Samsung launches world’s first rotating triple camera with 48 megapixels in SL

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The launch of the Samsung Galaxy A80, the world’s first rotating triple camera with 48 megapixels. From left: Samsung Sri Lanka General Manager – Head of Mobile Business Shantha Fernando, Top Tech Influencer Pasindu Jayasinghe, Life Style Influencer Natalie Shenelle, Samsung Sri Lanka Managing Director Kevin YOU, Samsung Sri Lanka Senior Professional Yong Keun Hwang, Top Tech Influencer Chanux Sudesh, and Top Tech Influencer Banu Athuruliya  – Pic by Daminda Harsha Perera 

By Charumini de Silva

Samsung Sri Lanka yesterday launched the new Galaxy A80, the world’s first rotating triple camera with 48 Megapixels – a smartphone it said created for the way people are engaging in the era of live.

 The Galaxy A80 offers compelling innovations: a captivating, full-screen display, Samsung’s first revolutionary rotating camera and an intelligent battery.

Samsung Sri Lanka Managing Director Kevin You, speaking at the launch yesterday, said Samsung has been ranked as the No.1 smartphone brand in Sri Lanka based on market share published by Stat Counter in April 2019. Samsung was also awarded “The most loved Electronics Brand 2019” compiled by Brand Finance and presented by LMD and the “People’s Youth Choice Brand of the Year” at the SLIM-Nielsen People’s Awards 2019. 

 “Consumers are at the centre of everything we do and they search for devices personalised to their specific lifestyle. Armed with our expertise, global capabilities and rich consumer insights, Samsung is uniquely positioned to provide innovations for everyone,” You said, speaking at what was his first launch since assuming office. 

He said Samsung has developed  exclusive features for the smartphone users and built a community for the users to share their insights. Outstanding customer service is a priority for us and key reasons for Samsung’s success. We are continuously upgrading our services  developing long term relationships, convenient solutions and in-house services.  and goes beyond transitional customer care

He also said that Samsung as a leader was the first to launch commercial 5G smartphone. 

Commenting on the Galaxy A Series, he said it provides a range of models so everyone can choose a device that fits their unique needs and enables them to pursue their passions. “The Galaxy A80 offers premium features for digital natives who want to fully engage in the Era of Live,” he added.

Samsung Sri Lanka General Manager Head of Mobile Business Shantha Fernando said enthusiasts can pre-order the Galaxy A80 from 10th – 21st July 2019 priced at Rs.118,990 across authorised dealers including JKOA, Softlogic, Singer, Singhagiri,,, Click&,, and receive a JBL GO 2 Bluetooth speaker for Free. Dialog and Mobitel are the network partners. 

Samsung Sri Lanka’s chief Product Manager Thushara Ratnaweera explained the products features with user experiences from Natalie Shenelle- Life Style Influencer, Chanux Sudesh- Top Tech Influencer  and  Banu Athuruliya - Top Tech Influencer . 


Capture the world as you see it

Created with Samsung’s first rotating camera, the Galaxy A80 lets people seamlessly capture the world around them. When users select the selfie mode in the camera app, the three cameras automatically pop-up from the back of the phone and rotate. The innovative camera mechanism delivers the same extraordinary triple camera experience with the same high-resolution lens, front and rear, so you never have to sacrifice on quality.

With the 48MP main camera, users can now shoot vivid images day and night. The Galaxy A80’s 3D Depth camera offers Live Focus videos by scanning objects for measurement and depth. Built with an Ultra Wide angle lens with the same viewing angle as the human eye, so your favourite views can be shared with less panning.

The Super Steady video mode helps you effortlessly capture content by reducing video shake to ensure smooth, pro-level action videos. And with other intelligent camera features such as Scene Optimiser that can recognise and enhance up to 30 scenes, and Flaw Detection that automatically identifies glitches before you click, you’ll never miss the perfect shot.


Enjoy immersive multimedia experiences

Enabled by the rotating camera, people can experience an uninhibited view with Samsung’s first New Infinity Display. Featuring the 6.7-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED screen, Galaxy A80 brings you content in vivid detail, letting you get fully immersed in every game, video, photo and story.

Galaxy A80’s Dolby Atmos lets you lose yourself in sound with a 360-degree audience experience when using earphones or Bluetooth speakers.


Stay connected for longer

The Galaxy A80’s 3,700mAh battery and its Super-Fast Charging at 25W capabilities keep you connected for longer and gives you more freedom by allowing you to charge your phone quickly – so you don’t miss a beat.

The Galaxy A80 also features an intelligent battery which learns your daily routine and app usage patterns to optimise your phone’s power consumption. The Adaptive Power Saving Mode enables users to be reassured knowing the smart battery is running most efficiently for the best performance needed.


Access what you need, when you need it – safely and securely

The Galaxy A80’s Intelligent Performance Enhancer provides AI-powered performance optimisation software, which adjusts the battery, CPU and RAM of your device based on your unique usage, helping your phone work harder and launch apps faster when you need them.

Bixby Routines helps keep you on track by learning your app usage patterns and analysing your habits so that it knows which features you need, when you need them. Bixby Routines automates your everyday tasks and apps based on your routine, such as driving or being at work.

Fortified by Samsung Knox, Samsung’s defence-grade security platform is designed to protect from chipset to software, people can enjoy the freedom of connection safely on Galaxy A80. This allows people to use Samsung Pass to access apps and websites by using biometric authentication. To increase the ease-of-use, a fingerprint scanner was embedded on-screen so people can intuitively unlock their phone. To complement people’s active lifestyles, Galaxy A80 includes button-activated or hands-free Bixby so that users can get connected to the information needed more conveniently. Users can also easily access other features such as Bixby Vision, Bixby Home, and Reminder while on-the-go. The Galaxy A80 also features key Galaxy experiences including Samsung Health and more.


Express your style with an elegant design

The Galaxy A80 is available in two colours: Ghost White and Phantom Black. The Ghost White option combines some blue characteristics, so these colours look different depending on light direction and reflection.