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Galaxy A80 listed on Samsung India website, launch imminent: Specs and expected price

first_imgGalaxy A80 listed on Samsung India website, launch imminent: Specs and expected priceSamsung will soon launch the Galaxy A80 in India. The smartphone has now appeared on the India website, suggesting its imminent launch.advertisement Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiJune 5, 2019UPDATED: June 7, 2019 08:49 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe Galaxy A80 is now listed on the Samsung India website.Price of Galaxy A80 is expected to start at Rs 39,990.The Galaxy A80 is Samsung’s first phone with pop-up rotating camera, New Infinity display.Samsung is ready to bring the Galaxy A80 to India. The premium mid-range smartphone has been listed on the Samsung India website, suggesting its imminent launch. The Galaxy A80’s launch in India has been expected for a while and a report last week claimed that the company would be holding preview events in the country on June 8 and June 9. Samsung is yet to officially reveal a specific launch date for the Galaxy A80.The microsite on the Samsung India website highlights key features about the Galaxy A80 such as its rotating pop-up camera and New Infinity display. Samsung will announce the official price of the Galaxy A80 during its launch. A report by 91Mobiles a few days ago claimed based on sources in the retail chain that the Galaxy A80 price in India will start at Rs 39,990 and will go up to Rs 44,990.This suggests that Samsung may launch more than one variant of the Galaxy A80 in India. To recall, the smartphone made its debut in Thailand in a single 8GB + 128GB variant. The Samsung India website also lists just the one variant.The Galaxy A80 brings a few first-ever features for a Samsung phone. It sports a 6.7-inch FHD+ (1080×2400) New Infinity display that sees no notch or hole-punch cutout on the screen. The front is all-screen with minimal bezels for the most immersive viewing experience. The second new technology employed is a pop-up rotating camera system. The top part of the rear panel that houses a triple camera system rise up and the cameras flip to the front to be used for selfies.advertisementThe triple camera setup includes a 48MP f/2.0 primary camera, an 8MP ultra wide-angle camera and a TOF camera for depth mapping. These cameras can be used for selfies as they rotate automatically to the front when in selfie mode. The Galaxy A80 houses a 3,700mAh and supports 25W super fast charging over USB Type-C.The Galaxy A80 is also the first phone to get the newest Snapdragon 730G octa-core chipset. The phone comes with an optical in-display fingerprint sensor. It ships with Android Pie with One UI on top.ALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy A80 may launch in India next week as company holds preview eventsALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy A80 quick review: Rises to the challenge with a rotating camera and New Infinity displayGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow SamsungFollow Galaxy A80last_img read more

BlackBerry profit beat signals its reinvention as a software company is taking

BlackBerry Ltd. reported quarterly sales that beat analysts’ forecasts, extending a run of positive surprises on that metric to six quarters and signalling its reinvention as a software company is taking hold.The company swung to a profit of US$59 million in the quarter ended Nov. 30 from a loss of US$275 million a year earlier. On an adjusted basis, the company said it earned 5 cents a share, beating the average analyst estimate of 2 cents. Adjusted revenue in the third quarter was US$228 million, compared with the average analyst projection of US$215.7 million.Enterprise software and services revenue, a key growth metric, was US$98 million in the third quarter on an adjusted basis, according to a statement Thursday, down 7.5 per cent from a year earlier. The company previously said it expects software revenue to underperform through fiscal 2019 due to a change in accounting standards.‘We never use your data’: BlackBerry CEO pitches privacy in announcing smart city offeringCybersecurity firm acquired by BlackBerry focuses on the ‘unknown unknowns’BlackBerry bets on AI and cybersecurity with $1.4 billion deal for CylanceBlackBerry has pivoted away from making phones in recent years, reinventing itself as a security software provider under Chief Executive Officer John Chen. The company offers a range of different product lines, such as systems to manage an entire stable of mobile phones, or to let cars securely update their entertainment systems.The company reaffirmed its outlook for 2019. It expects total software and services revenue growth of between 8 per cent and 10 per cent and positive adjusted earnings per share.The Waterloo, Ontario-based company is also looking to push into health care, Chen said earlier this year.The shares jumped 4.9 per cent in New York to US$7.71. BlackBerry is down 34 per cent this year through Wednesday’s close. BlackBerry announced last month that it’s acquiring cybersecurity company Cylance Inc. for US$1.4 billion, to add artificial intelligence capabilities to its existing software products.The deal is on track to close in February, although Chen said his discussions with customers have been limited since the company only received HSR antitrust clearance about a week ago.”Nobody has said ‘I don’t understand what this is, can you explain more to me?’ They all understood what it is,” Chen said. “They’re more interested in ‘okay, so how do you integrate it, where will you integrate it, when will we see it?”Bloomberg.com read more