South Korean electronics major Samsung is set to host a launch in Bangkok on Wednesday. “A Galaxy Event” will see the launch of at least three new Galaxy-A devices—Galaxy A80, A70 and A40. The event will go live at 5:30 pm IST and will be held simultaneously in Milan and Sao Paulo.
Blackpink, a popular K-pop group, would also be performing at the event. You can view the live stream at Samsung’s Newsroom site.
Samsung has been pushing devices heavily in the mid-range smartphone segment lately, which is currently dominated primarily by Chinese players like Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo and Realme.
This year alone, Samsung has launched seven new devices altogether in the mid-range and budget segments under the new Galaxy M-series and the recently revamped Galaxy A-series.
The new Galaxy A devices would likely feature brand new Qualcomm chipsets instead of Samsung’s in-house Exynos processors (except the Galaxy A40) along with some unique design characteristics, some of which would be firsts for the chaebol.
Samsung Galaxy A90/A80
The Samsung Galaxy A90 will be the showstopper at Bangkok with its supposed sliding-rotating camera module. According to a GSMArena report, the phone might actually be announced as the Galaxy A80.
The A80 is expected to be lit by a massive 6.7-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen. The display will have minimal bezels, thanks to its unique rear top sliding-rotating camera mechanism.
The phone is expected to feature a triple camera setup with a 48MP f/2.0 main, 8MP f/2.4 ultra wide and ToF sensors. The sliding-rotating design will let the cameras be used for selfies as well, much like what the Oppo N3 had to offer in 2015.
The device might be powered by the new Snapdragon 7150 SoC along with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB expandable storage.
It is expected to be powered by a 3,700 mAh battery that will support 25W fast charging. The A80 might also skip the front-facing physical earpiece and will likely use a solution similar to the one found in the LG G8 ThinQ.
Samsung Galaxy A70
The Galaxy A70’s USP would be its 6.7-inch AMOLED display with 20:9 aspect ratio, 4,500mAh battery and a 32MP front-facing sensor housed within an Infinity-U notch.
It will also host an in-display fingerprint sensor. It is expected to be powered by an octa-core processor paired with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB expandable storage.
The back of the smartphone will hold a 25MP+8MP camera configuration with flash.
Samsung Galaxy A40
The Galaxy A40 is expected to have a 5.9-inch FHD+ AMOLED Infinity-U display panel that will house a 25 MP selfie shooter.
Under the hood, the Galaxy A40 will be powered by Samsung’s Exynos 7885 chipset paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.
16MP+5MP dual rear camera paired with flash will help with photography duties. The back of the smartphone will also host a rear-facing physical fingerprint. It is expected to pack a 3,100mAh battery with support for 15W fast charging.