Samsung announces pre-orders for new Galaxy A80

The Galaxy A80 is the Korean giant’s first smartphone that uses a rotating camera.
Updated 30 June 2019

Samsung announces pre-orders for new Galaxy A80

Samsung Electronics has announced the pre-order of its new Galaxy A80 smartphone in Saudi Arabia. The smartphone offers a full-screen display and an intelligent battery. The Galaxy A80 is the Korean giant’s first smartphone that uses a rotating camera. 

Customers in Saudi Arabia can pre-order Samsung’s new phone starting June 27 until July 10 through the company’s different authorized dealers or on their website (

Y.J. Kim, president of Samsung Electronics in Saudi Arabia, said: “We are happy to launch the new Galaxy A80 for our customers in the Kingdom. We are keen to provide them with a variety of features and options that cater to their demands and daily needs. It is part of our ethos to continue to develop our innovations in this digital era and provide original products that can enhance their lifestyle using the latest technologies.”

The Galaxy A80 features Samsung’s first rotating camera and allows users to seamlessly capture the world around them. The main camera is designed with a 48-megapixel lens and a F/2.0 aperture, to allow users to shoot vivid images day and night. The smartphone’s 3D depth cameras allow for live focus of videos by scanning objects and their dimension for measurement and depth. Once users select the selfie mode in the camera app, the three cameras automatically pop up from the back of the phone and rotate. 

The camera mechanism delivers the same triple camera experience with the same high-resolution lens, front and rear. Other intelligent camera features include Scene Optimizer that can recognize and enhance up to 30 scenes, and Flaw Detection that automatically identifies glitches before the user clicks.

Users can experience a picture-perfect view with Samsung’s first New Infinity Display, featuring the 6.7-inch FHD+ (1080×2400) Super AMOLED screen.

LuLu Group announces SAR1 billion expansion plans

Updated 14 October 2019

LuLu Group announces SAR1 billion expansion plans

  • Group also launched SAR1 million 10th anniversary promotion

RIYADH: LuLu Hypermarkets, one of the largest retailers in the region, is upbeat about the investment climate of KSA and is planning to expand in the coming years.

Talking to media during the group’s 10th anniversary celebrations held at Atayaf Mall in Riyadh, chairman M. A. Yusuff Ali unveiled LuLu Group’s plans.

Saad Al-Gamdi, Head of Saudization Programme (Tawteen) at the Ministry of Labour, along with Yusuf Ali, Chairman of LuLu Group, officially inaugurated the anniversary celebrations in the presence of senior officials and a large number of shoppers. 

Elaborating on LuLu Group’s journey so far, Yusuf Ali said: “With a modest beginning in the 2009, today we have 17 hypermarkets, 12 Aramco commissaries and National Guard supermarkets which is a testimony to our acceptance in the country, thanks to our fair pricing and highest quality product range.

“We see tremendous growth opportunity in the Kingdom. We have already announced that by year 2020, we will open 15 new hypermarkets in Saudi Arabia. Under this plan, 3 hypermarkets have already been opened and another 11 hypermarkets will be completed before end of 2020 at an investment of SAR1 billion ($266.6 million).

“This includes 4 in Dammam, 6 in Jeddah and 1 in Riyadh. This is apart from the SR1.7 billion that we have already invested in the Kingdom until now.”

During the occasion, LuLu also honored 10 long serving Saudi nationals with gold medals and certificates who were all part of LuLu’s growth story in the Kingdom.

Congratulating the Saudi staff, Yusuf Ali said: “We consider it our duty to nurture them as we have a very hardworking, dedicated and productive manpower among Saudi nationals.

“LuLu Group currently employs 2,700 Saudi nationals including 700 women in their various hypermarkets across the Kingdom. Out of the total Saudi work force employed in our group, half of them are from small town like Hail, Tabuk, Hassa and Jubail.

“Our goal is to give employment to more than 4,000 nationals by the end of 2020 out of which 1,700 will be women,

He added that his group gives priority in generating jobs for young Saudis, especially women. “I think it is the duty of all businessmen and investors to create more jobs for local youth.

“We also take this opportunity to extend our gratitude to King Salman, Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman and the government who have always given tremendous support to investments and economic development which ultimately generate more employment opportunities for Saudi citizens.”

To mark the occasion of 10th anniversary, LuLu announced the launch of LuLu-Win One Million Riyal promotion which will run for 10 weeks and 10 lucky winners will each get SAR100,000 cash prize.