This is Samsung’s first smartphone with a rotating camera.
Samsung’s recently released Galaxy A80 is the company’s first smartphone that features a rotating camera. But unbeknownst to some, Samsung did face some difficulties making a camera fit for the A80.
This meant that two motors are needed to slide the camera up and down and be placed conveniently on its own place. It also meant that the smartphone should have enough space for these components to be placed without putting bulk and weight on the device. Thankfully they’ve created a unique mechanism with locking teeth, rail and hook which also meant that no premature rotation will occur. This allowed the camera to slide vertically without any problems.
Just like other midrange smartphones, the A80 also features a camera that includes a dedicated 48-megapixel sensor and an ultra-wide-angle camera in addition to the 3D depth-sensing camera that captures great images and videos as well. The A80’s software has also been optimized so that it knows when you’re taking landscape shots or shooting a selfie.
“In developing the camera module hardware and software for the Galaxy A80, Samsung wanted to create a camera that was able to help people capture what they see, when they see it, how they see it,” the company said in a statement.
The Galaxy A80 is now available in retail stores across the Middle East.