The Samsung Galaxy A80 is now available for purchase in the country.
The release of the device into the local market comes after the company had also released several other devices in the Galaxy A series namely: Galaxy A10, A20, A30, A50 and A70.
According to a statement from the company’s local arm, the device is going for Kshs 65,000, the priciest of any member of Samsung’s Galaxy A series of smartphones currently on sale in the country. Soon, the Galaxy A90 will contest that status.
The pricing information is not new, though. Samsung had revealed the then-unreleased device’s pricing back in April while launching the Galaxy A10 and Galaxy A20 in the local market. As per the company’s expectations back then, the device had been set to be available in Kenya in May. It made it 2 months later. The same time it has gone on sale in several other markets around the world as well.
What makes the Samsung Galaxy A80 stand out from not only the rest of the devices in the Galaxy A lineup but also from rivals is its pop-up tri-lens rotating camera, a first from the Korean device maker.
The 3 cameras, a 48-megapixel primary sensor, an 8-megapixel secondary sensor that includes a 123-degree ultra-wide-angle lens as well as a 3D depth-sensing, well, sensor. The trio function as both the front and the rear cameras. The former is achieved by the elaborate pop-up and rotating mechanism of the device, its key selling point.
Other features of the device include its 6.7-inch full HD+ Super AMOLED display, 8GB memory, 128GB onboard storage, an octa-core Snapdragon 730 processor and a 3,700mAh battery.