Samsung’s premium Galaxy A80 smartphone has received a price cut in India. Initially launched at Rs 47,990, the Galaxy A80 has been discounted by Rs 8,000 and is now available for Rs 39,990. The new price of the Galaxy A80 can be seen on online platforms like Amazon India and via offline retail stores across the country.Galaxy A80 (Review) is Samsung’s top-end smartphone in the A-series this year and one of the most experimental phones from the company yet. It touts a unique rotating triple camera design and a notchless New Infinity display, among other things.Samsung Galaxy A80 specificationsThe Galaxy A80 sports a 6.7-inch FHD+ (2400×1080) Super AMOLED display with extremely slim bezels on the top and sides. Unlike other Galaxy phones this year, the Galaxy A80 does not get a notch or hole-punch cutout on the display. Samsung has used a unique rising camera mechanism in which the triple rear cameras rise up and rotate to the front.Powering the Galaxy A80 is a Snapdragon 730G chipset coupled with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The handset ships with Android 9 Pie-based One UI, which comes with features like system-wide dark mode and a redesigned UI for easier one-handed use.Coming to the cameras, the Galaxy A80 features a 48MP f/2.0 Sony IMX586 main sensor for crisp and detailed high-res photos, an 8MP f/2.2 ultra wide-angle camera and ToF (Time of Flight) camera for depth mapping. All three rear cameras can be rotated to the front for crisp selfies, group selfies and portrait selfies. Galaxy A80 houses a 3,700mAh battery and supports 25W fast charging.Should you buy the Galaxy A80?The Galaxy A80 offers some interesting new features such as an immersive notchless AMOLED display and a rotating camera system. When we reviewed the Galaxy A80 back in July, we felt the phone was overpriced at Rs 47,990. However, with the price of the Galaxy A80 dropping to Rs 39,990, the smartphone is worth considering.The Snapdragon 730G SoC is a fast and smooth chipset, offering a great gaming experience when coupled with the Galaxy A80s New Infinity display. The phone also gets a decent day-long battery life and fast charging support. That being said, you will get flagships like OnePlus 7T and Redmi K20 Pro that offer an overall better experience for much less.
Government is offering Nova Scotia students an opportunity to work with a business mentor and receive $1,000 to turn their entrepreneurial ideas into reality. The province, in partnership with the Business Education Council, is inviting students in Grades Six to 12 in Nova Scotia public schools to apply for the first Minister’s Entrepreneurship Award of Excellence. “An entrepreneurial mindset can be further fostered in the classroom and supported in our communities,” said Zach Churchill Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development. “Our entrepreneurs are innovators and risk takers who help us make Nova Scotia stronger and grow our economy. I’m very pleased to work with schools and the business community to encourage the development of young entrepreneurs.” The Business Education Council was established in 2015 to create a link between government and business leaders and provide more positive and productive career exploration opportunities for students. This includes career awareness events and symposiums, and the promotion of entrepreneurship. The council is made up of business leaders, entrepreneurs, government and post-secondary representation, and education. “It is in all our best interest that today’s youth have good career opportunities that lead to great futures here in Nova Scotia,” said Calvin Gosse, chair of the Business Education Council. “When our youth have a bright future, we all have a bright future. It is extremely important for the future economic growth of our province that the business community actively engage with students to create a two-way understanding of what each requires.” In the classroom, students from Grades Six to 12 are gaining opportunities to learn about the world of business and exploring their entrepreneurial spirit. “Entrepreneurship 12 teaches students how important entrepreneurs are to our economy in Nova Scotia and about entrepreneurial success stories in the province,” said Tiffany Sparks, Entrepreneurship 12 teacher at Prince Andrew High School in Dartmouth. “The course helps students to realize that this is a possibility for their own future.” Three awards will be given to students that exhibit entrepreneurial pursuits in technology, innovation and creativity, and social enterprise. Students can apply online individually or as a small group by submitting an application that includes a budget and a brief pitch presentation, video or business plan, to be considered by members of the Business Education Council. Three finalists in each category will move on to a pitch competition held in spring 2018. The three winners will be awarded $1,000 each and be given the opportunity to work with a mentor to advance their proposal. The application deadline is Feb. 26, 2018. To apply, visit https://novascotia.ca/entrepreneuraward/.