Getting an uninterrupted screen seems to be the “in thing” at the moment. To achieve this, you’ve got to put the front-facing camera somewhere else. The OnePlus 7 Pro solves this problem with a pop-up camera, as does the NOA F Series. Meanwhile, the Reno by Oppo has a sloping mechanism which gives it a “wedgy”.
Then, of course, there’s the phone we’re quite big fans of right now – the Asus ZenFone 6. This flips the rear camera assembly out and over the phone and, despite our initial fears, it seems pretty robust. You can real the full Asus ZenFone 6 review right here on Coolsmartphone of course.
Now Samsung, who are currently surprising us with their really rather good A-range phones, have shown off their Samsung Galaxy A80. It’s got a 48 megapixel main camera that adds pop-up action with flip-around fun. A 48 megapixel rear shooter arrangement also acts as a front-facing selfie camera when you need it, and it does this by sliding up the top portion of the back and then flipping around the camera assembly on a horizontal pivot. Like a barrel roll.
All of that is explained far better in this promotional video…
This phone is popping up (geddit?) in places like Tesco Mobile, John Lewis, Carphone Warehouse, Clove and elsewhere. The retail price is £579 but you can get it on monthly plans for as low as £28.49.
Specs include those two lenses (a 48 megapixel camera and an ultra-wide 8 megapixel unit) plus a TOF sensor. It comes with a 6.7″ Full HD+ AMOLED screen (1080 x 2400 FHD+ Infinity Display), Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi, Dual-band WiFi, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C and Android 9. It has a 3,700 mAh battery, 128GB of internal storage and 8GB RAM. This is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 CPU.