The problem with most front-facing cameras is that usually all the good camera tech and features tend to be reserved for the rear-facing cameras. This is not to say that front-facing cameras are of bad quality, but we have to admit that the more exciting hardware tends to find its way to the back cameras instead.
However, Samsung might have addressed the issue with that with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy A80. This is the latest smartphone in Samsung’s mid-range Galaxy A lineup, but despite it being a mid-ranged handset, it does pack some pretty interesting and unique tech.
This includes an automated slideup system where upon the phone sliding up, the rear-facing camera will flip around towards the front where it pulls double duty as a front-facing camera as well.
It is a very unique if not somewhat novel feature, but this also means that users won’t need to contend with a potentially lower-quality front-facing camera. The camera system on the Galaxy A80 includes a 48MP main camera with an f/2.0 aperture, an 8MP ultra wide camera, and a 3D depth-sensing camera.
Other specs include a 6.7-inch FHD+ display, an octa-core chipset, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. As we said, the Galaxy A series typically consists of mid-range handsets, but if you’d rather not spend too much money on a flagship, it feels like Samsung is giving customers a lot of reasons to check out the Galaxy A80. No word on pricing at the moment, but the phone is expected to be launched on the 29th of May.