB - with 128GB internal storage. Samsung will also be launching the A70 in India which has been announced earlier.
Samsung Galaxy A80 sports a truly bezel-less Super AMOLED screen of 6.7-inches in size and FHD+ display. There is an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner on the display itself and the device is powered by a 3,700mAh battery with 25W FastCharging support. The company says it is going to offer the Galaxy A80 in Ghost White, Angel Gold, and Phantom Black colours, though not all colours options may release in all markets.
You'll also be able to enable this bokeh-style blur to the background of videos with the Galaxy A80 - a feature we first heard about for the Galaxy S10 5G, something we had thought would be exclusive to this handset, which has six cameras to enable this effect on the front- and rear-mounted cameras. There's no word on price or availability just yet. The new design makes way for a pop-up rotary camera in the A80/A90. 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.
We will have more on the Samsung Galaxy A80 in our full review closer to the India launch of the smartphone. The phone ditches a 3.5 mm headset jack and instead uses a Type-C USB port. This setup looks like a normal part of the phone when you are not using the phone's camera to capture selfies; however as soon as you tap the front camera icon in the camera app, the sliding mechanism goes to work and pushes the camera setup up from its existing position.
The Tab A 10.1 still brings some good stuff to the table, however, including dual speakers with Dolby Atmos, a Samsung Kids UI, and Android Pie out of the box.
We have the Blue unit that hides an interesting shimmer which comes alive under direct light.